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Will Gompertz considers whether the quality of an artist's work is made or marred by having used drugs in the past.
The best-known liberal TV channel in Russia is told to quit its rented studios in Moscow while another private channel faces closure.
A fir tree grown on Gower is being unveiled by the prime minister as one of 10 Downing Street's two official Christmas trees.
The family of Anni Dewani say the justice system has failed them and accused Shrien Dewani of living a "double life" and "not being honest".
Royal Mail says competitors in the bigger cities cherry picking its business could harm rural postal services.
Research by the Bank of England suggests interest rate rises will not wreck the economic recovery, though they will be acutely painful for hundreds of thousands of households.
Jon Kay reports on the background to the Shrien Dewani murder case, as a judge dismisses it due to lack of evidence.
Officials are investigating claims that a senior Korean Air executive delayed a flight after taking issue with the way she was served nuts.
A woman dies in a road accident in wintery conditions on the A76, five miles south of Mennock in Dumfries and Galloway.
Transport services in Belgium have been severely disrupted by strikes protesting against government austerity measures.
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The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.
A government decision to close a fund that helps disabled people to live and work in the community is lawful, the High Court rules.
A judge dismisses case against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of arranging murder of wife Anni in South Africa
A pony trapped in a slurry pit near Wellington, Shropshire, is pulled from a slurry pit by fire crews.
A man who attempted to murder his 97-year-old father in Lancashire is detained for 14 years.
Sherlock stars Andrew Scott and Benedict Cumberbatch have both won awards at the British Independent Film Awards.
A bid by a Kent grammar to open a satellite school is nearing approval with the education secretary expected to grant permission, it has emerged.
Cooks are being advised not to pour cooking fat down the drain where it can accumulate causing giant 'fatbergs'.
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