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A couple return from honeymoon to find their Essex home "glowing" with a spotty pink Mr Blobby-style makeover.
Russia's foreign minister calls Azerbaijan's failure to award any Eurovision points to Russia "outrageous" and promises a response.
An advisory group for Labour calls for a tougher line on teaching standards in further education colleges.
Police investigate 10 people over allegations of sex abuse at a residential school after claims former MP Sir Cyril Smith abused boys there.
Unite leader Len McCluskey hits back at claims by Lord Mandelson that his union is trying to rig Labour candidate selection.
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City by mutual consent following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.
Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
What Tory row tells us about the state of British politics
A former community centre manager is found guilty of sex crimes against children and adults spanning several decades.
Police Scotland confirm that a man whose remains were discovered in the Scottish Borders was a teenager reported missing 14 years ago.
A widow warns of the dangers of binge drinking after her Wales rugby fan husband fell into a river and died during a Six Nations weekend.
A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
The head of the NHS in England Sir David Nicholson is stepping down from the post next year.
The government squandered taxpayers' money on a drug to treat flu, a public spending watchdog says.
The brother of South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius, Carl, is acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a motorcyclist in 2008.
The head of the European Commission tells the European Parliament he will argue for EU-wide exchange of income data to battle tax evasion.
The family of a woman murdered by her ex-partner call for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.
A photograph of Coventry's Ricoh Arena seemingly on fire sparks alarm on social media that the stadium was burning down.
Prince Charles and Prince William have called for global action to save wild animals from poachers.
The Professional Footballers' Association says it is looking into Sunderland's disciplinary measures against several players.