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Polling has closed in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, with Labour tipped to hold on to the seat.
Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones have agreed to join Morrissey on stage at two separate gigs in the US
Engineers continue work to reconnect 19,000 homes across Wales still without power after storms, as forecasters warn of more bad weather.
Most businesses feel EU rules ensuring the freedom to trade goods with other members are "beneficial to the national interest", a government report suggests.
A dispute over islands in the East China Sea has inflamed relations between Japan and China - but they were tense even before. Mariko Oi investigates why.
The Chancellor George Osborne has ruled out a currency union with an independent Scotland after receiving what he described as 'strong advice' from the Treasury's top civil servant.
Sir Cliff Richard says it was a "great honour" to be asked by former Smiths frontman Morrissey to support him at a concert in New York.
A new band of heavy rain is expected to hit the UK on Friday, as engineers work to reconnect power supplies cut off by Wednesday's storm.
A former soldier who murdered a four-year-old boy as his victim slept is told he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Cardiff City criticise the transfer policy of Malky Mackay, but the LMA says he reported to chief executive Simon Lim.
Plans to centralise key services into five south Wales hospitals face uncertainty after a recommendation for it is rejected by one health board.
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The Indian ministry of culture is teaming up with Google to bring the Taj Mahal and 99 other heritage sites to Street View.
A potentially dangerous oil pipeline could force the organisers of T in the Park to relocate the festival.
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Olympic judo medallist, and Charlton fan, Gemma Gibbons
The Conservative Party denies TUC claims it issued advice to MPs on avoiding paying the minimum wage to interns.
US scientists develop small robots that behave much like termites, able to build large structures even though each individual acts on its own and can follow only simple rules.
DJ Dave Lee Travis says he has been through "hell" after being found not guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault, with jurors unable to reach verdicts on two other charges.
A self-organising robotic construction crew has been shown off by scientists at Harvard university.
Belgium becomes the first country in the world to allow child euthanasia without any age limit, after parliament passed a bill by a wide majority.