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Funds released for green projects

The Government has allocated funds for green projects in Bristol.

Bristol will receive £7 million of public money to fund a range of green projects including a schools programme to educate children about climate change, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced.

Action urged over foreign inmates

Too many overseas inmates are still being locked up at public expense, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said

A public spending watchdog has demanded action to speed up the Government's "frustratingly poor" record on removing from the UK foreign criminals who are costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds.

Malaria ordeal inspires volunteer

Effective treatment for malaria can cost as little as £1, campaigners say.

A youth worker who almost died from malaria after volunteering in west Africa is to try and live on £1 a day to raise awareness of how cheap it is to combat the disease.

Rooney among first in doping pilot

Wayne Rooney will be among the world's first elite athletes to undergo the new doping test regime

Footballers Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Gary Cahill will be among the world's first elite athletes to undergo new doping test regimes that scientists hope will cut out the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport.

Rooney among first in doping pilot

Footballers Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Gary Cahill will be among the world's first elite athletes to undergo new doping test regimes that scientists hope will cut out the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Museums compete for top award

Artifacts brought from the sea bed of The Solent and preserved on display at the new Mary Rose Museum

The new venue displaying the preserved remains of Henry VIII's sunken flagship the Mary Rose will compete with arts institutions such as the Hayward Gallery and Tate Britain for the UK's top museum award.

Shareholders question bonus stance

Barclays was given a bloody nose by shareholders today as one in three failed to back its controversial decision to increase its bonus pool despite falling profits.

Artificial skin grown in laboratory

Artificial skin that could be used to replace animals in tests of drugs and cosmetics has been grown in the laboratory for the first time.

Debate 'quite encouraging' - Welby

The Archbishop of Canterbury said he welcomed the debate about the position of Christianity in British society

The Archbishop of Canterbury has conceded that Britain is "certainly not" a Christian country in terms of the number of regular churchgoers, but its society and values had been "shaped and founded on" the religion.

London's Gherkin in a pickle

The Gherkin was designed by architect Lord Norman Foster

Famous London skyscraper the Gherkin has been placed into receivership in a move aimed at removing uncertainty over its ownership.