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Lib Dems to protect science funds

Vince Cable says supporting innovative businesses is crucial to building a stronger economy

The Liberal Democrats would extend the science research budget ring fence throughout the next Parliament under manifesto plans for the next election, the party has announced.

94% 'have risky BBQ hygiene habit'

Some 94% of people say they have at least one habit at the barbecue that risks the health of them and their guests

Almost all Britons make risky hygiene mistakes at the barbecue, research has found, leading a Government body to suggest they cook the food in the oven first.

Suicide tourism numbers 'double'

Lord Falconer said it was time for "a very limited and safeguarded change" to the law

Suicide tourism is on the rise, experts said after they found that the number of people travelling to Switzerland to take their own lives had doubled in four years.

Suicide tourism numbers 'double'

Lord Falconer said it was time for "a very limited and safeguarded change" to the law here

Suicide tourism is on the rise, experts said after they found that the number of people travelling to Switzerland to take their own lives had doubled in four years.

Berry 'death stare' sees Jordan out

Jordan has been kicked off The Great British Bake Off

Baker Jordan Cox knew he was toast after he was on the receiving end of Mary Berry's "death stare" before being booted off the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off.

September surge in asthma cases

A spike in hospital admissions among people with asthma in the month of September could be caused by children's return to school and the spread of the common cold, a charity said.

Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Laura Bush doused her husband and former president George W Bush with ice water for charity

Former US president George W Bush took the ice bucket challenge, then nominated former president Bill Clinton to do it next.

Nurse takes in scores of sick cats

A 45-year-old nurse has turned her home into a hospice for cats with feline leukaemia, scattering it with scores of feeding dishes and at least two dozen litter boxes.

Action urged to cut cot deaths

The number unexplained deaths among babies is not reducing fast enough and health officials must do more to prevent cot deaths, a charity has said.

UK-grown watermelons set for shops

A UK supermarket is to stock home-grown watermelons for the first time following a successful crop nurtured by a 19-year-old agriculture student.

Sir Cliff turns down civic honour

Sir Cliff's 1992 Number 7 hit I Still Believe in You is less than 500 copies off the Top 40

Sir Cliff Richard has turned down the f reedom of his a dopted Portuguese home city after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation.