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Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins, who collapsed on stage on Saturday, had been due to have routine heart surgery, according to his sister.
A cross-party group of peers is to launch a fresh attempt to revive a "snoopers' charter" in the draft counter-terrorism bill currently in Parliament.
Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears wore a Parental Advisory sweatshirt during the Australian Open final.
The company responsible for Scotland's national stadium explain why the pitch "did not meet expectations".
Police are trying to trace three people who were involved in a shooting incident in Greenock.
The UK satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat launches the second of its I5 series of spacecraft. - part of its next-generation Global Xpress constellation.
A man is jailed for stealing his own children's Christmas presents following a row with their mother.
The price of oil rallies as investors speculate that the falling cost of crude may have reached its end.
Ugandan troops find the grave of what is believed to be that of a rebel commander who had been wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on war crimes charges
Channel 4 confirms it is to shorten the scheduled run of Southampton-based documentary series Immigration Street following disruption by local residents.
Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko expected to be arrested or killed after he claimed Russia's spy agency asked him to murder businessman Boris Berezovsky, a court hears.
A 20-year-old woman admits downloading and possessing more than 600 images of child pornography as well as images of animal pornography.
The Northern Ireland Prison Service says it is dealing with an "ongoing incident" at Maghaberry Prison in County Antrim
Not many business leaders will be as public as Stefano Pessina when it comes to revealing what they really feel about politicians.
Prop David Wilson will miss England's Six Nations opener against Wales with a neck injury, adding to Stuart Lancaster's problems.
Oskar Groening, 93, will go on trial in Germany in April, charged with involvement in the deaths of 300,000 prisoners at Auschwitz.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is on an European tour to drum up support for a "new contract" with eurozone leaders over Greece's rescue programme.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson to defend her high jump title at the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield.
BMW has patches a security flaw that left more than 2 million cars, including Rolls Royce and Mini models, open to hackers
New Saudi Arabian pan-Arab news channel Alarab stops scheduled broadcasting less than 24 hours after going on air from studios in Bahrain.