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Comedian Jason Manford says the BBC's decision to "ban" all-male panels is "brilliant" but should not have been made public.
The ugly buildings we just can't part with
The 20-strong longlist for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction features five debut novels, alongside an author nominated for her 20th book.
Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his state secretary resign after misleading parliament over compensation for a convicted drug trafficker.
The hip-shaking viral groove machine of the moment
A tribute to the unique designer Alexander McQueen
Police Scotland will take over railway policing from the British Transport Police when the function is devolved, Scotland's justice secretary has decided.
Can a trademark stop online trolls?
The strange tale of Israel's independent hippy state
The birds who bring readers gifts and help do their gardening
Why a father went on hunger strike to try to stay in the US
Women taking HRT pills for the menopause should be aware that there is a small chance it could increase their risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study.
Controversy at Crufts continues to make front pages, with papers reporting suggestions that six more animals were poisoned at the dog show where one animal has died.
Could freezing water provide for all our heating needs?
A benefits sanction map of the UK shows how claimants are being treated with cruelty, according to the homeless charity Crisis.
Some 396 registered sex offenders have gone missing across the UK, including some who have not been located for more than a decade, police records show.
Children involved in domestic disputes in England and Wales are being held in custody unnecessarily because police feel under pressure to make arrests, a report says.
Ofsted finds social care for children in England is "inadequate" or "requires improvement" in three-quarters of the local authorities it inspected last year.
Watch Eni Aluko score a brilliant individual goal for England against the Netherlands at the Cyprus Cup.
Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam is expected to leave the insurance firm to take the top job at Credit Suisse, according to reports.