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Coventry City Council's children's service - in the spotlight since the 2012 death of four-year-old Daniel Pelka - is branded "inadequate" by Ofsted.
Fernando Torres heading for Atletico, Liverpool and Man Utd in for Valbuena, London duo keen on Mario Mandzukic, plus more.
Personal finance correspondent Simon Gompertz explains why petrol prices have reached a three-year low - with the help of an inflatable globe.
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The number of people living in the UK aged 100 increased by 73% in the decade to 2012, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
There are encouraging signs that Welsh hospitals are getting safer, it is claimed, as new hospital death rate figures are published.
At least four people have been killed in northern Lebanon, bringing to 21 the death toll in a week of clashes linked to the conflict in Syria.
Spartacus prepares to race against the Terminator as the annual one-day Spring Classics get going across Europe
EU leaders seal an accord on closer ties with Ukraine, as President Putin completes the treaty on Crimea's entry into the Russian Federation.
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Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss Tuesday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford with a hamstring injury.
Police in the US state of Hawaii ask the legislature to keep a measure in the law allowing undercover investigators to have sex with prostitutes.
The authorities in Paris investigate an Indian couple for neglect after their three small children are found living in appalling conditions.
An EU agreement with Ukraine to forge closer relations is a "landmark" deal, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
Ministers have formally backed plans to give themselves powers to make non-payment of the TV licence fee a civil rather than criminal offence, the BBC understands.
Highlights of Jo Whiley's 26 hours on a treadmill challenge to raise money for this year's Sport Relief.
Female MPs in Kenya storm out of a late-night parliamentary session in a row over the legalisation of polygamy as a new marriage bill is passed.
Former Arsenal executive David Dein recalls his seven-year pursuit of Arsene Wenger which all began at a dinner party