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High-achieving primary schools which become academies show no improvement, but weaker schools make more progress, according to research.
Political leaders make their final pitch for votes before Thursday's Welsh Assembly election.
Leaving the EU would involve years of "complex and daunting" negotiations, peers warn, but Leave campaigners say it should only take two years.
Tributes are paid to former Brookside and Hollyoaks actor Kristian Ealey who has died at the age of 38.
The government is coming under increasing pressure to accept 3,000 child refugees from the Syrian war who have made it into Europe unaccompanied.
A huge wildfire forces the evacuation of about 80,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
Princess Charlotte has a toy box full of regal gifts, but among them is a simple woven rattle made by a Galway basket maker.
Even though Scotland has elections to the national parliament this week, and the European Union referendum campaign is well under way, voters are still haunted by the independence vote in 2014, says James Naughtie.
The garden at the former home of a jailed paedophile couple, who knew serial killers Fred and Rose West, is being dug up by police based on a tip-off.
The UK's biggest payday lender - Wonga - saw its losses double last year as tougher regulation in the industry continued to bite.
Sainsbury's reports a fall in annual underlying profits as the supermarket price war continues to hurt the retailer.
South Africa's Doping Control Laboratory becomes the fourth lab to be sanctioned by Wada within a month.
BBC Radio 3 will regularly broadcast birdsong as part of its commitment to "slow radio".
Victory in Indiana tightens Donald Trump's grip on the US Republican presidential nomination after defeat forces rival Ted Cruz from the race.
Manager Mixu Paatelainen will soon be leaving Dundee United as talks over a financial package for his departure begin.
Retailer Next warns that its sales and profits could be lower than previously forecast as it remains worried about a slowdown in consumer spending.
Ted Cruz accidentally strikes his wife Heidi while hugging his father on stage after ending his presidential run.
Leicester City's title win will be hard to repeat because the rich teams almost always succeed, says manager Claudio Ranieri.
A jewellery shop is raided at a north London shopping centre, with sledge hammers and pick-axes recovered afterwards.
A Chinese company is free to use the name "iPhone" on its handbags and leather goods after Apple loses a trademark court ruling in China.