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Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK's departure from the European Union to "get down to business". The UK's financial settlement is expected to be discussed in the next round of negotiations in Brussels on Tuesday. Former government minister, Owen Paterson, and secretary of state for European...

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England Women's head coach Mark Sampson says his side can be successful in the tournament, which starts in the Netherlands on Sunday. Mr Sampson told Radio 4 Today's Jacqui Oatley: "We not saying we're the best team in the world, but we want to be the best team in the world but we're not yet. To get there we've got to start winning some major...

Sir David Attenborough is urging people to help the preserve butterflies by helping out with data collection. He is asking listeners to find a nice sunny patch of grass, sit down for 15 minutes and count how many butterflies they see. Sir David who is a natural history presenter and president of Butterfly Conservation tells Justin Webb that...

The former Labour education minister Lord Adonis has called for an enquiry into salaries being earned by the vice chancellors of some top universities and believes tuition fees create "an obvious cartel". Bill Rammell is vice chancellor of University of Bedfordshire earns 230k and has asked for his salary to be frozen to avoid further increases....