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DNA PROJECT 'TO MAKE UK WORLD LEADER'
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

PM IN '£2M' PLEDGE AFTER PIER FIRE
Eastbourne is to get a boost of up to £2m following a fire that left the former arcade on the town's pier a charred shell, Downing Street has said.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE BEGINS
Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world's biggest arts festival.

APPEAL OVER CBBC ACTOR'S KILLING
Police hunting for a man wanted over the stabbing of a children's TV actor offer a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.

WHISTLEBLOWERS OFTEN VICTIMISED - MPS
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.

EXAM BODY TO CHECK 'EXTRA HELP' DATA
The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils.

KINCORA ABUSE PROBE 'STOPPED BY MI5'
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

THREE BRITONS DIE IN CROATIA CRASH
Three Britons, including two children, were killed after their car was involved in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say.

GAMES CYCLIST TESTED FOR EBOLA
An athlete competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has tested negative for Ebola, organisers confirm.

BA OWNER IAG MOVES INTO PROFIT
British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.

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