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Friends of the serial killers Fred and Rose West are jailed for sexually abusing children over a 15-year period.
Chancellor George Osborne promises to increase funding to Arts Council England and national museums and galleries in his Spending Review.
Hundreds of metres of underground tunnels used by Islamic State militants under the Iraqi city of Sinjar have been discovered by Kurdish forces.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, tells a noisy MP who disrupted George Osborne's Spending Review speech that he should "take up yoga".
A protest has taken place outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.
World number nine Ding Junhui faces disciplinary action for his angry outburst after his exit from the UK Championship.
The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials - the largest heist of its kind.
An Australian man who made headlines after saying Facebook told him to take down his profile admits he hoaxed the media.
Dell admits to a second security problem that researchers say could expose users' data to hackers
Films starring Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth and George Clooney are among the list of the biggest film flops of 2015.
Former MP Tim Yeo loses his libel case against The Sunday Times over claims he would promote business concerns in return for cash.
A Russian pilot missing after Turkey downed his fighter jet is alive and well and back at an airbase in Syria, Russia's defence minister says.
Faced with a trade-off between shortest route and foraging power, army ants find the most cost-efficient route.
Shares in housebuilders drive the FTSE 100 higher on the news that the government is to pledge new money to build more homes.
Open University staff stage a one-day walk out as plans to close seven regional centres are agreed.
The female governor at a private Muslim school in Birmingham - at the centre of criticism from Ofsted - chose to sit separately from men, says the school.
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court for anti-Semitic comments made in Belgium.
Homophobic bullying in school can lead to thousands of children changing their career plans, warns Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
George Osborne is to scrap planned cuts to tax credits altogether - rather than ease their impact - he has told MPs.