Leaders prepare for election debate

The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:59 pm

Concern over college severance deals

Several colleges did not handle cuts in the number of senior staff during a major reform programme as well as they could have, according to a report.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:44 pm

Parties clash over Scottish poverty

Politicians from Scotland's five main parties clash over the causes of - and possible solutions to - poverty in a special BBC Scotland debate.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:41 pm

Fiancee and cat tracked by home cam

The girlfriend and cat watched by home cam

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:09 pm

Social media teacher abuse 'rising'

The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:09 pm

Boost for endangered butterflies

The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:05 pm

Drug giant 'blocks' eye treatment

A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap, safe and effective drug to treat a common eye condition.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 6:02 pm

Sex consent training for footballers

Footballers at the English Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion are being trained in the law and ethics surrounding sexual consent.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 5:32 pm

Blood test for Down's syndrome hailed

Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 5:08 pm

Holborn fire causes mass evacuation

An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 5,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and a number of West End shows being cancelled.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 4:08 pm

VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop goes on show

The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 4:04 pm

Your questions to Jeremy Vine

Ask Jeremy Vine a question about election night coverage

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 3:26 pm

Beatle's wife Cynthia Lennon dies

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, dies at her home in Spain following a "short but brave" battle with cancer.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 2:59 pm

Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 2:40 pm

London Mafia boss sentence dropped

A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a jail term in Italy after living in London since 1993, has his sentence dropped by Italian authorities.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 1:47 pm

Terrorists training in rural Wales

Rural areas of Wales have been used by terrorists for training, say police.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 1:35 pm

VIDEO: Divisions in 'the cradle of Labour'

Scottish voters are divided, with 36 days to go the race to be the next prime minister could be decided in Scotland.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 1:04 pm

VIDEO: Watch jockey Lewis Ferguson's spectacular fall

Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:54 pm

Heads not 'counter-terror experts'

Head teachers say they cannot be expected to "conduct surveillance" on young people, after warnings that more might travel to Syria during the school holidays.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:45 pm

Miliband targets zero-hours contracts

Labour will end the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts that are "undermining family life", Ed Miliband insists.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:37 pm

Police Scotland to examine shooting

Police Scotland to investigate former security members over so-called shoot-to-kill operation in County Armagh in 1982.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 12:06 pm

Barriers installed after bus death

Immediate changes are being made to improve safety on a Swansea city centre road following the death of an off duty police officer who was hit by a bus.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:56 am

NI fans want stadium safety talks

The Northern Ireland Supporters Club chairman calls for a meeting with the Irish Football Association over possible subsidence at Windsor Park.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:48 am

April Fool's Day: The best election spoofs

With 1 April coming just two days after campaigning officially got under way, we round up the inevitable election-related jokes.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:22 am

King George III papers to go online

The Queen attends a launch of a digitised archive of thousands of King George III's private papers.

Posted by on 1 April 2015 | 11:02 am