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The ordeal of those locked in lorries and trafficked to the UK
A public meeting is held in Luton to discuss allegations that a man with severe autism was beaten by two Bedfordshire Police officers.
European carmakers Volkswagen and Renault warn of a slowdown in demand for cars in emerging markets.
Newcastle Falcons prop Kieran Brookes get a six-week ban for pushing referee Greg Garner in their game against Leicester.
The mother of Reeva Steenkamp says she attended the first day of the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius because it was important that he saw her in court, adding that she "has to forgive".
A Jewish girls' school in Hackney has been redacting questions on evolution on science exam papers because they do not fit in with their beliefs.
A farmer who was impaled on an 18in metal tractor spike is back on his farm less than three weeks after the accident.
Nine men dressed as Bananaman grab a unique memento of a stag do - a photo with one of the brightest men on the planet, Prof Stephen Hawking.
The sergeant in charge of PC Keith Blakelock's unit tells the Old Bailey of the "absolutely terrifying" moment they were attacked by a mob.
The stigma of being female and unattached in India
A judge in the US rules that lawyers representing Amazonian villagers used bribes to secure a multi-billion dollar ruling against American oil company Chevron.
Up to 500 former civil servants across Wales and England are to be made redundant as their new employer shifts their work overseas, claims PCS union.
Global stock markets steady on Tuesday, with Russia's main share index up more than 5%, as the country says it may abandon the US dollar as a reserve currency.
An independent Scotland with a strong economy would benefit the whole of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond tells a gathering in London.
A teacher is suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils after she had told them they were too noisy.
Is immigration just a 'very British' issue?
Police confirm that a 19-year-old man has been charged following an incident at Peterhead's Balmoor stadium.
Thousands of nurseries and childminders in England are still not giving youngsters a good standard of care and education, statistics released by the watchdog, Ofsted, suggest.
Suspected militant Islamists kill at least 11 people in a raid on a village in north-eastern Nigeria, setting fire to about a third of the homes.
The US accuses Russia of an "act of aggression" over its alleged military deployment on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, a move Russia denies.