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23 April 2014 Last updated at 02:34 ET

Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroadWilliam Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.


Statues of Buddha (file)Buddha tattoo Briton held in S Lanka

The Sri Lankan authorities order the deportation of a mental health nurse from Coventry because she has a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm.

Patrick Burns, Political editor, Midlands Article written by Patrick Burns Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

Funding cuts expose polar opposites

How government austerity measures and council funding cuts make polar opposites of lifelong friends.

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David Gregory-Kumar Article written by David Gregory-Kumar David Gregory-Kumar Science & Environment correspondent, BBC News

Chemists create a new cancer drug

Chemists have created a new medicine to fight cancer which they hope will overcome the problem of drug-resistant cancers.

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