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Prime Minister David Cameron is "delighted" at news that the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour.
Organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race say more than a quarter of a million people turned out on day one of the new event.
Lee Westwood beats Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy overcomes Billy Horschel to reach the last 16 at the WGC Match Play.
The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has been admitted to the Lindo Wing at London's St Mary's hospital, Kensington Palace says.
Alastair Cook delivered a reminder of his enduring class, says Jonathan Agnew, but he needs a new opening partner.
Purity at heart of Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
Newcastle aims to be the second area in England to declare on the same days that polls close, after its near neighbour Sunderland.
Nepal's authorities rule out the possibility of finding more survivors of last Saturday's earthquake, as the death toll rises to 6,621.
Ed Miliband urges voters to ignore claims about post-election alliances with the SNP - but the Tories say Labour cannot get a majority without them.
Mental health patients having to travel 79 miles for a bed is "not acceptable", says the charity Mind.
A lawyer for six Baltimore police officers says they "did nothing wrong", as they face criminal charges over Freddie Gray who died in police custody.
The artist who inspired great British railway journeys
Amid election stories, there are claims of a scam around car crash data, concern at reports of police brutality, and reports on a new eco-battery that could save consumers hundreds of pounds.
General election campaign enters final weekend with political parties doing all they can to secure your vote.
Another 234 women and children are rescued from Boko Haram Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria, the country's military announces.
The developing relationship between Japan and the US is a cause for concern in Beijing, says Jonathan Marcus.
The teacher who spends his evenings feeding street kids
Once a niche job in the art world, now everyone seems to have jumped onto the curating bandwagon.
How a school copes with too many children
As the conflict in Ukraine continues, Tom Burridge visits a school in Donetsk which is still open, despite being very close to front line and being hit by shelling.