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Shares in bakery chain Greggs jump 6% after it says strong trading over the Christmas period means profits will be above expectations.
Virtual Reality (VR) was one of the big talking points at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
So, Mark Carney is filling his fountain pen, and looking for a stamp. But why on earth should he be writing to the chancellor to apologise, when low inflation looks so attractive?
A woman dies and 83 people are taken to hospital in Washington DC after a Metro tunnel filled with smoke.
A union leader is expected to tell MPs at Westminster his anger is increasing over the collapse of UK delivery firm City Link.
The BBC's Danny Savage reports on plans to protect more offshore seabeds in England, which would see new areas given the status of 'marine conservation zone'.
Crystal Palace sign striker Yaya Sanogo from fellow Premier League club Arsenal on loan until the end of the season.
A court in Egypt overturns former President Hosni Mubarak's embezzlement conviction and orders a retrial, paving the way for his release.
A number of police officers who were suspended due to misconduct allegations return to work while their cases are still under investigation because of budget pressures.
The "hacking" of Centcom's Twitter and YouTube accounts is a PR disaster, but may be no more than that.
Paedophile Ian Watkins will not receive a £150,000 pay-out after a Lostprophets' management company is dissolved, the BBC understands.
Graham Satchell talks to people still working past retirement age, and enjoying it.
A number of roads and local bus services in the north west are affected by adverse weather conditions.
Energy firm E.On is cutting standard UK gas prices by 3.5%, equivalent to £24 off an average annual household gas bill.
Britain's Heather Watson beats American fifth seed Sloane Stephens in 64 minutes to reach the Hobart International quarter-finals.
Prison officers in England and Wales say jails have become so violent that they are being run on a "wing and a prayer".
Newly-crowned BDO world champion Scott Mitchell on meeting movie stars, buying tractors and being dropped by his pub team.
Council leaders warn that primary schools in England could be pushed to breaking point by the cost of creating places for extra pupils.
Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the troubled supermarket after five years in charge.
There is outrage in India after a minister in Goa says the state government is planning to set up centres to "cure" homosexuals and make them "normal".