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Samira Ahmed looks at how Sir Kenneth Branagh, noted for his Shakespearean productions, ended up directing a live-action Cinderella.
Researchers at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington say whale communication depends on jaw movements and the methods these mammals use to catch food.
A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says.
Pledges on the economy, businesses and mental health are expected from Westminster's party leaders as general election campaigning continues.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.
Tuesday's papers mark the beginning of the formal election campaign with a raft of stories about the scope and nature of the spending cuts which would be likely after the general election.
Can excessive salaries be curbed?
Glasgow School of Art is due to announce details of the architect chosen to lead the restoration of the fire-damaged Mackintosh building.
In a series looking at the war in Ukraine and the success of a truce signed last month in Minsk, Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov meet a villager still living by the frontline.
Patient safety campaigners are due to meet Scotland's health minister to demand stronger measures in the wake of a series of health scandals.
A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year.
Healthcare, house-buying, poverty and austerity are the focus for Scotland's political parties on day two of general election campaigning.
It would be a "national disgrace" if England's best youngsters do not play at the U21 Euros, says ex-striker Gary Lineker.
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.
Plans for Great Britain football teams to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio are scrapped by the Football Association.
The final outcome of the 2015 general election will be shaped by the results in dozens of marginal seats, where relatively modest shifts in voting patterns will be enough to change the result.
Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart says Kevin Pietersen could return for England if he scores highly at county level.
England captain Wayne Rooney says he is as excited as anyone about Harry Kane, who will make his full debut against Italy.
Northampton and Wales wing George North should not play again this season, says ex-World Rugby medical adviser Dr Barry O'Driscoll.
World champion Lewis Hamilton expects to sign a new Mercedes contract this week that could be worth more than £27m a year.