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The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.
A free app to help improve children’s sleep has been launched by doctors at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.
The asylum seeker who spends every night on a bus
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.
Six people are arrested in Canada on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, which smuggled nearly 500 women in to the country.
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap, safe and effective drug to treat a common eye condition.
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.
As rewards are reduced, and customers shop around for a good deal, are we seeing the death of the loyalty card?
The pension changes have some serious drawbacks - as well as what the government calls "freedoms" - so what are the top 10 questions you need to ask?
America has a long history of televised debates. Ahead of Thursday's seven-strong debate in the UK election campaign, here's what the Brits could learn.
Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.
US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.
England boss Roy Hodgson says in-form striker Harry Kane wants to play for the Under-21s at the European Championships.
An oil rig in Mexico is engulfed in flames after fire breaks out in a pump room, killing four and forcing workers to jump into the sea.
US Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, is accused of using his influence to illegally benefit his long time friend, an eye doctor from Florida.