Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
A man is found guilty of murdering former boxer Shaun Cummins, chopping up his body and dumping it in three freezers.
Italian prosecutors request that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi face trial for allegedly bribing a senator to switch parties in 2006.
Labour says plans to allow nursery staff and childminders to look after more children in England are in "chaos", after Nick Clegg admits doubts about them.
Northern Ireland police and politicians are to hold talks in Wales in a bid to resolve tensions around parading.
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A&E departments are facing a "serious problem", a health minister says, as NHS chiefs have ordered urgent action to tackle growing pressures.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict.
New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford hits an unbeaten 116 on day one of the match against England Lions at Grace Road.
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has accused some teachers of promoting an "infantilised" view of history, criticising teaching resources which suggest students could write a Mr Men character based on Hitler.
Kenya asks the UN Security Council to halt the ICC trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy in the interests of "peace and security".
Michael Laudrup and Roberto Martinez are Everton frontrunners but chairman Bill Kenwright will not make a snap decision.
The man accused of murdering 12-year-old Tia Sharp told prison officers he did not want to be seen as "an Ian Huntley", a court hears.
Eurosceptic Conservative MPs are seeking to engineer a vote in the Commons next week on the idea of an EU referendum.
A production of a Wagner opera in Dusseldorf has been cancelled because of harrowing scenes set in a concentration camp.
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Mark Cavendish wins the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia to take his second victory of the race.
Police have made a number of arrests in the first operation of its kind to tackle suspected fraudulent pension liberation schemes.
Campaigners express fears thousands could miss out under a compensation scheme for those with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.
The statistics watchdog criticises figures used by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to argue that his benefits cap was working.
The government of Slovenia announces a package of measures it hopes will help it avoid an EU bailout.