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A first glimpse at the SPOTY @60 Documentary which is set to air on Wednesday, 11 December on BBC One at 9pm.
The Welsh economy is growing faster than most other parts of the UK but remains bottom of the economic table, official figures indicate.
Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, who stars in the drama Borgen, talks to Jenni Murray about why she thinks the Brits have taken the show to their hearts
An Australian town is using loud noises in an attempt to drive away an infestation of almost 80,000 bats who are roosting in a local park.
Four people are held in London and £80,000 in cash is seized by police investigating a suspected £1m theft from two banks.
A 27-year-old pregnant woman who was injured in an attack by two dogs at a house in Leeds, dies of her injuries in hospital.
British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
National curriculum tests for 14-year-old in England's school should be reintroduced, says the chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw.
A documentary explains why avalanches caused so many deaths and accidents in the Scottish mountains last winter.
Where does the money from bank fines go?
The journey in the Pacific Islands
British families spent their money in some surprising ways last year, official figures show.
Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement "is getting better" said the defence secretary, a day after he abandoned plans to privatise the system when only one bidder was left in the competition.
An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology to track suspects.
A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
The brother of a County Londonderry man, who was crushed when thieves tried to steal his lorry, says he is "lucky to be alive".
A woman who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel wins a Supreme Court challenge that it is a "place of meeting for religious worship'.
Two rare films starring Peter Sellers just before he became an international star will be publically screened in 2014, for the first time in more than 50 years.
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