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Mary Berry takes on Simon Cowell at the 20th National Television Awards
Almost 6,000 patents relating to hydrogen fuel cells owned by Toyota are being made available to anyone to use royalty free.
Can you breathe away pain?
Councils across England are facing bills of up to £100m to complete huge backlogs of road repairs.
The soldier who fought on after losing an eye and a hand
The virus behind the common cold is much happier in a cold nose, US researchers show.
President Obama wants to focus on the Asia-Pacific, but finds himself mired in the problems of the Middle East, says Jonathan Marcus.
A French inventor has unveiled what he is claiming is a "personal transportation system" at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.
A record 2.5 million people will be "living with cancer" in the UK in 2015, according to the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
In her book of short-stories, Nina McConigley describes what it is like to be the "wrong kind of Indian" in Wyoming
The Liberal Democrats would plug the NHS funding gap by ploughing the proceeds of economic growth into public services, the party says.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rebukes police officers who turned their backs on him as he spoke at the funerals of two officers.
Islamic State has the flag and the territory, so why isn't it a country?
Scottish firms have become much gloomier about their export prospects, according to a survey by Bank of Scotland.
A career Grand Slam for Rory McIlroy? A successful comeback for Tiger Woods ? Iain Carter asks what 2015 might hold.
The people pushed out of Ethiopia's fertile farmland
Data breaches, citizen coders and smart car parks
An online service recommended by most of the UK's police forces has fixed a privacy flaw after being alerted by an expert.
A&E waiting times in England have fallen to their worst level for a decade, figures out later are expected to show.
The number of first-time buyers in 2014 rose to its highest level in seven years, according to one of the UK's largest lenders, the Halifax.