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'Bored stiff' Paignton pensioner retires aged 91

8 hours 44 min ago
Joe Bartley, who took a job as a waiter aged 89, says age has caught up with him.

New Zealand XI v England: Joe Root makes ton in final warm-up match

9 hours 55 min ago
England captain Joe Root makes a century on the final day a second tour match against a New Zealand XI prior to next week's first Test against the Kiwis.

Trump lawyers seek $20m in damages from porn star Stormy Daniels

10 hours 36 min ago
The legal filings mark the first time the president has become directly involved in the case.

Indian Wells: Venus Williams & Simona Halep suffer shock semi-final losses

11 hours 2 min ago
Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatkina will contest Sunday's BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells after shock semi-final victories over Simona Halep and Venus Williams respectively.

'Mini Beast' forecast to bring snow and ice

12 hours 43 min ago
Met Office amber warnings are in place for several areas as travel disruption is predicted.

Former FBI deputy head Andrew McCabe sacked

March 16, 2018 - 11:26pm
The justice department fires the FBI's ex-deputy director, whom President Trump had accused of bias.

Russian exiles contacted over safety after tycoon murder

March 16, 2018 - 11:01pm
Safety advice is issued as police investigate the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov.

Eight out of 10 academies in deficit, say accountants

March 16, 2018 - 10:28pm
Figures from 450 academies suggest looming insolvency, says a report.

Oscars Academy chief John Bailey 'faces harassment allegations'

March 16, 2018 - 9:57pm
The Academy has launched an inquiry into its own president, John Bailey, Hollywood media report.

Winter Paralympics: 'Don't go easy on me because I'm a woman'

March 16, 2018 - 9:39pm
Lena Schroeder plays para ice hockey for Team Norway and is the only woman on the ice at the Winter Paralympics

Paralympics 'pit lane’ where athletes get repairs

March 16, 2018 - 9:39pm
Have you ever wondered how athletes cope when their prosthetic limbs or wheelchairs break?

Off-piste at the Paras #8: Scott Meenagh

March 16, 2018 - 9:38pm
Former soldier Scott Meenagh is the first competitor ParalympicsGB has had in Nordic Skiing for 20 years.

Two women shot dead at house in St Leonards

March 16, 2018 - 9:38pm
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a firearm seized in St Leonards, East Sussex.

Can kids hold pens in the digital age?

March 16, 2018 - 9:21pm
Are the fine motor skills necessary to hold a pencil still needed in an age when toddlers swipe?

Is it possible to stop people buying bomb-making ingredients?

March 16, 2018 - 9:03pm
The ready availability of the materials needed to make explosives is a growing concern.

How Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine's partnership led to billion dollar Beats

March 16, 2018 - 9:02pm
The unlikely partnership between Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine is made into a Netflix documentary.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: My career in 7 songs

March 16, 2018 - 9:02pm
The composer shares the untold stories behind Cats, Joseph, Evita and Phantom of the Opera.

In Eastern Ghouta, a doctor's battle: 'We will stay until the end'

March 16, 2018 - 8:57pm
As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".

The day that Stephen Hawking soared like Superman

March 16, 2018 - 8:53pm
The day in 2007 when Stephen Hawking became the first quadriplegic to experience weightlessness.

Week in pictures: 10 - 16 March 2018

March 16, 2018 - 8:36pm
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken during the past week.