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To kick off Women's Sport Week, BBC Sport asks some of Britain's leading sporting luminaries about their sporting idols.
Where's the toughest UK driving test centre?
The very last man to do National Service
An inquest into the deaths of three soldiers after a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons in Powys is due to start.
The manager who helped Tinie Tempah's rise to stardom
UK manufacturing is growing at a slower rate than expected as the sector loses momentum, engineering employers' body EEF says.
Up to 100,000 people who employ personal carers are being warned they may now be legally liable to pay them pension contributions.
Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis to set out plans for a new constitutional convention for the UK.
UK government welfare reforms are making people live in "constant fear" of cuts to their benefits, according to a new study.
Campaign group survey finds almost half of fostered young people are already living with their third foster family.
Trials of a scheme to double free childcare for working parents in England will be brought forward a year, the prime minister is to say.
The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine's economy is likely to shrink by a worse-than-expected 9% in 2015, as the continuing conflict takes its toll.
Filmmaker Dan Edge investigates why the Ebola crisis of 2014 was not contained sooner and visits the tree thought to be the source of the outbreak.
One of the stars of new Hollywood blockbuster Spy, Nargis Fakhri, has been talking about making the transition from Bollywood.
Martin Patience tests the mood among Beijing diners ahead of the city introducing a ban on smoking in public.
Egypt faces widespread criticism over the increasing numbers of Islamists being sentenced to death, reports the BBC's Sally Nabil.
A pair of cancer drugs can shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people with advanced melanoma, a trial suggests.
Rangers' Bilel Mohsni aims a punch and kick at Motherwell's Lee Erwin after the Scottish Premiership play-off.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on the power that sport has to improve women's lives.
Schoolchildren in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner warns.