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A British man is hoping to set a new world endurance record, living solo for 60 days on a remote island rock, to raise money for charity.
Unemployed new teachers in Northern Ireland will be able to apply for hundreds of extra jobs in the next few weeks.
A train driver who collapsed at the controls of his trans-Pennine express has been reunited with the nurses who saved his life.
Detectives continue to question a man over a gun attack on police officers called out to a bogus burglary on the outskirts of west Belfast.
Welsh Water will be protected from competition to supply businesses, says a minister, who calls the not-for-profit company the envy of the rest of the UK.
Talks aimed at improving relations between Northern Ireland's loyalist and republican communities and the police are under way in Cardiff.
Recommendations to improve the condition of Scotland's local roads two years ago have not yet led to any significant improvements, a report says.
End it like Beckham, say front pages
A quarter of MPs believe there is an "unhealthy" culture of drinking in Parliament, a survey for charity Alcohol Concern suggests.
In sound and pictures - 100 years of the Chelsea Flower Show
Dedicated traffic courts are to be set up in England and Wales to prosecute minor motoring offences such as jumping traffic lights or speeding.
A three-month long study to determine the puffin population on the Farne Islands in Northumberland gets under way.
Analysis suggests schools are facing an uphill battle to recruit head teachers, with one in four having to re-advertise jobs.
Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.
Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.
A facial reconstruction based on the skull of Richard III goes on display in Leicester on the first stop of a national tour.
The Olympic cycling champion, Sir Chris Hoy, urges people to take part in this weekend's Pedal on Parliament event in Edinburgh.
Scientists in Glasgow have discovered a low-cost way to create 3D images, capable of sensing frequencies beyond visible light.
Roboticist Will Jackson of Engineered Arts gives a tour of his robot factory in Cornwall, and talks about recent developments in the industry.
A man has been jailed for 11 years for raping an Indian woman who was treated like a "slave" at his home in London.