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Monday 22nd December

Learning lessons from a drugs death

6AM - BBC News

Learning lessons to prevent other tragedies


Sunday 21st December

VIDEO: Clubs sign up to women safety scheme

6PM - BBC News

A council in London has introduced a Women's Safety Charter which instils a zero tolerance policy on harassment across its bars and clubs.


Saracens winger Wilson joins Sharks

6PM - BBC News

Winger Jack Wilson leaves Saracens to join South African Super 15 side Sharks.


Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal

6PM - BBC News

Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal at Anfield.


Funding bid for 4.9m flood scheme

6PM - BBC News

A funding bid for a 4.9m flood prevention scheme is drawn up after areas of south London and Surrey were flooded earlier this year.


Pub opens to homeless for free meal

4PM - BBC News

A north London pub opens up its doors and serves free Christmas meals to the homeless and hungry.


Wenger hurt by Liverpool thrashing

1PM - BBC News

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he and his team are still hurting from the 5-1 defeat by Liverpool in February.


West Ham 'are breaking barriers'

1PM - BBC News

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his club are "breaking barriers" in the Premier League as they are fourth in the table.


Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

1PM - BBC News

Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.


Morgan missed England captain calls

1PM - BBC News

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.


Video bans for diving a 'disaster'

1PM - BBC News

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says retrospective bans for diving in the Premier League would be a disaster.


Two charged after three men stabbed

1PM - BBC News

A Londoner is one of two teenagers charged with causing grievous bodily harm after three men are stabbed in Canterbury.


Ambulance wait times 'may increase'

11AM - BBC News

Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.


Journalist John Freeman dies at 99

10AM - BBC News

The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.


Tube's lost property treasure trove

10AM - BBC News

False teeth, a prosthetic arm and a parachute are among items that have ended up at Transport for London's lost property office.


Saturday 20th December

Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

7PM - BBC News

A Reuben Reid brace helps Plymouth Argyle ease past Dagenham & Redbridge and move up to fifth in League Two.


Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Charlton Ath

7PM - BBC News

Jordan Rhodes nets a first-half brace to give Blackburn their first win in four games and extend Charlton's winless run.


Welling United 3-1 Aldershot Town

6PM - BBC News

Tyrone Marsh scores twice as Welling go a fourth match unbeaten with victory over Aldershot at Park View Road.


Barnet 3-0 Chester

6PM - BBC News

Barnet preserve their seven-point lead at the top of the Conference as they comfortably beat 10-man Chester.


AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Mansfield Town

6PM - BBC News

Vadaine Oliver's second-half strike gives 10-man Mansfield an away win at AFC Wimbledon.


Harlequins 15-7 Newcastle Falcons

6PM - BBC News

Tim Swiel was perfect with the boot as Harlequins overcame a resilient Newcastle Falcons to move up to seventh in the table.


Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Charlton Athletic

6PM - BBC News

Jordan Rhodes nets a first-half brace to give Blackburn their first win in four games and extend Charlton's winless run.


Fulham 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

6PM - BBC News

Fulham's steady climb up the table continues as they ease to victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Craven Cottage.


Barnsley 2-0 Leyton Orient

6PM - BBC News

Conor Hourihane scores his 10th league goal of the season as Danny Wilson's 1,000th game as a manager ends in victory.


VIDEO: Estate kept as affordable housing

6PM - BBC News

People living on an estate in Hoxton, east London, have said they are overjoyed its future for them has been saved.


Cardiff City 2-3 Brentford

5PM - BBC News

Brentford score three goals in the opening period and see off Cardiff City's second half fightback to win a thriller.


Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion

5PM - BBC News

Charlie Austin helps Queens Park Rangers climb out of the bottom three with a hat-trick as his side came from 2-0 down to beat West Bromwich Albion.


West Ham United 2-0 Leicester City

5PM - BBC News

A dominant West Ham side comfortably beat struggling Leicester City to extend the Foxes' winless run to 12 matches.


Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley

5PM - BBC News

Erik Lamela scores the winner as Tottenham beat Burnley at White Hart Lane to move up to sixth in the Premier League.


Saracens 78-7 London Welsh

5PM - BBC News

Richard Wigglesworth scores a second-half hat-trick as Saracens inflict the heaviest loss of the season on London Welsh.


PCs sacked over obscene images

5PM - BBC News

Two officers from Scotland Yard's Diplomatic Protection are sacked for sending obscene images from their mobile phones.


The Irishman who is England captain

4PM - BBC News

Why did England's one-day selectors decide that Eoin Morgan is the man to lead the side at next year's World Cup?


VIDEO: Cycle Superhighway 'watered down'

4PM - BBC News

A revised plan for the Cycle Superhighway 2 upgrade, between Aldgate and Bow roundabout, has been published.


Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

3PM - BBC News

David Silva scores twice as Manchester City join Chelsea at the top of the table with victory over Crystal Palace.


Man remanded over stabbing death

2PM - BBC News

A man is remanded in custody over the murder of a woman stabbed to death in a north-west London street.


Welling United v Aldershot Town

12PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Football Conference game between Welling United and Aldershot Town.


England's Waters loses Worlds semi

12PM - BBC News

England's Alison Waters is knocked out of the Women's World Squash Championship after losing her semi-final.


VIDEO: A tour through Crossrail's tunnels

10AM - BBC News

With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.


Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath London

10AM - BBC News

With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.


Freed murder attempt suspect found

8AM - BBC News

A teenager suspected of attempted murder who was released from prison by mistake is found and arrested in north London.


Murder attempt suspect freed in error

3AM - BBC News

A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a 10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.


Man charged over street stab death

12AM - BBC News

A man is charged with the murder of a woman stabbed to death in a north-west London street.


Friday 19th December

Millwall 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

10PM - BBC News

Bolton Wanderers continue their impressive form under Neil Lennon as Darren Pratley fires the winner at Millwall.


Escort killer detained indefinitely

8PM - BBC News

A killer who attacked escorts is detained indefinitely in a high-security psychiatric hospital.


Chelsea Ladies sign Arsenal's Fahey

6PM - BBC News

Chelsea Ladies sign Republic of Ireland international Niamh Fahey from Women's FA Cup holders Arsenal Ladies.


Russian academic 'brainwashed' sons

6PM - BBC News

A Russian academic "abducted" his two sons from London and "brainwashed" them, the High Court hears.


Hazard set for new deal - Mourinho

5PM - BBC News

Chelsea's Eden Hazard will sign a new contract and could become one of the club's greats, says Jose Mourinho.


Cook removed as England ODI captain

5PM - BBC News

Alastair Cook is removed as England one-day captain ahead of the World Cup and is set to be replaced by Eoin Morgan.


Lost Chihuahua found in Santa sack

5PM - BBC News

A Chihuahua dumped at a church in Hertfordshire in a Santa sack is reunited with his owner in time for Christmas.


Man charged with Clapton murder

5PM - BBC News

A 19-year-old man appears in court charged with the murder of a man shot in east London in 2013.


Pair jailed after 6.5m heroin found

5PM - BBC News

Two men are jailed after one of the "single biggest recoveries of drugs" in Greater Manchester Police history.


Barnsley v Leyton Orient

4PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Barnsley and Leyton Orient.


Sanogo to leave Arsenal on loan

4PM - BBC News

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is set to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window.


Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

3PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday.


Cardiff City v Brentford

3PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Cardiff City and Brentford.


Saracens v London Welsh (Sat)

3PM - BBC News

Team news as Saracens host London Welsh in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Allianz Park (15:00 GMT).


Teens jailed over knife killing

3PM - BBC News

Three teenagers are jailed for a "wicked and unnecessary" axe and knife attack on a drunk man in west London.


Duggan family lose procedures appeal

3PM - BBC News

Mark Duggan's family lose a challenge over police procedures following fatal shootings by armed officers.


Mummified nurse was under warning

3PM - BBC News

A London nurse found mummified in her flat seven years after she died was being investigated for "inappropriate conduct towards a child", an inquest hears.


Station closure to affect services

3PM - BBC News

Passengers can expect travel disruption as one of London's busiest transport hubs partly closes over Christmas and New Year, rail authorities warn.


Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

1PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.


Mayor approves 175m garden bridge

1PM - BBC News

A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.


West Ham United v Leicester City

12PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City.


Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion

12PM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion.


Man jailed over shooting death

12PM - BBC News

A 26-year-old man is jailed in connection with the death of a man who was shot dead in Woolwich.


Manchester City v Crystal Palace

11AM - BBC News

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace.


Pearson FA charge wrong - Allardyce

11AM - BBC News

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the FA was wrong to charge Leicester's Nigel Pearson over his row with a fan.


'Parking row' may have led to murder

11AM - BBC News

A woman fatally stabbed on a north-west London street may have been the victim of a parking row, it emerges.


Christmas decorations from the past

11AM - BBC News

The tradition and eccentricity of Christmas


'Seven clubs' want wage cap scrapped

11AM - BBC News

Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.


Pinewood expansion set to begin

10AM - BBC News

The first phase of Pinewood Studios' 200m expansion is set to begin following a planning appeal.


'Seven clubs' want wage cap to go

10AM - BBC News

Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.


Garden bridge gets green light

10AM - BBC News

A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.


Fresh plea over fatal shooting

9AM - BBC News

Six years after a father-of-two was fatally shot in the back in south-east London, police renew their appeal for information.


'Support vulnerable doctors' call

7AM - BBC News

Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, an independent review of cases has found.


Brain's 'internal compass' found

7AM - BBC News

The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by London scientists.


Two get life for drug deal murder

7AM - BBC News

Two men who stabbed a 20-year-old man to death following a drug deal are sentenced to life in prison.


Thursday 18th December

Protest against G4S trial verdict

11PM - BBC News

A protest against three G4S security guards being acquitted of the manslaughter of a man they were deporting is held in London.


Men fined for Spurs pitch invasion

11PM - BBC News

Three men who admitted causing the suspension of a recent Tottenham match by running on to the pitch are fined.


Men guilty over street shoot-out

8PM - BBC News

Two men are found guilty of their involvement in a street shoot-out involving an armed police officer in north London.


VIDEO: Street shoot-out footage released

7PM - BBC News

CCTV footage is released of two men and their involvement in a dramatic shoot-out with an armed police officer in north London.


VIDEO: Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry

6PM - BBC News

Police are to investigate the alleged murders of three young boys as part of their inquiries into an alleged paedophile ring, involving leading establishment figures, in the 1970s and 1980s.


Bus drivers vote for strike action

6PM - BBC News

London bus drivers vote in favour of strike action over pay disparities among the capital's 18 bus companies.


Goldberg stays with Bristol Rovers

5PM - BBC News

Bristol Rovers extend the loan deal of Dagenham & Redbridge striker Bradley Goldberg until 24 January.


Becchetti needs O's backing - Hearn

4PM - BBC News

Ex-Leyton Orient owner Barry Hearn says Francesco Becchetti is on a learning curve following his summer takeover.


VIDEO: Three murders part of abuse inquiry

3PM - BBC News

Police are to investigate the murders of three young boys as part of their inquiries into an alleged historic paedophile ring, involving leading establishment figures in the 1970s and 1980s.


Pietersen shines in Big Bash defeat

3PM - BBC News

Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.


Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry

3PM - BBC News

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.


Quins' Matthews cleared after citing

1PM - BBC News

Harlequins lock Charlie Matthews is cleared after being cited for an off-the-ball clash with Leinster's Dominic Ryan.


Three murders part of abuse inquiry

1PM - BBC News

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving prominent people as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.


Boris flight passenger admits assault

1PM - BBC News

An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.


VIDEO: The parents who never expected to see their child in a nativity play

12PM - BBC News

How do you put on a nativity with children who have severe and complex needs?


U's 'plan for life without Appiah'

12PM - BBC News

Cambridge United are not confident of keeping Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah beyond January.


Glitch reveals Apprentice finalists

12PM - BBC News

The names of the finalists for this year's series of The Apprentice are apparently revealed ahead of time due to a glitch on the show's website.


Ben Haenow heading for number one

12PM - BBC News

Ben Haenow is heading for Christmas number one as he increases his lead in the midweek charts, just three days after winning the X Factor.


VIDEO: Sport site axe fell after torch visit

11AM - BBC News

A former education secretary overruled advice to stop a school playing field being developed the day after the Olympic torch travelled through the borough, the BBC has learned.


Chelsea to play Liverpool in semis

11AM - BBC News

Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Liverpool and Tottenham face Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-finals.


Met Police 'needs greater diversity'

11AM - BBC News

More officers of ethnic origin need to be recruited by Scotland Yard to reflect the diversity of London, a report finds.


Inside the mind of a cyclist

10AM - BBC News

Defying teachers, riding on Christmas Day and learning to bluff - Sir Bradley Wiggins on the psychology of his rise to the top.


Dujardin sets second world record

9AM - BBC News

British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.


Quins sign Australia lock Horwill

9AM - BBC News

Harlequins announce that Australia lock James Horwill will join the Premiership club following the 2015 World Cup.


George III drawing is uncovered

9AM - BBC News

An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.


The people working on Christmas Day

8AM - BBC News

While most of us will be relaxing on Christmas Day, spare a thought for the many people who will be working.


The buildings that would have been impossible

7AM - BBC News

St Mary Axe and the British Museum


London overtaking Oxbridge domination

7AM - BBC News

A major analysis of research quality suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.


Wednesday 17th December

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United

10PM - BBC News

Four-time winners Tottenham move into the League Cup semi-finals with an emphatic win against Newcastle United.


Pensioner's killer has sentence cut

8PM - BBC News

A killer who stabbed a pensioner 22 times in his Hackney home has his minimum term prison sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal.


VIDEO: Greenhalgh to stand as London mayor

8PM - BBC News

Deputy mayor for policing and crime Stephen Greenhalgh officially declares he plans to stand as a candidate to be mayor of London in 2016.


VIDEO: 'Syria-bound' girl stopped on plane

6PM - BBC News

A plane bound for Turkey was grounded moments before take-off as police believed a teenage girl on board was travelling to Syria.


Student faces jail for Syria plan

6PM - BBC News

A student who planned to join fighters in Syria is told he will be jailed, after being convicted of preparing for acts of terrorism.


Wenger tips Henry for Arsenal role

5PM - BBC News

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says former striker Thierry Henry has some of the key credentials needed to be a manager.


Tower Hamlets commissioners sent in

4PM - BBC News

Two government-appointed commissioners are sent in to take control of specific areas of Tower Hamlets council, in east London.


Machete double killer jailed for life

4PM - BBC News

A man who beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat is convicted of murder.


'Syria' girl, 15, stopped on plane

4PM - BBC News

A 15-year-old girl from Tower Hamlets thought to be travelling to Syria is stopped as a plane taxis down a Heathrow runway.


Machete man guilty of double murder

3PM - BBC News

A man who beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat is found guilty of murder.


Murder accused, 13, appears in court

2PM - BBC News

A 13-year-old boy appears in court charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.


City of Angels returns to London

2PM - BBC News

Two decades after its London premiere, City of Angels returns to the stage at London's Donmar Warehouse.


Are private drives the new car park?

1PM - BBC News

Demand for driveway spaces outstrips supply


No prosecution over ceiling collapse

1PM - BBC News

A theatre will not be prosecuted following the collapse of part of its ceiling which injured 88 people, Westminster City Council decides.


Man faces false imprisonment charge

1PM - BBC News

A man appears at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with 25 offences including rape and child cruelty.


Henry among very best, says Shearer

11AM - BBC News

Former England striker Alan Shearer says the retiring Thierry Henry was "among the very best" in Premier League history.


Mourinho plays down quadruple talk

9AM - BBC News

Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea side "don't speak" about the chance of winning the quadruple this season.


Dujardin sets dressage world record

9AM - BBC News

British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin sets a new world record as she wins Grand Prix gold with Valegro at Olympia.


'Standards not met' in Duck sinkings

7AM - BBC News

Recent incidents involving Duck amphibious vehicles highlighted poor maintenance and a failure to meet standards, a report finds.


Tuesday 16th December

New year fireworks tickets sell out

11PM - BBC News

Tickets to see London's New Year's Eve fireworks display sell out.


VIDEO: Failing hospitals urged to clean up

10PM - BBC News

Three hospitals have been told they "require improvement" after inspectors found A&E departments were dirty and had broken equipment.


Derby County 1-3 Chelsea

10PM - BBC News

Filipe Luis strikes his first Chelsea goal to help secure a League Cup semi-final place with a win at 10-man Derby.


VIDEO: Erasure fan prompts Tube singalong

10PM - BBC News

A fan of Erasure sparked an impromptu singalong on the London Underground with his own version of the band's A Little Respect.


Further funding for Kew Gardens

10PM - BBC News

Kew Gardens is set to benefit from a further 2.3m worth of funding Nick Clegg announces, but 125 job will still be lost.


Boy, 13, charged with knife murder

9PM - BBC News

A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.


Daltrey illness hits Who O2 shows

8PM - BBC News

Rock band The Who postpone two concerts in London as frontman Roger Daltrey is suffering from a throat infection.


Haenow in early Christmas chart lead

8PM - BBC News

X Factor winner Ben Haenow from Croydon is ahead of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in the race for Christmas number one, the Official Chart Company reveals.


'Dirty' hospitals 'need improving'

6PM - BBC News

Three hospitals in west London are told they "require improvement" after inspectors found A&E departments were dirty and had broken equipment.


MP Joyce charged over shop incident

6PM - BBC News

Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is charged with assault and criminal damage over an incident at a shop in Camden earlier this year.


Deportee's widow wants plane monitors

4PM - BBC News

Mubenga's wife want plane monitors


City taxi body 'woefully inadequate'

4PM - BBC News

London's transport body is criticised for being "woefully inadequate" when it comes to regulating the cab industry.


Blues to sign Morrison permanently

3PM - BBC News

Birmingham City will sign defender Michael Morrison on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee on 1 January.


Guards cleared of deportation death

3PM - BBC News

Three G4S security guards are found not guilty of the manslaughter of a man who died during an attempted deportation at Heathrow airport.


Edmonton murder victim named

2PM - BBC News

A man whose murder led to the arrest of five boys aged between 13 and 14 is formally identified as 53-year-old Christopher John Barry.


Mr Turner leads UK critics awards

2PM - BBC News

Mr Turner, director Mike Leigh's biopic about the British landscape painter JMW Turner, is nominated for seven awards by the London Film Critics' Circle.


Arsenal Ladies add Bristol's Natalia

1PM - BBC News

Arsenal Ladies sign 29-year-old Spain international forward Natalia Pablos Sanchon from Bristol Academy.


Compromises over superhighways

1PM - BBC News

Compromises over cycle superhighways


Bond writes new Paddington story

12PM - BBC News

Paddington author Michael Bond writes a new short story about the Peruvian bear for BBC Radio 4's Today programme.


Ambulance service asks for help

10AM - BBC News

Paramedic teams across the country are being asked to help London Ambulance Service because it is struggling to cope with increased demand.


Failed London bombers lose appeal

10AM - BBC News

Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb the London transport network on 21 July 2005 lose an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.


Thierry Henry retires from football

9AM - BBC News

Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry announces his retirement from football at the age of 37 after leaving New York Red Bulls.


Cardiff's Morrison back at West Ham

9AM - BBC News

Cardiff City have allowed on-loan midfielder Ravel Morrison to return to parent club West Ham due to personal reasons.


VIDEO: City job ban for fare-dodging banker

8AM - BBC News

A city fund manager who lost his job after being caught fare-dodging has now been banned from working in the financial services industry, as Gareth Furby reports


VIDEO: Paddington film 'true to spirit'

8AM - BBC News

Paddington author Michael Bond has praised the new film based on his character, saying it is "true to the spirit of the books".


VIDEO: What is a 'social supermarket'?

8AM - BBC News

Jon Brain visits a new community-based supermarket that aims to tackle food poverty.


VIDEO: Bond filming under way after script theft

8AM - BBC News

While Daniel Craig has been filming some of the first scenes of the next James Bond adventure Spectre in London cyber hackers have managed to steal and leak an early draft of the film's script.


Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

7AM - BBC News

Children are ending up sleeping rough because London local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.



National News

Learning lessons from a drugs death

Learning lessons to help prevent other narcotic tragedies

Labour attacks street light cuts

Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.

AUDIO: Welby's frustration over gay marriage

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.

VIDEO: Ambulance targets plan leaked

The BBC has seen plans to extend ambulance response times for some serious, but non-critical cases in England.

VIDEO: Elton and David's social media marriage

Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.

Business News

Asia shares mixed in shortened week

Asian markets traded mixed on Monday, although trading was thin at the start a working week shortened by the Christmas break.

South Korea cuts growth forecasts

Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.

City workers expect bigger bonuses

Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.

VIDEO: Monocle eyes rapid Asian expansion

Monocle Magazine is a niche product selling just 18,000 copies a year, but it is aiming to rapidly increase sales in Asia with a new audience of high-end readers.

Digging for diversity in Botswana

Botswana's plans to move away from a reliance on diamonds

Entertainment News

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes

Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America

VIDEO: Who won the The Apprentice final?

Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.

VIDEO: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82

Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.

Lord Sugar names his tenth Apprentice

Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names Australian businessman Mark Wright as his latest business partner, at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.

Sport News

Meet ice hockey

How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players

Meet ice hockey

How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players

Meet ice hockey

How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players

Meet ice hockey

How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players

Meet ice hockey

How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players

Technology News

VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard

The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.

US mulls putting NK on terror list

The US is considering putting North Korea back on the list of terrorism sponsors, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

N Korea proposes joint Sony probe

North Korea proposes a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.

N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.

Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.