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Drivers should think twice about what they drink as the new lower alcohol limits come into effect, a forensic toxicologist has warned.
Residents of the Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura are being told to "come back in a year" if they want to see a dentist.
Scottish prosecutors set out new guidelines on whether messages posted on social media should be treated as criminal conduct.
Thursday's newspapers are full of analysis of the Autumn Statement measures - including the "elephant in the room" of a rising deficit, and looming spending cuts.
The US film industry's annual award season got under way in New York this week with three separate awards announcements.
How the shopping giant is bidding to power the internet
Didier Drogba will be given a job off the field at Chelsea when he retires, says manager Jose Mourinho.
How Ikea assembled a winning position in Poland
What you might have missed in Autumn Statement
The Confederation of British Industry has warned over Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the UK to "go it alone" on corporate tax reform.
This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.
Commuters capture footage of a fire under a train at Denmark Hill in south London which caused the evacuation of the station.
Police searching for a mother and her four-day-old baby who went missing from a Bristol hospital have found a woman's body in the Avon Gorge.
A grand jury in New York has declined to press criminal charges against a white police officer over the death of an unarmed black man he put into a chokehold - a practice banned by the New York police department.
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BBC Sport's chief F1 writer Andrew Benson analyses the key findings from the FIA report into Jules Bianchi's crash.
Graeme Dott stuns defending champion Neil Robertson with a superb 6-5 victory in the last-16 of the UK Championship in York.
US comedian Bill Cosby is urged to waive the statute of limitations and allow women alleging he sexually abused them to go to court.
Scientists at London's Natural History Museum have begun the most detailed analysis ever carried out on a Stegosaurus skeleton.
A fire under a Southeastern train forces the closure of Denmark Hill Station in south London.