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A man had been sentenced to six years in prison with a four-year extended license period, after threatening staff with an axe at a shop in County Durham.
A serial criminal who was brought to the ground by the owner of a County Durham shop during a failed axe raid is jailed for six years.
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Susan Condy from Cambridge trained as a teacher, but has struggled to find work since having a child.
A former professional triathlete reveals he overtook the elite field in the Boston Marathon so his daughters could see him on television.
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.
Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola will return to a very different Barcelona in the Champions League semis to the one he left.
A 70-year-old man who skippered a yacht across the Atlantic in a £150m cocaine smuggling operation is jailed for 10 years.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho plays down rivalry with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger before Sunday's derby.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.
A UKIP parliamentary candidate, who made headlines after dishing out sausage rolls at a party event, quotes Hitler at a hustings.
After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism.
Defending champion Mark Selby trails Anthony McGill 10-6 in the best-of-25 frame second round at the World Championship.
Professor John Curtice on why voting intention polls suggest the potential for a revolution in Scottish representation at Westminster.
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations across England.
Police investigating the suspicious death of a 49-year-old man issue an appeal to find his car.
A Stoke-on-Trent man is jailed for life for murdering a student.