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The NUT conference will hear calls for a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.
Why immunisation cards are vital for millions
Flood defences and other protections are restored for more than 100,000 properties left at risk after this winter's severe weather.
Cotswolds, regional TV, and the Bull Ring - what makes a Midlander?
The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world.
Small Data asks if the UK gets enough public holidays
The 'forgotten' script for Catch-22 gets its UK premiere
The advent of the package holiday and the fashion for tans has seen skin cancer rates soar in Scotland since the 1970s, according to a charity.
The battle for exclusive online TV shows
The job market continued to grow last month, although at a slower rate than the previous month, according to the Bank of Scotland.
The expat investor helping businesses to grow in Somalia
Companies will be forced to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
Two cultures collide at the online retail giant
Jaguar Land Rover is among a list of more than 100 winners of Queen's Awards for their success in international trade.
A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems
Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
Doctor Natalie Stavas finished last year's Boston Marathon just as the bombs exploded, and now the runner turned first responder prepares to run again.
Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.
Ali Carter beats Xiao Guodong to reach the second round of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.