Musician Van Morrison and actor Kevin Spacey are knighted in a Queen's Birthday Honours list which also recognises footballer Frank Lampard, runner Jo Pavey and Ebola nurse Will Pooley.
A composer, a children's author, an MND campaigner and a TV presenter are among Scots recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Gareth Edwards, James Anderson, Frank Lampard, Jo Pavey and Carl Froch are recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Comedian and actor Lenny Henry is set to become Sir Lenny after confirming he will receive a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours.
Rugby legend Gareth Edwards and composer Karl Jenkins receive knighthoods in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Who shops at Britain's eccentric roadside businesses?
BBC News spent an afternoon in a lay-by off the A10 in Cambridgeshire, to get a snapshot of business life on the side of the road.
St Helens score three second-half tries to beat local rivals Wigan Warriors and go top of the Super League table.
Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl injures his leg after falling off the stage during a concert in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden.
California lawmakers have ordered farmers to reduce their water consumption - the largest cuts in the US state's history.
YouTube is to launch a dedicated site and app for gaming in an attempt to take on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.
Wales sit top of their qualifying table and take major step towards Euro 2016 after beating Belgium 1-0.
Gareth Bale scores on his 50th international appearance as Wales beat Belgium to take a big step towards qualifying for Euro 2016.
England suffer a 13-run Duckworth-Lewis loss in the second one-dayer against New Zealand after another thrilling game.
Shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh announces that she has withdrawn from the Labour leadership contest.
Great Britain women's EuroBasket 2015 campaign gets off to a disappointing start with a 71-40 defeat by Russia.
The US House of Representatives rejected a trade bill backed by the White House on Thursday.
Since launching her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has set out some policy positions. Here's a summary of what she has revealed.
Ex-England keeper Matt Prior say "it's time to move on" from the unflattering comments in Kevin Pietersen's autobiography.
A pub may lose its licence after a drunken customer died while the bar manager went out to get food.