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One Direction lead UK global sales

Chart-toppers One Direction led the UK's global sales charge last year which ensured home-grown acts accounted for one in every eight artist albums ...

1 Aug 2014 1.02am

Kylie to top bill as Games close

Pop superstar Kylie Minogue will top the bill at the closing ceremony of Glasgow 2014, it has been announced.

30 Jul 2014 8.02pm

Benidorm star Kenny Ireland dies after cancer battle

BENIDORM actor Kenny Ireland has died aged 68, following a battle with cancer.

Video: Bieber taunts Bloom after Ibiza row

Justin Bieber has seemingly taunted British actor Orlando Bloom after their reported altercation in Ibiza, posting a picture on his Instagram account ...

31 Jul 2014 8.01am

Radio 2's Evans hits audience peak

Radio 2 breakfast host Chris Evans has hit another audience high, with a new record number of listeners to his show.

31 Jul 2014 1.04am

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

This year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially gets under way today, with more than 3,000 shows catering for a wide range of tastes.

1 Aug 2014 4.01am

Man stabbed near swimming venue

A man stabbed in the east end of Glasgow is in a serious condition, police say.

31 Jul 2014 7.01pm

New rules to govern school closures

New rules on school closures that come into force today will provide "important safeguards" for rural communities, learning minister Alasdair Allan ...

1 Aug 2014 1.01am

Home crowd wowed by tattoo preview

The opening preview for this year's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has "gone down a storm and wowed audiences", organisers said.

1 Aug 2014 1.01am

Scottish pensioners 'worse off'

Thousands of hard-saving Scottish pensioners are worse off since the Tory-led government started cutting benefits, according to the SNP.

1 Aug 2014 1.01am

MI5 'stopped Kincora abuse probe'

A former Army intelligence officer has claimed he was told to stop investigating sexual abuse at a boys' home in the 1970s.

1 Aug 2014 8.03am

Sierra Leone cyclist in Ebola scare

Health authorities have played down an Ebola scare at the Commonwealth Games after it emerged a Sierra Leone athlete was tested for the killer virus.

1 Aug 2014 2.01am

£2m boost for blaze-hit Eastbourne

Eastbourne is set to get a £2 million boost following a fire that left a building on the town's pier a charred shell, Downing Street has said.

1 Aug 2014 7.04am

Man sentenced over boy's drug death

A man is to be sentenced for drug offences today following the death of an ''incredible'' 16-year-old boy as a result of taking ecstasy.

1 Aug 2014 4.01am

Crews fight power station blaze

Firefighters are continuing their battle to put out the last of the flames of a massive fire which tore through part of a landmark power station.

1 Aug 2014 4.01am

Dozens killed in gas leak blasts

A series of underground gas explosions have killed at least 24 people and injured 271 in Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete through the ...

1 Aug 2014 6.00am

Girl, 5, shoots playmate to death

A five-year-old girl is dead after police say another five-year-old accidentally shot her.

31 Jul 2014 10.02pm

Pair bring hope to jailed youths

A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor and musician LL ...

1 Aug 2014 4.02am

How 100-call Kerry nailed ceasefire

John Kerry was burning midnight oil, still working the phones, trying to come up with a ceasefire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.

1 Aug 2014 3.00am

Three-day Gaza ceasefire begins

The three-day Gaza ceasefire has begun after heavy Israel-Hamas fighting early today.

1 Aug 2014 3.00am