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William Sitwell and Bee Wilson discuss the influence of McDonald's in its 40th year in the UK.
A buyer has been found for New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, the deputy mayor for police and crime confirms.
Police are searching for a missing mother and son from Dundee who have not been seen since 2 November.
The head of Taylor Swift's record label denies Spotify's claims that the singer was "on track" to make $6m a year from the service.
Continued low interest rates and mortgage market competition have led to another fall in the number of homes repossessed in the UK, figures show.
A 10-part drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, based on West End play The Audience, is to be screened by on-demand TV service Netflix.
How should rapists be treated when they leave jail?
Roger Federer expects Andy Murray to be boosted by his recent form when they meet in the World Tour Finals on Thursday.
Turkish protesters attack three US sailors in Istanbul, trying to put hoods on them and chanting "Yankees go home".
It is 100 years since the first films were made at the place known as Britain's Hollywood - Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.
Bath's Anthony Watson, 20, will make his first England start when he plays on the wing against South Africa on Saturday.
The NHS Blood and Transplant centre in Bristol is working hard to ensure it has enough to get through the festive period.
The Rugby Football Union investigate alleged abuse of gay referee Nigel Owens during England's defeat to New Zealand.
The Indian army sentences seven soldiers to life imprisonment for the murder of three young men in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Severe gales and gusts of up to 75mph are expected in western parts of Wales as the Met Office upgrades its weather warning.
World leaders, including David Cameron, are meeting at the G20 in Australia to discuss plans to revive the world economy.
Andy Warhol's Triple Elvis makes $81.9m (£51.9m) at a record-breaking auction of post-war and contemporary art in New York.
A review of school bus provision must be published after an eight-year-old boy was knocked down and killed in County Antrim, the chairman of Stormont's education committee says.
Events in the last week show why budget forecasting is so hard.
A man suffers serious head injuries after falling from a balcony during a concert in Portsmouth during a gig by US rock group A Day To Remember.