Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
A woman is detained by police after attempting to drive through the main gates of the House of Commons.
West Ham agree a £15m fee with Liverpool for England striker Andy Carroll but the player has yet to decide on the move.
MPs approve same-sex marriage plans at third reading despite significant opposition.
Bone fragments found in the fireplace of the man accused of the murder of five-year-old April Jones were from a human skull, a jury is told.
Four men are jailed over a blackmail plot in which a couple were threatened with paramilitary attack if they did not hand over £15,000 in cash.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the release of all women held over "terrorist activity" - a Boko Haram condition for holding peace talks.
Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
A man accused of murdering a pensioner admitted to a woman that he stabbed him, a court has been told.
Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison reverses his decision to retire from boxing three weeks after quitting the sport.
Three fraudsters are jailed for making 50,000 fake £1 coins in what police describe as the biggest plot of its kind.
Police are investigating 54 alleged gangs in a crackdown on child grooming in England and Wales, the House of Lords hears.
Mahatma Gandhi's last will and testament sells for more than £50,000 as dozens of Gandhi memorabilia is sold at auction.
A conman who fleeced more than £170,000 out of women he met on a website for "sugar daddies" is jailed for seven years.
The Welsh Education Minister talks to Northern Ireland about establishing joint exam standards after the UK education secretary called for separate systems.
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Spain's Benat Intxausti wins stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as Vincenzo Nibali maintains overall control of the race.
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
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