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As part of the African Dream series, we profile an entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company in Ghana.
Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.
Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
Michael Vaughan will offer his proposal for an FA Cup-style T20 competition to the ECB after a report into falling numbers.
A tax scandal debate on European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is struggling to gain traction in the European Parliament.
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran has been extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
A report into the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby is set to criticise MI5 over its monitoring of one of the killers, but will add that the security service could not have prevented his death, the BBC understands.
A private plane is involved in an accident on take-off from Biggin Hill in Bromley, south-east London.
England defender Nathaniel Clyne scores late on to deny Aston Villa a win and rescue a point for Southampton.
A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" the yearly £700m they receive in rate relief by helping out state schools.
Taking on private schools is always a popular cause in Labour circles. Equally it always produces howls of outrage from the small but influential group of people whose children are educated in them.
Sides agree to extend Iran nuclear deadline, but clock is ticking ever more loudly, says Jeremy Bowen in Vienna
A nine-stone former police dog has swapped a life of catching criminals to one of sniffing out drains blocked with fat, oil and grease.
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso says "there is no set formula" for Manchester City to buy Champions League success.
An 84-year-old man from Liverpool attempts to be the oldest hockey player.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says the names of alleged republican sex abusers were posted anonymously through his letterbox in Belfast.
Many of the world's major economies face a prolonged period of slow growth, the Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, tells the BBC.
A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
"Recall" powers, which could see MPs subject to a public vote on their future in cases of serious misconduct, are backed by the House of Commons.
A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says his family.