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NHS England has issued a cold weather alert for the next seven days, warning the public that services could be disrupted and asking vulnerable patients to take extra care.
Five members of what Home Office investigators have described as a "sham marriage gang" are jailed following a hearing at Downpatrick Crown Court.
Dozens of patients whose 999 calls were downgraded by an ambulance emergency centre later died, a report reveals.
CCTV at an Istanbul airport appears to show Hayat Boumeddiene, the partner of Amedy Coulibaly, going through passport control.
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis says the club had become complacent after five straight seasons in the Premier League.
Suicide bombings in Potiskum, Nigeria
Twenty-five cancer treatments no longer to be funded by NHS in England, say health chiefs
Stephen Maguire defeats Judd Trump 6-4 in the first round of the Masters at Alexandra Palace in London.
A gay couple who wanted to convert their Northern Ireland civil partnership into a marriage in Scotland say they were told they would first have to live apart for two years.
Two police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will face charges for killing a homeless camper, their lawyers say.
New CCTV footage appears to show Hayat Boumeddiene, the partner of the Paris supermarket attacker, passing through Turkey en route to Syria.
A teenager is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy he met through online gaming.
The number of patients being treated for flu in Wales is now the highest for four years, according to the latest figures for Public Health Wales.
As hundreds of Londoners attempt Dry January a new alcohol-free bar open helping to keep temptation at bay.
A gamekeeper is jailed after being found guilty of killing a rare bird and setting traps illegally to capture two others on an Aberdeenshire estate.
Pegida has become a new force in German politics, rejecting conservative Islam. What is driving the movement, asks the BBC's Laurence Peter.
Hacking group Anonymous claim responsibility for disabling an extremist website based in France.
Why did US businessman Robert Sarver end his interest in buying Rangers after two rejected bids, and what happens now at Ibrox?
Richard Westcott reports from an investigation centre where flight recorders, like the one being examined in Indonesia, are listened to and inspected.
A kayak manufacturer is found guilty of corporate manslaughter after a worker became trapped and died in an industrial oven.