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Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.
Plans for a new law to tackle "revenge pornography" in Scotland are being considered by the Scottish government, the BBC learns.
A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.
Bath's Fijian-born army soldier Semesa Rokoduguni is set to be named in England's squad for the November internationals.
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.
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The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
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A man who beat three sisters with a hammer in a central London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.
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Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
Norwich striker Cameron Jerome claims he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci, says boss Neil Adams.
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.
Planes wobble at they come in to land at Manchester Airport, during stormy weather on Tuesday.
Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.