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Ed Miliband will launch Labour's election campaign later, declaring the race will "go to the wire" and insisting his party are the "optimists".
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
Thieves smash through a brick wall at a Cheshire primary school and steal tablet computers from a classroom.
Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in his home in the Scottish Borders at the age of 70.
A self-published travelogue called Strangers Have the Best Candy wins the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.
Singaporean authorities say the queue to view statesman Lee Kuan Yew lying in state is now nine hours long and urge people not to join.
The walls of the Nepali capital come to life
The former One Direction star Zayn Malik reveals in his first interview since quitting the boyband that "I've let the fans down".
UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slows for the seventh month in a row.
Today chief correspondent Matthew Price gets the assessment of five voters on Thursday's questions to the Labour and Conservative leaders.
What can big names in English football hoping to forge a career in management learn from changing tyres in Formula 1?
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton sets fastest time in second practice despite a series of technical problems.
Huge crowds honouring a deceased Islamic scholar in Uzbekistan were in marked contrast to a lifeless campaign for this weekend's one-horse presidential election, writes Johannes Dell.
The Co-operative Bank says it is making a "significant improvement" as it reports a lower pre-tax loss and confirms its chief executive will stay in post until December 2016.
Maria Sharapova suffers a surprise second-round defeat at the Miami Open but Caroline Wozniacki goes through.
Police appeal for witnesses after a coach came off the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and overturned.
A book about a penguin who flies to the tropics with the aid of a kite is named the winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
British sprinter Mark Cavendish gives his seven steps for success in cycling's cobbled classic mini-season.
More than a fifth of students think about being involved in the sex industry, according to a major research project.