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Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.
Tourists are being asked to only touch Greyfriars Bobby's nose "gently" after work to restore the statue failed again.
A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess's "mental toughness" can lead him to success in rugby union.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR.
Crocodile farming in Zimbabwe is an expensive, niche business, as the BBC's Brian Hungwe finds out.
Anti-corruption investigators in China reportedly find the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.
The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.
Delays in getting an ambulance to an alleged murder victim in Wrexham are being investigated by the Welsh Ambulance Service.
A long-term vision is set out for Prestwick Airport - a year after it was taken into public ownership amid fears it could close.