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Rent-to-own retailer PerfectHome has been fined for making some customers hand over their keys before delivering purchases.
How pop pioneer Steve Strange shaped the 1980s
West Ham striker Andy Carroll will be out for at least four to six weeks after tearing a ligament in his knee.
A naked man who jumped from a fire to the roof of a double-decker bus is recovering after hospital treatment.
After debate following knocks to George North, ex-Wales captain Gareth Thomas admits he sometimes carried on while concussed.
Suggestions Ed Miliband avoided tax related to his parents' home are a "straightforward lie", Labour says after the claims appear in a newspaper.
A massive orange cloud forces tens of thousands of people to stay indoors in part of Spain after an accident at a chemical factory.
Binge-drinking among young adults in the UK is continuing to fall, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Police and gunmen exchange fire in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after explosions were reported at a Shia mosque.
US actor Emile Hirsch is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly choking a female film executive at last month's Sundance Film Festival.
The risk of Germany slipping into recession has eased after surprisingly strong growth of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2014, analysts say.
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison for violating visa rules is settling back into family life.
James Anderson ridicules criticism by Geoffrey Boycott about the batting of England's World Cup captain Eoin Morgan.
Two Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, leave prison after being bailed by a court.
Virgin Media announces what it calls the biggest investment in broadband infrastructure in the UK for more than a decade.
Taking hormone replacement therapy for even short periods of time can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, a study shows.
Paul Lambert was given transfer funds at Aston Villa but made a team that was not "fun to watch", claims a club director.
The US charges a police officer in Alabama after a 57-year-old Indian was thrown to the ground, an incident he says left him partially paralysed.
A 53-year-old woman is charged with murder after an 81-year-old man was found dead at a care home in North Yorkshire.
Whistleblower Herve Falciani says he feels vindicated after his email to HMRC offering details of bank account holders in Switzerland is uncovered by Le Monde newspaper.