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February 08 2018


Searching for ‘indios’ in Ecuador and Venezuela: A Lesson in Language and Data

What happens when the data doesn’t support the story we first set out to tell?

Bank of England hints at faster rate rises

The stronger global economy and signs of faster wage growth could mean "earlier" UK interest rate increases.

Arsene Wenger: English players may be 'masters' of diving

English players may be the "masters" of diving, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Pet shop puppy sale ban considered by ministers

Puppy buyers in England would need to deal with a breeder or rehousing centre under proposals.

NHS pressure: Hospital corridors 'the new emergency wards'

Warning comes as figures show January was one of the worst months on record for A&Es.

Portsmouth head teacher admits cocaine and drink-drive charges

Iain Gilmour said he had been affected by "constant political and financial" changes at his school.

Winter Olympics: Katie Ormerod suffers second injury in as many days

British snowboarder Katie Ormerod has a scan on her leg after crashing in training for the Winter Olympics - a day after fracturing her wrist.

Winter Olympics: Controversy in opening mixed doubles curling

Controversy ensues during the curling mixed doubles match between China and Switzerland, as a member from both teams appeared to move one of the stones.

National Audit Office asked to look into Motability

The government request follows reports about the charity's reserves and chief executive's pay.

Six Nations 2018: Greig Laidlaw starts as Scotland change six for France

Former captain Greig Laidlaw returns at scrum-half as Scotland make six changes for Sunday's Six Nations meeting with France.

MPs face tougher sanctions for sexual harassment and bullying

New disciplinary procedures have been drawn up to tackle sexual harassment and bullying.

Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

A Dhaka court jails former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for five years in orphanage corruption case.

Lucas Warren: Baby with Down's becomes face of Gerber

Lucas Warren is the first baby with Down's syndrome to be selected as a Gerber model.

Hong Kong housing prices continue to soar

Human Rights advocacy groups say more than a quarter of a million people in Hong Kong live in illegal structures or squalid conditions, and every year that number rises by 20 percent.

Paula Modersohn-Becker: Why Google honours her today

Described as a precursor of German Expressionism, the late painter has had great impact on the art world for decades.

Yarnold to carry GB flag in South Korea

Defending skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will carry the Great Britain flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday.

Freemasons call for end to 'discrimination' of members

In full-page advertisements in national newspapers the organisation says "enough is enough".

Syria war: Hospitals being deliberately targeted, medics say

The White Helmets volunteer rescue group are limited as to where the wounded can be helped since hospitals are under attack.

Six Nations: England's Jonathan Joseph and Danny Care start against Wales

Jonathan Joseph returns to the England XV for Saturday's Six Nations match with Wales, while Danny Care is set to become England's most-capped scrum-half.

Council tax hikes planned 'across England'

Most English councils are planning to raise taxes and charges amid fears for their stability, a survey suggests.
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