- What's going on with the weather? Jun 18, 2013 11:50 pm UTC
What's going on with the weather, asks David Shukman
- The play that keeps its audience in the dark Jun 18, 2013 11:47 pm UTC
The new play that keeps its audience in the dark
- Poverty in the English countryside Jun 18, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
The people living in rural poverty
- VIDEO: The 13-year-old fashion blogger Jun 18, 2013 11:18 pm UTC
The 13-year-old taking fashion blogging by storm
- Food labels system to be rolled out Jun 18, 2013 11:10 pm UTC
A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.
- Assange vows to stay in embassy Jun 18, 2013 11:01 pm UTC
Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange vows to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London even if accusations of sex crimes are dropped.
- Jail reckless bankers, report urges Jun 18, 2013 11:01 pm UTC
The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards calls for new measures, including criminal sanctions, to make bankers responsible for their own failings.
- Call for earlier sex education Jun 18, 2013 11:00 pm UTC
Sex education at a younger age and free contraception for people as young as 13 are needed to cut teenage pregnancy rates, according to a Holyrood inquiry.
- Carroll passes West Ham medical Jun 18, 2013 9:29 pm UTC
Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll passes a medical at West Ham on Tuesday prior to a potential £15m move.
- US to open direct Taliban talks Jun 18, 2013 9:10 pm UTC
The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials announce.
- 'Excessive' use of face-down restraint Jun 18, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Ministers are considering a ban on face-down restraint in English mental hospitals as figures show the technique is being widely used.
- UK minister says no to pre-Yes talks Jun 18, 2013 7:36 pm UTC
UK minister Michael Moore tells the BBC it would be "nonsensical" to negotiate the exit terms of Scottish independence ahead of the historic referendum.
- Cut court costs, says top judge Jun 18, 2013 7:21 pm UTC
Dispensing with cross-examination of some witnesses is suggested by the Supreme Court president as a way to cut costs.
- Man sentenced for zoo owl thefts Jun 18, 2013 7:15 pm UTC
The former owner of a bird-of-prey centre is given a suspended prison sentence for stealing rare owls.
- NI leaders to visit Japan Jun 18, 2013 7:06 pm UTC
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers accept an invitation from the Japanese prime minster to visit his country.
- Ceremony to mark 'cheesegrater' work Jun 18, 2013 6:42 pm UTC
A ceremony is held to mark the end of building work on "the cheesegrater", the latest addition to London's skyline.
- PM to meet April parents over images Jun 18, 2013 6:32 pm UTC
David Cameron agrees to meet the parents of murdered April Jones after they challenge him to get involved in the fight over indecent images of children online.
- G8: WWII mortar found in Enniskillen Jun 18, 2013 6:14 pm UTC
An "explosive device" found near the G8 summit venue was a remnant of the Second World War, David Cameron has tweeted.
- VIDEO: Lawrence concert line-up unveiled Jun 18, 2013 6:05 pm UTC
Twenty years after the teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in London, details of a star-studded concert in his memory have been unveiled.
- VIDEO: UK inflation rate rises to 2.7% Jun 18, 2013 6:03 pm UTC
The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.7% in May, up from 2.4% in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
- VIDEO: Two killed by train in Hertfordshire Jun 18, 2013 6:00 pm UTC
Two teenagers, a 15-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man, have died after being hit by a train near a Hertfordshire railway station on Monday night.
- Man charged with severed head murder Jun 18, 2013 5:44 pm UTC
A man appears in court charged with murdering an 18-year-old woman in Sheffield whose head had been severed.
- Cameron plea on UK Guantanamo man Jun 18, 2013 5:35 pm UTC
The case of the last UK resident held in Guantanamo Bay has been raised by Prime Minister David Cameron in talks with US President Barack Obama, the Foreign Office says.
- Pearce to leave as England U21 coach Jun 18, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce will not be offered a new contract by the FA when his deal expires this month.
- Girl hurt in petrol bomb attack Jun 18, 2013 5:24 pm UTC
A young girl is hurt after a petrol bomb is thrown into a street in east Belfast.
- Wife 'warned' about pupil friendship Jun 18, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
The wife of a teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl tells a court how their marriage fell apart before her husband and the girl went missing.
- Minister hails 'web porn' progress Jun 18, 2013 4:59 pm UTC
Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a "fundamental change" in how images of child abuse are dealt with online.
- G8 leaders agree deal on tax evasion Jun 18, 2013 4:48 pm UTC
Leaders of the G8 major economies agree plan to clamp down on money launderers, illegal tax evaders and corporate tax avoiders.
- Teenage boy and girl killed by train Jun 18, 2013 4:45 pm UTC
Two teenagers die when they are hit by a train near a Hertfordshire station.
- Wet summers down to warmer Atlantic Jun 18, 2013 4:40 pm UTC
Meteorologists and scientists meeting at the Met Office say the UK's damp summers could be caused by a warmer Atlantic Ocean.
- In pictures: Royal Ascot 2013 Jun 18, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
Celebrities, hats and frocks on the first day of Royal Ascot
- VIDEO: House of Commons Jun 18, 2013 4:25 pm UTC
The government is urged by Labour to support the principle of a financial transaction tax.
- Bravery medal call for Woolwich trio Jun 18, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
A petition calling for bravery medals for three women who confronted alleged Woolwich attackers is handed over to Downing Street.
- Dawn Approach wins at Royal Ascot Jun 18, 2013 4:20 pm UTC
Dawn Approach beats Toronado in a photo finish to win the St James's Palace Stakes on the opening day at Royal Ascot.
- VIDEO: Mums' concerns over web safety Jun 18, 2013 3:56 pm UTC
Parents and staff from Parentzone explain how they would like to make the internet safer for children.
- Ex-police boss dodged driving ban Jun 18, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
A former police authority chairman faces jail after being found guilty of persuading a friend to accept speeding points to avoid a driving ban.
- 'Cut a third' of education services Jun 18, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
The 22 education services running schools in Wales should be cut by a third, a review recommends.
- AUDIO: 'My dad's organs saved four lives' Jun 18, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Ten-year-old Caitlin Robertson urges the public to sign organ donation register, after her father's organs saved four lives
- Woman claims she killed farm partner Jun 18, 2013 3:21 pm UTC
The woman who says she shot a man dead 40 years ago
- Lawrence concert line-up revealed Jun 18, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran are among the artists taking part in a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
- Coulson in court on perjury charge Jun 18, 2013 2:19 pm UTC
The prime minister's former director of communications, Andy Coulson, has appeared in court charged with perjury.
- Warning on Severn bridges tolls cash Jun 18, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
Any change in the running of the Severn bridges must benefit motorists from both Wales and England, a UK government minister warns.
- Ian Brady banned from carrying pens Jun 18, 2013 12:44 pm UTC
Moors Murderer Ian Brady is banned from carrying pens in case he uses them as a weapon at his secure mental hospital, a tribunal has heard.
- The street with 18 betting shops Jun 18, 2013 12:35 pm UTC
Fixed odds betting terminals, a kind of super-powered fruit machine, are driving profits in betting shops. Some councils are now fighting back.
- G8 'to stamp out ransom payments' Jun 18, 2013 12:14 pm UTC
Leaders at the G8 summit have agreed to "stamp out" ransom payments to terrorist groups, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces.
- Abu Qatada treaty endorsed by King Jun 18, 2013 12:13 pm UTC
The King of Jordan endorses a treaty with the UK, paving the way for the extradition of radical cleric Abu Qatada.
- What does the tie-less G8 reveal? Jun 18, 2013 11:53 am UTC
The G8 leaders turned up in Northern Ireland tieless. So where can still be relied on to be a mandatory necktie area.
- VIDEO: Saatchi cautioned for Nigella assault Jun 18, 2013 8:08 am UTC
Art collector Charles Saatchi has been cautioned for assault after images of him grasping his wife Nigella Lawson by the neck appeared in a newspaper.
- VIDEO: Army man 'let down' over redundancy Jun 18, 2013 6:58 am UTC
As nearly 4,500 Army personnel are told they have been made redundant, one man who left the army this week after serving in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan says he feels "really let down" by the gov. […]
- Papers split over Syria intervention Jun 18, 2013 4:01 am UTC
Papers split over Syria intervention
- VIDEO: Man survives 15th floor fall in NZ Jun 18, 2013 12:55 am UTC
A British man survives a 15th floor fall in New Zealand after trying to lower himself from a neighbour's balcony to his flat.
- Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds? Jun 18, 2013 12:48 am UTC
It's a shocking statistic that a child dies of hunger every 10 seconds, very good at grabbing headlines. But is it true?