Wards in three hospitals in north Wales have been closed to let the cleaning machines use a hydrogen peroxide spray to kill infections. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

Wards closed in three hospitals to allow ‘Daleks’ spray hydrogen peroxide vapour

Britain’s prime minster, David Cameron, and home secretary Theresa May speak to Home Office immigration enforcement officers at a property in Slough where six immigrants were arrested yesterday. Photogrpah: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Restriction of jobseekers’ benefit would ensure Britain was not ‘soft option’, says PM

Berwick Rangers’ decision to play in Scottish leagues was made by necessity rather than choice a century ago, when clubs in northeast England refused to travel so far north on poor roads. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scottish independence referendum weighs on residents in northern English town

Prince Albert of Britain sharing a carriage with Alexander, Crown Prince of Serbia, in  London in 1916. Two years earlier Serbia’s dispute with Austria over the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo led to the outbreak of the first World War. Photograph: PA Wire

A day after Austria’s declaration of war, the Derby Daily Telegraph accepted that conflict in Europe was inevitable but it was con(...)

Yukos, set up by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was seized by the Russian authorities in 2003, which alleged that the oil and gas company had been involved in a criminal enterprise to evade billions in taxes.

Court of arbitration in The Hague rules major oil company seized illegally

“What [farmers] are worried about is losing markets. Currently, we have a huge home export,” said former MEP George Lyon. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scotland’s farming community knows referendum will be decided in urban areas

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond holds a Q&A session with youngsters during a visit to the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow

The SNP is hoping that those who traditionally don’t vote will come out in numbers on September 18th

Former attorney general of England and Wales Dominic Grieve, who  said  Britain risks “serious international reputational damage” with a proposal to allow MPs a veto over rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA

Sacked attorney general has likened plan about ECHR to Crimean annexation

Teenagers in Britain today are less likely than their predecessors  to have taken illegal drugs, smoked, or taken alcohol, according to statistics just published.  Photograph: David Jones/PA

Children less likely to have taken illegal drugs, smoked or drank alcohol, survey finds

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