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Royal Mail's annual profits more than double, helped by strong growth in parcel deliveries as more people shop online.
An Essex hospital is criticised by a health watchdog for "missing opportunities" to save the life of a woman with disabilities.
The amount of alcohol sold in Scottish shops has fallen by 2.6% in the year since multi-buy promotions were banned, research suggests.
The High Court in London is judging whether a pregnant woman with bipolar disorder has the mental capacity to request an abortion.
Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the 1960s rock band The Doors, dies aged 74 in Germany after a long battle with cancer.
The science behind the lie detector test has been disputed since its creation 90 years ago, so is there any reliable way to tell if someone is lying?
After a technical hitch inserted yodelling into Radio 4's Broadcasting House, Kevin Connolly set about finding the singer.
The ice skating TV series is to be axed after one further series.
The organisers of the World Police and Fire Games confirm the number of athletes who have signed up to take part so far is almost 50% below the 10,000 target.
Gordon Strachan calls up Leigh Griffiths and Tony Watt to the Scotland squad for next month's match against Croatia.
The first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.
Is the company’s tax avoidance rational, asks Robert Peston
Irish police are excavating the rear of a murdered former garda detective's house in the search for the body of another murder victim.
A cyclist says he is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a car whose driver is later believed to have tweeted about the crash.
Vodafone's full-year sales slip for the first time in eight years as tough economic conditions in Europe take their toll on customers.
Sir Alex Ferguson is named LMA Manager of the Year after guiding Manchester United to a 20th league title.
An 86-year-old woman dies in a house fire in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, which broke out on Monday evening.
The BBC Young Musician of the year launches its 2014 talent search, which includes a new Jazz Award.
Nick Buckles, the chief executive of global security group G4S, is to step down from his position at the end of May.
One of the most concerning classes of hospital 'superbug' is not being tracked by the Department of Health, it is revealed.