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An independent panel should be set up to oversee improvements at Birmingham City Council, a review finds.
The release date of Mark Ronson's single Uptown Funk is brought forward by five weeks after an X Factor cover tops the iTunes chart.
Five people arrested by detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in east Belfast are released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
Martin Wheatley is facing criticism after a briefing by the Financial Conduct Authority wiped billions of pounds off insurance firms' value
Hoverfly takes ecology photo prize
Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says.
A new campaign launched in Tanzania aims to protect albino people after a rise in the number of them being murdered.
The deadline to table offers for the collapsed wave power company Pelamis is due to expire later.
BBC producer, Paul Lambert who is also known as 'Gobby' has announced he is leaving the BBC to join UKIP as their communications director.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrated nearby against incidents of police violence in the US.
With a population of nearly two million, you might expect Northern Ireland to have more than one orchestra.
Labour backs the immediate transfer of election powers to Holyrood to allow MSPs to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote in 2016.
There are fears that the publication of a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods could trigger an attack on the US.
British police arrive in Portugal to observe interviews with 11 people as part of their inquiries into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Tesco warns full year profits will be substantially below market expectations.
An extra £150m will be spent improving flood and coastal defences across Wales.
One person dies and a "number of people" are trapped in their vehicles in a crash on the M25 near Waltham Abbey, Essex.
Victims of historical sexual abuse are having to wait up to three years for counselling, a charity claims.
British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging the murder of his wife on their honeymoon.
Labour has vowed to set up a new fund to pay for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy if the party comes to power.