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The revision to the latest economic growth figures are seen by some as a blow to Chancellor George Osborne, who is reportedly "under attack" from his deputy.
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray in his Premier League predictions.
A remote Amazonian community is to be evacuated after uncontacted Indians looking for food raided homes and killed domestic animals
A landowner is fined £675 under a new law that made him liable for the actions of a gamekeeper who poisoned a buzzard.
The Dow Jones index closes above 18,000 for the first time, after figures show the US economy growing at its fastest pace for 11 years.
Director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter announce they have "separated amicably" after 13 years together.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres could return to Atletico Madrid, whose president Enrique Cerezo hints at a deal.
Some of the heaviest rains to fall in the Somerset levels fell just before Christmas in 2013, a year on and they are rebuilding.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has signed Werder Bremen's Dutch winger Eljero Elia on loan for the rest of the season
The six people who died when an out-of-control bin lorry crashed through the centre of Glasgow on Monday have been named by police.
Northampton's Dylan Hartley is suspended for three weeks for elbowing Leicester's Matt Smith on Saturday.
An 86-year-old woman decides to treat dozens of strangers to Christmas dinner in a pub in Devon.
In the midst of Russia's current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country's women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.
Gay and bisexual men should no longer be banned from donating blood in the US, a key health body recommends.
The Russian government instructs five firms to limit foreign currency reserves as part of its efforts to stabilise the rouble.
The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli admits he was "naive" over a social media post that brought him a one-match ban.
A woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, say police.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says ex-manager Sir Alex Ferguson's "belief" in him has made his job easier.
Matthew Sanders, a driver who wrongly parked in a disabled bay in Birmingham, refuses to leave his car in an attempt to stop it being towed away.