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Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg pledges to take on "stuffy parochialism", as he makes the case for membership of the EU in his conference speech.
The government's plans to give free meals to all infant school pupils will happen on time, education minister David Laws says.
A metre-long fish that escaped from an aquatic centre during recent floods is recovered from a puddle at a local car wash.
Tennis ace Andy Murray vows not to reveal his feelings on Scottish independence after abuse over a joke about England in the World Cup.
Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than 24 hours with 239 people on board may have turned back, officials say.
Three people escape injury during an overnight attack on house in Larne, County Antrim, and it is understood it is the same house that was targeted by a masked gang last weekend.
The Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis, best known for his roles in Z-Cars and alongside a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays, has died.
Nick Clegg is pushing his party's pro-European credentials
The Liberal Democrats are to call for the "missing" powers to raise and set taxes to be delivered to the Scottish Parliament.
Iran's foreign minister tells the visiting EU foreign policy chief a nuclear deal could come in months but Catherine Ashton stresses there is no guarantee.
Ed Davey says Lib Dems want "a more balanced approach" on immigration ahead of European elections
Hilary Mantel says the stage version of Thomas Cromwell, played by Ben Miles, is someone 'who might knife you under a bridge'
A man is charged with arson and a "racially aggravated" offence following a fire at a mosque in Milton Keynes.
Gerard Mortier, who spearheaded an operatic production of Brokeback Mountain at Madrid's Teatro Royal, dies aged 70.
Plaid Cymru is unlikely to make cutting the top rate of tax one of its policies if Wales ever receives income tax varying powers, says its leader.
The troubled Co-operative Group is set to award large pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff, it emerges.
Former England manager Graham Taylor backs Luke Shaw for a World Cup place ahead of Ashley Cole.
A 55-year-old man arrested after explosive material was found in South Yorkshire is released on bail.
A yachtsman from Shetland is waiting to be rescued by Chilean coastguards after his mast broke in a huge storm.
The parents of a Liverpool teenager killed in 2003 are begging for help to find their son's killer.