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A village tea shop has about 50 cockroaches posted through its letterbox, prompting a police investigation in Berkshire.
The first state-funded Greek Orthodox secondary school in England is set to open next week in north London.
A badger cull in parts of the west of England is under way, the National Farmers' Union president confirms.
Moya Greene, the chief executive of Royal Mail, says the system of setting the pay for the heads of government-backed companies is "hopelessly broken".
A man is charged with assisted attempted suicide over an incident in which a man was found on fire by police and suffered severe burns.
Tunisia declares the Salafist Ansar al-Sharia movement a "terrorist group", blaming it for the assassinations of two secular politicians.
Scientists present new evidence for the existence of a previously unknown element with atomic number 115.
Shakhter Karagandy coach Viktor Kumykov is not ruling out sacrificing a sheep again before meeting Celtic in Glasgow.
The former deputy leader of UKIP is told he failed the candidate assessment and cannot stand in elections.
Growth in US house prices remained strong in June, according to a closely watched survey, rising 12.1% compared with a year earlier.
TV watchdog Ofcom rules Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks broke the broadcasting code over a fight scene where one of the main characters was killed by a speeding train.
Russia plans to mark the burial site of the artist Kasimir Malevich, found to be under a new housing development in a Moscow suburb.
The family of a woman murdered and secretly buried by the IRA more than 40 years ago are to sue the police and Ministry of Defence.
The Colombian government agrees to enter into talks with farmers in an attempt to end a nine-day strike which is paralysing parts of the country.
A West Midlands police officer who sent a naked photo of himself to a 15-year-old girl resigns from the force.
A huge fire in and around California's Yosemite National Park has continued to spread and now covers almost 230 sq miles (600 sq km), officials have confirmed.
England captain Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann rested for ODI series against Australia.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has no plans to force a move to Chelsea by handing in a formal transfer request.
Ex-JPMorgan employee Javier Martin-Artajo is arrested by Spanish police in connection with the so-called London Whale trading scandal.