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Secret Cinema has finally opened its Back to the Future show to strong reviews after the late cancellation of earlier dates.
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.
People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests.
Campaigners who were trying to keep a Banksy mural in situ on a wall in Cheltenham are now in "race against time" to save the work after it was defaced with graffiti.
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.
The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe has officially begun with more than 3,000 shows. The BBC's John Maguire met up with some of the performers including comedian Frank Skinner who had a close encounter with a dinosaur.
Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.
Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood got a helping hand from members of the Royal Navy when a technical problem meant the graphics did not work for her weather forecast.
Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found passes 50.
Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.
The announcement of £300m in funding for a plan to map DNA profiles in a bid to fight health problems such as cancer features in several papers.
Tax workers in Northern Ireland are set to stage a one-day strike in an ongoing dispute over job cuts.
Israel and Hamas begin an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting.
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.
A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa.
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 24 people and injures about 270 others.