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Efforts to help one of Britain's most flood-prone regions will cost "tens of millions of pounds", according to officials.
How much sugar in the diet is too much?
North London rivals want Bernard, Barcelona target David Luiz, Man Utd want eight new signings, plus more
A paedophile previously spared prison because of overcrowding is jailed for downloading child abuse images and videos of bestiality.
No options should be ruled out to exert pressure on Russia over its incursion into Ukraine, David Cameron says.
A witness at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius says the South African athlete was responsible for a weapon being fired at a restaurant last year.
Train companies are accused of putting passengers' health at risk by dumping toilet waste on the tracks at some of London's mainline stations.
People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new guidance from the World Health Organization.
Los Angeles council votes to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in the cities restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces.
Should drinking in pregnancy be seen as a crime?
BBC Three is to be dropped from TV schedules and will become an online channel, as part of the BBC's cost-cutting plans.
How Ellen's selfie became a religious message
None of the 10 people arrested during a £4m inquiry into alleged corruption at Cleveland Police will be charged.
A 13-year-old boy from Preston becomes the youngest person ever to successfully carry out atomic fusion.
PC Keith Blakelock's unit was attacked with a "flame-type thrower" before he was hacked to death by a mob during the Tottenham riots in 1985, a court hears.
England's Toni Duggan apologises for painting her face black and dressing up as film star Whoopi Goldberg for a party.
Arts presenter Mark Lawson is to step down as the host of BBC Radio 4's Front Row, citing personal reasons.
A 38-year-old woman is charged over indecent images as part of the investigation into Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins.
Israel says it has seized a ship carrying advanced Iranian weapons made in Syria that was heading towards the Gaza Strip.
Around 145 staff at property and construction group Macob in Cardiff have been made redundant after the firm went into administration.