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A look inside deadly biker gangs of the US
The Police Federation hasn't locked horns with government this year, but the pace of reform of the organisation is slow, says Danny Shaw.
Is the British front garden disappearing?
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist "Luz" who designed its cover image of Muhammad after the Paris attacks announces he is leaving the magazine.
'I have a knack for pop' says Brandon Flowers
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.
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