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A teenager is critically ill in hospital after being attacked with a hammer, police say.
A fatal accident inquiry hears that the way a foster placement was sourced, for a child who later killed his foster mother, was not good practice.
An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.
Six aerodromes remain on the list to become the UK's first commercial spaceport.
Jennifer Lawrence will play war photographer Lynsey Addario in a film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Addario's memoir.
As many as 373 girls may have been targeted for sex by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the last 16 years, a serious case review finds.
South Africa condemn Ireland to their first defeat of the World Cup as they cruise to a 201-run win in Canberra.
Time is standing still in Swansea as council-run clocks point to 12 after the retirement of the official responsible for keeping them.
Coventry City are to appoint Tony Mowbray, the ex-Hibernian, West Brom, Celtic and Middlesbrough boss, as their manager.
Activity in the UK's construction industry picked up in February, a survey indicates, with the sector's performance beating expectations.
Researchers in China produce a herd of genetically engineered cows that are better able to ward off bovine TB.
Ladies' champion Reanne Evans accepts an invitation to take on the men in qualifying for the World Snooker Championship.
Aston Martin plans to broaden its range of cars to include new sportscars and a small SUV, to attract younger and female buyers.
A cancer patient describes his battle for a potential life-extending drug as "degrading" as he is forced to move to England to get treatment.
The Villarrica volcano in central Chile has been throwing out jets of lava from its crater, putting the town of Pucon on high alert.
Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017, it is announced.
Police investigating the disappearance of Bristol teenager Becky Watts find body parts.
The Villarica volcano, one of the most active in South America, erupts in southern Chile, spewing ash and lava into the air.
Artists, musicians and actors are to head into schools to work directly with disadvantaged pupils as part of a £20m arts strategy.
Former World Cup final referee Howard Webb says he has acted as a de facto counsellor to Premier League match officials.