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Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.
Ex-Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane's doorstep chat with Tom Cleverley was civilised, says Paul Lambert.
An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.
The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.
Robbie Savage rates each of Brendan Rodgers' signings for Liverpool and explains what the manager should do in January.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the FA was wrong to charge Leicester's Nigel Pearson over his row with a fan.
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.
How Frank Lampard is involved in an intriguing problem that could provide a huge setback for one of the MLS' newest clubs.
Slower responses to any water supply disruption over Christmas are inevitable during NI Water industrial action, says a union representative.
How one bird came to dominate Christmas
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
Automated translation is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fiction, since Skype launched a beta version of its Translator service.
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.