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Research finds younger children look forward to spending time with older siblings at school, but their approaches are often rebuffed
Figures from the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime show the number of birds of prey illegally poisoned in Scotland doubled last year.
The defence in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is postponed because one of the assessors assisting the judge has been taken ill.
Why the future of a banner expressing support for David Moyes could prove key to his fate as Manchester United manager
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone admits he was too critical of the sound produced by the new engines introduced this year.
The search for the missing Malaysian plane moves to a new part of the Indian Ocean as experts believe it ran out of fuel earlier than thought.
One of only 10 Stradivarius violas believed to have survived, the MacDonald Stradivarius, will be sold at auction in June, it has been announced.
Italy's new government is selling off more than a thousand executive cars, in an auction on eBay.
Police investigating the disappearance of Nida Naseer from Newport say they believe a body found near the city is the missing woman.
A woman left disabled after being shot in Bristol 10 years ago is found guilty of assaulting a builder she claims "ruined" her home.
L'Wren Scott has an award honouring emerging fashion designers named after her, as it emerges she left her $9m (£5.4m) estate to boyfriend Sir Mick Jagger
Work to build the infrastructure needed for a system of average speed cameras on part of the A9 will begin on Monday.
Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering kidney damage at West Ham.
A study shows state pupils do better at university than independent school candidates who have the same A-level grades.
Nearly 100 teachers and staff in Essex schools are disciplined in connection with sex abuse claims in five years, it emerges.
A male nurse is arrested again in connection with the poisoning of patients at Stockport's Stepping Hill Hospital.
Public Health England has said it will look into researching the impact the recent storms can have on mental health.
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Women who are at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer could benefit from a significant breakthrough by researchers in Northern Ireland.
Napoli FC is fined by European football's governing body after hundreds of Swansea City fans missed the start of their Europa League match in Naples last month.