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The English National Opera (ENO) is dropped from the Arts Council's national portfolio of organisations for 2015-18 and placed "under special funding arrangements".
As details emerge of a ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine, the BBC's Bridget Kendall gauges the mood in Moscow amid growing economic hardship.
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.
A grieving mother from Swansea says losing her "wonderful son" in a crash in Bath is devastating.
The drowning of more than 300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this week could have been prevented with better EU lifesaving provision, experts say.
The two fastest drivers caught by speed cameras in England and Wales in 2014, were both recorded travelling at 146mph on a motorway.
A court in Italy clears the way for the extradition of fugitive Brazilian banker Henrique Pizzolato, convicted as part of the Mensalao corruption trial.
Rangers keeper Steve Simonsen is given a two-match ban, one of which is suspended, for breaching SFA gambling rules.
A camera lost six months ago in Australia is reunited with its owner thanks to a social media manhunt by a stranger who found the device.
Inflation in the UK could temporarily turn negative in the spring because of falling oil prices, the governor of the Bank of England says.
The airline executive's daughter who made a fuss over how her nuts were served has focused attention on South Korea's dominant chaebol system.
Sweden's central bank cuts its key interest rate from 0% to a record low of -0.1% and starts a programme of quantitative easing.
A former doctor is jailed for 18 years for indecently assaulting girls at the UK hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.
A major count of farmland birds has concluded with sightings of several rare species.
The Liberal Democrats pledge to protect spending from nursery to college level over the course of the next parliament if they are in government.
After a ban on smoking in cars was agreed by MPs in the Commons, BBC News looks at what could happen next.
Sacked Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says managing the club turned out to be "the toughest challenge" of his career.
The governor of the Bank of England says there is a better than evens chance inflation will turn negative in coming months but insists this won't be "deflation".
A £7m legal bill racked-up in a failed case against six people accused of a fraud conspiracy involving the ownership of open-cast mines is to be paid by the Serious Fraud Office.
Liverpool say captain Steven Gerrard will have a scan on a hamstring injury sustained in the 3-2 win over Tottenham.