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A "vicious" fox traps eight people inside a sports club for three hours, biting one woman and chasing a cyclist into a field.
Up to 40,000 properties in the north-east of England are left without power when violent storms struck on the hottest day of the year so far.
The life of Val Doonican, Ireland's answer to Bing Crosby
Val Doonican, the singer and TV presenter, has died at the age of 88. David Sillito looks back at his life and career.
The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs after a £150m shortfall was discovered in its licence fee income.
Singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican has died aged 88
A dramatic thunder and lightning storm lit up many parts of Scotland overnight.
The bodies of nine more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre arrive at the Tunis military airbase ready to be flown back to the UK.
The British team suffers a major blow as injury forces Northern Ireland's Bethany Firth out of big Glasgow competition.
Lord Dubs, a Czech-born British Labour Party politician, recalls how Sir Nicholas Winton rescued him from the Nazi regime.
The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on six generals accused of fuelling the 18-month conflict in South Sudan, the world's newest state.
From machines that can help around the house, to ones that could be used as sales assistants, robots can change the way we live our lives.
The former Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen apologises for 'hardship and distress" caused by the Irish financial crisis which began during his tenure.
Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg breaks the record for the longest ever non-stop solo-flight without refuelling, as his solar-powered plane continues to reach across the Pacific.
The hot weather may be the cause of the "mysterious case of melting oars" at Henley regatta, say organisers.
Twelve suspects have been arrested in connection with Friday's deadly attack on a Tunisian resort by Islamic State, an official says.
The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities say.
A man is taken to hospital after a serious assault in Belfast, during which it is believed he was stabbed.
Dixons Carphone has signed a deal with US telecoms firm Sprint that will see it open and manage Sprint-branded stores in the US.
Some UK local authorities say they are struggling to cope with the large increase in the number of children seeking asylum.