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Ed Miliband takes on zero-hours contracts

bbc.co.uk — The zero-hours contract - alongside the payday loan and the bad bank - has gained a kind of totemic significance in the public imagination. The contracts mean maximum flexibility for the employer and minimum security for the worker - the sense of David being, well, thoroughly crushed by Goliath - undervalued, underpaid and thrown to the wolves when it suits.
Miliband and shadow cabinet heading to Glasgow tomorrow with new plans to tackle zero-hour contracts. bbc.in/1rqqtn6
BREAKING: On #newsnight soon @maitlis reveals Labour plans to tackle zero-hours contracts. Blog here: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…
BBC News - Ed Miliband takes on zero-hours contracts bbc.in/1rqnivH Breaking News on #newsnight

Israel to suspend Palestinian talks

bbc.co.uk — Israel to suspend peace talks in response to unity deal between Palestinian factions.
RT @patrickgaley: Apparently the pact between Hamas/Fatah caused Israel (which was totes serious about peace) to withdraw from talks: bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…
RT @BBCBreaking: Israel to suspend peace talks in response to unity deal between Palestinian factions bbc.in/1lJpcUI

Warhol works recovered from old Amiga disks

bbc.co.uk — A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks. The art experiments were produced in 1985 by Warhol under commission from Commodore - creator of the Amiga computer. Commodore paid the artist to produce a series of works to aid the launch of the Amiga 1000.

Cornish people granted minority status within UK

bbc.co.uk — Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will make the announcement on a visit to the county later. Dick Cole, leader of Cornish independence party Mebyon Kernow, said: "This is a fantastic development.
"Yeghes Da" to the Cornish - a unique and precious culture. BBC News/Cornish people granted minority status within UK bbc.in/1hqiTkU
This is pretty silly. But then my Dad's from Devon. BBC News - Cornish people granted minority status bbc.in/1hqiTkU
The Cornish are recognised as an official UK minority group. bbc.in/1l6ITr8
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Sandy Jardine: Rangers and Scotland great dies aged 65

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 22:13 Former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine has died aged 65 following a battle with cancer. Jardine spent the majority of his playing career at Ibrox, making over 670 appearances and helping Rangers win the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup.
RT @bbcsportsound: Rangers great Jardine dies aged 65: Former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine dies aged 65 fo... bbc.in/1jI40Mo

Westminster doing 'no preparation for Scots independence'

bbc.co.uk — Call me naïve, but I thought the government would be making contingency plans for the possibility that the Scots vote for independence. Perhaps we should now call this more than a possibility, given that opinion polls show momentum behind the independence campaign.
Peston on Westminster's preparations for possible Scots independence - erm, that'll be none then bbc.in/1ftMHxq
RT @Peston: So is it wise that government has no insurance in place, for possibility of Scottish independence? bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
So is it wise that government has no insurance in place, for possibility of Scottish independence? bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
Government is doing no detailed contingency planning for the possibility of Scots voting for independence, am told bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Netanyahu: Palestinian leader must 'abandon' Hamas unity pact

bbc.co.uk — The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the BBC that the Palestinian administration must drop its pact with Hamas before it can continue peace talks with Israel. Speaking to the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen, Mr Netanyahu said that he would never negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by Hamas.
RT @rcolebourn: VIDEO: #Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu explains to @BowenBBC decision to suspend peace talks with Palestinians bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…
RT @rcolebourn: VIDEO: #Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu explains to @BowenBBC decision to suspend peace talks with Palestinians bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…

Human skin grown in lab 'can replace animal testing'

bbc.co.uk — Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say. A team led by King's College London has grown a layer of human skin from stem cells - the master cells of the body.

Kenyan MPs in status battle with governors

bbc.co.uk — Kenyan MPs are debating a proposal to make it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly at a state function. Those failing to use the correct honorific would face a $23,000 (£14,000) fine or a one-year jail term. The BBC's Frenny Jowi says the bill stems from a status struggle between MPs and newly created governors.
#Kenya:MPs debating a proposal to make it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly at a state function.bbc.in/QBMCSd

South Korea school reopens after ferry disaster

bbc.co.uk — The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week has started to hold classes again. More than 300 students from Danwon high school, located south of Seoul, were on the Sewol ferry when it capsized.

Essex Police car 'blasts Sound of Da Police' at revellers

bbc.co.uk — Police in Essex are investigating footage apparently showing a rap song being blasted out from a patrol car's loudspeaker system. Officers driving through Chelmsford were caught on video seemingly playing KRS-One's Sound Of Da Police. The YouTube film shows the car blasting out the line "Woop, woop, it's the sound of da police".
"@anitathetweeter: BBC News - Essex Police car 'blasts Sound of Da Police' at revellers bbc.in/1fuhPNe" YES ESSEX
RT @sallychidzoy: Essex police patrol car blasts rap Sound of Da Police cruising downtown Chelmsford (allegedly) bbc.in/1ijm2mG ow.ly/w8xsZ

BBC Radio Cornwall

bbc.co.uk — Elizabeth Stewart brings you a review of the week's news in Cornish.
Wow... hearing Cornish being spoken is really perplexing for me, for some reason bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01… (via @chrishams)
Awesome. I'm tuned in MT @bishopk: While I'm here in Ukraine, seems Radio Cornwall broadcasting in Cornish back home: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01…
While I'm here in Ukraine, seems important events are unfolding at home. Radaio Cornwall broadcasting in Cornish: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01…

Did Pixar make Steve Jobs funny?

bbc.co.uk — Former Apple boss Steve Jobs was well known for his showmanship. His product launches - which were often laced with humour - have been described as the "gold standard", and countless books and blogs have scrutinised his presentation skills and sought to pass them on to others.

Gleision deaths: Miner Nigel Evans told to 'run' after flood

bbc.co.uk — A miner working in a Swansea Valley mine on the day four men died when it flooded has said he ran for his life to escape. Nigel Evans felt a gush of wind and heard a voice telling him to "run", Swansea Crown Court heard.
BBC News - Gleision deaths: Miner Nigel Evans told to 'run' after flood bbc.in/1nrMjqW
BBC News - Gleision deaths: Miner Nigel Evans told to 'run' after flood bbc.in/1nrMjqW

Lupita Nyong'o of Kenya named world's most beautiful person

bbc.co.uk — Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, has been named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by People magazine. She said she "never dreamed" she would be praised for her looks and find herself on the US weekly's cover. Nyong'o shot to fame in the film 12 Years a Slave, winning the Oscar for best supporting actress last month.
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