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Cowell ready for 'ratings battle'

Simon Cowell said he was ready for "a ratings battle" after it emerged The X Factor is going up against Strictly Come Dancing in the TV schedules.

29 Aug 2014 12.48am

Caroline joins the Strictly dancers

Former Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack has crossed the floor to join rival show Strictly Come Dancing as one of 15 celebrities battling it out to win ...

28 Aug 2014 12.06pm

Comic Joan Rivers 'critically ill'

The family of Joan Rivers has thanked everyone for the "outpouring of love and support" after the comedian was reported to be in a "critical ...

28 Aug 2014 8.50pm

Pitt back on duty after tying knot

Brad Pitt flashed his wedding ring at a museum - just days after tying the knot in France.

28 Aug 2014 4.05pm

Jolie and Pitt marry in France

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married at the Chateau Miraval in France on Saturday, a spokesman for the couple said.

28 Aug 2014 3.05pm

Alexander warns of 'Holyrood elite'

The Scottish Government is trying to airbrush out the different identities of Scotland's communities in its drive for independence and increasing ...

29 Aug 2014 12.47am

Kitten loses leg in airgun attack

A kitten has had a leg amputated after being shot with an airgun in a "sickening attack".

28 Aug 2014 7.03pm

Warning over rise in mortgage costs

Independence could leave homeowners facing an average rise in mortgage rates of £5,200 a year, an estate agent has claimed.

29 Aug 2014 12.47am

Salmond pledge on childcare costs

Childcare would be "transformed" under independence with families saving almost £5,000, according to Alex Salmond.

29 Aug 2014 12.47am

New survey halves No poll lead

Supporters of the call for Scotland to become an independent country received a boost after halving the No campaign's lead, the first major opinion ...

29 Aug 2014 12.47am

'£130 of gadgets' in schoolbag

More than a quarter of parents plan to spend an average of £329 per family on gadgets for their children ahead of the new school year, a survey has ...

29 Aug 2014 12.48am

New rules to improve hospital food

Sloppy mashed potato and soggy vegetables will become a thing of the past for hospital patients and staff under new rules to banish unacceptable food ...

29 Aug 2014 12.48am

Government 'not trusted' over NHS

More than two out of five people do not trust the Government to protect the NHS, according to a study.

29 Aug 2014 12.48am

Erdogan sworn in as Turkish leader

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been sworn in as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for ...

28 Aug 2014 9.50pm

Ebola outbreak 'could top 20,000'

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could eventually exceed 20,000 cases - more than six times the current level, the World Health Organisation says.

28 Aug 2014 3.05pm

Comic Joan Rivers 'critically ill'

Comedian Joan Rivers is reported to be in a “critical condition” after being rushed to a New York hospital.

UN peacekeepers 'held in Syria'

The United Nations says 43 peacekeepers have been detained by an armed group in Syria during fighting and 81 others are trapped.

28 Aug 2014 4.06pm

IS 'kills 150 captive Syria troops'

The Islamic State group has killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in Syria, activists say.

28 Aug 2014 4.06pm