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A nature reserve is sealed off as part of the search for a Bristol teenager following her "out-of-character" disappearance.
A teenage schoolgirl who was hit by a car in Belfast on Tuesday morning is now critically ill in hospital.
Two people are seriously injured in an explosion at a house in the US state of New Jersey.
Ambulance response times for the most urgent calls in Wales improve slightly over the last month following worst figures on record.
The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.
Natalie Jamieson goes on a backstage tour ahead of the Brits Awards 2015.
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.
A new trampoline park in Midlothian which had more than 100 incidents in three weeks is temporarily closed due to "licensing issues".
Residents of an area shown in a controversial TV programme about immigration say they feel "fractured" and "disappointed" and fearing a backlash.
TSB Banking Group hails 2014 as "a pivotal year" as it claims an 8.4% share of all people switching or opening a new bank account.
Drones appear over central Paris overnight, for the second time, and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them.
Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
Supermarket chain Morrisons has named former Tesco director David Potts as its new chief executive.
Danny Ings plans Liverpool move, Gary Neville urges time for Louis van Gaal, Ronaldo comes out of retirement, plus more
Northern Ireland is still not dealing properly with issues relating to its troubled past, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
Police say a body found in a field in Cwmbran is thought to be missing renowned artist Roger Cecil.
Bus tycoon James Easdale resigns from Rangers' board following fan pressure against the current Ibrox regime.
Hong Kong's leadership pledges HK$290m ($37m; £24m) in support to businesses hit by last year's protest, in its annual budget.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova talks about getting over defeat and missing family in her BBC Sport column.
A radical overhaul of the national curriculum in Wales, which has set out what pupils learn for 26 years, is proposed.