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Doctors call on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to patients with a debilitating eye condition known as wet AMD.
The Green party leader, Natalie Bennett, has said she is embarrassed by a radio interview she gave on Tuesday morning in which she appeared unable to answer questions about her party's policies.
What would the knock-on effects of a winter World Cup be for British fans?
A 47-year-old man is jailed for for murdering a woman he met on a dating website.
In the short course of the latest Greek financial crisis, Syriza appears to have transformed itself from what in the UK would be seen as traditional leftists into Blairites.
A brief look at some of the biggest sinkholes in recent history.
UK property sales fell in January, dropping by 6% compared with a year ago, but estate agents' views vary on the significance of the decrease.
Salt and print photography - the earliest form of paper photography - produced some amazing images, including Nelson's Column under construction
Local bus CCTV has caught the moment a sinkhole opened up in a pavement beneath two South Korean pedestrians.
Lincoln's council is planning a ban on so-called "legal highs" - but they have little evidence to suggest they are a threat to public order.
A new super-prison for more than 2,000 inmates will be publicly run, with a third of services outsourced to the private sector or charities.
Images from around the world: 24 February
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK's low inflation is temporary and will return to its 2% target within two years.
A teenage girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car in east Belfast.
BBC One's detective series New Tricks is to end after 12 series so the channel can "increase the range of drama".
Environmental officers rescue 101 animals from a zoo in Mexico where they were being held in "deplorable" conditions.
The US TV broadcast of this year's Oscars ceremony scores the event's lowest ratings in six years with 36.6m, down 16% on 2014.
More than 1,000 operations are thought to have been cancelled at a hospital which has been on "black alert" since January, hospital bosses say.
Rakhat Aliyev, the Kazakh president's ex son-in-law turned political opponent, is found dead in his Austrian jail cell.
A man pleads guilty to attacking disabled pensioner Alan Barnes, for whom more than £300,000 was raised in donations.