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Marks & Spencer says sales for the three months to 28 March grew 1.9%, with a 0.7% gain for closely-watched general merchandising sales, the best performance in nearly four years.
Several of the busiest train lines in England will be closed over the Easter weekend, as Network Rail carries out what it says is a "huge programme" of engineering work.
Form, facts and the men under pressure - why the tussle to claim the Premier League millions is unmissable viewing.
Ahead of the live leaders' election debate, BBC political editor Nick Robinson asks what winning it really means - and how we will know.
Masters favourite Rory McIlroy says his final-round collapse at Augusta in 2011 made him a better player.
The ambulance service in Wales is not improving quickly enough, a cross-party committee of AMs warns.
The key to catching the killers of Constable Ronan Kerr lies with local communities, says the detective in charge of the murder investigation.
Gunmen have stormed a university compound in the north-eastern Kenyan town of Garissa, near the border with Somalia.
An umbrella group of voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland warns that hundreds of job losses are likely as a result of cuts in the sector.
Welsh political parties argue over who best represents Wales' interests, ahead of a televised leaders' election debate.
The Queen is visiting Sheffield to hand out Maundy Money to 178 pensioners at a service at the city's cathedral.
The governor of California has announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history after years of drought.
A large fire breaks out at a warehouse on an industrial unit in north-west London.
Among the April Fools' Day pranksters this year are businessman Richard Branson with a modest proposal for Virgin and Belgian TV, who brought back a comic book hero.
Mark Mardell says Northern Ireland politicians are likely to play a central role in the formation of the next UK Government.
How much should the state intervene in capitalism?
A UN report says that more than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State.
The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.
A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, with 43 confirmed dead and more than 30 still missing.
In celebration of London's Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.