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The Tech Keeping The Tour De France On Track — At the world's most-prestigious cycling race, it's not just the riders who cannot afford to make a mistake. For a month, the world's best cycling teams push themselves to the limit. Meanwhile high above them another team makes last-minute adjustments to make sure the Tour De France stays on track.

The Week's Big Business Stories — Balfour And Carillion In £3bn Merger Talks Two of Britain's biggest construction firms are in merger talks to create a £3bn powerhouse whose flagship projects would include London's Olympics Aquatics Centre and the redevelopment of Liverpool's Anfield home.
Jul 25, 2014

Does round, pyramid or square make the best tea? Find out in this week's @skynewsbiz Round-Up…

Air Algerie: First Images From Plane Crash Site — A British man was among those killed when an Air Algerie flight crashed in Africa, the Foreign Office has confirmed. His death was announced as the first photos emerged of the site in southern Mali where flight AH5017 came down, killing 118 people, including 54 French nationals.

Boy Vs Car: Shocking Video Of Close Shave — A 12-year-old boy has survived a terrifying crash in which a car sent him smashing through the front window of a shop. Footage shows Abraham al Saidi riding his bike with two other boys in New York as a black SUV veers off the road.
Jul 25, 2014

Wide sidewalk with kerb didn't stop this SUV smashing into kid in BMX in NYC (kid OK, amazingly):…

MoD Refused Scottish Colours For Red Arrows — A request by Commonwealth Games organisers for the Red Arrows to trail the colours of the Scottish flag during the opening ceremony was overruled by the Government, it has emerged. The Ministry of Defence confirmed it was approached by the organising committee who asked if the traditional red, white and blue smoke could be switched for blue and white.
Jul 25, 2014

New Defence Secretary Michael Fallon refuses Scottish colours for Red Arrows at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony:….

Miliband: 'I Am Not Your Bacon Sandwich PM' — Ed Miliband has told people if they wanted a Prime Minister who could eat a bacon sandwich then they should "vote for the other guy". In an honest and open speech, the Labour leader detailed his popularity shortcomings, effectively conceded he was "weird" and appeared to encourage people to vote for David Cameron.
Jul 25, 2014

Not the Daily Mash:"Miliband said if ppl want a PM who could eat a bacon sandwich, they shd "vote for the other guy""…

Mikaeel Kular's Mother Admits Killing Her Son — Mikaeel Kular's Mother Admits Killing Her Son
Jul 25, 2014

Terrible, tragic story... Should she have been allowed to plead to a lesser charge than murder?