Miliband: I can't beat PM on image

Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:28 am

VIDEO: Liverpool crowds greet giant puppets

Thousands of people have lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes, which will tell the story of the city during World War One.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:24 am

How odd is a cluster of plane accidents?

How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:23 am

McDonald's in Russian court case

Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:22 am

Dana brother cleared of sex abuse

John Brown, the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon, is cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:16 am

Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:12 am

Tulisa guilty of blogger assault

Pop star Tulisa is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:05 am

S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient

A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:55 am

Secret Cinema fans still in the dark

Ticketholders for Friday's Secret Cinema screening of Back to the Future have yet to be told whether the event will go ahead, after Thursday's opening night was cancelled.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:54 am

Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'

South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:51 am

Farewell to the mother of all depressions

Farewell to the mother of all depressions

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:47 am

Thousands welcome Giants to city

Thousands of people line Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which will tell the story of the city during World War One.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:46 am

VIDEO: 'Passion' is the key to good blogging

The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:40 am

Big crowds head for day two at Games

Large crowds descend on Commonwealth Games venues as the second day of competition takes place amid an ongoing heatwave in Glasgow.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:38 am

Team Sky keen to retain Wiggins

Team Sky want to keep Sir Bradley Wiggins despite the rider's comments that he is "done" with road racing.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:32 am

A quaich guide to the medal gifts

What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:20 am

Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:12 am

Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:55 am

Day in pictures: 25 July 2014

24 hours of news photos: 25 July

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:50 am

Warnings issued over teen drownings

Warnings are issued following a series of drownings involving young men and teenagers in lakes and quarries across England.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:41 am

Sir Tom helps resort stay on song

Sir Tom Jones is performing at a Colwyn Bay music festival which is expected to boost the local economy by £400,000.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:35 am

Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:27 am

'Puzzle' of A47 road death pair

More items are found on the A47 by police investigating the death of a Lithuanian couple, but officers say they are still "puzzled" by it.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:12 am

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:06 am

Murderer who stayed with body jailed

A 39-year-old man who stabbed his partner to death then stayed with her body for five days is jailed for life.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 5:56 am