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Television's longest running soap, Coronation Street, has a new set. Actress Jane Danson gives BBC News a tour
As Americans flock to the shops for Black Friday's bonanza sales, #BBCtrending investigates the darker side of the day.
David Warner's comments about England batsman Jonathan Trott were "out of order", according to former captain Steve Waugh.
The bodies of 18 people are found near a town north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, hours after they were abducted from their homes, police say.
Two men appear in court charged over alleged match-fixing in English football.
Two Indonesian air force pilots are investigated for allegedly trying to smuggle Australian parrots into Indonesia, military officials say.
A man who raped a woman and carried out other violent attacks in Moray and Aberdeen is jailed for 10 years.
A teachers' union official in Wales claims he is not "overly panicked" at a highly critical report which found many children do not know how to sit a maths test.
More needs to be done to support carers whose work is too often undervalued and unrecognised, the Older People's Commissioner for Wales says.
Three stories by Catcher In The Rye author JD Salinger are leaked online, against the late writer's express wishes.
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra tells the BBC there will be no early election to end anti-government protests now in their sixth day.
Comet Ison, or some part of it, may have survived its encounter with the Sun, according to scientists.
Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers try to turn out 50,000 words in just 30 days. Why do they do it?
How do rugby league and rugby union compare?
Prices of houses and flats have picked up strongly, according to figures from the Nationwide building society.
Raids on brothels in and around Buenos Aires lead to the rescue of almost 100 women forced into prostitution, Argentine police say.
Arson is being blamed for a huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh which makes clothes for Western brands, fire and police authorities say.
Three men including a referee are charged over allegations of computer hacking at the Football Association.
Gary Ballance scores an assured 55 as England labour on the first day of their tour match against a CA Chairman's XI.
Ministers are asking the big six energy firms to hold prices until the middle of 2015, barring any major increase in wholesale fuel costs.