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Plans to relax the smoking ban in Wales so actors can light up on film and television sets are dropped by ministers.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien is to leave Scotland for several months after admitting improper sexual conduct, the Vatican confirms.
Jockey Frankie Dettori says he is "ashamed and embarrassed" after admitting for the first time he used cocaine in 2012.
David Cameron is "deeply" concerned by claims of price fixing by major oil firms, as the energy secretary promises tough sanctions if they are true.
The UK says it has agreed new laws with the European Union which include banning the dumping of unwanted fish, such as mackerel and herring.
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Education Secretary Michael Gove is questioned on school accountability and the curriculum.
Women in Scotland needing help to conceive are to be guaranteed two IVF cycles, but those who are obese will not get the treatment until they lose weight.
A mental health nurse is accused of having sex with a patient after threatening to release "confidential information" to her employer.
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The chief constable of Thames Valley Police apologises for the delay in securing convictions against seven men who abused girls between 2004 and 2012.
Nvidia prices its Shield handheld console at a significant premium to Sony's PlayStation Vita and Nintendo's 3DS XL.
A senior doctor in charge of one of Northern Ireland's busiest A&E units criticises the government over its current approach to emergency care and its focus on waiting time targets.
A body found after a house fire in Gwynedd was a 74-year-old woman and the cause of the blaze is not suspicious say fire officers.
Harriet Harman lambasts the PM for discussing the EU "in the White House but not in this House".
HSBC says it may cut an additional 14,000 jobs globally as part of its three-year restructuring plan to reduce costs.
A convicted killer with a string of convictions dating back to when he was 13 years old is jailed for life for murder and attempted murder.
UK unemployment rose by 15,000 to 2.52 million in the January to March period, the Office for National Statistics says.
Police arrest four men over allegations of physical abuse at a young offenders centre in County Down in the 1980s.