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Dunblane gears up for Murray-mania ahead of tennis star Andy Murray's wedding to Kim Sears in the town on Saturday.
The mother of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder after shooting an unarmed black man has spoken to US TV.
The SNP's economic plans would have a "devastating" effect on Scotland, Ed Miliband says, as polls suggest the nationalists still have a huge lead over Labour.
An annual commemoration of the Irish famine when 1 million people died is to be held in Northern Ireland for the first time.
Nearly 150 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, have become stranded on a beach in Japan.
Is this picture the next "golden dress"?
How hacking a digital camera could help farmers and gardeners monitor the health of their plants.
Cath Lee from the Peak District in Derbyshire runs a guided walk company, and feels an active lifestyle can have major benefits for the country.
A 22-year-old man who was involved in an 11-hour armed standoff in a Denbighshire village is warned he could be jailed.
Tony Levy, an electrician from the West Midlands, will vote for any party which would increase defence spending.
Poland remembers the 2010 Smolensk air disaster which killed its president and top officials - a crash not yet fully explained.
A man who broke into a woman's home and stabbed her to death in front of a six-year-old child is jailed for at least 26 years.
The PSNI deploys extra officers and makes two arrests after residents complain about ongoing disturbances in the Galliagh area of Londonderry.
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, is released on bail in Pakistan, drawing a protest from India.
A man who is believed to have been hit by a rush-hour Tube train while bending down to pick up a bag sustains life-threatening head injuries.
AP McCoy could cost the bookmakers £50m if he wins the Grand National, while Nina Carberry is hoping to make Aintree history.
Female crews representing Oxford and Cambridge will row the same Boat Race course on the same day as the men for the first time.
A tornado kills one person and injures seven more in a small town in northern Illinois, as US states are hit by severe weather.
LIVE: Labour leader Ed Miliband and Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy hold a joint news conference in Edinburgh.
Police continue their investigations into the attempted murder of two men who had travelled to Edinburgh to buy a car.