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Actor Edward Herrmann, who starred in The Lost Boys and Gilmore Girls, dies after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Levison Wood is the first person to walk the length of the River Nile. On the nine month journey, the former soldier faced wildlife, armed robbers and arrest.
U2 frontman Bono says he fears that he may never play guitar again following a bike accident last year.
Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard calls his decision to leave the club "the toughest" of his life.
England number eight Ben Morgan signs a new contract with Premiership club Gloucester.
A new generation of musicians in Afghanistan is reviving the country's cultural traditions after years of living in a country where music was banned by the Taliban.
Fares on Arriva Trains Wales services rise along with other rail operators across England and Wales.
London's leading shares open higher in the first trading session of 2015, but Royal Bank of Scotland falls 1.2% on reports that US authorities could fine it £5bn.
Kenya's High Court suspends some sections of the controversial new security law which was enacted last month despite fierce opposition.
The cost of rail fares has been the subject of fierce debate for years, but the government argues that rail modernisation needs to be financed.
It has been 30 years years since the first ever mobile phone call was made in Britain, but there are still some places in the UK that do not have any coverage.
From Ronnie Radford's rocket to Mickey Thomas's memorable strike, commentator John Motson picks out 10 FA Cup third-round shocks
Mock security drills in India cause outrage after videos emerge showing the "militants" wearing Muslim skullcaps and shouting pro-Islam slogans.
Money raised from selling Swansea's civic centre will be used to fund "ambitious plans" to redevelop the city centre, the council leader says.
How one hopeful swing of a boot 43 years ago defined a giant-killing hero and fuelled the romance of the FA Cup.
A commuter photographs the £1,090-worth of train delay compensation vouchers he received in 2014 to show problems on the route.
A shake-up of home care services in Powys ran into difficulty because of problems including poor communication and staffing issues, a review says.
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the Financial Conduct Authority has now come into effect.
Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man found unconscious in Blackpool dies.
The brothers of the jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say they hope to see him deported back to Australia rather than face retrial.