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Glasgow welcomes world to its Games

Fireworks explode during the flag raising at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow (AP)

Glasgow gave the world a warm, Scottish welcome at a Commonwealth Games ceremony full of humour, music and featuring a major fundraising appeal.

Sex crime squad 'under-resourced'

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley acknowledged Scotland Yard's sex crime squad was a "massively pressurised area"

Scotland Yard's sex crime squad was left with dozens of jobs unfilled despite a surge in claims of child abuse, a report has found.

Doubt cast on role of paracetamol

The study found that patients given paracetamol recovered no more quickly than those given a placebo

Paracetamol painkillers are no better than a placebo for speeding the recovery of people suffering lower back pain, a study has found.

Degree costs set to rise to £26,000

Students heading off to university next year can expect to pay more than £26,000 for a three-year degree, as the cost of higher education rises.

Concerns over vCJD 'blood threat'

There are fears that vCJD could pass onto people through blood transfusions

A "casual" attitude by the Government could be increasing the risk of the human form of "mad cow disease" being spread via blood transfusions or in operating theatres, MPs warned.

Report critical of undercover units

Undated family handout photo of Stephen Lawrence, as undercover police units come under fire for gathering and keeping information about black justice groups that "served no purpose in preventing crime".

Undercover police units will come under fire for gathering and keeping information about black justice groups that "served no purpose in preventing crime".

Arrests in website fraud probe

Police execute a warrant in connection with a criminal ring linking Russian hackers with ticket resellers in New York and money-launderers in the United Kingdom

An international crime ring that hacked into a ticket website and used customers' details to stage a million dollar fraud has been dismantled in a transatlantic crackdown involving British police.

Dogs get jealous too, study shows

Experiments by researchers have revealed that dogs exhibited jealous behaviour such as snapping and pushing when their owner displayed affection for a stuffed dog that barked, whined and wagged its tail

Dogs suffer from jealousy, scientists have proved - confirming the long-held suspicions of owners and backing up an observation first made by Charles Darwin.

Screen veteran Dora Bryan dies

Actress Dora Bryan, who was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies like A Taste Of Honey, has died at the age of 91.

Supermarkets check chicken supplies

Three of the UK's major supermarkets have launched investigations into their chicken supplies after an investigation uncovered alleged hygiene failings at factories.

Report critical of undercover units

Attempts were made to smear relatives of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, it has been claimed

Undercover police units will come under fire for gathering and keeping information about black justice groups that "served no purpose in preventing crime".

Ruling on boy's care arrangements

The judge outlined her judgment at a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court

A family court judge has made decisions about care arrangements for a boy whose estranged parents became embroiled in a legal dispute over how his cancerous brain tumour should be treated.

Gamer helped catch armed robber

An armed robber who threatened three men in a flat raid was caught after the robbery was broadcast to a gamer 25 miles away who was playing an online X-Box game with one of his victims, police said.

Steward 'knew it wasn't invasion'

The memorial outside Hillsborough Stadium

A life-saving chief steward at the fateful 1989 FA Cup semi-final said he knew immediately the unfolding tragedy was not a pitch invasion, the Hillsborough inquests have heard.