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A soundbite 'sticks' on RTÉ's Prime Time programme and suddenly it feels like the country is being brainwashed.
Does the cost of childcare mean it's not worth going to work?
An ambulance took 19 minutes to reach a girl having an asthma attack in Cambridgeshire after going to the wrong RAF base, an inquest hears.
A campaign aimed at highlighting the "humanitarian crisis" caused by poverty in Scotland is launched by a group of major charities.
Wales' first minister says it would be difficult to get public backing for more assembly members without cutting politicians elsewhere.
Russia's justification of its invasion of Crimea is "baseless", William Hague tells MPs.
After nine years in office, Estonian PM Andrus Ansip announces his resignation to enable a successor to lead his party into 2015 elections.
Does the celebrity culture chew up and abandon ageing female stars?
A school in Salford has replaced its bell with music to mark the beginning and end of lessons. Is this the end of the school bell?
A UN illegal drugs body criticises 2012 moves in two US states to legalise recreational marijuana, saying they contravene drug control treaties.
Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular died from internal bleeding and peritonitis, according to his death certificate.
The fixture at the Tory power table who's unheard of outside the party
David Cameron says he feels "profoundly shocked" by allegations against an aide who has been arrested on suspicion of an offence "relating to child abuse imagery".
The South West's main railway line which was wrecked in storms at Dawlish will reopen ahead of schedule, on 4 April, Network Rail announces.
Many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than the average annual mortgage bill, a report claims.
School children in England are to have lessons warning them against using loan sharks.
With the World Cup just 100 days away, three football experts assess the form and prospects of England's Group D opponents
A second witness at the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius says she was awoken by the sounds of a fight in the early hours of 14 February 2013.
Moves to ban Alex Salmond and his Scottish ministerial team from Aberdeen council buildings look set to be abandoned.
MPs, peers and the press pack compete in the annual Parliamentary pancake race held in Victoria Tower Gardens.