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A fire which raged on peat bogland behind a Ceredigion coastal village causing smoke to billow over homes concerns residents.
Letters obtained by the BBC reveal an astonishing row between two men asked to conduct independent reviews of the police.
Ofqual has accused schools of tactically appealing against exam results to try to boost students' grades.
Winning pictures from this year's contest
A federal judge in Virginia rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional - the first such decision in the conservative US south.
The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry join colleagues from the armed forces to help the flood effort in Berkshire.
The man keeping sub-tropical Sochi Games white
Parents of pupils at a school whose deputy head teacher has admitted filming children using a toilet elsewhere seek legal advice.
Households have been rushing to protect their homes with sandbags, but are flood boards a better solution?
The Duchess of Cambridge has opened a newly-refurbished art room at a school in north-west London.
The Green Party calls for all government advisers who deny man-made climate change to be sacked.
Dublin residents, objecting to five concerts by the American country star Garth Brooks at the city's Croke Park stadium, are considering taking legal action.
At least three people have died and more than 200,000 people told to leave, following two volcanic eruptions at Mount Kelud on the Indonesian island of Java.
An Australian man who beat his 11-year-old son to death with a cricket bat was wanted by police before the incident, the authorities say.
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta submits his resignation after his centre-left Democratic Party call for a change in government.
The Silk Road 2, an anonymous marketplace for drugs, has allegedly been hacked resulting in the loss of bitcoins, valued at $2.7m.
Plans to allow one member of staff to look after as many as 30 children in after-school clubs meet with strong objections from childcare organisations.
Great Britain's women's curling team equal the Olympic record score for the second time at Sochi 2014 as they thrash Japan 12-3.
Quitting smoking can relieve stress, according to a new study.