A convicted murderer who stabbed to death a worker at a mental health unit in Gloucestershire is sentenced to a whole life order.
On this week's Meet the Author Nick Higham talks to Dutch National Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, author of Hope in a Ballet Shoe.
Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.
An expert in systems that are more than 40 years old to revamp technology used by the Department for Work and Pensions.
A man who spent 13 years in prison before his murder conviction was quashed is jailed for 10-and-a-half years for killing a friend.
The standout space event of 2015 could well come in July when the New Horizons probe flies by dwarf planet Pluto.
Ceramic artist Majolandile Dyalvane takes the BBC on a tour of his gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.
Natalie Bennett and Paul Nuttall react to Ofcom's proposed classification of major and minor parties ahead of the general election.
About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.
Sri Lankans dump Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office after a decade, raising huge questions for the future direction of the country, says the BBC's Charles Haviland.
Northern Scotland is hit by winds of over 100mph, disrupting transport services across the country.
Actor Lance Percival, who starred in Up Pompeii and Carry On Cruising, dies at the age of 81.
The NSPCC launches a campaign highlighting the risks of social networking, aimed at eight to 12-year-olds and their parents.
The NHS is "soaking up ever more pressure" says the president of the College of Emergency Medicine.
The head of the Professional Footballers' Association apologises after comparing the Ched Evans rape case to the Hillsborough disaster.
Ofsted has not done enough to ensure school inspections are reliable, one of the watchdog's directors admits.
The Money Shop, a payday lender owned by US firm Dollar Financial, is amid a consultation process to close as many as 200 of its 500 stores.
A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
Cardiff City will return to playing in their traditional home blue strip after owner Vincent Tan gives the go-ahead.
Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.