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Pop singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini becomes the first UK female solo artist to have five UK number one singles.
Cheryl Fernandez Versini says it "feels surreal" to be the first British female artist to score five UK number one singles.
How a blind sculptor carved Christ by touch alone
German international Christoph Kramer scores an unusual own goal for Borussia Monchengladbach to hand Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 victory.
A cottage dubbed the "house of evil" where Mark Bridger is believed to have killed five-year-old April Jones in mid Wales two years ago is being prepared for demolition.
Outsourcing firm Serco's shares have plunged after it unveiled plans to raise up to £550m through selling new shares and cut its profit forecast.
Treasury slapped on the wrist for rail fares release.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a camera that can operate at the speed of light.
A bomb goes off at a school assembly in the north-east Nigerian town of Potiskum, residents say, with unconfirmed reports of casualties.
The Public Health Agency says it is waiting for results of an Ebola test for a patient in a Belfast hospital.
More patients are having weight-loss surgery, according to new figures from the National Bariatric Surgery Registry.
At least 10 policemen are killed in two bombings on police stations in the Afghan provinces of Logar and Nangarhar, police say.
An accident is causing 16 miles of tailbacks on the eastbound M4 around Newport.
One Direction top the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards with three prizes at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena.
British number one Andy Murray discusses a tough year, defeat in London, 22 matches in 37 days and backing mum Judy on Strictly.
The mother of a man who murdered a woman in an act of cannibalism claims the attack "could have been prevented".
People in Wales are being urged to "give up the gun" by surrendering unlicensed firearms during a two-week amnesty.
GB's Jason Kenny wins silver after losing to Matthew Glaetzer in the men's sprint final at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.
An 82-year-old man is found stabbed to death in Stroud and police launch a murder investigation.
Tax cuts for the low paid and more free childcare are among the measures to raise living standards recommended by business leaders.