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Charities including Barnardo's and Shelter Scotland have expressed concern over an underspend on a crisis fund to help people needing financial aid.
School Reporters reveal what it's like to be at Isle of Portland Community Academy (IPACA) where everyone has their own tablet computer
Russian ex-Olympic champion gives her account of 'racist' tweet
A woman who cancelled her brother's wedding because she did not like his bride-to-be is jailed for eight weeks.
The UK is about to commit to the F-35 fighter project, a US-led effort to produce 3,000 aircraft which is set to cost more than £600bn globally.
Is the warm weather and slushy snow in the Caucasus mountains starting to cause the organisers of the Winter Olympics problems?
George Clooney and Matt Damon joined the cast for the news conference of their new film The Monuments Men.
Members of the Northern Ireland Policing Board are asked for their legal reasons for rejecting a proposal to amend eligibility criteria for candidates for chief constable.
A 10-mile (16km) section of motorway is closed in both directions after a 15ft (4m) deep hole appeared in the central reservation.
Television presenter Davina McCall talks about having to be carried out of the water after completing a 1.5 mile swim in Windermere
The Church of England's governing body approves plans that could see the first woman bishop appointed by the end of the year.
A second planned 48-hour strike by Tube workers is suspended after unions reach a deal with London Underground.
Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85, her family says.
From sexting to tiffs, how gadgets influence your lovelife
In her first public testimony as new Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen says the central bank will continue to cut its stimulus measures as long as the US economic recovery continues.
Barclays Chief Executive Antony Jenkins says the bank "can make it work" if Scotland votes for independence.
Reports that Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is set to retire are "rubbish" says manager David Moyes.
Eight Honduran consuls working in the US are suspended pending an investigation into allegations they illegally issued identity papers.
Lukaku wants Champions League football, Poyet praises on-loan Borini, Newcastle's Cisse warned, and more.