Police say they used a Taser in the arrest of an armed man who had taken another man hostage in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.
A man has died after a charging e-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he may have been using, Merseyside's fire service says.
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The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.
Andy Murray loses 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.
A one-eyed cat which has spent most of his life living on the docks in County Durham is awarded Cat of the Year.