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Cardiff Blues hold on to win 11-9 in their Pro12 festive derby at Rodney Parade against Newport Gwent Dragons.
Economist Thomas Piketty, author of a much-lauded book on capital and inequality, turns down France's Legion D'Honneur and criticises the government.
Six teams of students from University College, Birmingham, competed to create healthy snacks which will be sold in hospital vending machines.
After years of lows, 2015 could well see the US and UK begin to raise interest rates, writes Linda Yueh.
Thousands of people take part in London's New Year's Day parade, which this year is celebrating "London on the Move".
US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother of ex-president George W Bush, reportedly scales back his commitments as he considers a White House run.
Manchester United look likely to lose ground on the Premier League's top two after battling to a draw at Stoke.
Renewed calls are made to scrap the Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing tolls on the day prices go up.
Track all the latest signings day by day throughout January in England, Scotland and across Europe.
Manchester's New Year fireworks are delayed for several minutes - after a tram pulled into a safety area on the stroke of midnight.
Gary Mackay-Steven scores twice as Dundee United thrash city rivals Dundee 6-2 in the New Year's Day derby.
One man dies and several are injured in an alleged axe and knife attack in Plymouth, police say.
Parents at hospitals around Scotland have been welcoming the first new babies of 2015.
A Taser is used by police after a woman is stabbed at a house in Lisburn, County Antrim.
The Scottish Premiership game between Partick Thistle and leaders Celtic is postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
Chen Shui-bian was hoping to be released from prison on medical grounds - but a courier carrying documents relating to the parole got stuck in traffic.
Rail passengers must be told if they can get cheaper tickets for their journeys, following an agreement by rail companies.
How you captured the start to 2015
Drug cheats in sport face a minimum four-year ban - up from two years - under new rules which came into effect from 1 January.