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Living Wage 'to Benefit 3.7m Women'
Offbeat  (tags: Employment, Living Wage, Politics, Business, UK )

- 4 hours ago -
Some 3.7 million women - nearly three in 10 employees - will receive a pay rise by 2020 owing to the new National Living Wage, research suggests.
On This Day 1957: Homosexuality 'Should Not Be a Crime'
Offbeat  (tags: Sexual Behaviour, Crime, Law, Politics, Government, UK )

- 6 hours ago -
A report sponsored by the government has suggested homosexual behaviour between consenting adults should no longer be a criminal offence.
Refugee Petition Exceeds 100,000 Threshold
Offbeat  (tags: asylum seekers, refugees, politics, petition, Government, UK )

- 15 hours ago -
A petition calling on the UK to accept more asylum seekers and refugees could be debated by Parliament after securing more than 100,000 signatures.
On This Day1979: Ripper Suspected of 12th Murder
Offbeat  (tags: Yorkshire Ripper, Murders, Police, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Police have discovered the body of a young woman - thought to be the 12th victim of the "Yorkshire Ripper" - in an alleyway near the centre of Bradford.
On This Day 1959: Anglo-US TV Debate Makes History
Offbeat  (tags: Prime Minister, President, TV debate, UK, USA )

- 2 days ago -
British prime minister Harold Macmillan and American president Dwight Eisenhower have given an historic live television broadcast from Downing Street.
Rugby Player's Widow Sings Challenge Cup Final Hymn
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, Rugby, Wembley Stadium., England, UK )

- 3 days ago -
The widow of a rugby player who died after collapsing during a match has sung Abide With Me before the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.
NHS Personal Health Budgets 'Spent on Patient Treats'
Offbeat  (tags: NHS, Health Care, Patients Treats, UK )

- 3 days ago -
Thousands of pounds from NHS "personal health budgets" are being spent on "treats" such as holidays and clothes, an investigation has found.
On This Day 1994: IRA Declares 'Complete' Ceasefire
Offbeat  (tags: Ireland, IRA, ceasefire, politics, UK )

- 3 days ago -
The IRA has announced a ceasefire after a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle" to get the British out of Northern Ireland.
On This Day 1950: British Troops Arrive in Korea
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, Korea, Military, UK, USA )

- 6 days ago -
A British force of about 4,000 infantry has arrived in Korea from Hong Kong.
BBC One Wins Channel of the Year at Edinburgh TV Awards
Offbeat  (tags: TV awards, BBC ONE, Edinburgh, UK )

- 7 days ago -
BBC One has been named channel of the year at the Edinburgh Television Festival's annual awards.
'Appropriate Adults Not Being Used' for Many Vulnerable People in Custod
Offbeat  (tags: vulnerable people, support, Police, custody, Home Office-commissioned report, UK )

- 9 days ago -
About a quarter of a million vulnerable people are not receiving the support of an "appropriate adult" while in police custody, a report has suggested.
Medieval Bones Discovered Under Road Close to Historic Castle Captured During Rebellion Against King John
Offbeat  (tags: king john, medieval, uk, bones, castle, history )

- 10 days ago -
Human bones thought to the Medieval Period have been discovered buried beneath a road. Electrical engineers working for National Grid uncovered the bones while excavating a road in Hertford, Hertfordshire.
On This Day 1961: Couple Found Shot in A6 Lay-By
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, shooting, murder, death penalty, UK )

- 10 days ago -
Police have launched a murder hunt after a man was found shot dead and his companion seriously wounded in a lay-by in Bedfordshire.
Military Jet Crashes Onto Highway at Shoreham Airshow, Killing 7 Motorists (PHOTOS, Video)
Offbeat  (tags: military aircraft, air-show, crash, motorway, UK )

- 11 days ago -
Seven people have been killed after a Hawker Hunter jet pilot apparently lost control of his aircraft while performing a loop at Shoreham Airshow, crashing the plane onto a busy highway in West Sussex.
Californian Actress Meets Husband in Las Vegas Bar and Becomes a Countess of 4000 Acre Castle
Offbeat  (tags: California, actress, countess, castle, Powderham castle, UK )

- 11 days ago -
She shared a first smile with her future husband at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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