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UKIP's Reckless Wins Rochester By-Election

news.sky.com — UKIP's Mark Reckless has won the Rochester and Strood by-election, securing the party's second seat in Parliament. The MP, who triggered the vote when he defected from the Conservatives in September, received 16,867 votes - a majority of 2,920 over his former party.

NATO's Cyber War Games Amid Surge In Attacks

news.sky.com — NATO's computer servers are detecting 200 million suspicious cyber events every single day, the alliance has revealed. On average the military organisation is the victim of five major cyber attacks each week and that has increased "significantly" since Russian aggression in Ukraine started.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @AliBunkallSKY: Our report from NATO's biggest ever cyber security exercise in Estonia: news.sky.com/story/1377444/…

Nov 21, 2014

Our report from NATO's biggest ever cyber security exercise in Estonia: news.sky.com/story/1377444/…

UKIP's Wins Show It Has The Thatcher Factor

news.sky.com — UKIP's victory in Rochester and Strood shows once again they are a party that cannot be ignored. With two elected MPs sitting in the House of Commons, Nigel Farage's party has elbowed its way into Westminster. However, if they truly want to become an established political party, rather than just a political force, there are some tough decisions coming up.

'Cannibal' Victim Killed By 'Sharp Force Trauma'

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Pink Cliffs Could Reveal How Mars Was Formed

news.sky.com — NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is to examine a unique rock formation dubbed Pink Cliffs for possible clues to how Mars was formed. The space probe has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass, examining selected rocks in the outcrop in more detail.

Live: Reaction To Rochester By-Election Result

news.sky.com — Live updates as Mark Reckless becomes UKIP's second MP following the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Tapeworm Lives In Man's Brain For Four Years

news.sky.com — A rare tapeworm lived in a man's brain for four years before being removed by scientists. The British researchers who performed the operation say the parasite had travelled five centimetres from the right to the left side of the 50-year-old's brain during the infection.
Nov 21, 2014

Tapeworm Lives In Man's Brain For Four Years. Doctors say the 1cm-long creature has never been seen before in the UK. news.sky.com/story/1377510/…

SNP Slams Main Parties Over UKIP Victory

news.sky.com — The Scottish National Party has accused the three main Westminster parties of "pandering to the politics of the extreme right" following the victory of Mark Reckless in the Rochester and Strood by-election. In a scathing attack the party accused UKIP of being "a xenophobic, anti-European, anti-immigration party" who are "totally beyond the pale".
Nov 21, 2014

SNP accuses Westminster parties of "pandering to the politics of the extreme right" following another UKIP victory: news.sky.com/story/1377514/….

Rochester Result Closer Than Anticipated

news.sky.com — UKIP has duly won the Rochester and Strood by-election, thereby giving the party its second parliamentary seat. However, the margin of victory, 2,920 votes, made the result closer than many had anticipated. The UKIP leadership knew it was a gamble calling this by-election after the Conservative incumbent, Mark Reckless, defected to UKIP and like his counterpart Douglas Carswell in Clacton resigned his seat.

Labour MP Sorry Over 'Snobbish' Rochester Tweet

news.sky.com — A senior Labour politician has apologised after being given a dressing-down by party leader Ed Miliband over a "snobbish" tweet. Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury in London, posted a picture of a house draped with three England flags with a white van parked in the drive, and the caption "Image from Rochester".
Nov 20, 2014

Emily Thornberry apologies over a "snobbish" tweet around England flags, a house, a white van and Rochester: news.sky.com/story/1377367/….

Sheffield Utd U-Turn Over Ched Evans Training

news.sky.com — Convicted rapist Ched Evans will no longer be allowed to train at Sheffield United's facilities after widespread complaints. In a statement, the club said: "Sheffield United Football Club has decided to retract the opportunity for its former player, Ched Evans, to use the Club's facilities for training purposes, as was previously intended.

Britain Drops Challenge To EU Bank Bonus Cap

news.sky.com — Britain is withdrawing its legal challenge to European Union moves to limit bankers' bonuses, the Chancellor has said. George Osborne made the announcement after an adviser to the EU's top court rejected the UK's attempt to block the regulation. "I'm not going to spend taxpayers' money on a legal challenge now unlikely to succeed," Mr Osborne said in a statement.
Nov 20, 2014

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Poo Power: Bus Runs On Gas From Human Waste

news.sky.com — A Bio-Bus which runs entirely on gas generated by human and food waste has carried its first passengers. The 40-seater has a range of up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, the equivalent of around five people's waste over a year.

The Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dies

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Nov 20, 2014

The Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dies. What a film - what a scene...vimeo.com/52762113 news.sky.com/story/1376989/…

Nov 20, 2014

Sad news... R.I.P. Director Mike Nichols... He was 83... He directed "The Graduate".. fb.me/6SM8AOEeP

Terror Charges: Three Men Planned A Beheading

news.sky.com — Three men held three days before Remembrance Sunday had planned to behead a member of public in the UK, a court has been told. Nadir Ali Sayed, 21, from Hounslow, 19-year-old Yousaf Shah Syed, from High Wycombe, and Haseeb Hamayoon, aged 27, from Hayes, West London, appeared before Westminster magistrates on Thursday afternoon.
Nov 20, 2014

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Payday Lender Wonga Loses Third Boss In Year

news.sky.com — The country's biggest payday lender, Wonga, has lost its third chief executive in a year as it bids to transform its culture following a series of scandals. A statement confirmed that Tim Weller agreed last month that he would step down from the role.

Labour MP Resigns Over Rochester Tweet

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Nov 20, 2014

RT @SkyNews: Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry resigns from shadow cabinet over Rochester tweet news.sky.com/story/1377386/… pic.twitter.com/f0oHS4hrah

Live Updates: Rochester By-Election Results

news.sky.com — Live updates as votes from the Rochester & Strood by-election are counted, with Mark Reckless hoping to become UKIP's second MP.
Nov 20, 2014

LIVE updates: Follow @AdamBoultonSky @SkyAnushka @SophyRidgeSky or CLICK HERE for Rochester By-Election Results: news.sky.com/story/1377370/….

Webcam Hacking: Five Previous Attacks

news.sky.com — Images of children's bedrooms and living rooms in the UK are being broadcast to the internet by a Russian website. But this hacking of hundreds of webcams in Britain is only the latest in a long line of such attacks.