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The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, five years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
The family of a man whose naked body was washed up on a Cornish beach come forward to identify him.
Lawyers have been cross-examining neighbours of Oscar Pistorius on the fourth day of the athlete's trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki repeals the state of emergency in place since the 2011 uprising that overthrew the former government, his office says.
A great white is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
PR consultant Max Clifford used his celebrity contacts "to bully and manipulate" girls and women into sexual acts with him, a court hears.
A survey to mark World Book Day has found that the majority of books found in British houses have not been read. Why?
Funding of £10.5m is pledged towards the cost of a £100m flood prevention scheme in the Somerset Levels.
A police force committed a contempt of Parliament by warning an MP not to harass a constituent, a committee says.
Theresa May announces a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
A Belfast taxi company apologises after two men were ordered out of one of their cabs when they kissed each other on their way to a gay nightclub.
The eurozone's benchmark interest rate is held at a historic low of 0.25%, despite fears of eurozone deflation.
The doll intended to be like a 'real' woman
Teenage skier Millie Knight will carry the Great Britain flag at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
For the second time American presenters on the Russian backed TV station Russia Today have gone off script to voice their personal concerns about Russia's occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni are to launch legal action after secret recordings of them made by a former aide are leaked online.
Lucy Hennessey, who did a Balloon Artistry course, reacts to news that courses like hers are to have funding cuts.
It's the Caption Challenge.
A row has broken out between Dell and Mozilla over charges for installing the Firefox browser.
A man who was left an iPad in his late mother's will has criticised Apple for not unlocking the device.