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Pressures to free up mental health beds may be leaving vulnerable people at risk, says a watchdog.
Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell offers his services for the next leaders' debate, promising if he produced it there would be a trap door, clap-o-meter, music and fire.
A book prize worth £40,000 is seeking a new backer after its current supporter announced it would not be renewing its title sponsorship beyond two years.
Alexander McCall Smith wins the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his comic novel Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party.
British astronaut Tim Peake invites school children to help him in an experiment to learn more about how to grow food in space.
Rio de Janeiro favela residents speak of fears
The trial of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on negligence charges is due to get under way in the capital, Bangkok.
The bosses of large banks should be paid no more than people at the top of the civil service, David Cameron's former director of strategy says.
A year of monthly photo challenges which aim to help expand and improve your skills.
French teachers are furious about controversial proposed curriculum changes, including the phasing out of Latin and Greek, says Hugh Schofield
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's rivals are "guilty" for the 3-0 defeat at West Brom - for letting them win the title "so early".
The son and daughter-in-law of the oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood donate £250,000 towards medical equipment at Wishaw General Hospital.
Scotland's top law officer is going to court to try to get air accident investigators to hand over the black box from a North Sea helicopter crash.
Exploring Ryoji Ikeda's Supersymmetry - the art installation inspired by the work taking place at Cern
More than 200 support staff jobs are to go at Exeter University, the BBC learns.
Digital archaeology rescues lost Iraqi art
Images of eight people police want to speak to in connection with an anti-austerity protest after the general election are released.
Do normal people really say 'aye up me duck'?
Net neutrality is often cited as one of the key issues that will shape the future of the internet - but what does it mean?
Told through a cartoon, the moving personal story of a young African man caught up in the international drugs trade.