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Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April. Richard Humphries, of the King's Fund, asks if this could be the answer to the NHS's problems.
Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.
How do you make a drama about dementia?
The often strange world view of Ladybird Books
How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman
Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?
The man who posted himself to the other side of the world
Child TV star with Down's syndrome on life away from home
Can the right packaging change your vote?
An announcement that drivers will get a period of grace before a parking ticket is issued and the row surrounding the election debates provide a focus for Friday's front pages.
US actor Harrison Ford is in a "moderate condition" after crashing a small plane on to a golf course in Los Angeles, US media report.
The US space agency's Dawn satellite is set to go into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter.
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
The four-hour waiting time target for NHS accident and emergency units across the UK should be downgraded as it is distorting priorities, experts say.
The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.
Two men in their 30s are injured after being shot in the legs in Poleglass on the outskirts of west Belfast.
A passenger airliner has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City, as a major winter storm bore down on a large part of the US.
Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.