Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:10 am

Man shot by Army is to be exhumed

The body of a man shot dead by soldiers in Belfast more than 40 years ago is to be exhumed, a coroner has ruled.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:08 am

Judge quashes GAA stadium approval

A High Court judge quashes a ministerial decision to grant planning approval for the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium in west Belfast.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:06 am

Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:05 am

Kenyan MPs brawl over security bill

Kenyan MPs trade blows and the deputy speaker has water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approves changes to a tough new security bill.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:03 am

Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection

Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:03 am

VIDEO: MH17 victim's father recalls last goodbye

The father of Briton Ben Pocock, who was killed in July's MH17 air crash in Ukraine, recalls the moment he waved his son off at the airport

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:59 am

Cling film 'sex death' man jailed

A man is jailed for five years for causing the death of a man covered in cling film during a sex game.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:46 am

US Congress threat to Cuba thaw

Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:33 am

Trip home 'saved Sydney cafe worker'

A Sydney cafe worker who returned to England the day before a gunman held his former colleagues and customers hostage speaks of his "lucky escape".

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:24 am

Sony scraps The Interview worldwide

Sony confirms it has no plans to release the film comedy about North Korea internationally, in any form, following threats from hackers.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:22 am

Chef eats humble pie for mix-up

The World Pie Eating Championships are thrown into turmoil after a work experience chef sends the wrong pies to the Wigan event.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:21 am

Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:10 am

Number in debt to energy firms rises

About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:08 am

Council cuts: Who will lose out most?

How is your local authority affected?

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:07 am

What are negative interest rates?

Switzerland's National Bank is to impose a negative interest rate of minus 0.25% on large deposits - but what are negative rates, and why do banks bring them in?

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:04 am

'100 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria

Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor tells the BBC.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:58 am

Abuse law to tackle domestic coercion

A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:58 am

Boston bombing suspect in court

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:51 am

English council funds 'cut by 1.8%'

English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:50 am

30 calls after TV appeal over rape

About 30 people respond to an appeal on Crimewatch for information after a teenage girl was raped twice by a gang of youths in a Cardiff park.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:46 am

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:42 am

Badger cull fails to meet target

Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:33 am

Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:24 am

VIDEO: Armies united for WW1 truce re-match

The British and German army football teams have played a match to commemorate 100 years since the World War One Christmas truce.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:08 am