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Chelsea stay five points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought win at West Ham.
Boris Johnson is accused of misleading Londoners over how much it could cost to fund a new garden bridge over the River Thames.
The SNP could win the safest Labour seat in Scotland and oust Charles Kennedy at the general election, according to a new poll.
David Cameron says he will take part in only one televised debate ahead of the election, featuring seven party leaders.
Ashley Young capitalises on a late error by Tim Krul to give Manchester United victory over Newcastle United.
Danny Swanson's 25-yard strike gives St Johnstone all three points and ends Celtic's 11-game unbeaten domestic run.
More than 200 people are set to lose their jobs with the closure of a west Belfast call centre.
US Attorney General Eric Holder calls on police and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, to take immediate action after his department finds widespread racial bias.
Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV.
MSPs vote for full parliamentary scrutiny of plans to allow more than 100 public bodies to access personal data through an individual's NHS number.
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is in a stable condition after fainting during their Premier League game at Tottenham.
A North Lanarkshire school apologises after handing out a homework worksheet that called Palestinians "terrorists".
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
Defence lawyers do not deny Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's involvement in the deadly bombing but argue that he was coerced by his brother.
More than 100 South African firefighters are battling wildfires on the mountains around Cape Town.
A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been found guilty of plotting bomb attacks in several countries.
A jawbone, thought to belong to one of the world's very first humans, has been found in Ethiopia.
Some 30 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.
Nathan Matthews, the stepbrother of missing Bristol 16-year-old Becky Watts, is charged with her murder.
Overweight people who struggle to shed the pounds should be given incentives to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle, Conservative minister Claire Perry has said.