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UK car sales in February were up 3% from a year earlier, helped by rising consumer confidence, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
The religious custom of slaughtering animals by slitting their throats and draining the blood should be adapted to prevent suffering, says the leader of Britain's vets.
Government advisers - known as Spads - were largely unknown creatures until comedies offered an insight.
The 91,000 staff of the John Lewis Partnership will receive an annual bonus worth 15% of their salaries.
At least five soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and Nato officials say.
Warwickshire confirm that England batsman Jonathan Trott will be fit to start the new season in April.
The director general of the BBC, Tony Hall, has defended plans to axe BBC Three as an on-air channel
The mother of Mikaeel Kular is allowed out of jail to see the body of the three-year-old son she is accused of murdering.
EU leaders will hold an emergency summit to decide how strongly to respond to Russia's troop deployment in Ukraine's Crimea region.
An Irish priest is forced to abandon an Ash Wednesday service after people complained of suffering forehead burns.
South Korea criticises a North Korean missile test which it says took place as a Chinese passenger plane flew in the area.
The High Court will rule later on a widow's bid to prevent her dead husband's sperm from being destroyed.
The A83 has been closed again at the Rest And Be Thankful again because of another landslip.
Medical students will spend more time with patients under a course aimed at getting them to stay in Wales as junior doctors.
House price rises are continuing to accelerate across the UK, according to the latest snapshot from the Halifax mortgage lender.
Is there a commercial solution to the crisis in Ukraine?
A missing 11-year-old boy in India is found after he was spotted by a member of the public who received a WhatsApp alert sent out by police.
Amnesty International is to call for a single system to address the legacy of the Troubles as it give evidence to an Irish government committee in Dublin.
Plans to cut soldiers could leave the Army "short of personnel" and unable to meet future national security needs, a report by MPs warns.
The world's financial markets could be creating a "carbon bubble" by overvaluing the fossil fuel assets of large companies.