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Artist David Hockney, 77, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he is working harder than ever from his home in Los Angeles.
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award
UK retail sales rise 0.8% October compared with September, and is 4.3% up on October 2013, according to official figures.
The Office for National Statistics has announced the market value of the UK.
Wealthy countries are set to meet in Berlin to pledge cash to smooth the way for a global climate change deal.
What do we know about the Syrians beheaded in IS video?
Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
The global financial services company Citi is creating 600 new jobs in Belfast, in an investment worth £54m.
Sir Mick Jagger has told the BBC about his new biopic on music legend James Brown, and how going on tour helped the Rolling Stones singer get over the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott.
Ministers defend plans to spend more than £600m on climate change in poor countries - as some MPs argue the cash would be better spent at home.
Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan knows he has more bad stuff to clear out before he has any chance of hitting clear blue water
Ferrari officially confirm two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will leave the team at the end of the season.
A BBC radio presenter makes an on-air apology for remarks he made about rape in a live debate about disgraced footballer Ched Evans.
From fitness trackers to motion capture - the technology aiming to boost sporting performance.
The Nigeria Football Federation accepts the blame for the champions' failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Does free food make for a happier workplace?
The men, aged between 23 and 31, are being held after a robbery at the Argyll Arcade in Glasgow in September.
North-east US hit by massive snowstorm
The Duchess of Alba, Spain's richest woman and one of its most eccentric figures, has died aged 88 in Seville.
Three South Africa police officers are suspended for allegedly not helping a suspected thief who was beaten by a mob and later died.