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Wednesday 23rd July

VIDEO: PM and Mayor reject donation claims

11PM - BBC News

David Cameron and Boris Johnson have rejected calls to pay back a 160,000 donation to the Conservatives from the wife of a former member of President Putin's government.


Davies completes Tottenham switch

8PM - BBC News

Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.


Police 'spied on dead man's family'

7PM - BBC News

A woman calling for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover police officers.


Kent dent Surrey promotion hopes

6PM - BBC News

Darren Stevens takes 5-68 as Kent beat promotion-chasing Surrey by 89 runs at Guildford.


Knife attack mum can stay in UK

6PM - BBC News

A woman who is wanted in Latvia to serve a jail sentence for knife attacks on two men wins her High Court battle to stay in the UK.


Baby P boss awarded 680,000 payout

6PM - BBC News

Ex-head of Haringey's children's services Sharon Shoesmith awarded 679,452 for her unfair dismissal claim.


Baby death mum spared jail time

6PM - BBC News

A teenage mother is given a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of her four-month-old baby in east London.


Law welcomes Bradley's Reds return

4PM - BBC News

Manager Nicky Law welcomes Dan Bradley's return to Alfreton Town and says his energy will be a big asset.


Carroll ruled out of pre-season tour

4PM - BBC News

West Ham striker Andy Carroll will miss the club's tour of New Zealand after suffering a sore left ankle.


Cardiff accept two Campbell offers

4PM - BBC News

Fraizer Campbell is poised to leave Cardiff City as the club accept offers from Leicester City and Crystal Palace.


Worboys victims granted compensation

4PM - BBC News

Two women who were sexually assaulted by taxi driver John Worboys have been awarded compensation from the Met police.


Mayor 'to miss housing target'

3PM - BBC News

The Mayor of London will miss his target to build 55,000 homes in the capital by 2015, figures from a housing board suggest.


VIDEO: Call to force landowners to build

2PM - BBC News

More should be done to make landowners build houses on empty sites in the capital, one London blogger has said.


Victorian-era diseases 'returning'

2PM - BBC News

Diseases traditionally associated with the Victorian era are on the rise again in England, experts are warning.


BBC trials high-frame-rate TV

2PM - BBC News

The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games.


Charlton loan Lennon to Cambridge

1PM - BBC News

Charlton Athletic defender Harry Lennon joins League Two newcomers Cambridge United on a six-month loan deal.


Snowboarder's Olympic photos stolen

1PM - BBC News

Snowboarder Jenny Jones asks for the public's help after her laptop was stolen from her car in London with all her Winter Olympic photographs on it.


Cyclist named after fatal crash

1PM - BBC News

A cyclist who died after a collision with a refuse lorry in south-west London is named by police.


'Risks remain' on Crossrail project

12PM - BBC News

'Considerable risks' remain in delivering the Crossrail project on time, MPs says.


'Fewer degree offers' for minorities

7AM - BBC News

Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.


Labour's Frank Dobson to quit as MP

12AM - BBC News

Holborn and St Pancras MP and former Labour cabinet member Frank Dobson announces he will stand down as an MP next year.


Tuesday 22nd July

Appeal over burned body in archway

11PM - BBC News

Police appeal for witnesses to the unexplained death of a man whose burned body was found under a railway archway in north London.


VIDEO: Academies attempt to recover 4m

10PM - BBC News

The academy programme is criticised as a group of London schools try to recover 4m from a former employee after vast sums of money ended up in his personal accounts.


VIDEO: Sherlock Holmes world record attempt

10PM - BBC News

Sherlock Holmes fans dressed as the fictional detective have attempted a world record to help restore the home of his creator.


Magath hoping for further signings

8PM - BBC News

Fulham manager Felix Magath says he wants to bring in another two or three experienced players this summer.


QPR sign Caulker from Cardiff City

7PM - BBC News

Queens Park Rangers sign Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.


Minister's cleaner arrest criticised

7PM - BBC News

MP Keith Vaz asks if 15 immigration officers were needed to arrest a minister's ex-cleaner at her daughter's wedding.


Champion's appeal over stolen bike

7PM - BBC News

A triathlete appeals for help on Twitter after the bike she rode to victory in an Ironman World Championship is stolen.


Anatomy of Tour de France costs

6PM - BBC News

Who paid for London's stage and how?


Yorkshire go top with Middlesex win

6PM - BBC News

Adil Rashid takes 4-27 as Yorkshire beat Middlesex by 220 runs to go back to the top of the Championship table.


Evita limousine to be auctioned

6PM - BBC News

A limousine used by former Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron and his wife Eva is to be auctioned.


VIDEO: Cameron pledge to stop 'evil' FGM

5PM - BBC News

British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken out against the "preventable evil" of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage, as an international summit on the issue opened in London.


Cyclist dies from collision injuries

5PM - BBC News

A cyclist dies from his injuries after a collision with a rubbish lorry in south-west London.


Orchestra trumpeter killed in crash

5PM - BBC News

A "hugely respected" trumpet player with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is named as one of three victims of a fatal crash on the A1 at the weekend.


Arsenal challenge to concert cap

5PM - BBC News

Arsenal Football Club goes to the High Court in an attempt to double the number of concerts it can hold at the Emirates Stadium


VIDEO: Mother's relief at sons' return home

3PM - BBC News

A north London mother has described her relief at having her two sons back home after they were kept in Russia by her former husband in breach of a court order.


Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

3PM - BBC News

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".


Boa constrictors found at play area

2PM - BBC News

A pair of 8ft (2.4m) boa constrictors were found near a children's play area in a park in East Ham.


Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

2PM - BBC News

An inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko who died in London, the Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce.


VIDEO: Parties need to woo ethnic voters

1PM - BBC News

All political parties need to do more to woo ethnic minority - sometimes known as BME - voters, says Trevor Phillips.


VIDEO: Litvinenko death inquiry announced

1PM - BBC News

An inquiry is to be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, the government has confirmed.


Boa constrictors found near play area

1PM - BBC News

A pair of 8ft (2.4m) boa constrictors were found near a children's play area in a park in East Ham.


Cheryl Cole celebrates her wedding

12PM - BBC News

Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole celebrates her wedding with a party for friends and family in London.


Litvinenko death inquiry announced

11AM - BBC News

An inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko who died in London, the Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce.


Sigurdsson poised to join Swansea

10AM - BBC News

Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is set to undergo a medical at Swansea ahead of a proposed swap deal for Ben Davies.


Surrey trail despite Roy half-century

10AM - BBC News

Kent retain a slight advantage against Surrey despite an impressive 84 from Jason Roy on day two at Guildford.


FGM parents to face prosecution

10AM - BBC News

Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures being announced.


Litvinenko inquiry to be announced

9AM - BBC News

An inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko who died in London, the Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce.


VIDEO: Tulisa's drugs trial collapses

8AM - BBC News

Singer and TV star Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations collapses as the judge accuses a prosecution witness of perjury.


VIDEO: Olympic Park stations to be re-zoned

8AM - BBC News

Some stations near the Olympic Park are to be "re-zoned" to make travel into central London cheaper.


Five solutions to the housing crisis

7AM - BBC News

As pressure to tackle London's housing crisis grows, a number of controversial views are being offered on how the problem should be addressed.


Met Police gave out 30,000 cautions

4AM - BBC News

The Metropolitan Police gave cautions for 29,560 offences in London last year, including for rape and sexual offences, figures reveal.


Monday 21st July

Court hears Belhaj rendition appeal

10PM - BBC News

Lawyers for a political dissident who says he was tortured after his rendition to Libya say the Court of Appeal should overturn a block on him suing the UK.


Cautioned MP 'told to stand down'

10PM - BBC News

An anti-domestic violence body calls for an MP to "consider his position" after he was cautioned for assault in London.


Family upset over 'lost' Orton award

10PM - BBC News

The sister of playwrite Joe Orton says a 1966 statuette awarded to him by the Evening Standard has gone missing.


VIDEO: Child sex abuse victim speaks out

9PM - BBC News

A victim of child abuse speaks out for the first time in four decades after being subjected to repeated sex attacks at a former children's home in Lambeth.


Surrey trail despite Roy half century

7PM - BBC News

Kent retain a slight advantage against Surrey despite an impressive 84 from Jason Roy on day two at Guildford.


Yorks build big lead over Middlesex

7PM - BBC News

Andrew Gale's unbeaten ton helps Yorkshire to a 421-run lead over Middlesex going into the final day at Scarborough.


Turing film to open London festival

6PM - BBC News

Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.


Gray sets sights on Premier League

6PM - BBC News

Brentford's Andre Gray says his ambition is to play in the Premier League, having moved from non-league to the Championship.


Plaque unveiled for assassinated PM

6PM - BBC News

A memorial plaque is unveiled in London for the only British prime minister to be assassinated.


VIDEO: Tulisa: 'I have never dealt drugs'

5PM - BBC News

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations has collapsed. She made a statement outside court.


'Abducted' boys returned to the UK

5PM - BBC News

Two boys kept in Russia by their father in breach of a family court order are returned to their mother in London.


Smith blow 'forces Surrey rethink'

4PM - BBC News

Surrey coach Graham Ford says he will reappraise his strategy after Graeme Smith is ruled out of playing for the county again.


Orient set for new sporting director

4PM - BBC News

Leyton Orient will work with a sporting director model after a restructure in the wake of Francesco Becchetti's takeover.


VIDEO: Mayor: Not helpful for me in my role

3PM - BBC News

The banking scandals in recent years are "not helpful for me in my role", says the Lord Mayor of London.


VIDEO: The oddities of the City of London

3PM - BBC News

The Corporation of London is the body that runs the City and is a quirk of centuries of history.


Castleford sign Cook and Carvell

3PM - BBC News

Castleford agree a deal to sign London Broncos forward Matt Cook, while Garreth Carvell joins until the end of the season.


VIDEO: Green belt 'could increase housing'

3PM - BBC News

Building on some of London's green belt land could solve the capital's housing shortage, a think-tank says.


Power cut stops MIA Lovebox set

3PM - BBC News

British rapper MIA's show had to stop for a few minutes at London's Lovebox Festival after the sound cut out.


Global finale for Monty Python show

2PM - BBC News

Comedy troupe performs last farewell show


Dana: Charges against brother untrue

2PM - BBC News

Former Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon is giving evidence in her brother's trial at Harrow Crown Court.


Tulisa's drugs trial collapses

2PM - BBC News

Singer and TV star Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations collapses.


VIDEO: March in London over Gaza crisis

1PM - BBC News

Thousands of people have marched through central London to call for an end to Israel's ground campaign and rocket attacks on Gaza.


Castleford sign Broncos forward Cook

1PM - BBC News

Castleford Tigers agree a deal to sign London Broncos forward Matt Cook on a two-year contract.


Charlton sign goalkeeper Henderson

1PM - BBC News

Charlton Athletic sign goalkeeper Stephen Henderson from West Ham on a three-year deal.


Brentford sign Dale striker Hogan

1PM - BBC News

Championship side Brentford sign striker Scott Hogan from Rochdale for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.


'My son's death was senseless'

1PM - BBC News

The mother of a 19-year-old who was stabbed to death in Crete says she is desperate to find out what happened to her son.


Tulisa drugs trial collapses

1PM - BBC News

Singer and TV star Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations has collapsed at a UK court


Defender Lowry seals Orient move

12PM - BBC News

Leyton Orient sign former Millwall defender Shane Lowry on a two-year deal, while winger Dean Cox agrees a new contract.


My son's death was 'senseless'

12PM - BBC News

The mother of a 19-year-old who was stabbed to death in Crete says she is desperate to find out what happened to her son.


Birmingham named as HS2 headquarters

12PM - BBC News

The headquarters for construction of the HS2 rail line is to be based in Birmingham, it is revealed.


VIDEO: Play highlights housing frustration

11AM - BBC News

The pitfalls of London's property market have been highlighted in a play at the Old Vic.


VIDEO: Monty Python cast take final bow

11AM - BBC News

Comedy troupe Monty Python performed their last show on Sunday at London's O2 Arena.


Storms bring floods in SE England

7AM - BBC News

Storms described as intense cause flooding across parts of southern and eastern England.


City named as new HS2 headquarters

7AM - BBC News

The headquarters for construction of the HS2 rail line are to be based in Birmingham, it is revealed.


'Invisible' partners in miscarriage

7AM - BBC News

'Invisible' partners in miscarriage


FGM training for public sector staff

7AM - BBC News

Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.


Competition to design Olympicopolis

7AM - BBC News

A competition is announced to find a team to design a culture and education centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


VIDEO: London 2012 celebrated by park run

12AM - BBC News

Thousands of people celebrated the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics by running past some of the Games' most famous venues.


Sunday 20th July

Sidebottom strikes after Simpson ton

8PM - BBC News

Middlesex's John Simpson hits 110 but Ryan Sidebottom's 7-44 ensures Yorkshire have the better of day two at Scarborough.


Kent in charge thanks to Northeast

8PM - BBC News

Half-centuries from both Sam Northeast and Sam Billings help Kent take charge on day one against Surrey at Guilford.


Britain's Lewis wins Ironman UK title

8PM - BBC News

Britain's Tamsin Lewis wins the Ironman UK triathlon in Bolton as GB's Joe Skipper finishes second in the men's event.


Swansea's Davies set for Spurs medical

6PM - BBC News

Swansea star Ben Davies is set to have medical ahead of Tottenham switch with Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson part of the deal


Rodgers enjoys Kaymer partnership

6PM - BBC News

Chris Rodgers cards a two-over 74 as his first Open comes to an end in the company of US Open champion Martin Kaymer.


UK pushing for new Russia sanctions

6PM - BBC News

Britain and its EU allies will move to tighten sanctions against Russia unless Moscow changes its position on crashed flight MH17, No 10 says.


Leisure and council centre opens

5PM - BBC News

A 123m leisure centre and council headquarters opens to the public in King's Cross.


Months of closures on major route

5PM - BBC News

Work begins on Monday on a major route between London, Surrey and the East Sussex coast, with road closures scheduled for several months.


Spurs' Townsend returns from injury

2PM - BBC News

The England midfielder, who missed the World Cup with ankle ligament damage, plays 45 minutes versus Seattle.


Yorkshire grateful for Lyth century

2PM - BBC News

Opener Adam Lyth makes a century on a mixed day for Yorkshire, who end day one with 211-6 on against Middlesex.


UK 'ready' for new Russia sanctions

2PM - BBC News

Britain and its EU allies will push to tighten sanctions against Russia unless Moscow changes its position on crashed flight MH17, No 10 says.


Liverpool agree 8.5m fee for Remy

2PM - BBC News

Liverpool move closer to signing France striker Loic Remy after having an 8.5m bid accepted by QPR.


Redknapp 'considered leaving' QPR

2PM - BBC News

QPR manager Harry Redknapp said he would have retired if his side had not won promotion back to the Premier League.


Benn grand-daughter bids to become MP

6AM - BBC News

The granddaughter of the late Tony Benn is to stand for Labour in Croydon South in next year's general election.


Saturday 19th July

Boat named after storm death teen

7PM - BBC News

A community boat is named after a teenager who died while taking pictures of the sea during January's storms.


'Sherlocks' gather for world record

7PM - BBC News

To mark Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday, more than 100 people have attempted to set a world record for the number of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes in one room.


Thousands march over Gaza crisis

6PM - BBC News

Thousands of people march through central London to call for an end to Israel's ground campaign and rocket attacks on Gaza.


London Broncos 16-58 St Helens

5PM - BBC News

St Helens climb back to the top of Super League with a dominant 11-try display against London Broncos at the Hive.


UK storms cause further disruption

1PM - BBC News

Heathrow Airport asks airlines to cancel one in five flights between 16:00 and 18:00 BST because of anticipated stormy weather.


Flood warnings and storms forecast

12PM - BBC News

Heathrow Airport asks airlines to cancel one in five flights between 16:00 and 18:00 BST because of anticipated stormy weather.


Friday 18th July

Chelsea sign 15.8m Brazilian Luis

10PM - BBC News

Chelsea sign Atletico Madrid's Brazil international left-back Filipe Luis for 15.8m on a three-year contract.


VIDEO: Post office opens in London church

9PM - BBC News

A vicar in Kilburn allowed his church to be used for postal services after the local post office was closed.


Third inquest into operation death

9PM - BBC News

The High Court orders a third inquest into the death of a woman who died after an operation at a privately-run hospital.


Chelsea announce Filipe Luis signing

8PM - BBC News

Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis leaves Spanish champions Atletico Madrid and signs a three-year deal with Chelsea.


Killer's Jamaica deportation blocked

8PM - BBC News

The High Court blocks the deportation of a killer saying he had suffered discrimination as an illegitimate child of a British man.


Briton Ward loses in Claro Open

7PM - BBC News

British number three James Ward goes out of the Claro Open Colombia with a second round loss to Jimmy Wang.


Surrey reach T20 quarter-finals

7PM - BBC News

Surrey book their place in the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast with a narrow five-run victory over Gloucestershire.


Rodgers makes cut on Open debut

7PM - BBC News

Chris Rodgers will be "inside the ropes, living it" after carding a one-under par 71 to make the cut at The Open.


MTR wins 1.4bn Crossrail project

7PM - BBC News

The 1.4bn contract to run the Crossrail service through London from 2018 has been awarded to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, Transport for London (TfL) announces.


Dana's brother 'put through hell'

7PM - BBC News

The brother of the Eurovision winner and former politician Dana Rosemary Scallon tells his trial he has been through "three years of hell" after being accused of child sex abuse.


MK Dons loan for Brentford's Grigg

6PM - BBC News

League One side MK Dons sign Northern Ireland international striker Will Grigg from Brentford on a season-long loan.


Nurse jailed over parking row death

6PM - BBC News

A nurse is jailed for causing the death of a mother of two who was flung from a car bonnet following a row over parking.


Hottest day follows thunderstorms

6PM - BBC News

Temperatures nudge 32C after thunder and lightning in south-east England as the Met Office warns of more storms to come.


AUDIO: Nigel Havers on Being Earnest

5PM - BBC News

Actor Nigel Havers on the latest production of The Importance of Being Earnest to hit the West End


VIDEO: Prince's 'sadness' after jet crash

5PM - BBC News

Prince William, speaking at an event in London, has expressed his deep sadness after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down in eastern Ukraine.


Grant ready for Glasgow reception

5PM - BBC News

Adrian Grant says England's squash players have been told to prepare for a heated reception from home fans in Glasgow.


Hottest day follows thunder-storms

5PM - BBC News

Temperatures nudge 32C following thunder and lightening in south-east England as the Met Office warns of more storms to come.


Trains to be slowed down in heat

5PM - BBC News

Speed restrictions are imposed on stretches of track across the east because of high temperatures.


Music maestro 'addicted' to Proms

5PM - BBC News

World famous conductor Sir Andrew Davis talks about being one of the most familiar faces at the Proms and his launch of the 2014 musical festivities with a First Night performance of Elgar's The Kingdom.


Broadmoor sirens sound after thunder

5PM - BBC News

An emergency siren for Broadmoor high security psychiatric hospital is set off because of an electrical storm.


Man cleared of teen drugs supply

5PM - BBC News

A man accused of supplying drugs following the death of a 16-year-old at a rave has been found not guilty.


No human remains in garden search

4PM - BBC News

No human remains has been found in a north London garden after police began digging the area following a tip-off.


N'Gala and MacDonald join Barnet

3PM - BBC News

Barnet sign defender Bondz N'Gala and striker Charlie MacDonald on free transfers, as the duo agree one-year deals.


Prince unveils explorer statue

3PM - BBC News

The Duke of Cambridge unveils a statue in honour of an explorer who is credited with being the first person to circumnavigate - and name - Australia.


Odubajo relaxed on Bees price tag

2PM - BBC News

Brentford winger Moses Odubajo does not feel any extra pressure to prove himself despite becoming their record signing.


Crawley sign keeper Spiegel on loan

2PM - BBC News

League One side Crawley Town have signed West Ham goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel on a one-month loan deal.


Broncos agree deal to sign Harrison

12PM - BBC News

Relegated London Broncos agree a deal to sign loose-forward Daniel Harrison from NRL side Manly Sea Eagles.


Chelsea's Ba in 4.7m Besiktas move

12PM - BBC News

Chelsea striker Demba Ba passes medical and completes a 4.7m move to 13-time Turkish champions Besiktas.


QPR agree fee for Cardiff's Caulker

12PM - BBC News

QPR hopeful of completing a deal for Cardiff defender Steven Caulker, following the capture of Rio Ferdinand.


West Ham fans in favour of new badge

11AM - BBC News

Supporters back proposed new Hammers club crest in online poll ahead of the move to the Olympic Stadium.


Gilbert & George show 60 new works

11AM - BBC News

Artists unveil show inspired by east London


Babysitter jailed for raping boy, 3

11AM - BBC News

A 66-year-old man who befriended a London family is jailed for life for raping their three-year-old son after he offered to babysit for them.


Supreme Court rejects Sherlock case

11AM - BBC News

The US Supreme Court rejects an emergency petition from the heirs of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who are trying to stop the publication of a book based on Sherlock Holmes.


Empty homes powers not being used

11AM - BBC News

Powers to penalise developers who leave homes empty for years are not being used, a BBC investigation reveals.


MTR wins 1.4bn Crossrail franchise

10AM - BBC News

The 1.4bn contract to run the Crossrail franchise through London from 2018 has been awarded to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, Transport for London (TfL) has announced


Debuchy joins Arsenal from Newcastle

9AM - BBC News

Arsenal complete the signing of France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle for an undisclosed fee.


Romeu signs three-year Chelsea deal

9AM - BBC News

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu signs a new contract to stay with the London club until 2017.


VIDEO: Maritime widow's castle restored

8AM - BBC News

An 18th century gothic tower built by a maritime widow in south-east London has been restored after it fell into disrepair for almost 30 years.


Advice for foreigners on how Britons walk

8AM - BBC News

We drive on the left, but which side do we walk on?


Falklands residents' photos on show

8AM - BBC News

Photographs by residents of the Falkland Islands are going on show in London.


Storms and warning of heatwave

8AM - BBC News

Lightning struck more than 3,000 times in two hours in the UK, as a heatwave warning remains in place for parts of the country.


Bridge walkers 'herded like sheep'

8AM - BBC News

Pedestrians crossing a bridge over the River Thames which is undergoing repairs say it is like "herding sheep".


VIDEO: Injuries after boat crash on Thames

7AM - BBC News

Hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated from a tourist boat after it collided with a cargo vessel on the Thames.


Is it anti-social to use barbecues in parks?

7AM - BBC News

Is it anti-social to use barbecues in parks?


Rutherford to miss Anniversary Games

7AM - BBC News

Greg Rutherford pulls out of the Anniversary Games to rest a knee injury before the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


Warning as temperatures to pass 30C

7AM - BBC News

Temperatures in parts of the UK are set to climb beyond 30C on Friday, as officials urge people to take care in the heat.


Airlines change Ukraine flight paths

7AM - BBC News

Airlines have been told to divert flights away from eastern Ukraine following the crash of a Malaysian airliner, amid allegations it was shot down.


Sex exhibition to be held in London

3AM - BBC News

Sex is set to be the subject of a new exhibition opening at the Wellcome Collection in London in November.



National News

Warning over NHS trust finances

Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.

Four suicides at 'crisis' prison

A Nottinghamshire jail where four inmates killed themselves in less than a year is described as a "prison in crisis" in a report.

Aerial images reveal WW1 'footprint'

Aerial images show WW1's impact on UK landscape

Assault MP speaks of 'deep regret'

The Tory Party is discussing the future of MP David Ruffley, who was cautioned by police for assaulting his ex-partner.

Wrong-way driver kills mum and aunt

A British teenager pays tribute to her mother and aunt, who were killed by a man driving the wrong way down a US road.

Business News

VIDEO: Facebook profits surge on mobile ads

Facebook has reported a 138% jump in net income in the second quarter on booming advertising revenue.

VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.

GM recalls 717,949 more vehicles

General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.

The rise of solo dining

The restaurants that love solo diners

Websites frozen in pension campaign

Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".

Entertainment News

VIDEO: Hong Kong star 'as big as Brangelina'

Actress Sandra Ng is a household name in Hong Kong and this year saw saw the release of the third Golden Chickens comedy film. Tom Brook reports.

VIDEO: The blind art of conducting a choir

Can blind people be taught to conduct a choir with meaningful gestures that the singers understand?

Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade

Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

VIDEO: Susan Boyle sings as Queen arrives

Susan Boyle treats the crowd at Celtic Park to rousing version of Mull of Kintyre as part of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, shortly before the arrival of The Queen.

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is under way at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Sport News

VIDEO: Highlights: Glasgow's opening ceremony

Watch highlights of the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony from Celtic Park in Glasgow, as Karen Dunbar and John Barrowman lead a cast of thousands in a glitzy musical opener.

Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach

Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.

VIDEO: Queen laughs off Glasgow baton hitch

Sunderland's Scocco goes to Newell's

Newell's Old Boys announce signing of Sunderland striker Ignacio Scocco to bring his miserable stint on Wearside to an end.

VIDEO: Rapturous welcome for Scottish team

The Scotland team were cheered into Celtic Park during the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Technology News

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone

The build-your-own drone controlled by an on board smartphone

Websites frozen in pension campaign

Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".

Facebook reports surge in profits

Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

10 theories about the Brooklyn Bridge flags

White flags over New York City landmark prompt Twitter speculation and media frenzy.

Channel Islands to get 4G network

Channel Islands customers will have access to a next generation mobile network by early 2015 according to the regulator.