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All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.
Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.
Leicester City Council's former headquarters will be demolished using a "controlled collapse", it is announced.
The apparent killing of a second American hostage by Islamic State militants in Syria - and the warning that a Briton will be next - dominate front pages.
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.
A £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles is to be signed in Caerphilly county ahead of the Nato summit.
The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.
A mother who walked her daughter to school on a dog lead during a "campaign of cruelty" is jailed at the second time of asking.
Cockatoos teach each other to use tools
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog English Nature.
Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.
Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.
Inhabitants of a care home for the elderly in Kent talk about their experience of living and ageing there.
Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.
Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.
A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.
Ashya King's parents have been freed from a Spanish jail, following their arrest on Saturday.
Ashya King's parents have freed from custody in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.
The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.