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Tesco cancels plans to build to two new stores in Northern Ireland as it announces cutbacks to its supermarket chain across the UK.
A teaching assistant who taped a seven-year-old girl to a chair at a West Yorkshire school is given a 12-month community service order.
Readers' photos on the theme of "something new"
A baby girl is born to recently a released Cuban spy after US authorities allowed him to send his sperm to Cuba to have his wife artificially inseminated.
Efforts to rescue the tail of the AirAsia flight which crashed into the Java Sea are being hampered by poor weather conditions.
The wife of a World War Two veteran who left his nursing home to go to France for D-Day commemorations dies days after her husband.
Falling prices in the eurozone, deflation, may actually be good news for them across the Channel but seriously bad for us here in Britain.
Shire horse Lincoln weighs the same as a small car, eats more than 30 kilos of food every day and is groomed with a pressure washer.
A man is jailed for life for brutally murdering a woman during a robbery at her home in Glasgow.
The operation to salvage the Hoegh Osaka, which was beached in the Solent, continues.
Second in the table, into the last 16 of the Champions League - so what's the problem with Barcelona?
The Work and Pensions Committee takes evidence on the benefits sanction policy.
While Tesco is being turned around, Marks & Spencer still faces problems.
A full assessment of the cargo ship that ran aground in the Solent on Saturday is due to be carried out by the salvage team.
Police are given more time to question two men on suspicion of murder after the disappearance of 34-year-old Sameena Imam on Christmas Eve.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to run the Marathon des Sables, but is that harder than his polar challenges?
Thousands of Syrian refugees are spending their fourth winter in tents in Lebanon as heavy snow continues to fall in the area.
The Cosby Show received a standing ovation in Canada, at the end of his first live performance since November, despite protests outside the venue.
The Halifax is blaming poor growth in wages for a continuing slow-down in house prices.
India captain Virat Kohli makes history, while 'spiderman' is blamed for a dropped catch on day three of the fourth Test.