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The company which became the first private firm to manage an NHS hospital says it is looking to "withdraw from its current contract".
An elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord can restore the ability to walk in paralysed rats, say scientists.
MPs are due to debate whether to ban vehicles from parking on pavements across England and Wales.
The head of MI5 says that for every dissident republican attack carried out in Northern Ireland last year, up to four times that amount were prevented.
Jaycee Chan, the son of action film star Jackie Chan, has been jailed for six months for a drug offence.
With no government in sight more than a fortnight after elections in Kashmir, is the region headed for elections?
A Hillsborough expert and families adviser calls comments by Gordon Taylor "crass, insensitive and inappropriate".
Strong winds across Wales cause travel disruption on the roads and force some ferries to be cancelled.
Former Bayern Munich manager Felix Magath has purchased around a 1% stake in Rangers International Football Club.
New 3D images which interpret how the controversial Marischal Square development in Aberdeen could look will "alarm" the public, it is claimed.
The north of England is battered by powerful winds overnight, leading to road accidents, travel delays and power cuts.
Drinks giant Coca-Cola is set to cut up to 1,800 jobs worldwide as it continues cost-cutting efforts.
Number one: Colourful synth-pop trio Years and Years
Years & Years have been named as the winners of the BBC Music Sound Of 2015.
Soulful synth-pop trio Years & Years have come top of the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, which highlights the best new artists for the year ahead.
Bill Cosby is heckled by a man who shouts "you are a rapist" during a show in London, Ontario.
A public consultation over the future of the north Wales fire service enters its final day.
People are already sick and tired of mud-slinging ahead of the general election, a senior Plaid Cymru MP warns.
Robbie Savage looks at Everton's problems in defence and attack and explains what Toffees boss Roberto Martinez can do to turn things around.
Patrick Lyttle, a 31-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has come out of a coma after allegedly being knocked unconscious by his brother in Sydney.