The failure to protect whistleblowers remains a "stain" on the reputation of the NHS in England, MPs have said.
As Cuba and the United States hold their first talks for decades, diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus looks back at the journey the two countries have taken to reach this point.
How would African fashion have evolved without colonisation?
Cubans' thoughts on the US-Cuban thaw
Papers digest news of further delays in the 2003 Iraq War report publication, while others describe the "last ta-ra" of Anne Kilbride - Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow.
The mission that convinced a drone operator to stop
Are we better off than ever before?
Why the European Central Bank is widely expected to announce a bout of quantitative easing, and what this could mean for the eurozone.
The BBC News app undergoes its biggest changes since its launch in 2010 as part of an effort to provide a more personalised service.
A seal, normally found living off the east coast, is spotted some 27 miles away fishing for food on a Lincolnshire river.
Are these the toys you'll be buying this Christmas?
Theo Walcott says Arsenal's strikeforce is better than the 2006 line-up of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp & Robert Pires.
A look around the floor at the London Toy Fair, a showcase for new toys that will be hitting shops in the coming year.
The value of retail sales in Scotland's shops declined by 1.8% in December, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.
Finance Secretary John Swinney is expected to confirm later that he is to reduce proposed new tax rates on Scottish property purchases.
The dump where a woman found enough gold to build a house
The role of a manager has never been so stressful and led to Marco van Basten giving up his role, as Amy Lawrence reports.
The popular Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos is shot dead by an off-duty policeman outside his home in the south of the country.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho jokes about signing Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard on loan.
Mark Lobel reports on the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, which a team will attempt to fly around the world using only the sun's energy.