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Former PM says party has to be ‘for ambition and aspiration as well as compassion and care’<p>Tony Blair has insisted that Labour can recover from its disastrous general election defeat only if it reoccupies the centre ground of British politics, proudly championing a pro-business agenda and bold new …

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Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

British elections: 3 rivals quit party posts after Cameron victory

Changes rippled across British politics Friday as Conservative Prime Minister<p>David Cameronembraced a solid election victory and three opposition leaders found themselves out of jobs.<p>A day after an ostensibly close United Kingdom election‎ saw the<p>Toriesdecisively defeat Labor by a margin of 331 to …

This Graphic Shows Why the U.K. Election is not Quite as Democratic as it Seems

Before the final results came in from the U.K.’s general election, in which Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party won a surprise …

Election 2015: A clear choice for Britain

• <b>General election results live: get the latest updates</b><p>It is fitting that an abiding image of this general election should be a slab of stone: motionless, flat, uninspiring and etched with platitudes. Ed Miliband’s ill-judged ploy to <b>enshrine a précis of his party’s manifesto pledges on a lump of …

Parties tied on 35%, with Ed Miliband’s party pulling back three points from last poll and Conservatives’ score unchanged<p>Labour and the Conservatives are heading into Thursday’s general election neck and neck, tied at 35% each according to the preliminary results of the final Guardian/ICM campaign …

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Britain’s leading pollsters share their thoughts on who will end up with the keys to No 10 once the election and deal-making are done<p>Two weeks ago we asked Britain’s leading pollsters who they thought was winning the election. They all thought the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, had edged ahead. A …

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Britain votes in election which could define its future

The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974 but could also push Britain closer to leaving the European Union and hasten Scottish independence.<p>Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives, who have led a coalition government since 2010, are …

Photograph: Batchelo/Barry Batchelor/PA Photos<p>Can you keep your composure during a male voice choir’s rendition of Calon Lân or Myfanwy?<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/4/1430748653017/10834347-880d-4e2b-aedf-a8fbe235e43c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Batchelo/Barry …

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Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs Make Their Red Carpet Debut at the Met Gala

If you’re going to pick one event to walk your first red carpet debut as a couple, the Met Gala is not a bad place to start.<p>On Monday night, Robert …

This Is What Happens In The Brain During An Out-Of-Body Experience

By: Tanya Lewis<p>Published: April 30, 2015 03:00pm ET on LiveScience.<p>What happens in the brain when a person has an out-of-body experience? A team of scientists may now have an answer.<p>In a new study, researchers using a brain scanner and some fancy camera work gave study participants the illusion …

The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science

Food seems simple to study.<p>If we can put a man on the moon, transplant a heart, and manipulate DNA, then surely we can unpack the relationship between eating vegetables and living longer. There’s no obvious difficulty in figuring out if wine decreases risk of heart disease, or if eating red meat …

Today’s strikes in London highlight why we need trade union reforms

Londoners were not a happy bunch this morning. Aside from the cold, wet weather, two-thirds of the capital’s buses were not running — thanks to a strike arranged by trade union Unite. Bus drivers are protesting over pay, as they believe the lack of a collective deal across all bus operators is …

What do Americans really think it's like in Britain?

The Fox News claim that Birmingham is a "totally Muslim" city throws new light on the divide between the US and Britain - and reminds us that it's a not-so special relationship after all<p>I sympathise with the people of <b>Birmingham</b>. It must be galling to discover that so little is known about your …

Fitch slams Bank of England for letting banks hide emergency support

Waiving rules requiring banks to disclose the funding that kept RBS and HBOS afloat during the financial crisis could force investors to withdraw funds, says ratings agency<p>The Bank of England has been accused of inconsistency for allowing banks to hide their reliance on financial life support if …

UK inflation falls to lowest ever level of 0.5%

Surprise fall in December’s inflation fuelled by petrol price drop and retail price wars means UK workers can at last look forward to sustained period of real wage rises<p>UK inflation unexpectedly halved in December to the lowest level on record as the sharp drop in global oil prices fed through to …

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Orangutan's Super-Freaky 'Talking' Sheds New Light On Human Speech

She's not exactly <i>talking</i>, but a female orangutan at the Cologne Zoo in Germany has been making vocalizations that bear an eerie resemblance to human speech (just check out the video above).<p>“These calls were produced by quickly opening and closing the lips, much like humans do when talking," Dr. …

Facebook Cuts Down on Promotional Content from Pages

Facebook is constantly tweaking its News Feed algorithm, and according to a post on the company newsroom today, a new change is incoming – you’ll start to see less ‘promotional page posts’ starting 2015.<p>Facebook has a few mock-ups showing what they mean by promotional page posts:<p>Or:<p>The company says …

The sourdough crispbread the foodies love

The unlikely collaboration between two former Cadbury Schweppes executives and a Swedish baker led to the creation of a crispbread adored by Nigel Slater and Mark Hix<p>Challenged to imagine the world’s least exciting food company, you might start with a quartet of fiftysomething directors who have a …

Where on earth are all our older female TV presenters? Dead?

As Dame Judi Dench hits back at those urging her to retire, broadcaster Cathy Newman explains why she hopes to emulate the many male broadcasting titans comfortably the wrong side of 60 and 70<p>Many fans’ hearts were broken when in <i>Skyfall</i>, Judi Dench’s character, M, was shown to be a mere mortal. …

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The countries fighting the Islamic State - in 60 seconds

US, Britain, France, Canada and Australia are key players in the fight against Isil in Syria and Iraq and the ongoing conflict will be a priority at the G20 summit in Brisbane<p>The <b>war against Isil in Iraq and Syria</b>will be a priority at the <b>G20</b> summit in Brisbane.<p><b>US</b><b>,</b> Britain, <b>France</b><b>,</b> <b>Canada</b>and …

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US city considers testing sewage to gather data on residents' marijuana use

City leaders in Spokane, Washington, want to know just how much pot residents are smoking, now that it’s legal there. Sewage might hold the answer.<p>The primary author of Washington state’s recreational marijuana law, attorney Alison Holcomb, made this suggestion to the city’s marijuana policy …