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A 21-year-old student was killed driving to meet friends at a pop festival after taking ecstasy, an inquest hears.
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.
The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.
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The global Jewish community is being encouraged to observe the Sabbath a little more strictly from sunset on Friday.
Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.
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The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.
CCTV footage showing the moment a man started a fire at a petrol station has been released by police.
The majority of people in Wales want to see their assembly take on more powers, says the leader of Plaid Cymru.
One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man who she did not know was an undercover police officer.
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Science Museum has been opened by the Queen in London.
A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.
A spider has unexpectedly appeared on camera as Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was being interviewed about the latest GDP figures.
Singer Jessie J tells BBC News she owes a lot of her early exposure to the MOBO awards. The 26 year-old won best female singer at the award ceremony in London
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