Rats and fleas off the hook: humans passed Black Death to each other

One-Minute Read Sun 30 Mar, AT 10:52

The Bubonic Plague of 1348 was actually a pneumonic plague, say scientists studying skeletons dug up in London

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Labour plans to slash tuition fees by up to £5,000

One-Minute Read Sun 30 Mar, AT 08:15

Ed Miliband may even pave the way for their abolition

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We must teach children to fail, says Prince Andrew

One-Minute Read Sun 30 Mar, AT 07:55

Royal says failure is a vital life lesson

Max Clifford was ‘ringmaster’ behind ‘legendary sex parties’

One-Minute Read Sat 29 Mar, AT 10:32

PR guru says the parties were ‘good honest filth’, and denies ‘grooming’ women who attended

‘Of course Scotland would keep pound’, says pro-union minister

One-Minute Read Sat 29 Mar, AT 10:08

The UK wants to keep Trident in Scotland. Edinburgh wants a currency union. Is this the basis of a deal?

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First gay marriages take place

One-Minute Read Sat 29 Mar, AT 08:26

Church of England drops opposition as same-sex couples tie the knot

Expenses: Minister ‘to apologise and repay thousands’

One-Minute Read Sat 29 Mar, AT 08:10

Culture secretary Miller set for resignation calls as inquiry reports

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Same-sex couples to marry at the stroke of midnight

Talking Point Fri 28 Mar, AT 14:42

A 'significant milestone' in the fight for equality, but opinion remains divided

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Porn sites: are age checks the best way to protect children?

Summary Fri 28 Mar, AT 13:12

Regulator calls for law to be changed to protect children from seeing adult material on the internet

The long and curious history of Mother's Day

Briefing Thu 27 Mar, AT 16:21

What is Mother's Day? And why is it celebrated on different dates around the world?