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Patients are urged to avoid going to Morriston Hospital's A&E in Swansea unless they have a genuine emergency due to "high pressure" facing staff.
People in Western countries complaining about the success of Chinese pupils in school tests have been attacked as bad losers, by the OECD's education expert, Andreas Schleicher.
The boss of Domino's Pizza - who criticised UK immigration laws - should pay his staff more if he wants to recruit extra workers, a minister says.
Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel criticises plans to award double points for the season's final race from 2014.
Sir Bradley Wiggins is knighted by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Students say they never took courses that an east London college's records show they achieved passes in, thus netting substantial funding from the government.
Prof Peter Higgs has received his Nobel prize for physics at a ceremony in Stockholm.
Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is knighted at Buckingham Palace for services to cycling.
A man given the all-clear from cancer was killed "in a moment of madness" in a row over a disabled parking space, a jury hears.
The founder of French company PIP, which distributed defective breast implants, is sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
Councillors in Swansea approve plans which could see nearly 700 jobs go and £45m spending cuts over the next three years.
An inquest into the death of a worker in a factory's industrial oven hears from the man who closed the machine's door.
An object that caused a security alert in Belfast city centre was an elaborate hoax, say police.
A Boxing Day strike on the London Underground is averted for the first time in four years after Tube drivers reach an agreement over pay.
MPs challenged the work and pensions secretary about delays and the cost of writing-off investment in software development for the new all-in-one benefit payment.
A man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a motorway crash in which seven people died is cleared of breaching health and safety laws.
A trial has begun to see whether a drug used to treat diabetes can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Political tensions surrounding the scrapping of the 11-plus is having a major impact on the welfare of pupils in Northern Ireland, a report has said.
Lerato Mbele looks back at Nelson Mandela's economic policies and considers their impact today.
The government abandons plans to privatise its defence procurement body after only one bidder was left in contention for the contract.