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Directors of the top 100 UK companies now earn 120 times the average sum earned by their employees, according to a report by Incomes Data Services.
Karin Giannone looks ahead to the sentencing of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius.
BBC Inside Out examines the quality of training and care on offer to people with dementia in care homes and hospitals.
Former cricketer Sir Ian Botham has been speaking about his father's dementia and how difficult it was to cope with the deteriorating condition.
Increasing numbers of men are facing loneliness and isolation in their old age, suggests research.
Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
The Soviet space mission where one thing after another went wrong
The number of new wine producers in the UK rises sharply, according to new research, on the back of consumer interest in local produce.
The cool cars that money can't buy
A teenager dies after being attacked outside a grocer's store in Greater Manchester, as police release CCTV of two people they want to speak to.
A 43-year-old man is charged with explosives and terrorism offences after a farm is searched in County Fermanagh, the Police Service of Northern Ireland says.
As he closes in on England's goalscoring record, why does captain Wayne Rooney still divide opinion among fans and pundits alike?
England boss Roy Hodgson says it is "unfair" if responsibility for resting Liverpool's Raheem Sterling falls on him alone.
Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron of being "unstatesman-like" for suggesting that Scottish MPs should be denied full voting rights on some issues.
A top US health official says a mistake was clearly made by staff treating a man who died of Ebola in Texas, resulting in one of them becoming infected.
India's east coast has been pounded by a powerful cyclone, Hudhud, with winds of up to 205km/h (127mph).
A Texan health worker who treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan before he died has tested positive for the deadly virus.
A friend of Alan Henning says she is "overwhelmed" by the support for a fund set up in his memory.
Traffic is held up by an anti-Islamic State protest on the westbound side of the M4 Second Severn Crossing.
A new world record has been set for the heaviest firework in the city of Konosu in Saitama Prefecture, Japan