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Taking on private schools is always a popular cause in Labour circles. Equally it always produces howls of outrage from the small but influential group of people whose children are educated in them.
Sides agree to extend Iran nuclear deadline, but clock is ticking ever more loudly, says Jeremy Bowen in Vienna
A nine-stone former police dog has swapped a life of catching criminals to one of sniffing out drains blocked with fat, oil and grease.
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso says "there is no set formula" for Manchester City to buy Champions League success.
An 84-year-old man from Liverpool attempts to be the oldest hockey player.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says the names of alleged republican sex abusers were posted anonymously through his letterbox in Belfast.
Many of the world's major economies face a prolonged period of slow growth, the Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, tells the BBC.
A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
"Recall" powers, which could see MPs subject to a public vote on their future in cases of serious misconduct, are backed by the House of Commons.
A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says his family.
The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Gritters are the latest subject of a blessing by the Bishop of Lincoln, who has previously blessed church toilets.
Two submarines will stay at Devonport, Plymouth until being decommissioned while two others will move to Faslane, Clyde.
A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.
A terminally ill woman who claims a hospital did not treat her suspected cancer as urgent has launched legal action against a health board.
Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
A murder investigation is launched after an 18-year-old man died of gunshot wounds in hospital.
A new newspaper, claiming to represent those who voted for independence from Britain in last September's referendum, has been launched in Scotland.
Labour says it has identified £250m in cost savings in the police service, promising to use the cash to protect the front line.
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