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Sir Bob Geldof and Joan Armatrading help the PRS, the organisation which protects musician's copyright, celebrate its centenary .
Beth Warren wins fight to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm being destroyed.
Four brothers who were convicted of the manslaughter of a couple seven years ago are each jailed for up to 11 years.
Apart from the well-known Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet flags, several other flags have been seen in the protests in Ukraine. What do they mean?
First anniversary of President Chavez's death
HMS Vanguard is to be refuelled at a cost of £120m after low levels of radioactivity were discovered in the cooling waters of a submarine test reactor.
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, five years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
The family of a man whose naked body was washed up on a Cornish beach come forward to identify him.
Lawyers have been cross-examining neighbours of Oscar Pistorius on the fourth day of the athlete's trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki repeals the state of emergency in place since the 2011 uprising that overthrew the former government, his office says.
A great white is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
PR consultant Max Clifford used his celebrity contacts "to bully and manipulate" girls and women into sexual acts with him, a court hears.
A survey to mark World Book Day has found that the majority of books found in British houses have not been read. Why?
Funding of £10.5m is pledged towards the cost of a £100m flood prevention scheme in the Somerset Levels.
A police force committed a contempt of Parliament by warning an MP not to harass a constituent, a committee says.
Theresa May announces a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
A Belfast taxi company apologises after two men were ordered out of one of their cabs when they kissed each other on their way to a gay nightclub.
The eurozone's benchmark interest rate is held at a historic low of 0.25%, despite fears of eurozone deflation.
The doll intended to be like a 'real' woman