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Annual net migration to the UK reaches a record 336,000, with 294,000 people arriving in the UK for work, figures show.
Scientists use ultrasound to scan the blood vessels of an entire rat brain in microscopic 3D detail, pioneering a technique they say will improve cancer and stroke diagnosis.
"Very significant" government spending cuts will be imposed before the next general election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank warns.
The BBC Trust formally approves proposals to move BBC Three online only from February, on the condition that programmes will be shown on BBC One and Two.
A newborn baby has been called ''a miracle child'' after being found in the nativity manger of the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens, New York.
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.