Not many professional gamblers are bipolar women, but Cat Hulbert was one of the best - and she delighted in winning money from men.
MPs have voted to "respect" the government's timetable for triggering talks on leaving the EU.
A commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK is announced by Tata Steel.
Scotland's top legal officer says Holyrood's consent is needed before the UK triggers Brexit.
A coroner says it may "never be known" what caused the crash that killed Viola Beach band and manager.
A woman has given birth to her own grandchild by having a surrogate baby for her daughter.
Italy's PM hands his resignation to the president, three days after losing a key referendum vote.
Syrian rebels call for truce to allow civilian evacuations after withdrawing from Aleppo's old city.
US President-elect Donald Trump is named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016.
A former youth coach at Celtic and a number of other Scottish football clubs is arrested in Belfast over allegations of sexual offences against children.
Security experts attack TalkTalk's response to evidence that thousands of its wi-fi passwords have been stolen.
The HMRC wants a review of how footballers cut their tax bills amid disclosure that 43 players and 12 clubs are being probed.
Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen, are put into circulation.
An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.
Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians
James Downing, a 103-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, shares his vivid memories of how the day unfolded.
People in west Siberia have captured footage of what is believed to be a small meteorite.
A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.
A Labour councillor has told BBC Radio 5 live how a 'stalker' was imprisoned for harassing her with personal letters.
Watch a short history of aircraft carrier Illustrious as the vessel leaves its Portsmouth base for the last time.
The journalists who risk their lives documenting Aleppo speak of the difficult choices they have to make.
Good Samaritan stops high-speed car chase
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More than a million people say they will attend a Mexican girl's party after the invitation goes viral.
Online shoppers who have a problem with their delivery will spend two-and-a-half hours sorting it out on average, a charity warns.
Why do Asian countries do so well in global education rankings? The OECD's education director says it reflects a belief that all pupils can succeed.
Hunger and disease stalk Yemenis with no end in sight as the war grinds on, writes Fergal Keane.
With the government's battle over Article 50 going to the Supreme Court, there has been much comment about the gender and ethnic make-up of the judges and barristers at work. But how "diverse" is the legal profession?
The hot topic of conversation in India's Bangalore city these days is the unending traffic jams.
Two stories in the past week have reported contradictory conclusions about the cost of Christmas dinner.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are due to be published. Branwen Jeffreys explains what they are.
Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.
Jayaram Jayalalitha, one of India's most flamboyant and controversial politicians, inspired a cult following and held her own in the masculine world of Tamil politics.
The BBC's Seoul correspondent Stephen Evans profiles the controversial leader.
How the football child sex abuse scandal has grown since former player Andy Woodward first said he was a victim.
Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country
The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.
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A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.
Former England manager Roy Hodgson hopes to return to football after stepping down following the national side's Euro 2016 exit.
Maximilian Zechmann dies after collapsing while caddying for French player Anne-Lise Caudal during the Dubai Ladies Masters.
The FA is expected to quiz Dario Gradi over claims he "smoothed over" a sex assault complaint against a Chelsea scout.
A new gift-giving tradition has crept into UK homes, but what do you put in a Christmas Eve box?
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Stalking victim Helen Pearson hopes new protection orders will "shorten the suffering" of others.
Motorists are being put at risk of invalid insurance and breaking the law because some dealers are retaining car log books.
Parkinson's disease stopped 32-year-old Emma drawing and writing but a new invention is changing her life.
Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.
Thirty artists are exhibiting their work, many for the first time. The collective has only one thing in common - they all survived severe brain injuries.
A radical solution to Xmas overspending, from blogger Emily Hedlund.
Christmas party season is upon us again, but what do employers and staff really get out of these events?
Churan Zheng, an events organiser in China, told the BBC all women should be offered menstrual leave, but some readers disagreed.
Celebrity Bake and Great British Bake-Off Winner Nadiya Hussain talks to the BBC 100 Women season about writing, parenting and her identity as a British Muslim.
Iceland has become a model country for gender equality but women there say more needs to be done.
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