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The Treasury Committee launches an inquiry into the planned sale of more than 600 bank branches by Lloyds Banking Group.
The head of the US electronic spying agency says newly revealed telephone and internet surveillance programmes have disrupted dozens of terror plots.
Over a third of honey bee colonies were lost over the winter, according to a survey by the British Beekeepers Association
Care minister Norman Lamb is holding talks to discuss what he says is a crisis in care of the elderly and disabled at home.
Apple announced it would scrap the "traditional" look of its mobile apps which mimicked real world objects. This is "skeuomorphic" design.
Peering into the North Korean economy by satellite
Irish composer Gerald Barry's opera The Importance of Being Earnest is being staged for the first time in the UK at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
Female genital mutilation is not being properly tackled in the UK as police and social workers are afraid to be seen as politically incorrect, MPs say.
What next for Iran as election ushers in post-Ahmadinejad era?
A structure which existed for just one night is one of 12 new buildings to be named the best in Scotland.
The E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles has opened its doors, giving media, bloggers and trade delegates a chance to get their hands on games and hardware of the future.
People in Scotland's largest city are borrowing £57m a year from payday loan companies, pawnbrokers and other non-standard lenders.
People in Scotland may be spending thousands of pounds on nursing home care when the NHS should be footing the bill.
Seventy-five years ago in Fascist Italy, a group of gay men were labelled "degenerate", expelled from their homes and interned on one of the Tremiti islands.
The US start-ups with a big passion to succeed
Can anyone stay sane after years in solitary confinement?
Can budget airlines ever succeed long-haul?
HM Revenue and Customs should "fully investigate" Google after information from whistleblowers "undermined" the firm's defence of its tax arrangements, MPs say.
Gifted but temperamental Australian batsman David Warner needs to grow up to fulfil his potential, says commentator Jim Maxwell
Facebook is adding support for clickable hashtags to help users keep track of popular topics on the network, a move experts say may boost ad sales.