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The NFL continues to investigate New England Patriots amid claims balls were deflated in a win that sent them to the Super Bowl.
The firearms company that provided the guns for Liam Neeson's Hollywood movie Taken 3 criticises the star for his comments about US gun laws.
A butcher is fined after a 16-year-old apprentice loses his hand in a mincing machine.
MPs react angrily to news that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.
Coronation Street actor William Roache will deliver a tribute to his former co-star Anne Kirkbride at the National Television Awards later.
All nine Bank of England policymakers voted to keep interest rates on hold this month, after two of them dropped calls to raise rates from 0.5%.
Russia says it will seek an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine at talks later, and insists there is no evidence of its troops crossing the border.
Unemployment in Northern Ireland has been falling continuously for two years, new official figures confirm.
CCTV footage is released showing the moment thieves used a 4x4 to smash through the doors of Red Bull Racing and steal 60 trophies.
American golfer Dustin Johnson denies having a problem with cocaine after reports he was serving a drugs ban.
The unemployment rate in Wales drops to 7% with 103,000 people out of work, the Office for National Statistics says.
France to create 2,680 anti-terror posts, with 3,000 people requiring surveillance, PM says
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
England bowler James Anderson insists sledging in cricket is no worse in the modern game than in previous years.
Much of the UK has experienced icy conditions in the recent cold snap, leading to treacherous conditions on some roads.
Scotland's jobless total rose by 7,000 between September and November to stand at 158,000, according to official figures.
A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.
Energy price comparison sites will have to become more transparent, under new rules announced by the regulator Ofgem.
Some women may find medical procedures more painful if their partners are present, a small study suggests.
Actor Brian Blessed collapses while playing King Lear in an apparent heart scare, but later returns to complete the show.