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Staff at Cheshire Constabulary's "mane" headquarters received a surprise four-legged visitor, leaving front desk staff with a mare on their hands.
Schools in England will face more regular, light-touch inspections, but unannounced inspections will not become standard, says Ofsted.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
How Beach Boy Brian Wilson came to write God Only Knows.
The tiny high definition camera called the GoPro has made its founder and chief executive a multi-billionaire after it was floated.
Nancy Birtwhistle, the winner of this year's Great British Bake Off, has told BBC Breakfast how she managed to 'keep her head ' to beat her two rivals in the final.
Farewell payday lenders, welcome loan sharks?
The BBC's fearless interrogator comes face-to-face with the king of Punk.
Key services will be dismantled and the "very fabric" of communities will be tested after a £146m budget cut, warn council leaders.
Health authorities in Spain put to death the dog of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus in Madrid, sparking protests from animal rights groups.
A Belgian man whose adopted son travelled to Syria to join Islamic State gives an insight into life with the militants.
Proposals for the latest round of financial allocations to the Stormont departments will be brought to a meeting of the executive later.
The chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission tells the BBC "too much awful care" is happening in England.
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder and Shaimaa Khalil visit villages in the disputed region of Kashmir where at least 16 people have died in the worst violence in a decade.
Home Secretary Theresa May postpones plans to review who should co-ordinate counter-terrorism policing until after the general election.
A Vietnamese oil tanker which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing the crew, officials say.
The anti-immigration group with half a million 'likes'