Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.
The "friendly" mother of six who killed herself in a hotel
BBC News followed UK Eurovision entry Electro Velvet to find out what it is like to be thrust, from nowhere, into the gaze of Europe's showbiz media.
Cambridge University is leading work on a new braking system that chops a fifth off the stopping distance of an HGV.
Councils across England and Wales call on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs.
Stories making Saturday's front pages include reports that councils are switching off CCTV cameras to save cash and that retailer Amazon has changed its tax arrangements.
Hull face Manchester United looking to overhaul Newcastle and avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season.
Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.
At least 39 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.
Electro Velvet get in the swing at Eurovision
Where is the solar 'capital' of the UK?
Carl Froch says the motivation of a bout with WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin could persuade him to continue.
Glasgow Warriors are through to the Pro12 final after a late DTH van der Merwe converted try sees off Ulster at Scotstoun.
A dropped catch and a costly no-ball change the course of a day dominated by New Zealand batsmen, says Jonathan Agnew.
A coach driver is found guilty of dangerous driving after a boy fell out of his vehicle on a motorway.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he would be prepared to manage another English club if Roman Abramovich no longer wanted him.
More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.
Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham try personal touch on conservative activists in Oklahoma City.
Jason Gillespie holds two positive meetings with director of cricket Andrew Strauss over the England head coach vacancy.