Irish president honours WWI soldiers

The Irish president pays tribute to Irish soldiers who fought in World War One.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:23 am

Costly rural parcel charges tackled

The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:22 am

Actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

Actor Kenny Ireland, best known for his role in TV comedy Benidorm, has died aged 68.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:18 am

Firefighters to strike over eight days

Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in a pensions dispute, the Fire Brigades Union announces.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:17 am

Man jailed after door banging death

A drug addict brandishing a hammer is jailed after he frightened a woman in her own home so she suffered a heart attack and died.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:02 am

'Concern' rating for three new jails

The performance of the three prisons in England and Wales that opened under the coalition government is "of concern", official ratings show.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:01 am

Assault charge footballer in custody

West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is remanded in custody after two women were assaulted in Manchester and Salford.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:00 am

Major roads closed for cycling event

Major road closures take place in and around Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:58 am

UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola

Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:52 am

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale

A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:48 am

'Toilet phone' teacher gets life ban

A teacher is banned from the profession for life for setting his mobile phone to record in a Northampton secondary school's toilets.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:48 am

Inmate 'bites' prison officer's ear

Part of a prison officer's ear has been bitten off in an attack at Nottingham Prison, the BBC understands.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:45 am

Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime

Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:41 am

Weightlifter held over Games attack

An Australian weightlifter has been detained by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete in the Commonwealth Games athletes' village.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:18 am

England win to level India series

England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 7:16 am

What happens to burned piers?

What happens next when fire destroys a popular seaside pier?

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:55 am

Two thirds of pier saved in fire

Fire crews save two thirds of Eastbourne Pier after fire destroyed part of the structure, leaving a metal skeleton.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:52 am

Airline axes Gatwick bag handler

Leisure airline Monarch terminates its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick airport, after weekend chaos.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:44 am

Local mayor raises Palestinian flag

The mayor of Tower Hamlets is criticised for raising the Palestinian flag at the town hall, in east London.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:18 am

On the march with the Clydesider army

The volunteers keeping Glasgow's Games running smoothly

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:15 am

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs

Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:11 am

Academy trustee is new Ofsted chief

David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:05 am

VIDEO: Harry wants to get wounded working

The first ever Invictus Games, a series of para-sport events for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, begin in September.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 5:54 am

Experts call for new Scottish towns

Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission says.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 5:26 am

VIDEO: Glasgow 2014 items for auction

The props, costumes and souvenirs from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony are being auctioned off.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 5:00 am