1 December 2011
Last updated at 23:36 ET
Diplomats working at the Iranian embassy in London must leave Britain by Friday afternoon, after being expelled following an attack on the British Embassy in Tehran.
The health regulator which inspects hospitals and care homes in England has "struggled" since its creation two years ago, a report says.
New figures suggest about three-quarters of councils are cutting or reviewing their school transport services.
The number of people jailed for carrying a knife in England and Wales falls to its lowest level for more than three years.
The number of British Asians being kidnapped in Pakistan for ransom payments is increasing every year, official figures show.
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