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M25 appears in court accused of endangering motorists

Several of the UK’s busiest motorways and A-roads are to be prosecuted for putting drivers’ lives in danger. Following a survey which declared more than half the nation’s roads ‘unsafe’, several roads have been charged with using excessive bends and failing to provide motorists with adequate braking distances.

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Posted: Nov 30th, 2009
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Scientists find fifth razor blade lasts longer than the others

The last razor blade in a pack of five lasts up to five times longer than all the others, researchers have found.

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Posted: Sep 25th, 2009
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Man arrested after answering airport check-in questions honestly

A man was detained at Stansted Airport yesterday on suspicion of being a terrorist after he answered routine security questions about his baggage without looking suspicious.

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Posted: Sep 23rd, 2009
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Britain’s missing bees found working in Vietnam sweatshops

Undercover researchers from Amnesty have discovered Britain’s millions of missing bees, working around-the-clock in Vietnam to produce souvenir honey for the 2012 Olympic Games. Attempts to rescue them floundered, however, as the bees turned on their would-be saviours. ‘The conditions are fiercely hot, sticky, overcrowded and airless,’ said a spokesbee, ‘We love it.’

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Posted: Sep 15th, 2009
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Holiday saved after ninth look in pocket finds passport

beating the kids 'didn't help at all'Repeated frantic searches of pockets are the best way to track down mislaid keys, passports, air tickets and credit cards, according to behavioural scientists.

After months spent studying holidaymakers at airport check-in desks, researchers from the University of Strathclyde have concluded that swearing, smacking children and shouting at other passengers also helps locate missing items.

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Posted: Sep 10th, 2009
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