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There are twice as many empty shops in England's northern towns and cities than in the South, research suggests.
Rising numbers of people are at risk of homelessness in England, but official data does not reflect this, a study by charities says.
One in two people in the UK will probably develop cancer at some point, but lifestyle choices could still arrest the rise, experts say.
Islamist militant group Boko Haram continues to wage a brutal insurgency in Nigeria. Four experts ask to what extent failings of the country's army are responsible.
The family of a schoolteacher who died after a sledging accident in Glasgow are setting up a charity to help children in poverty.
Police Scotland has reneged on a commitment to abolish stop searches on young children, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
J M Smucker, the US maker of jam, coffee and packaged goods, is entering the fast-growing pet food business by buying Big Heart Pet Brands.
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman planned an arrest warrant for President Fernandez before his mysterious death last month, investigators say.
Andreas Schleicher, in charge of the Pisa tests, reveals mistaken beliefs about what makes a high-performing education system
The killing of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by Islamic State jihadists leads several papers, while others highlight predictions of increased cancer death rates.
Manchester United still have not found a replacement for former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, says agent Jorges Mendes.
The current death rate in England and Wales is running about one-third higher than is normal for this time of year, official statistics show.
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Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, will publish a sequel called Go Set a Watchman.
Special fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, according to new research.
An inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has been shown a video which appears to show an image of him being used as target practice.
Tipped for the England job in 2012 and now out of work... will we ever see Harry Redknapp back in football management?
The BBC's Fergal Keane assesses the current arguments among child protection experts on preventing abuse and reintegrating sex offenders back into society.
Walt Disney credits the success of toys based on its hit film Frozen and an increase in visitors to its theme parks for an "incredibly strong quarter".