York Theatre Royal's long-serving panto dame, Berwick Kaler, tells BBC Breakfast what it takes to excel in the role of Widow Twanky or Mother Goose.
Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.
A passenger was hurt when a train came to a halt after striking flood water on a rail line in East Ayrshire.
Brighton's annual Burning the Clocks
More than 1,000 people meet at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice.
Labour's Hilary Benn says councils should invest in low-energy lighting rather than switching off street lights.
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the latest victim of website difficulties amid the rush for Christmas orders.
The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.
BBC editors are known for their extensive knowledge of specialist subjects, but can they handle the pressure and maintain their reputations when in the spotlight?
The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.
Opposition MPs in India protest against Hindu nationalist groups for converting religious minorities to Hinduism.
A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man who fell from the Avon Gorge is released on bail, police say.
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, to face tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.
Firefighters say 35 people have been stranded in an Ayrshire supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.
A woman dies in a two-vehicle crash on the A74(M) motorway in Dumfriesshire, police say.
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.
Home improvements retailer Kingfisher agrees to sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings in a cash deal estimated to be worth £140m