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11 key questions on what the UK should do about Syria
Nurseries say they will struggle to meet the 30-hour free childcare pledge for pre-school children.
The government has set out draft plans to regulate madrassas.
One in 10 children was obese at the start of primary school in England last year but one in five was obese by the end, according to new figures.
A convicted Czech software pirate agrees to make an anti-piracy film in order to avoid being sued by the firms whose software he pirated.
Adele is to embark on a UK and European arena tour next year - her first tour for five years.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell threw a copy of Mao's Little Red Book at George Osborne. What exactly is this tome?
Much press attention has been devoted to a Facebook quiz which asked for large swathes of data in return for a word cloud of your most used words, but do we really need to worry?
Banking giant Barclays has been fined £72m for failing to conduct proper checks on very rich clients because it did not want to inconvenience them.
A man who was filming on his phone while driving past a bushfire says he is lucky to be alive, after the flames engulfed his car.
Actor Zach Galligan says the new Gremlins movie in development will not be a reboot or a remake and that he has a "decent chance" of reprising his role from the first two films.
Citizen journalists are the main - and often only - source of information about life in a city controlled by the so-called Islamic State.
Why does the UK have so many whiplash cases?
Huge pillow fights among US cadets to mark the end of summer training at the prestigious West Point military academy are to be banned.
Three of US DJ Casey Kasem's children and his brother sue the late star's widow for wrongful death in the latest move in a bitter family feud.
The work of91-year-old artist Monir Farmanfarmaian
Launched in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has become Britain's most successful homegrown computer. Now it's getting smaller and cheaper.
Why young professionals are moving from London to Accra
About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.
The V&A marks the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron's birth