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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.

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.

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.

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.

Paedophile teacher's image haul

William James Vahey worked in American schools worldwide for four decades (AP/FBI)

Images of between 50 and 60 students at a private school were found on the computer of a convicted paedophile, the school's executive principal has said.

Coulson 'mistake' on Blunkett story

Andy Coulson acknowledged a "mistake" in his handling of a story about David Blunkett.

The decision to expose David Blunkett's affair with a married woman in the News of the World based on an intercepted voicemail was a "mistake" but showed "the system worked", Andy Coulson told the hacking trial.

Treasurer jailed for £43,000 thefts

Carol Payne was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court

A 32-year-old treasurer who stole nearly £43,000 from a church's collection and a school's minibus fund has been jailed for two and a half years.

Gambaccini to host music awards

Paul Gambaccini announces the nominees for this year's Ivor Novello awards.

DJ Paul Gambaccini will host a high-profile music awards this year more than six months after his arrest as part of Operation Yewtree.

Proms premiere for Turing tribute

An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys based on the life of codebreaker Alan Turing is to be given its world premiere at the BBC Proms.

An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys based on the life of codebreaker Alan Turing - whose endeavours are said to have shortened the Second World War by up to two years - is to be given its world premiere at the BBC Proms.

Blood transfusion 'can be refused'

Doctors can refuse to administer a blood transfusion to a mentally-ill sex offender who has adopted the Jehovah's Witness faith, a High Court judge has ruled.