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A train passenger is left 15% shorter after her back was fractured in a "prank" that went wrong, Westminster Magistrates' Court hears.
David Cameron has accepted the broadcasters' offer of one, seven-way debate at the beginning of April, Conservative sources say.
The drilling of a temporary borehole at an Afan Valley beauty spot is approved by councillors.
Twenty-one opposition MPs are expelled from Zimbabwe's parliament after they broke away to form a new party.
Scientists obtain the most detailed views yet of ice deposits inside the permanently shadowed craters at Mercury's north pole.
The fall in inflation expectations generates an annual windfall for the Treasury of around £6bn, of which £3bn or £4bn will automatically feed through to more money being available for public services and a couple of billion pounds will come off annual borrowing
Bradford City could ban a supporter for life if he is found guilty of racially abusing Reading midfielder Garath McCleary.
Taking pictures of Friday's solar eclipse on a smartphone could put people at risk of blindness, eye experts warn.
Cycling boss Brian Cookson says Lance Armstrong's plan to join a charity ride at this year's Tour de France is "disrespectful".
Archive recalls how Nigel Farage was not always UKIP's leader and the party was founded by Alan Sked in 1993.
Lancaster University's AuroraWatch UK issues its second highest alert for sightings of the aurora borealis.
Why has it taken so long to tackle poor mental health provision for the nation's children?
The search for remaining bodies from a December AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea ends on Tuesday night, Indonesia's rescue agency confirms.
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield accepts his failure to shut a tunnel to football terraces "was direct cause" of 96 deaths.
A report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out abuse while at the BBC is due to be published in May, the report's author has said
UKIP leader Nigel Farage said his party's Scottish MEP should not have compared a Scottish government minister with a convicted terrorist.
The Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to soldiers from the Irish Guards to mark St Patrick's Day.
A petition calling for folk song Flower of Scotland to be made the country's official anthem is rejected by a committee of MSPs.
A schoolgirl who was groomed and abducted by her maths teacher has been offered the chance to meet the man who abused her, her mother says.
Bhutan, the world's lowest ranked side, upset Sri Lanka to progress to the next round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers.