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The NUT says teachers are fearful of discussing controversial issues, such as Islamist extremism, in the classroom.
The new subculture making waves in Los Angeles
The Victorian craze that sparked a mini-sexual revolution
A man is killed and a woman injured in an attack at a house in Greater Manchester.
Sweeping changes to pension rules come into force as a 57-year-old man in Devon emerges as one of the first people to cash in their savings.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will return tax revenues unfrozen by Israel because money has been deducted.
Prince Harry has arrived in Australia ahead of a four-week placement with the Australian Defence Force.
A pair of young sea eagles appear to be setting up home in Orkney, having built an eyrie among crags on the island of Hoy.
American JB Holmes wins a three-way play-off against Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner to claim the Houston Open.
Legislation banning the display of cigarettes and other tobacco products in small shops in Scotland comes into force.
Two Spanish cavers die and one survives in a complicated rescue effort in Morocco's Atlas mountains.
Scotland's political leaders kick off the second full week of general election campaigning when they hit the streets today.
The tech which could help to unlock the secrets of the hive.
Changes to tax, benefits and pensions coming into force spark a fresh battle between Labour and the Conservatives over whether families will be better or worse off.
The reforms to pensions, concerns over the way general election campaigning is heading, and forecasts of a mini-heatwave attract headlines.
A ban on displaying tobacco products at the point of sale in small shops has come into force, joining a similar ban in supermarkets already in place.
The crazy cost of children's parties
British sailor Ian Walker skippers Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to victory in the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Islamic State militants say they have taken almost total control of Yarmouk in Syria, the Palestinian refugee camp that has been under siege for almost two years.
Who produced a display that was enough to reduce Tottenham fans to tears and which player is a throwback to the old days?