Third runway at Heathrow cleared for takeoff by ministers

The government takes the "truly momentous" decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 11:49 am

Zac Goldsmith quits as MP over Heathrow decision

Conservative Zac Goldsmith resigns and forces a by-election in protest at the government's backing for Heathrow expansion.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 11:42 am

On-the-run fraudster Norman Fowler arrested in Spain

A serial conman wanted by police for a £21,000 fraud in the UK is arrested in Spain.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 10:27 am

Paraglider killed in camping trip crash near Pilling

A paraglider dies after crashing in a field during a camping get-together with fellow flyers.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 10:04 am

Abused woman 'failed' as imam Hifiz Rahman flees

A woman says she has been failed by the justice system after an imam who abused her fled the UK after being convicted.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 9:48 am

British Airways jet diverted to Vancouver over 'sick crew'

A BA flight from San Francisco to London is diverted to Vancouver after 25 crew members become ill.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 9:22 am

New teacher found for tiny island school

A new teacher has been found for a school with just nine pupils on the tiny Hebridean island of Muck.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 9:18 am

John Lewis appoints Paula Nickolds as first woman boss

John Lewis has said Paula Nickolds will become its new managing director, replacing Andy Street.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 8:46 am

Should 'Essex girl' be in the dictionary?

A group of women from Essex is campaigning to get the official dictionary definition of an "Essex girl" removed.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 8:11 am

Gove: I am not guilty of treachery

Michael Gove says he did not stab Boris Johnson in the back

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 7:36 am

Tour de Yorkshire host towns unveiled

The six towns that will host start and finish events in the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race are unveiled.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 6:54 am

Motorcyclist 'pulled wheelie before hitting pensioner'

A speeding motorcyclist pulled a wheelie moments before hitting and killing a pensioner, a court hears.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 6:17 am

Airport expansion

The decision to opt for a new runway at Heathrow is the latest chapter in a 50-year saga - but how much have the delays cost the UK economy?

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 6:16 am

Emma Rice: Shakespeare's Globe boss to leave over lighting row

Shakespeare's Globe theatre axes its artistic director because her plays are not authentic enough.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 6:04 am

Man jailed for causing death while driving was surfing used cars site on mobile phone

A 21-year-old man who was browsing cars on the internet while driving, is jailed for causing a man's death.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 6:03 am

Essex girls rise to delete term from dictionary

Two Essex women launch a campaign to remove the Essex girl 'stereotype' from dictionaries.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 6:03 am

Jamie Murray receives OBE from the Queen

Jamie Murray receives an OBE from the Queen for his services to sport and charity.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 5:49 am

Girl, 11, sexually assaulted by boys aged under 10 in Teddington Cemetery

An 11-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted by three boys under the age of 10, police say.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 2:53 am

The history of London's Heathrow airport

A look back at how Heathrow grew from an airfield where passengers waited for flights in tents, to a major hub with about 75 million people passing through it each year.

Posted on: 25 October 2016 | 1:52 am

Newspaper review: 'Calais clearout' and Pete Burns tributes

The clearance of Calais's "Jungle" camp and tributes to 80s pop star Pete Burns make Tuesday's front pages.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 11:37 pm

FOBT addict: 'I spent month's wages in 30 mins'

The government is to review gambling machines amid concerns they may harm vulnerable people.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 8:02 pm

Dismantling the Jungle

The BBC's Gavin Lee reports on the first day of the dismantling of the sprawling Jungle migrant camp in Calais, northern France.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 7:41 pm

Break-out hit

From modest ambitions, prison play Key Change soars above the razor wire.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 7:26 pm

Game changer

A feminist icon, a virtual blow-up doll, the sixth Spice Girl, a cyberbabe, an ambassador for Britain, or a distorted male fantasy? Lara Croft has been described as all of these. BBC News looks at her legacy as Tomb Raider turns 20.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 6:18 pm

Benedict Cumberbatch on running from fans

The BBC's Naga Munchetty talks to actor Benedict Cumberbatch about a close call with fans while filming Doctor Strange.

Posted on: 24 October 2016 | 5:54 pm