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Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw known for Samuel Beckett work
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is now officially on gardening leave.
Boss Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can finish in the Premier League top four after their 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.
Professor Keith Willett, head of acute care at NHS England, says changes to ambulance target times may result in giving individual patients ''a better response''.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he was going to replace Adam Johnson before the midfielder grabbed the winner at Newcastle.
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
Photographer Jane Bown, who has died at the age of 89, spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2006.
Four parishes in County Down and Antrim have been targeted by thieves in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Church of Ireland.
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Daniel Boettcher reports from Windsor, where Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after their civil partnership ceremony.