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Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement is signed by the Chancellor George Osborne.
The widow of a UK aid worker killed by "Jihadi John", the masked IS militant identified as a man from London, tells the BBC she wants him caught alive.
Jack Nowell and Alex Goode are named in England's starting XV to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Sunday.
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat.
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.
Nigel Farage says UKIP will back Conservative efforts to eliminate the deficit by 2018 but only if they stick to their plans.
Online debate rages on the big blue/white question
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.
British Airways (BA) owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has reported a big jump in annual profit and raised its forecast for 2015.
Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.
Taofick Okoya sells up to 9,000 of his Queens of Africa dolls a month and claims to command about 15% of the market.
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.
Virginia becomes the second US state to agree compensation for people who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics programmes until the 1970s.
What Americans make of Britain's most vocal Eurosceptic
A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say.