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Parents of summer-born children are being told they could miss a year of secondary school if they delay their start at primary, MPs are told.
Reports of fake law firms have increased by 125% in the last two years, according to figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.
Military budget boost comes with shake-up
Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.
Education Minister John O'Dowd says schools are likely to see 500 job losses for teachers and 1,000 for non-teaching staff due to £28m cuts to his budget.
A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.
Images from around the world: 4 March
How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Market Investigation.
The Morecambe Bay inquiry has chilling echoes of one into Stafford Hospital. So could there be another scandal happening elsewhere?
Alabama's Supreme Court orders its judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a federal ruling saying a ban is unconstitutional.
South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.
A woman and her lover are convicted of killing her eight-year-old daughter, who suffered 50 injuries at her London flat, in a cyber fantasy world death.
A Commonwealth Games gold medal stolen from the home of former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton is found.
The inquest into the deaths of four people who died in a tipper truck crash in Bath is opened and adjourned.
The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.