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A gala concert featuring contemporary and classical music is to welcome the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament to Scotland.
The one show that made Britain's most famous artists
Glasgow City Council accuses private care homes of demanding "excessive fees" and thwarting plans aimed at limiting the cost of care.
Nicola Sturgeon will launch her bid to replace Alex Salmond as SNP leader and first minister of Scotland, making clear she still backs independence.
Demanding justice for thousands abused by Irish nuns
The Seattle city council votes to fine businesses and residents that waste too much food, in an effort to boost composting and recycling.
Professor Olaf Diegel claims to have formed the worlds first '3D printed band'
More than 83 billion Minecraft blocks have been used to create a digital version of Britain complete with rivers, roads and railway tracks.
How technology is changing disaster relief
Restrictions on the number of books prisoners in England and Wales can have in their cells is inhibiting their ability to learn, a charity warns.
How playing Salome changed Jessica Chastain's life
Forgotten snaps show clowning around and day trips to gallows
A university boss is accused of abusing his power by kissing and embarrassing female colleagues, the BBC understands.
US economist and UN adviser Jeffrey Sachs has told the BBC he thinks governments are still not working hard enough to take care of climate change.
The wife of the British hostage Alan Henning released a statement on Tuesday pleading with the militants who are holding her husband to release him.
Former striker Jason Roberts says not enough is being done to employ black managers and claims the situation is getting worse.
A teenage boy is taken to hospital after being injured in an incident involving overhead lines at a railway crossing in Ayrshire.
Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in an extraordinary penalty shootout to progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
Philadelphia police are seeking three people in connection with the beating of a gay couple in the city centre.
The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him pleading for his life.