A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
The children's commissioner adds his support to calls for a Welsh voice to be appointed to a UK inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.
Lord Coe announces he will run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Wales has the highest proportion of overweight or obese children in the UK, with one in four obese by the age of 11, a new study finds.
James Sutherland, the chief executive of Cricket Australia, spoke of the affection and respect for Phillip Hughes from around Australia and the rest of the world.
Explosion hits British embassy vehicle in Afghan capital Kabul causing some injuries, according to embassy spokesman
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phil Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball.
Millions of pounds could be saved in Northern Ireland's health budget if more GPs prescribed cheaper drugs, a public spending watchdog has said.
Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.
BBC Sport looks back at the career of Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being hit on the head by a short-pitched ball during a match.
A paedophile doctor went on a church mission to an African orphanage months after UK authorities were warned he was a possible suspect, the BBC can reveal.
Many hit by last winter's floods are struggling to pay soaring insurance bills
Video footage of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland shows he was shot within two seconds of the police arriving.
Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.
Treasures from the world's oldest photographic society will go on display at the site of one of the UK's first public exhibitions of photography.
Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.
Press Association photographer David Davies looks back at the race that clinched the Formula 1 title for Lewis Hamilton