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Nursery school teachers should be given the same status and pay as those in primary school, the Pre-School Learning Alliance says.
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Five years on from his death, Sir Bobby Robson would be "astonished" at the legacy he has left, says his widow Lady Elsie.
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
Offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes will have to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.
Talking Movies talks to Gustav Deutsch - a multimedia artist at the cutting edge of cinema.
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
A huge fire has ripped through Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex.
Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof says his offer to "hold out" investors has been rejected as a debt default deadline approaches.
Claims that the PM wants to raise the threshold at which people pay the 40p income tax rate lead some papers, while many feature images of Eastbourne's pier ablaze.
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".
Up to 100 firefighters are tackling a fire at a former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham.
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.