10 charged over child abuse claims

10 men charged by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:38 am

'Revenge' bleach attacker sentenced

An 18-year-old woman who threw bleach into the face of an aspiring teenage model is sentenced to 27 months in a young offenders' institution.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:37 am

Bangladesh arrest over writer murder

Police in Bangladesh arrest a radical Islamist for alleged involvement in the hacking to death of atheist writer Avijit Roy.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:35 am

Tories promise 200,000 starter homes

Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, the PM says.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:34 am

UK house prices fall in February

UK house prices dropped in February for the first time in five months, according to Nationwide.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:33 am

Lavrov: Progress with Ukraine truce

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tells the UN there has been tangible progress in implementing the Ukraine ceasefire.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:33 am

More time to question Becky suspects

Police are granted more time to question two people who were arrested in the investigation into a girl missing for more than a week.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:32 am

Prince William meets China president

The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:26 am

Armed jewellery thief 'hijacks taxi'

An armed thief is thought to have hijacked a taxi following a gunpoint robbery at an Edinburgh city centre jewellers.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:17 am

Police question Nemtsov girlfriend

Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:07 am

Terry rules out an England return

Chelsea skipper John Terry hails the atmosphere at Wembley but rules out a return to the England team.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:03 am

Iraq moves against IS in Tikrit

Iraq launches a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:59 am

Tributes to boy killed in car crash

A boy who was killed when he was hit by a car in the Riverside area of Cardiff is named as 12-year-old Hamid Ali Khan.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:57 am

Brooks to join Murdoch-owned Storyful

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be re-hired by Rupert Murdoch.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:56 am

Leonard Nimoy's funeral held in LA

Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is buried in Los Angeles, as fans and friends pay tribute.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:56 am

Queen's new coin portrait unveiled

A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:55 am

UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army

The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:49 am

Cadbury and M&S lose top brand ranks

Marks and Spencer and Cadbury have both fallen out of an annual survey ranking the top 20 consumer brands in the UK.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:47 am

Child abuse probe at special school

Allegations of sexual and physical child abuse at a Carmarthenshire school are being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:35 am

Uruguay leaders' love of old cars

Newly inaugurated Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez continues his predecessor Jose Mujica's tradition of using vintage cars for official engagements.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:32 am

'All schools need careers teachers'

All schools in England should have a teacher trained to give high-quality careers advice, particularly to poorer pupils, says a charity.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:31 am

Namibia president wins $5m award

Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:11 am

VIDEO: New Queen coin portrait unveiled

The portrait of the Queen on the nation's coins has altered for the first time in 17 years - with a new picture of her Majesty unveiled on Monday morning, the BBC's Victoria Fritz reports.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 5:04 am

US police shoot homeless man dead

A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 4:55 am

Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees

Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 4:54 am