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Russell Crowe, who is making his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, talks about his career, his love for Leeds United, and Top Gear.
The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.
A painting of a haystack is confirmed to be a Monet, after scientists use a special camera to uncover his signature.
A primary school is reinstated as a polling station, after it was dropped because of loyalist protests during last year's elections.
A kayak manufacturer is fined £200,000 after a worker became trapped and died in an industrial oven in Cheshire.
A grandfather killed his five-week-old granddaughter with a fatal blow to the back of her head, a court hears.
The BBC's Clive Myrie is close to the site where a Germanwings plane crashed on Tuesday, which he describes as 'secluded and remote'.
Strict new rules on taking pupils out of school in term time risk making family holidays a middle-class preserve, a teachers' union has warned.
Why has the Bank of England changed its mind on how low interest rates can go?
Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer is one of 25 recordings to be preserved by the US Library of Congress.
Singaporeans queue for up to eight hours to view the body of Lee Kuan Yew, which lies in state in the city's Parliament House.
The new Chevrolet lets nervous parents spy on their children's driving in real-time.
Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall.
Borrowers are becoming more confident in taking out personal loans and overdrafts, according to the High Street banks.
Two senior Ukrainian officials are arrested during a televised cabinet meeting, as part of an anti-corruption crackdown.
Former Burnley and QPR defender Clarke Carlisle says he feels "no shame" about his recent suicide attempt.
As MPs get ready for the final PMQs of the current Parliament, BBC archives recall highlights of the last five years.
House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.
A tourist who was in the Bardo museum in Tunis when gunmen opened fire captured the panic on video.
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Women's Super League One game between Liverpool Ladies and Sunderland Ladies.