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The Green Party says it has overtaken UKIP to become the fifth largest party by membership, after nearly 2,000 people joined overnight.
Marriott International abandons its much criticised policy of blocking the use of personal wi-fi hotspots on its properties.
Ireland's bank bailout has cost 40bn euros (£31bn) to date, its parliamentary banking inquiry has heard.
A teenager who murdered a father-of-three is told he will spend at least 15 years behind bars.
Germany's Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism.
An allotment is being searched by police who are investigating the murder of a woman from Cardiff who went missing on Christmas Eve.
A Conservative peer calls for the US import ban on haggis to be lifted by suggesting that it may help America tackle its obesity problem.
Regulator Ofcom will regularly assess whether BT's wholesale and retail prices for broadband are fair, it says.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK, and urge a greater take-up of the living wage.
Steven Gerrard could return to Liverpool on loan after his move to LA Galaxy, says chief executive Ian Ayre.
From a president giving away tickets to a fan protest over selection, all you need to know about the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Three men appear in court charged with the murder of Nelson Cheung in County Antrim last week.
Video footage shows huge waves pounding the train line in Saltcoats on the Ayrshire coast.
Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are expected to dominate nominations for the 2015 Brit Awards when they are revealed on Thursday.
Nick Clegg calls a "Je suis Palestinian" tweet by one of his MPs "crass, stupid, offensive and highly insensitive".
The BBC's Ceila Hatton attends the launch of Xiaomi's latest device - and finds more than one similarity to a certain US tech giant.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to provide a loan of £10m to Rangers but wants security of Ibrox and Murray Park.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says broadcasters should push ahead with the TV election debates despite David Cameron's refusal to take part.
Pope Francis arrives in the Philippine to a rapturous welcome, ahead of a five day official visit.