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Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.
Animal lovers across Gloucestershire are being asked to volunteer to help toads to cross the roads.
Captain Michael Clarke denies he is in dispute with Cricket Australia after making 51 on his return from surgery.
Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.
People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.
Thousands of children in Northern Ireland are due to receive the results of their post-primary school entrance exams on Saturday.
Well-wishers donate more than £56,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.
Well-wishers donate more than £62,000 in two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
The very first Les Paul guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.
The far-left Spanish party, Podemos, is to hold a mass rally in the centre of Madrid looking to build on the recent victory of Syriza in Greece.
Newly-qualified doctors should be offered "golden hellos" to entice them to work in general practice in Wales, Plaid Cymru says.
Andy Murray starts as favourite in Sunday's Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic, says Martina Navratilova.
Manchester City prepare world record Ronaldo bid, Liverpool want Hannover's Stindl, Hull close in on Tottenham's Lennon, plus more.
Britain's Katie Swan is beaten in straight sets by Slovakian Tereza Mihalikova in the Australian Open girls' final.
Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb
Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks, affecting more than 3,000 families