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The OECD's education expert tells MPs that the best education systems balance local autonomy with public transparency.
Eurostar boss Nicolas Petrovic says competition from rival rail operators is good after annual passenger numbers broke the 10 million mark for the first time.
Centre Jonathan Davies returns to the Wales side for the Six Nations Championship clash against England at Twickenham.
An unemployed single mother from County Armagh appears in court in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black.
Emergency relief is being provided for drought-hit famers in eastern Australia, as Phil Mercer reports.
Labour urges a report on the impact of non-EU immigration on the UK to be published - but No 10 says it is not ready.
Outdoor attractions prove to be the most popular with visitors in a year of mixed fortunes for Scotland's tourist spots.
The introduction of a sugar tax may be necessary to curb obesity rates, the chief medical officer for England tells MPs.
Officers will be told they should no longer pool their recollections before writing up notes on serious incidents.
Campaigners opposed to centralising specialist care for babies born in west Wales are due to meet Health Minister Mark Drakeford.
How rival camps will seize on stats in bid to prove their case
Actor Michael Le Vell, who plays Coronation Street's Kevin Webster, is to take a break from the show to get help for "personal issues", ITV confirms.
In the Somerset village of Moorland the flood waters have receded but people who are going home for the first time have been shocked to find their homes devastated
Nigel Farage discusses Nick Clegg's claims that he should work harder in Europe.
Bloodstained walls and people waiting on trolleys for hours are discovered at a hospital whose trust is already in special measures.
About a third of all women in the European Union have experienced either physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, a survey suggests.
'You can't just leave it to nature' - views from the Somerset Levels
A selection of photos from around Wales
Downing Street has prevented publication of a report that suggests one potential impact of immigration is smaller than has been claimed, Newsnight learns.
Cross-channel train operator Eurostar says it carried more than 10 million passengers last year for the first time, as the economic recovery lifted demand for business travel.