Hostage family receives plea for life

The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 11:09 pm

Labour to set out plan to 'save' NHS

Labour is to give more details of its plan for the NHS, after Ed Miliband's party conference pledge to "save and transform" it.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 10:59 pm

No 'opt out' of IS fight - Cameron

The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 8:23 pm

Labour bares its teeth on the NHS

Labour's bid to make the NHS a key election battleground

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 7:10 pm

Gala concert to launch Ryder Cup

A gala concert featuring contemporary and classical music is to welcome the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament to Scotland.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 6:42 pm

VIDEO: The show that launched the YBAs

The one show that made Britain's most famous artists

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 6:41 pm

'Excessive' care home fees claim

Glasgow City Council accuses private care homes of demanding "excessive fees" and thwarting plans aimed at limiting the cost of care.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 6:41 pm

Sturgeon to run for SNP top job

Nicola Sturgeon will launch her bid to replace Alex Salmond as SNP leader and first minister of Scotland, making clear she still backs independence.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 6:40 pm

Book restriction 'harms prisoners'

Restrictions on the number of books prisoners in England and Wales can have in their cells is inhibiting their ability to learn, a charity warns.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 6:16 pm

UK 'at war' and Hairy Cornflake's 'porridge' - papers

Papers foresee UK military action against Islamic State

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 6:11 pm

Day out at the gallows and other Victorian photographic oddities

Forgotten snaps show clowning around and day trips to gallows

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 5:40 pm

Uni boss 'kissed student reps'

A university boss is accused of abusing his power by kissing and embarrassing female colleagues, the BBC understands.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 5:36 pm

Liverpool 2-2 Middlesbrough

Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in an extraordinary penalty shootout to progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 5:25 pm

Teenager hurt in power line incident

A teenage boy is taken to hospital after being injured in an incident involving overhead lines at a railway crossing in Ayrshire.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 4:59 pm

VIDEO: Woolly mammoth skeleton up for auction

A rare skeleton of a woolly mammoth is set to be sold at auction in the UK in November with a guide price of £150,000 to £250,000

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 4:33 pm

Nationalist anger at 'parades move'

A nationalist residents' group says it is angered by reports of a government plan to set up a legal inquiry into the issue of parades.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 4:21 pm

Activists occupy coal-carrying train

Greenpeace activists halt a train carrying 1,500 tonnes of coal to a power station, the campaign group says.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 3:58 pm

Purr-gatory: Previous politicians' off-air despairs

The off-air gaffes which preceded 'Purr-gate'

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 2:01 pm

Robinson rejigs DUP Stormont team

The DUP's Edwin Poots and Nelson McCausland are being replaced as Stormont ministers, party leader Peter Robinson announces.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 1:59 pm

PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote

The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 1:41 pm

Trafficked women feared witchcraft

Two Nigerian woman trafficked into the UK sex trade were put through 'witchcraft' ordeals to ensure they obeyed, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 1:19 pm

Should 16-year-olds get the vote?

Should 16 and 17-year-olds get the vote?

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 12:57 pm

Analysis: What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 12:42 pm

Mother and son killed by train

A woman and her 10-year-old son die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 12:11 pm

Alice suspect 'made weapon to kill'

The prime suspect in the investigation to find Alice Gross murdered his wife with homemade weapons, court documents reveal.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 11:46 am