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Some people are "put off" making important calls because of confusion over the amount they will be charged, according to the telecoms regulator.
How posters can persuade the public
How the US version of The Office reflects on America - and the UK
What do ex-convicts' books reveal about life inside?
Readers have been sharing their favourite euphemisms. Today we publish those known only to a family, or to a circle of friends or colleagues.
Angelina Jolie had a mastectomy after being told there was an 87% chance she would develop breast cancer. How high is the risk for other women?
World Whisky Day, which was created by a University of Aberdeen student last year, returns for a second time.
Highland Council plans to pilot an annual flu vaccination for schoolchildren before rolling it out for all P1 to S5 pupils.
The new moderator of the Church of Scotland officially takes up her post as the Kirk's General Assembly gets under way.
The man who organised the student protest against Nigel Farage during his visit to Edinburgh has defended the action as "constructive criticism".
Police find what they believe is a bomb in the Foxes Glen area of west Belfast - the scene of a gun attack on officers on Thursday afternoon.
Ahead of his final match in charge of Manchester United, manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks back on his decision to retire - and reveals what he will miss most about the club.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh placed their feet in casts on Friday as they visited Cornwall
A former head teacher of the year spent almost £7,000 in school money on her own 50th birthday party, a report seen by BBC London finds.
Stoke City are to investigate after reports that a pig's head was left in striker Kenwyne Jones's locker.
Retired IT manager Nigel Clarke, from Kent in the UK, has launched a website listing the call centre menu sequences for accessing thousands of services.
Two classic silent movies have been given a new soundtrack at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.
James Anderson becomes only the fourth England player to take 300 Test wickets during the first Test against New Zealand.
The inquest into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko could be replaced by a form of public inquiry to allow evidence about Russia's alleged role in the killing to be heard in secret.
England's first chief social worker for children has been speaking about her plans, ahead of taking up the post in September.