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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-…

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.

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.
The Cornish are recognised as an official UK minority group. bbc.in/1l6ITr8
All stand pls. The Cornish 'national' anthem. Currently being played to delighted colleagues youtube.com/watch?v=iMJYzy… bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
Right on. 'Cornish people granted minority status in UK.' I'm the Cornish minority on @BBCOS, no official status mind bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
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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…

A pensioner escapes with minor injuries on a rail crossing in the Czech Republic

bbc.co.uk — CCTV footage has captured the moment a man in Czech Republic was hit by a speeding train - but walked away with only minor injuries. The 77-year-old pensioner was filmed walking through a level crossing in the Rajec-Jastrabi village, then waiting for a few moments before deciding to cross the tracks.
Incredible footage of a man being hit by a train - but only suffering minor injuries - in Czech Republic bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
Chupuchupu!! BBC News - A pensioner escapes with minor injuries on a rail crossing in the Czech Republic live.bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
And neither car even stops to ask if he's ok! RT @BBCWorld: Watch the moment this pensioner has a lucky escape bbc.in/1psCHOv

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

bbc.co.uk — Every year, thousands of Mexicans make the perilous journey across the deserts of northern Mexico and Arizona, hoping for a better life in the US. Not all of them make it, leaving some families with a search for answers - and eventually, bodies. Carolina Chan's house is a noisy, chaotic place.
So many. @BBCNewsMagazine: Tucson has 3d highest number of unidentified remains in the US. Here's why: bbc.in/1l6epFP #immigration
RT @will__grant: My story about valiant Mexican mothers searching for their lost loved ones: bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-… #USborder #Mexico #migrants

Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins in Germany

bbc.co.uk — Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is set to appear at the start of a trial on bribery charges in Munich. He is accused of giving a $45m (£27.5m; 33m euros) bribe to a German banker to secure the sale of a stake in the F1 business for a company he favoured.
RT @Buyouts: Forumla One’s Bernie Ecclestone due to appear in court over bribery charges connected to PE sale of business bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
RT @BBCWorld: Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges bbc.in/1fsptYn pic.twitter.com/ES9KbNxloh
RT @F1nomics: Ecclestone trial to begin in Germany: Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial today bbc.in/QzjACN #F1
RT @BBCNews: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to appear in Munich court at the start of bribery trial bbc.in/1igXJps

Afghan ex-FM Abdullah leads count

bbc.co.uk — With over 80% of Afghan presidential votes counted, ex-FM Abdullah Abdullah has nearly 44%, followed by Ashraf Ghani
BBC - Afghan ex-FM Abdullah leads count: With over 80% of Afghan presidential votes counted, ex-FM Abdullah Ab... tinyurl.com/lsl7mhe
RT @BBCBreaking: With over 80% of Afghan presidential votes counted, ex-FM Abdullah Abdullah has nearly 44%, followed by Ashraf Ghani bbc.in/1l6Hsci

A new kind of tech bubble

bbc.co.uk — We've heard a lot lately about the bursting of the tech bubble, but scientists at Bristol University believe their bubble technology could have a profitable future. Their system for producing bubbles onto which images can be projected and which release a scent when burst will be unveiled at a major conference on human-computer interfaces this weekend.

All parties in Syria blocking aid, say Ban Ki-moon

bbc.co.uk — The UN Secretary General has accused all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid. Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council to act to implement a resolution passed in February demanding greater access.

Scottish independence: BBC under pressure over CBI membership

bbc.co.uk — Supporters of Scottish independence have questioned why the BBC has not resigned from the CBI over the business group's referendum stance. The CBI has registered as a backer of a "No" vote. Business for Scotland, which is campaigning for a "Yes" vote, said it would have thought the BBC's "duty of impartiality would mean that it would have no choice" but to leave the group.

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.

Foreigners killed in Kabul attack

bbc.co.uk — Member of Afghan security forces kills three foreigners at Kabul hospital, security officials say
BBC News - Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack bbc.in/1hmKasT
RT @BBCBreaking: US embassy in Kabul confirms the three medics killed in hospital attack in the Afghan capital were Americans bbc.in/1lI3uQS
BBC - Foreigners killed in Kabul attack: Member of Afghan security forces kills three foreigners at Kabul hosp... tinyurl.com/lx9fkq7

Labour Party seeks to cut links with Co-op Bank

bbc.co.uk — The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in UK. The BBC has learned that Ian McNicoll, Labour's general secretary, is looking to move loans worth more than £1m to the trade union-owned Unity Trust Bank.
Further PR setback for the Co-op Bank as Labour looks to move its money to union-backed Unity Trust Bank: bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
To be clear - this is Co-op Bank looking at breaking with Labour, not the overall Co-op Group (supermarkets etc) bbc.in/1lHq14G
Here are the details - BBC News: Labour Party seeks to cut links with Co-op Bank bbc.in/1lHq14G

I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived

bbc.co.uk — The number of people who have contracted the Ebola virus in Guinea, according to the World Health Organization, has risen to 208 - and 136 of them have died. About half of these cases have been confirmed in a laboratory - earlier cases were not tested.
RT @BBCWorld: "We thought we would never make it to the morning." One man who survived Ebola tells the BBC his story here: bbc.in/1jE21sn
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