MPs and peers are to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at the opening of business in the Houses of Parliament.
Europe's first artificial surf reef is set to be reopened in April after a council receives two insurance payouts to fund repairs.
Anger in papers at 11% increase in salaries
The pace of growth in Scotland's private sector slowed last month, according to a survey of company purchasing managers.
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned.
Patients are facing hours of waiting in ambulances outside A&E departments, BBC figures show - with one case revealing an almost six-and-a-half hour delay.
Neil Robertson beats Mark Selby 10-7 in the UK Championship final to become the eighth man to win snooker's 'Triple Crown'.
Almost 1,000 households have already had their benefits capped in Scotland since the introduction of benefit changes, official figures show.
The majority of the 13 million people classed as living in poverty in the UK are in work, a charity's report suggests.
Chemical and radiation experts are called in after the unexplained death of a man found inside a tent in a field.
Six people are in police custody after ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing games.
Lily Allen returns to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.
Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu denies league leaders
Members of Falkirk Labour select Karen Whitefield as their general election candidate after the row over the party's selection process.
Arsenal and Tottenham are drawn together in third round of the FA Cup, while Manchester United will host Swansea.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's Syndrome after years spent believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.
Three men, all believed to be victims of slavery, are rescued following a series of raids in the Bristol area.
Television psychic Derek Acorah is charged with careless driving following a car crash in Merseyside.
A future Labour government should raise the top rate of income tax to 50%, former leader Lord Kinnock says.
Plans to award MPs an 11% pay rise in 2015 are criticised across Westminster, with one minister describing them as "utterly incomprehensible".
David and Samantha Cameron choose a black and white portrait of the couple and their youngest daughter Florence for their 2013 Christmas card.
A 21-year-old man suffers serious eye injury after being hit with bottle in the village of Dunloy, County Antrim.
A service of thanksgiving for the life of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela has been held in London.
Conservative MP Anne McIntosh is told by her Thirsk and Malton constituency officials they will not endorse her election candidacy.
A man is arrested in connection with a gun attack on police in north Belfast on Thursday.
England's Ashes defence 'undermined by muddled thinking'
Flood victims in Rhyl whose homes were damaged by sea water caused by a storm surge are warned about rogue traders looking to cash in.
Joe Lynam reports on air passengers' rights.
A UK Independence party councillor says comments about immigrants that were attributed to her in a Sunday paper have been taken "out of context".
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Economists have warned Chancellor George Osborne that the UK's recovery may not be sustainable
Prince Charles has said the world is a "poorer place" following the death of Nelson Mandela.
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China's exports rise more than expected in November adding to the evidence of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
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North Korea confirms that Chang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, has been dismissed from his post.
A war crimes court in Bangladesh orders prison authorities to hang Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, months after he was sentenced to death.
Police in Singapore make 27 arrests after hundreds of people take part in a riot triggered by the death of an Indian national.
Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev topple a statue of Lenin as they call for closer EU ties and oppose a Russian-led customs union.
A 15-year-old Egyptian girl released from detention on Saturday has told the BBC she intends to go back out to protest.
Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, announces a 30-day-long ceasefire starting, a day after attack that killed eight at police station.
A month since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, thousands of people in Tacloban are helping in the clearance and rebuilding process.
Substitute Gerard Deulofeu earns Everton a draw and denies Arsenal a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency visit the Arak heavy water production plant for the first time in more than two years.
Some 60 heads of state and government are to attend the memorial service or state funeral of Nelson Mandela, South Africa announces.
Egyptian police recover an ancient statue of Tutankhamun's sister and wife, stolen during unrest in August.
A surprise strong showing by a new anti-corruption party in India helps to topple the ruling Congress party in Delhi assembly elections.
South Korea has announced it is expanding its air defence zone in the waters south of the Peninsula, overlapping a similar zone announced by China.
People in Venezuela have begun voting in municipal elections seen as a crucial test for President Nicolas Maduro.
Will Ross reports from Soweto on the memorial services that are taking place across the country to mark the life of Nelson Mandela.
The Palestinian presidency says it holds Israel responsible for the killing of a 15-year-old youth in a West Bank refugee camp on Saturday.
Greek lawmakers pass the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six straight years of painful recession.
Rapper Jay Z dominated this year's Grammy nominations, being shortlisted in nine categories.
Thailand's opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of protests aimed at forcing out the government.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar launches a scathing broadside at his homeland's government at this year's European Film Awards, calling it "deaf and insensitive" to the country's problems.
French troops have advanced deeper into the Central African Republic to try to restore order after hundreds of people were killed by Christian and Muslim militia groups.
French troops reach the town of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic, which has been paralysed by communal fighting.
Edouard Molinaro, who directed classic French farce La Cage aux Folles and other much-loved films, dies in Paris at the age of 85.
South Korea expands its air defence zone after a similar announcement last month by China in an overlapping area raised regional tensions.
A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
Authorities in Shanghai have warned people to stay indoors as the city suffers one of its worst bouts of air pollution
Fourteen prisoners alleged to have been held in secret and without charge by the Pakistani army appear before the Supreme Court in Islamabad.
The African Union is to increase significantly the number of troops it plans to send to end communal fighting in the Central African Republic.
Irish supermarket workers who went on strike to force a ban on produce from apartheid-era South Africa are set to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral.
US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
Twenty-one women and girls jailed in Egypt last month over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are freed by an appeal court.
Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, we look back at the key moments from the areas hit by the storm.
British singer Elton John urges Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians as he performs at a concert in Moscow.
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
Spain will open their defence of the World Cup against 2010 finalists Netherlands at next year's tournament in Brazil.
Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to build a £240m car plant in Brazil capable of producing 24,000 vehicles a year.
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