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Police will be stopping passers-by in the Meadows area of Edinburgh exactly a week after a 19-year-old woman was raped there.
Papers examine what UKIP's win in the Rochester by-election means for Labour and the Conservatives, and preview Claudia Winkleman's return to Strictly Come Dancing.
More than 3,000 people are expected to gather in Glasgow for the Radical Independence Campaign's annual conference.
The Liberal Democrats are set to back the transfer of powers over welfare to the Scottish Parliament, BBC Scotland has learned.
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
With turnout just over 50 per cent at the Rochester and Strood by-election, Carole Walker reports on the growing disaffection among voters.
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most.
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
My family was deported while I was at school
Two men die following a farm accident at Crossroads, Killygordon, County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland.
Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
Are 0% interest credit card deals a good idea?
Dan Braid scores the only try of the game as Sale beat Harlequins in the Premiership for the first time since 2010.
As Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg prepare for one final battle, Andrew Benson finds out how each driver may be feeling.
Eight people have been injured by a stray firework that fell in to the crowd during a display to switch on the Christmas lights in Salisbury.
England must end a "horrible" week and a winless run of five games when they face Samoa, says coach Graham Rowntree.
A man who was stabbed 40 times by serial killer Joanna Dennehy dies.
Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and shot putter Valerie Adams named male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2014.
A service is held marking the 40th anniversary of bomb attacks on two Birmingham pubs which killed 21 people.