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Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar, says the three largest Westminster parties all need to do more to tackle social mobility.
A 90-year-old retired forensic pathologist gives evidence in the trial of a man accused of murdering two teenage girls 37 years ago.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace says.
Aerial footage shows the extent of damage caused by a fire at the Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, its foreign minister says.
Winds gusting at 70mph have been forecast as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK on Tuesday night.
Super League champions St Helens name club legend Keiron Cunningham as their new head coach after Nathan Brown's departure.
Outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso dismisses Grant Shapps "bureaucrat" jibe.
Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.
Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
A man accused of decapitating his wife in their west London home pleads not guilty to murder.
Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.
A Scottish woman who was caught with £1.5m of cocaine in Peru is to feature in adverts warning about the dangers of drug smuggling.
An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.
A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.
A school which has allowed its head teacher to go on holiday during term time says the decision is "appropriate".
Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen
The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.
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