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A Bolton woman gave a burglar £20 - after he apologised for stealing £10,000 worth of items from her home.
A butcher who decided to take up the ballet on his 45th birthday says his love for it has "snowballed" ever since.
An Israeli court has sentenced polygamist and cult leader Goel Ratzon to 30 years in prison for sex crimes
A mobile phone app that recognises which species of bird is singing is being developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University in London.
A jogger who bumped into David Cameron in Leeds was arrested and then de-arrested.
Are manners something people still take seriously and how have they changed?
MPs take evidence on managing and replacing the Aspire contract.
US officials will actively monitor health workers who treat Ebola patients in West Africa after they return, but will not enforce quarantine.
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the closure of 150 branches over the next three years.
Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.
England coach Steve McNamara has named an unchanged side to face Australia in the Four Nations competition on Sunday.
BP's quarterly profits fall 21% to $3bn as the falling value of the rouble and lower oil prices take their toll.
British hostage John Cantlie has appeared in a new Islamic State (IS) video in which he says he is speaking from the key Syrian town of Kobane.
Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.
Fewer groups granted money for holding bonfires in Belfast this year breached conditions including the burning of flags, the BBC has learned.
A £97m supercomputer will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.
The National Grid is expected to confirm on Tuesday that the risk of blackouts this winter has increased significantly from last year.
Wales forward Gareth Bale is the only British player on the 23-man shortlist for the world footballer of the year award.