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Novelist Marilynne Robinson and cartoonist Roz Chast were among the winners at the National Book Critics Circle.
A Norwich City fan is left steaming when his mother accidentally "roasts" 16 match tickets with his chicken dinner.
Senior South Yorkshire Police officers diverted money away from a child sexual exploitation investigation, a former detective tells BBC News.
Dermot O'Leary reveals his mother was not completely confident in his dance ability ahead of his 24-hour challenge for Comic Relief.
The founder and chief executive of the troubled Kiltwalk charity event is to quit as part of a restructure at the organisation.
Madeleine McCann's parents have been told never to lose hope after a family in South Africa were reunited with their missing daughter 17 years after she was kidnapped.
Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary speaks to the BBC as he enters the final stretch of his 24-hour charity dance marathon.
Motorists who saw a convoy of eight vehicles travelling from Vale of Glamorgan to Powys before a crash which killed four people are asked to contact police.
A 13-year-old boy is found guilty of murder and a 20-year old man of manslaughter after a woman was found dead in a West Midlands street.
Cases of scarlet fever in England have more than doubled between September and March compared with last year, Public Health England says.
Eight fire engines called to incident near a school in Weybridge, Surrey, after reports of an explosion
Germany's highest court decides that a ban on teachers wearing the Islamic headscarf in state schools is unconstitutional.
Teenagers will soon be vaccinated against deadly meningitis W after a steep rise in the number of infections, Public Health England has announced.
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.
Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot is jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two boys while working as a teacher.
A Russian man describes a community sentence given to a lorry driver who caused the death of his son as "a mockery of justice".
As the BBC finishes its NHS Winter project, Nick Triggle looks back on the past 18 weeks to see how the NHS has performed.
The Hillsborough police match commander tells a jury that he relied on colleagues on the day of the disaster but "the buck stops with me".
Images from around the world: 13 March
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has criticised the pace of progress in talks over Greece's debt, since last month's interim deal.