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Clegg makes NHS funding pledge

The NHS would receive billions of extra funding if the Liberal Democrats have a hand in the next UK government, Nick Clegg has told his party faithful.

Assad 'can't help fight against IS'

Bashar Assad is stoking "injustice, disorder and extremism", the UK and French foreign secretaries said

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad cannot be a partner in the fight against the extremism of Islamic State (IS), Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius have said in a joint article.

'38% of men wash hands after loo'

Just 38% of men and 60% of women wash their hands after going to the loo, according to a company which analysed the toilet habits of more than 100,000 people.

Millions 'face hearing loss risk'

The World Health Organisation has warned that millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music.

Marbles back at British Museum

Greece has laid claim to the Elgin Marbles

A section of the Elgin Marbles loaned to Russia last year has returned to the British Museum to take centre stage in a new exhibition.

Priest faces jail over sex abuse

Father Anthony McSweeney will be sentenced next month for child sex abuse

A Catholic priest dubbed the "fat vicar" is facing jail after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage boy at a children's home.

County takes on power over health

Greater Manchester will start making its own decisions on health and social care from today as a "landmark agreement" to devolve £6 billion a year of health spending was formally unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne.

Divorce man 'not on same planet'

A highly successful businessman from the United States "not willing to pay a penny" in a multimillion-pound divorce battle has been told by a judge: "I am not sure you and I are on the same planet."

Stars on menu in school's cookbook

A tiny school's charity cookbook has turned into a who's who of British cookery after recipes were donated by Delia Smith, Michel Roux Jr and Marco Pierre White.

Twitter furore over two-tone dress

A two-tone dress marketed as being "bang on trend" has lived up to its billing - by sparking a global debate on Twitter over what colour it is.

Cancer charity launches race event

Skin cancer survivor Caroline Begg posing with 'war paint' on her face and nail art to encourage girls and women across Scotland to sign up for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life (Cancer Research UK/PA)

A mother-of-three who beat skin cancer has been chosen as the face of a campaign urging women to sign up for Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.

Witch odd book will win this year?

This year has seen a bumper crop of odd titles

Advanced research into concrete and a guide on how to divorce a witch are among the books in the running for one of the world's oddest literary prizes.

Ukip greeted by 'Nazi' dancers

A Nazi-themed troupe of dancers and a 16-tonne Second World War tank gatecrashed the start of Ukip's spring party conference.