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Prison officer cuts have left the prison system in England and Wales "in crisis", says the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker
Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
WW1 fighter pilots who navigated using a school atlas
Starting pay for new recruits has been rising strongly, according to the latest data on Scotland's labour market.
Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.
How the Time Lord and a Dalek help children learn to program
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier bag charge which has come into force.
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says it was "stupid" to tell people to judge him on his first three months.
A suicide attacker kills at least 18 people at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the latest in a spate of insurgent attacks.
Amid growing concern in Muslim communities about the radicalisation of young men and women, one mother from London has been describing how she persuaded her son to return from fighting in Syria.
Russia denies that one of its submarines got into trouble off Sweden, after reports of suspicious activity in the Baltic.
MOTD2 analysis of how Mario Balotelli's poor form is made worse by his lack of effort, while Liverpool's defence lacks a leader
Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.
Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat David Ferrer in the final of the Vienna Open and move up to eighth in world.
Swansea boss Garry Monk says Victor Moses dived to win Stoke a penalty and should be "ashamed of himself".