Under-pressure England batsman Ian Bell describes Test cricket as a 'brutal environment' ahead of the third Ashes Test.
Singer and DJ Dane Bowers hit his ex-fiancee in the face during a row over why he had glitter on his face, a court hears.
Can Lord Sewel remain in the House of Lords in the wake of allegations of drug-taking and consorting with prostitutes?
Australia batsman Chris Rogers is fit to play in the third Ashes Test after recovering from dizzy spells.
The parents of a man charged in connection with a fatal crash in Armoy, County Antrim, have appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice.
The jury in the trial of Tom Hayes, the trader charged with rigging global Libor interest rates, has retired to digest nine weeks of evidence.
The Jehovah's Witness church in Australia failed to report more than 1,000 alleged child sex abusers to the police, an inquiry into child abuse hears.
Ofcom backs a BBC Trust decision not to censure the BBC over the use of the word "pikey" in an edition of Top Gear.
A group calling for a Belfast show by comedian Frankie Boyle to be cancelled has said his jokes "poke fun at and mock children with disabilities".
Local councils are being scored annually on how well they reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training.
Organisers of a village show defend a decision to allow shop-bought produce to be displayed alongside home-grown vegetables.
Police investigating the murder of a man whose body was found in water in Renfrewshire study the results of interviews with the public.
Netherlands winger Ibrahim Afellay is set to become the fourth former Barcelona player at Stoke City.
A hunter allegedly paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC .
Kurdish forces in Syria accuse Turkey of repeatedly attacking their positions, but Ankara says the units are not targeted by its military.
French farmers stop lorries importing farm produce from Germany and Spain, in a border protest over alleged unfair price competition.
US President Barack Obama is holding a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as he continues his tour of East Africa.
A key suspect in an inquiry in London into the death of the former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC he will not give evidence.
A fatal accident inquiry into the bin lorry crash which killed six people in Glasgow hears the driver told a nurse he had not blacked out.
Thirty-five of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault are interviewed and photographed for the front cover of New York Magazine.