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Police say a body found by a walker on a beach in Dumfries and Galloway has been identified as that of a missing Annan man.
Crews tackle a fire at a Ceredigion house which is described as "completely alight".
Andrew Harding on twists and turns ahead in Pistorius trial
The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence urges the Met's chief to take "decisive action" after a report concluded police officers spied on her family.
Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence, known as Clare's Law, is introduced in England and Wales.
A unique water garden in Gloucestershire, which has been repeatedly flooded, could be "at risk" unless a solution is found.
'On form, you have to favour England to beat Wales'
Residents of a coastal community are considering a legal challenge against plans that would see their village abandoned to the sea.
Great Britain lose 6-3 to Canada in their opening Winter Paralympic wheelchair curling round-robin game in Sochi.
A search begins in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people vanishes on a flight to Beijing.
Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha reveals she has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns the US not to take "hasty steps" over the Ukraine crisis, as tensions remain high in Crimea.
Britain's Jade Etherington wins silver in the women's visually impaired downhill at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
Revelations stemming from the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry, Prince Harry, a lawyers' protest and a shark in the Atlantic make headlines.
Writers, designers and actors on the secrets of success
Ministers are discussing plans to make non-payment of the television licence fee a civil, rather than a criminal, offence.
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
The head of the Metropolitan Police has vowed to win back public trust after a report found officers spied on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.