Thirty-three of the world's top opera directors sign an open letter in support of the English National Opera (ENO) following criticism and cuts in its Arts Council funding.
Sinn Féin has said it will oppose the passage of the welfare bill in the assembly after accusing the DUP of acting in bad faith on the issue.
The Treasury has not learned lessons from the 2007-08 financial crash, a Parliamentary report says, and could be exposed to more economic shocks.
A project to reintroduce wild lynx to the UK could see them return to Wales after a 1,300 year gap if the right site can be found.
The duo behind the UK's Eurovision entry say they don't mind criticism of their song, Still in Love With You.
England are knocked out of the World Cup in dismal fashion as Bangladesh win by 15 runs to reach the quarter-finals.
Zambia's president has to undergo a throat operation abroad, his doctors say, after earlier reporting that he collapsed in public because he had malaria.
The next stage in a project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness begins with a public consultation on the stretch at Dalwhinnie.
Apple is due to release more information about its new smartwatch - here are five questions about the product that need answering.
Scotland lose Sean Lamont and have doubts over Peter Horne and Ross Ford for the Calcutta Cup against England.
A fundraising page set up for a Watford fan left in a critical condition after a gang attack raises more than £6,000.
At least 14 people have been killed in US-led coalition strikes on an oil refinery in Syria run by Islamic State militants, activists say.
Two senior HSBC executives and one non-executive director will face further questions from MPs on Monday over the operations at the bank's Swiss arm.
Dame Helen Mirren is lauded by critics for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Broadway transfer of The Audience.
The Kennel Club says it is ''deeply shocked and saddened'' at the death of Irish Setter, Jagger, after the world famous Crufts dog show.
A shopper is forced to call in pest controllers after a live mouse "leaps out" of a Tesco home delivery in Clacton, Essex.
A 39-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car while crossing a busy road in Glasgow.
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Former Ulster Unionist Party leader James Molyneaux has died aged 94.
Clint Eastwood's American Sniper beats The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 to become the highest-grossing US release of 2014.