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The number of occasions Scottish children were treated in hospital as a result of illegal drug use increases by more than a third in two years.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC the world is too optimistic about reform in the country, saying more is needed to achieve democracy.
The UKIP chairman in the Kent seat where leader Nigel Farage hopes to become an MP says he regrets his past membership of the National Front.
Growth of short holiday lets alarms Paris authorities
The Scottish FA announces an increased raft of funding for member clubs, with £1.7m being doled out over the festive period.
Police in Edinburgh are investigating the death of a man who was found in the early hours of this morning.
A Turkish teenager who was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been released but still faces trial.
Shoppers across the UK descend on their High Street stores for the annual Boxing Day sales.
Festive attractions in Glasgow's George Square are to reopen after the lorry crash which killed six people on Monday.
Ninety City Link parcel delivery jobs in Wales are under threat as the firm goes into administration.
The Boxing Day sales are underway with retail analysts expecting it to come a close second to the so-called Black Friday sales last month.
Australia captain Steven Smith guides the hosts to 259-5 on the opening day of the third Test against India.
Peace talks between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels, due to take place in Minsk, have been called off, Belarusian officials say.
Up to 300 boxing day hunts are expected to take place across the UK today - 10 years after the Hunting Act was first passed.
Sports fans with disabilities are being consulted by the government on their treatment at grounds as it is revealed that 'half' of premiership clubs fail to provide wheelchair space
Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people chose healthier lifestyles.
Speed limits could be lowered on a South Yorkshire stretch of road where five teenagers died in a crash, Doncaster Council says.
Real-life cat burglar Theo turns his home town of Ipswich into a crime hotspot keeping his embarrassed owner busy returning items to her neighbours.
A community group that wants to buy a Lake District mountain says progress on its bid is slower than expected, but it remains positive.
It's a notable transformation from when Japan was a nation of savers, and had the highest savings rate in the world.