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The financial well-being of UK households improved last year, but overall it is not much better than it was five years ago, according to official figures.
Deflation in the eurozone eased during March while the rate of unemployment dipped slightly in February, figures show.
Winds of up to 97mph hit parts of Wales as motorists are warned to expect difficult conditions on the roads.
A British tourist killed in a terror attack at a museum in Tunisia died from gunshot wounds, a coroner hears.
A police watchdog calls for a code of practice, backed by law, to govern the controversial policy of stop-and-search.
Myanmar's President Thein Sein witnesses the signing of a draft ceasefire deal between the government and 16 rebel groups, which the UN says is "historic".
Turkish MPs back sweeping new powers for police - and critics fear that intolerance is becoming entrenched, Selin Girit reports from Istanbul.
Joey Essex talks about interviewing Nick Clegg, praising the deputy prime minister for his "honesty".
Five years after being diagnosed with terminal leukaemia, Australian broadcaster and poet Clive James says he is near to death but thankful for life.
An airline passenger's touching handwritten letter thanking her pilots for taking her home is being shared across Twitter.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman denies he is quitting the show after a leaked email from him thanking staff and marking the end of an era.
The chairman of South Africa's power utility resigns following calls for him to be sacked over allegations of interfering with operations.
Virginia Woolf's final letter final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared.
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.
The village of Botton in North Yorkshire has been home to people with learning disabilities for 60 years, but there are claims that changes to employment laws are posing a threat to the community.
At least 15 people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.
Filming on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film is delayed until 15 April as star Johnny Depp continues to recover from a hand injury.
One week on from the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps, the search for victims' remains intensifies.
Plaid Cymru has not yet convinced Welsh voters to switch from Labour, former Plaid leader Lord Elis-Thomas says.