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People have been paying tribute to those killed during the German bombardment of Hartlepool 100 years ago - the first attack on British soil of World War I.
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A 52-year-old County Londonderry man found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.
Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother and son of US presidents, takes a step towards a run on the White House in 2016.
The BBC's new inflation calculator will work out how much prices are rising for households like yours.
How do we define an English law, when so much legislation has a knock-on effect for other parts of the UK population?
A £3,000 reward is offered for information leading to the conviction of a man who raped an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from school.
Authorities in Pennsylvania continue to search for Bradley William Stone after his ex-wife and five of her family members are shot dead.
The medical director of NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh, says the "system is creaking" as winter begins to take hold.
Three G4S security guards are found not guilty of the manslaughter of a man who died during an attempted deportation at Heathrow airport.
Scientists shed light on the energetic emission of radiation that occurs in thunderstorms.
X Factor winner Ben Haenow is ahead of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in the race for Christmas number one, the Official Chart Company reveals.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.
Ofcom, the UK's telecoms regulator, has named senior Treasury official Sharon White as its new chief executive.
A care assistant at a nursing home where a dementia patient was scalded in a bath, had not been given any formal training, an inquest hears.
A man whose murder led to the arrest of five boys aged between 13 and 14 is formally identified as 53-year-old Christopher John Barry.
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tovev's appeal against a seven-match ban for racial abuse is rejected by the Scottish FA.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has announced his new front bench team, with jobs for fellow leadership contenders Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack.
The BBC's Mike Wooldridge looks at how Pakistan has battled with the Taliban and what future hope there is for resolving the conflict.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he has never been involved in match-fixing after being named in an investigation.