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A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.
Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.
A British Airways plane has had to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.
At least 20 people have been killed in a bombing at a bus station in Gombe city in north-eastern Nigeria, emergency workers say.
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.
Boxing Day's King George VI Chase is one of the most competitive for years, says horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" he sent in reply to texts he received from a fan.
A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.
Alstom has agreed to pay £772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
President Francois Hollande has called for vigilance after a weekend of attacks by men heard shouting Islamic slogans.
Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne believes that 2015 is likely to be another difficult year for the Formula 1 team.
Several pedestrians are feared dead after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.
A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.
A third person involved in a cluster of cases of C. difficile at Edinburgh royal infirmary dies.
Sami Hyypia leaves his role as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion after a run of one win in 18 league games.
A number of people are believed to have been injured after a bin lorry crashed into a group of pedestrians in George Square in Glasgow city centre.
A man who admitted posting offensive comments on Facebook about an Edinburgh boy beaten to death by his mother is jailed for 12 months.
New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.