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Survivors in Italy await the end of the trial of Francesco Schettino, the man at the centre of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
The opening hours at Birmingham's new £189m library are to be cut by nearly half to save money, the city council confirms.
A four-year-old girl walking with her grandmother was among the four people killed in a tipper truck crash in Bath on Monday.
Web-slinging superhero Spider-Man is going to appear in Marvel's cinematic universe after Sony reaches a deal with Disney.
Hundreds of thousands of customers who buy household goods though rent-to-own schemes are being "ripped off", a group of MPs has concluded
Rugby's governing body says George North should have been taken off after a clash of heads in the Wales v England match.
Along with pre-booked cinema tickets, several other business appear to be cashing in on the release of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young defends the club's tactics after criticism from West Ham boss Sam Allardyce.
Security costs for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange are to be reviewed, says Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
Scotland shock Ireland with a thumping 179-run victory in their World Cup warm-up match in Sydney.
How do airbags protect skiers from being buried?
The UK's largest supermarket sees sales growth for the first time in a year, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Niger's parliament votes to send troops to Nigeria to join the fight against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, as the conflict spreads across borders.
The rights of 1,015 UK prisoners were breached when they were prevented from voting in elections, the European Court of Human Rights rules.
Women who are trying for a baby and those in the first three months of pregnancy should not drink any alcohol, updated guidelines say.
The solicitor for one of three men wrongly convicted of killing a Cardiff prostitute said an inquiry into the collapse of the UK's biggest police corruption trial would focus on the "reasons for the collapse".
A man is charged over a video showing a motorist in Aberdeen allegedly driving with headphones on, using a handheld mobile phone and with a laptop on.
Consultant-led maternity care could be withdrawn from a north Wales hospital for a year due to recruitment problems, warn local politicians.
Sam Smith's Grammy victory was seen by 25.3 million people in the US, the ceremony's smallest audience since 2009.
A high level ministerial committee has been meeting weekly to monitor activity in the NHS - finding solutions or micromanagement?