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Prince George smile watch: The royal scale of grumpiness

Prince George smile watch: The royal scale of grumpiness

Crowds of adoring fans and clamouring global press clearly aren’t for everyone. Read more

London Marathon 2014: Celebrities who ran it, ranked from fastest to slowest

London Marathon 2014: Celebrities who ran it, ranked from fastest to slowest

Yesterday saw 36,000 people take to the streets of London to raise money for charity, and aside from Mo Farah, there were plenty of celebrity names running the grueling 26.2 mile course. Read more

Introducing the dress that goes see-through when you’re turned on. This could get awkward

Introducing the dress that goes see-through when you’re turned on. This could get awkward

The aptly named Intimacy 2.0 goes see-through when the wearer is turned on Read more

What your favourite number says about you

What your favourite number says about you

Brazilian mathematician Alex Bellos reckons he has uncovered the world’s favourite number. Read more

Set of six twigs go on sale on eBay. Don’t all rush at once.

Set of six twigs go on sale on eBay. Don’t all rush at once.

Man puts six twigs he found on the ground on eBay. People bid on them. Read more

Prisoner book ban is as pointless as it is mean-spirited

Prisoner book ban is as pointless as it is mean-spirited

It’s not going to help reduce the number of prisoners who commit crime after leaving jail. So why won’t the government admit that it’s wrong to ban prisoners from being sent books? Read more

Sorry Bristol, Brighton is probably the best city in the UK

Sorry Bristol, Brighton is probably the best city in the UK

Bristol has been named as the best city in the UK to live in. Well, I’m sorry Bristol but I see your bridge and I raise you a pier because here are ten reasons why Brighton is so much better… all in the spirit of healthy, fun competition you understand. Read more

Ed Miliband looks like a company secretary, not a future prime minister

Ed Miliband looks like a company secretary, not a future prime minister

The leader of the opposition does not normally go on panel shows. It doesn’t look very prime ministerial. But if you’re Ed Miliband, that doesn’t seem to matter. Read more

‘And you thought MH370 had been flying around for three weeks’: Jeremy Clarkson defends ‘goodbye’ plane tweet

‘And you thought MH370 had been flying around for three weeks’: Jeremy Clarkson defends ‘goodbye’ plane tweet

Jeremy Clarkson is not known for his skills of diplomacy, but many are calling this latest string of controversial tweets his most flagrant display of tactlessness yet. Read more

Apple’s new iOS 7.1 update blamed for lost battery power and other glitches

Apple’s new iOS 7.1 update blamed for lost battery power and other glitches

Apple’s latest update to their iOS is reportedly causing iPhones to lose battery power quicker and a raft of other minor glitches. Read more

Mother claims husband is ‘grooming their children for jihad’

Mother claims husband is ‘grooming their children for jihad’

A mother of seven has asked a high court judge to intervene after claiming her estranged husband was trying to ‘radicalise’ two of their sons. Read more

Syria failures didn’t cause Ukraine crisis – they just make it look even more dismaying

Syria failures didn’t cause Ukraine crisis – they just make it look even more dismaying

Amid so much uncertainty this past week way out east – and in the western world, responding – there has at least been one political truism to which many have solemnly nodded along. Read more

£3m spent out of council taxes on food banks

£3m spent out of council taxes on food banks

More than a third of councils in England and Wales are subsidising food banks with millions of pounds of public money, an investigation has found. They have set aside £2.9million over the past couple of years to combat food poverty, according to BBC Panorama. Funds are being provided even though the government insists food banks […] Read more

A third off for rail users who travel in pairs

A third off for rail users who travel in pairs

Put upon rail passengers can celebrate some good news for a change with the launch of a new railcard. Read more

Ukraine: Thousands rally in square as war machine cranks up

Ukraine: Thousands rally in square as war machine cranks up

Ukraine was gearing up for war as thousands of citizens returned to Independence Square in a show of patriotism. Read more

Ukraine: World on a mission to stop Vlad the invader

Ukraine: World on a mission to stop Vlad the invader

Western powers will ‘go to the hilt’ to isolate Russia over its aggression towards Ukraine, the US secretary of state John Kerry warned last night. Read more

Deaf couple scammed by baby surrogacy fraudster

Deaf couple scammed by baby surrogacy fraudster

A conman has been jailed after he swindled a deaf couple out of thousands of pounds in a surrogacy scam. Read more

First public exhibition of ‘time machine’ pictures show London life a century ago

First public exhibition of ‘time machine’ pictures show London life a century ago

Evocative photographs of east London taken more than 100 years ago are going on display for the first time. Read more

You shop… we destroy your house – Tesco lorry causes ‘absolute carnage’

You shop… we destroy your house – Tesco lorry causes ‘absolute carnage’

A Tesco delivery lorry ploughed into four parked cars and sent a truck through the wall of a house – after the driver veered off course just a few hundred metres from his depot. Read more

1million babies die the day they are born, Save The Children report warns

1million babies die the day they are born, Save The Children report warns

More than 1million babies die every year on the day they are born, making the first 24 hours of a child’s life its most dangerous, a new report reveals. Half of these deaths could be avoided if mother and baby are given free healthcare and a skilled midwife, according to the charity Save The Children. […] Read more

Road to be closed for a month so hundreds of toads can cross it safely

Road to be closed for a month so hundreds of toads can cross it safely

A Lincolnshire road is set to be closed for a month so that toads can cross it in order to reach their breeding grounds. Read more

Frosty the kitten found frozen solid in a block of ice is rescued

Frosty the kitten found frozen solid in a block of ice is rescued

A kitten found frozen inside a block of ice and stuck to the road has been saved and is expected to recover fully. Read more

When the going gets tough… quit. Should you really stick it out?

When the going gets tough… quit. Should you really stick it out?

Should we throw in the towel when something isn’t working? Or is it better in life to tough something out when the going gets rough? Metro looks at our conflicting attitudes to quitting. Read more

Passenger killed after cruise ship is hit by ‘freak wave’

Passenger killed after cruise ship is hit by ‘freak wave’

A passenger has died after a cruise ship was hit by a ‘freak wave’ in the English Channel. Read more