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Pupils' well-being and education should not be sacrificed to meet new targets, the leader of a head teachers' union will tell its annual conference.
Grassroots Conservatives attack David Cameron's support for gay marriage, saying it has made winning the next election "virtually impossible".
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
Cyclists are to embark on a protest ride to the Scottish Parliament, calling for 5% of Scotland's transport budget to be spent on cycling.
A Scottish government paper on independence will argue Scotland's potential for growth is being held back by the lack of decision-making powers.
The latest UK government paper on the impact of Scottish independence will claim the UK is better placed to manage the risk of a financial crisis.
David Beckham leaves the pitch in tears as he completes the final home match of his career - a victory for French champions Paris St-Germain.
By the man who ghost-wrote Ferguson's programme notes
No 10 denies that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments reported in several papers describing Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
The outgoing Bank of England governor warns a government plan to boost the housing market with part-mortgage guarantees has no long-term place.
Jonny Wilkinson kicks 11 points to help Toulon come from behind and secure the Heineken Cup at the expense of Clermont Auvergne.
Education Secretary Michael Gove receives one of the angriest receptions of his three years in office as he appears before head teachers in Birmingham.
More than 80 firefighters tackle a blaze at one of Northern Ireland's grandest ancestral homes, Mourne Park House.
England lose four late wickets as they close day three of the first Test at Lord's on 180-6, leading New Zealand by 205.
Wiltshire Police name the two female victims of what they call an "horrific incident", which also left three men seriously injured.
Revellers at a Swansea public party will be among a TV audience of millions watching local heroine Bonnie Tyler sing for Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Demonstrators march through London in protest at changes to the NHS.
A gala is held in the Denbighshire town of Rhyl to mark the 50th anniversary of a purpose-built theatre for children.
A man and a woman have died after a motorbike crashes on the A1 in Gateshead.
Governors at a school accused of inappropriate use of public money are urged to "take action" by Westminster Council.