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Theatre actress and 1970s child star Bonnie Langford is joining the cast of EastEnders, the BBC says.
A Whitehall inquiry is under way into the leak of a memo claiming SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon would prefer the Conservatives to win the election.
Survivors and descendants of those killed during Britain's worst-ever maritime disaster are being urged to claim medals honouring them.
The death toll from Chile's floods has risen to 25, rescue workers say, amid growing concern for the 101 people still missing.
Politicians are ramping up concerns about unqualified teachers, but Branwen Jeffreys asks whether the figures back up their worries.
New rights to allow parents to share maternity and paternity leave as they themselves decide following a birth or adoption come into effect.
The skull of a woolly rhinoceros, which is at least 35,000 years old, is to go on display.
Why don't men's trousers cover their ankles any more?
The new shared parental leave rules explained
The new Daily Show host's tweets - and more trends of the week
How the secret ballot spelled the end of boozy bribery
The man who missed killing Hitler by 13 minutes
Campaign to save historic collection of church instruments
The former Cuban president Fidel Castro, 88, makes his first public appearance in 14 months to meet a Venezuelan delegation.
The National Union of Teachers' conference will decide whether to ballot for a strike to protect school funding
London 2012 competitor Anolyn Lulu describes how Cyclone Pam has devastated Vanuatu and shattered her own Olympic plans.
Teachers' leaders says school staff are having to bring in their own food to feed pupils arriving hungry.
A potential SNP-Labour deal offer, Tory housing plans and interviews with David Cameron and Ed Miliband make headlines.
Fenerbahce say their team bus was shot at by a gunman after their Turkish Super Lig victory at Rizespor.
The remains of two people are found by search teams after a light aircraft crashed in Argyll.