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The trafficking of underage puppies into the UK from Eastern Europe is rife, according to the Dogs Trust charity.
English professional Jason Palmer explains why he adopted his unique playing style, which he admits receives "funny looks".
The BBC's Frank Gardner argues that it was inevitable, sooner or later, that Islamic State would turn its attention to the largest and most important country in the region, Saudi Arabia.
Cardiff council is looking at making savings of more than £32m in one year in a bid to balance the books.
A rare guitar John Lennon played while he was in the Beatles is expected to fetch up to $1 million (£638,712) at auction.
Listen to highlights of the day that the UK Youth Parliament took over the House of Commons.
The parliamentary authorities defend the practice of removing leaves by hand from trees at the Palace of Westminster rather than allowing nature to take its course each autumn.
A woman who claimed she was too ill to walk yet was filmed surfing in Australia, is jailed for benefit fraud.
Serial killer and sex offender Angus Sinclair is jailed for a minimum of 37 years for the 1977 World's End murders of Helen Scott and Christine Eadie.
Shares in Richard Branson's Virgin America airline surge more than 30% in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York.
Wales withstand heavy Belgium pressure to stay unbeaten and earn a valuable Euro 2016 qualifying campaign point in Brussels.
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.
A controversial 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's president will cost even more than the original £385m ($615m) price tag, the BBC has been told.
Watch five top shots as Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych to reach the semis of the World Tour Finals.
Three lanes of the M25 in Surrey remain closed throughout the evening rush-hour after a section of the road collapses leaving a pothole the width of one lane.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's European Championship qualifier between England and Slovenia.
One of the scientists involved in the Philae lander mission apologises for any offence caused over a shirt he wore earlier in the week.
New Zealand and Australia prepare to face each other in the Rugby League Four Nations final in Wellington.
Is Angus Sinclair worst serial killer Scotland has seen?
Police are investigating after a Twitter user wrote that he hoped disgraced footballer Ched Evans raped Jessica Ennis-Hill.