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Proposals for a city region involving Cardiff, Newport and Bristol will be unveiled on Wednesday.
As new figures show cancer cases remain on the rise in Wales, a charity calls for more help for smokers to quit their habit.
School principals appeal to Northern Ireland's education minister to retain a scheme that provides work for hundreds of newly qualified teachers and extra help for pupils.
A crash barrier removed from the site where there have been two fatal accidents should be replaced, according to a leading expert in highway safety.
The first raw tobacco processing plant ever to be discovered in Northern Ireland is raided by customs officers.
A woman is charged after the death of a baby who was found injured in the Longstone area of Edinburgh.
The skeleton of a victim from one of Australia's most famous shipwrecks - and the subsequent massacre - is unearthed by archaeologists.
The comments come in response to a campaign from a hard-of-hearing vlogger who says the current standard isn't good enough.
The government is failing to honour a pledge to move patients with learning difficulties into community care, the National Audit Office says.
At least eight people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.
The head of the official inquiry into the Iraq War will be questioned by MPs for the first time about its progress.
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.
A commuter train has hit a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing at least seven people and injuring 12, officials have said.
There has been a big increase in the number of people referred to GP surgeries and A&E, analysis of the NHS 111 urgent care line in England shows.
A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways crash-lands in a Taipei river with more than 50 people on board, local reports say.
Jordan executes two convicted prisoners, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one its pilots by Islamic State (IS) militants.
New figures suggest the UK's most subsidised theatre companies have increased production over the last five years. What is the story behind the stats?
The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.
Asian markets are mostly rising after US crude prices climbed for a fourth consecutive day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end.
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