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Cameron vows 'assault on poverty'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:50:40 GMT

David Cameron will make boosting social mobility a top priority, he tells Conservative delegates - and accuses Jeremy Corbyn of having a "Britain-hating ideology".

Road death PC 'stolen from family'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:50:50 GMT

The family of PC Dave Phillips who was struck by a car and killed during a pursuit say he was "stolen from us and two girls were left without a daddy".

Russia 'hits IS in Syria from Caspian'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:58:46 GMT

Russia says it has launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea - about 1,500km (930 miles) away.

Blatter provisionally suspended by Fifa
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:59:59 GMT

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is provisionally suspended for 90 days after an investigation by its ethics committee.

Stepbrother 'cut up girl with knife'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:10:04 GMT

Teenager Becky Watts was murdered and her body cut up with a knife and power saw by her stepbrother and his girlfriend, a court hears.

Retired bishop jailed for sex assaults
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:28:43 GMT

A retired Church of England bishop is jailed for a string of sex offences against teenagers and young men.

Police criticise Panorama broadcast
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:31:58 GMT

The BBC's decision to broadcast a Panorama programme on child sexual abuse could affect inquiries, police say.

New VW chairman pleads for time
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:56:39 GMT

Hans Dieter Poetsch says VW's investigation into the emissions scandal will take time, after being appointed the company's new chairman.

MSF demands Kunduz war crimes probe
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:07:28 GMT

Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres wants a never-used body to investigate the US bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.

Robert Peston leaves BBC for ITV role
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:31:35 GMT

The BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, is poached by ITV where he is expected to present his own show.

Mass teenage fight near Tube station
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:17:27 GMT

Up to 200 teenagers were present at a fight near an east London Underground station, say police.

Lone yachtsman rescued in North Sea
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:46:02 GMT

An 82-year-old lone yachtsman whose boat was adrift close to a North Sea platform is rescued.

VIDEO: Corbyn is 'terrorist-sympathising'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:02:37 GMT

Daivd Cameron claims that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is "security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising and Britain-hating".

VIDEO: Who is fighting whom in Syria?
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:23:48 GMT

Who’s fighting whom in Syria? Jonathan Marcus explains in 90 seconds.

VIDEO: Toddler's head re-attached to spine
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:15:17 GMT

A toddler is expected to make a full recovery after a near-fatal car accident caused his head to detach from his spine.

VIDEO: 'We drank during our pregnancies'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:03:28 GMT

A new report advises pregnant women to avoid alcohol completely. Two mothers who drank while expecting give their reaction.

AUDIO: Blessed 'bit through umbilical cord'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:01:54 GMT

Brian Blessed has described how he delivered a baby girl in London's Richmond Park "years ago", biting through the umbilical cord before an ambulance arrived.

VIDEO: 'Nuclear smuggler' police raid filmed
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:51:33 GMT

Attempts by smugglers to sell nuclear material to extremist groups in the Middle East are thwarted by police in Moldova working with the FBI.

VIDEO: Australia car chase ends in sea
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:16:06 GMT

A car chase in the Australian city of Perth ends with the suspect driving his vehicle onto a beach and into the sea.

VIDEO: Whales bask under Northern Lights
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:43:36 GMT

Footage is released by Norwegian TV of a group of humpback whales basking under the Northern Lights.

The Tesco trap - anyone can sell baked beans at a loss
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:10:37 GMT

The UK's biggest supermarket is caught between cheaper prices and profits. Dave Lewis knows he has to provide both.

David Cameron: The conference speech he always wanted to make
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:34:23 GMT

David Cameron's speech was an effective demonstration of his authority, with echoes of the "compassionate conservatism" he championed early in his leadership, but will the reality match the rhetoric.

Why 'starter homes' are controversial
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:35:39 GMT

The starter homes programme, originally announced a year ago, may offer more homes for sale, but will renters suffer as a result?

Volkswagen: The scandal explained
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:27:42 GMT

The scandal over VW cheating pollution emissions tests in the US is casting a cloud over the whole car industry.

Blessed 'delivered baby in park'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:18:28 GMT

Actor Brian Blessed recounts how he helped deliver a baby in Richmond Park in London in the 1960s.

Anti-Renoir protest at art gallery
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:22:55 GMT

Protesters picket an exhibition of art by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Boston because they say he "sucks at painting".

Walcott wants England striker role
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:23:27 GMT

Theo Walcott wants a chance in attack for England if Wayne Rooney is not fit to face Estonia at Wembley on Friday.

Banned drugs found in 3,800 samples
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:18:12 GMT

Banned substances were found in nearly 4,000 samples worldwide in 2014, according to World Anti-Doping Agency figures.

Former NZ cricketer in perjury trial
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:06:44 GMT

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns stands trial in London accused of perjury during a 2012 Twitter libel case.

VIDEO: Steele's guide to Australian rugby
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:59:45 GMT

As Wales prepare to face Australia at the Rugby World Cup, BBC Scrum V's Phil Steele takes a quirky look at the Wallabies.

Tesco profits plunge as revival struggles
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:19:16 GMT

Troubled supermarket Tesco has announced another big fall in profits as it struggles to turn the business around.

Fix Libor for a curry, court told
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:06:28 GMT

A convicted currency trader offered six London brokers take-away curries in exchange for helping him fix multi-million pound yen currency trades, a court has heard.

Corbyn: PM attack shows he's rattled
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:50:49 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hits back after David Cameron accused him of a "Britain-hating ideology".

Russia 'making Syria more dangerous'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:04:13 GMT

Russia's intervention in the Syrian civil war has made the situation "much more dangerous", Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

Boy needing cancer surgery 'vanishes'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:07:43 GMT

A 10-year-old who has jaw cancer and needs urgent surgery has vanished, a judge says, as he urges the boy's parents to comply with doctors.

DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:51:50 GMT

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.

Cameron warns over extremist teaching
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:33:33 GMT

Religious supplementary schools in England that teach children intolerance will be investigated and closed down, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Digital memory 'eroding human memory'
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:00:15 GMT

An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people's memories, according to a study.

IS shifts propaganda to Telegram app
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:16:59 GMT

So-called Islamic State group (IS) has shifted its propaganda distribution to the secure mobile messaging app Telegram from Twitter.

Toyota tests driverless car
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:02:50 GMT

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota says its driverless cars will hit the road by 2020.

Novel crop launched in the UK
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:05:20 GMT

A new plant has been launched in the UK which its developers say could offer farmers a reliable and profitable crop.

Lunar X Prize team books rocket
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:38 GMT

Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team, SpaceIL, signs a contract to send a lander to the Moon - the first competition group to formally lodge a launch contract.

Suffragette star Streep calls for equality
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:01:51 GMT

Meryl Streep says she finds it "infuriating" that box office buzz for a film is often driven by film critics who are overwhelmingly male.

Evans may 'go solo' on Top Gear
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:09:05 GMT

New Top Gear host Chris Evans reveals that he may not have co-hosts when he takes over the motoring show next May.

The question US parents hate to ask
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:13:10 GMT

Should parents ask about weapons before a playdate?

Has America already had a female president?
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:08:09 GMT

Has America already had a female president?

In pictures: Bowling pavilions
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:19:56 GMT

Images of bowling pavilions around the United Kingdom.

Mexico: Migration through a lens
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:17:19 GMT

Images from an exhibition that examines migration from southern Mexico to the United States.

London's Underground languages
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:11:58 GMT

Zip through the languages spoken along the Victoria Line in video, audio and maps.

The billion-dollar ex-council flat
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:07:42 GMT

The saga of the billion-dollar ex-council flat

How hospices care for the dying
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:14:12 GMT

How hospices bring care and comfort to the dying

The disaster that liberated me
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:15:35 GMT

How the disaster that killed my brother liberated me

Great British Bake Off: Meet the finalists
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:12:09 GMT

Great British Bake Off: Meet the finalists

How disabled people trained in factories
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:06:01 GMT

Pictures of how disabled people trained to work in factories

The rebirth of a natural treasure
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:52:58 GMT

The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure

Los Angeles' homeless 'emergency'
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:17:18 GMT

Why Los Angeles has a homelessness emergency