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An MP calls for an end to "useless" legal disclaimers at the bottom of emails, saying they lead to "forests' worth of paper" being wasted.
Labour MP Bill Esterson says pregnant women should not drink "at all" to avoid any potential damage to their unborn child.
Do drivers and householders feel the benefit of falling oil price?
Tests on 'Superman' logo ecstasy tablets found in Ipswich find PMMA, a substance "much stronger" than that found in standard ecstasy pills.
A&E units are struggling to meet thier waiting time targets with some hospitals reporting major problems. But what is the cause of the growing difficulties?
Stephen Fry's partner Elliott Spencer is given a driving ban after being caught doing 101mph trying to get the actor to the Hay literary festival
Attack on office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says.
Darryl Fitton beats number two seed Alan Norris in a deciding set tie-break to reach the BDO World Championship quarter-finals.
Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa faces an unexpected battle to hold on to power, as millions prepare to vote in a tightly fought election.
Jonathan Trott hits 79 from 127 balls as England Lions draw their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.
Why do people keep posting the hoax Facebook privacy notices?
Pictures of the Hoegh Osaka moving after 'freeing itself' in the Solent
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes accepts an offer to join Manchester United on an 18-month contract.
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of a woman on Christmas Eve.
How Pakistanis feel about Imran Khan's new wife
Why does everyone in the technology business descend on Las Vegas at the beginning of January every year?
The administrators of collapsed parcel delivery company City Link announce a further 230 redundancies at the firm, taking the total to 2,586.
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent has begun to drift, the Hampshire Police Marine Unit says.
Ebola test results are expected on a patient who is being monitored in an isolation unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital near Cardiff.