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Manchester United to sign Jan Vertonghen and Kevin Strootman, Chelsea give players time off, plus more.
There has been a major jump in spending by firms in Wales to create the hi-tech products of the future, as innovators and businesses hold an investment summit in Newport.
BBC Sport's Robbie Savage on how making it as a Premier League footballer takes more than talent alone.
A leading charity is warning that refuge centres are having to turn a third of people away because of a lack of space.
A memorial service is to be held at Birmingham Cathedral for the victims of the IRA pub bombings in the city, marking the 40th anniversary of the attack.
After Mark Reckless wins the Rochester and Strood by-election, how significant a force is UKIP in British politics?
A deal is struck to electrify railway lines in the south Wales valleys after a row between the UK and Welsh governments over who should pay.
One year on from the Ukrainian protests which toppled Viktor Yanukovych, John Simpson visits Moscow's Red Square to consider how serious the divide between Moscow and the West has become.
The UK Independence Party's Mark Reckless has won the Rochester and Strood by-election, giving the party a second seat at Westminster.
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament, paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
UKIP's Mark Reckless wins the Rochester and Strood by-election - the party's second Westminster seat.
A Malaysian diplomat accused of attempted rape and burglary in New Zealand pleads not guilty to his charges in Wellington.
Three pieces of evidence are revealed by police investigating the 1994 murder of a taxi driver.
Who exactly is Philly Jesus?
A Dutch teenager whose mother helped bring her back from the conflict in Syria is due to appear in court on suspicion of threatening state security.
MPs will debate are to debate a bill which its supporters say will roll back what they see as the creeping privatisation of the NHS in England
A conservation charity suggests an increase in sightings of the Loch Ness Monster was due to debris from woodland on the shores of the loch.
Nicaragua says construction of its $50bn inter-oceanic canal will begin next month after feasibility studies are approved.
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment but is hoping to win more with a message of cheap and plentiful labour.
Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce a ministerial re-shuffle later with a strong female presence expected.