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Reported crime rates in Scotland have fallen by almost a quarter over the past four years, according to government figures.
A team of online sleuths claim to have exposed an attempt to smear the former governor of Nigeria's central bank.
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A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says his government could ban Facebook and YouTube, amid leaks suggesting government corruption.
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Celebrities including actress Maxine Peake and former Blur drummer David Rowntree have joined thousands of protesters opposed to legal aid cuts in England and Wales.
Thousands of lawyers opposed to legal aid cuts in England and Wales are staging their second walkout this year.
Campaigners fear for village greens after Supreme Court ruling
Mistakes in the marking of literacy and numeracy tests for trainee teachers mean hundreds were incorrectly judged to have passed.
An anorexic teenager was prevented from returning to school because staff feared other girls would copy her, her mother claims.
The mother of murdered Stephen Lawrence wants officers accused of wrongdoing to be "routed out" and face criminal charges, her lawyer says.
Artist Cornelia Parker teams up with a scientist to turn fragments of drawings by Picasso and Constable into a work for Manchester's Whitworth gallery.
An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed thousands of people's details to a hacker.
Should Boris stop wooing foreign property tycoons?
Critically ill patients in Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital are put on an exercise bike to help speed up their recovery.
US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
The head of Network Rail Mark Carne has offered a "full and frank apology" to people affected by accidents and fatalities at level crossings.
A council leader is given a four week ban from attending a committee after he helped approve a £25,000 award to a group run by his employer.
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