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A man has a box containing a mystery Star Wars figure X-rayed by university experts in the hope it was worth thousands of pounds.
The only known photograph of a working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in is unearthed in a search of Reading Prison archives.
A Dumfries park which recently underwent a £2m overhaul is selected by the public as the best in Scotland.
Citizens Advice Scotland launches a campaign to educate Scots about 'unscrupulous' companies operating private car parks after a rise in complaints.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who set out the timetable for new powers for Scotland, is to lead a UK Parliament debate later.
Why rebuilding Gaza still faces obstacles despite pledges of aid
A new test has been developed that could help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery.
The UK has the highest rate in the world of one of the two main types of gullet cancer, according to the World Health Organization.
The government stuck in a hotel in a remote coastal outpost
What has happened to Europe's rarest bird?
Labour promises first-time buyers will be given priority when communities in England "take the lead" in building new housing.
The fall-out both from one minister's comments about disabled people and a TV personality's views on rape generate headlines in Thursday's papers.
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.
Police in Brazil uncover a huge child pornography network hidden in the so-called 'darknet', with 55 people arrested in a year-long operation.
Could cooling and then reheating your meal make it less fattening?
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron says third kits are unnecessary and another example of "football clubs fleecing fans".
Talks in Northern Ireland must "lift the blockages" stopping politicians from delivering effective government, says David Cameron.
A 16ft statue of Arthur Wharton, the world's first black professional footballer, will be unveiled at St George's Park.
US tech giants offer to freeze female employees' eggs in the hope of attracting more women to the male-dominated industry.