UK votes in 'Super Thursday' elections

A series of elections is being held across the UK covering the devolved administrations, local councils and mayors, on what has been dubbed "Super Thursday".

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 5:23 am

Government takes over 'abuse centre'

UK government to take over Medway young offenders' unit in Kent from G4S, after BBC Panorama revealed assault claims.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 5:22 am

Survivor found in Nairobi rubble

Woman pulled out alive from ruins of Nairobi residential building six days after it collapsed in heavy rains

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 5:20 am

Hiddleston defends war zone children

Tom Hiddleston, television and movie star, has called for more support for millions of children caught in armed conflict.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 5:08 am

BBC Sport agrees new Badminton deal

BBC Sport has agreed a new deal to extend its coverage of the Badminton Horse Trials until 2020.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 5:03 am

UK universities slip in world rankings

The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world's best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings in the past year.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 5:02 am

Economy 'near stalling' as services slow

UK economic growth is "near stalling", partly due to uncertainty over the EU referendum, according to a closely-watched survey.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:59 am

AUDIO: Google / NHS deal 'business as usual'

A data sharing agreement between Google and the NHS is "business as usual", according to an intensive care professor.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:58 am

BT to invest £6bn in faster services

BT Group says it plans to invest £6bn in faster broadband and mobile services but Sky says the plan has 'limited ambition'.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:54 am

Conductor to hold Palmyra concert

Renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev will perform in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria on Thursday, Russian media say.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:51 am

New Day paper to close after poor sales

The editor of the New Day says her team "tried everything" to make a success of the newspaper but low sales were to blame for its demise, just nine weeks after it was launched.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:49 am

HIV-infected organs transplant success

HIV-infected organs are successfully transplanted into four HIV-positive NHS patients in the UK.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:49 am

Whicker papers donated to BFI archive

Diaries, transcripts and photographs documenting journalist Alan Whicker's career are donated to the British Film Institute's National Archive.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:48 am

Travel chaos after fire at Vauxhall

A fire on the tracks at Vauxhall Station in London is causing major disruption in and out of the city.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:47 am

Exercise 'outweighs air pollution harm'

The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 4:33 am

Five reasons why buildings collapse

After a six-storey building in Kenya's capital Nairobi collapses, killing at least 33 people, we look at the common reasons for such incidents.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:56 am

VIDEO: Alligator's polite house call in South Carolina

Footage has emerged of an alligator appearing to knock at the door of a house in the US state of South Carolina.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:42 am

Rolling Stones say no to Donald Trump

The Rolling Stones order Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:41 am

Alberta fire emergency declared

A state of emergency is declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forces all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee their city.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:38 am

Khan ready to defy logic against Alvarez

Amir Khan says he is ready to prove the doubters wrong again with a world title win over Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas, writes Ben Dirs.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:33 am

VIDEO: "I find your lack of rhythm disturbing"

In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:27 am

Sales recovery continues at Morrisons

Morrisons supermarket reports a second quarter of rising sales as it continues to cut costs and prices.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:21 am

Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

Red Bull drop Daniil Kvyat and replace him with Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen following a calamitous Russian Grand Prix.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 3:17 am

China's love affair with World of Warcraft

Why China is obsessed with World of Warcraft

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 1:47 am

VIDEO: Citizen journalists in Kenya's biggest slum

One of Africa's largest slums has become the unlikely home to a burgeoning community of child citizen journalists.

Posted by on 5 May 2016 | 12:15 am