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Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
Breaches of A&E waiting time targets in Northern Ireland increased "markedly" on the same day as health chiefs announced three minor injuries units (MIUs) are to shut.
A man cut his partner's throat to save her from a "fate worse than death" because he thought demons were about to break into their home in Ceredigion, a court heard.
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.
Climate talks stalked by spectre of the past
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess's "mental toughness" can lead him to success in rugby union.
The neighbour of a family of four found dead in their Bradford home says he sees the father's body every time he tries to sleep.
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.
How common is propylene glycol in food and drink?
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.