Hundreds of jobs could be created when new companies move into areas at Portsmouth Naval Base previously used for shipbuilding, the MoD says.
The Fire Brigades Union calls for urgent talks after a report suggested the deaths of some firefighters in the UK since 2004 were preventable.
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.
University of Bolton assistant vice-chancellor Patrick McGhee asks if universities can do more to support social mobility.
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.
BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman on the difficulties of the joint enterprise doctrine.
UKIP's battle to attract more young members
MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.
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Huge rises in gas company profits and big increases in the number of animals slaughtered without being stunned are two of Friday's papers front page topics.
French teachers on the frontline after Charlie Hebdo attack
The boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill's coffin along the Thames will make the journey again later to mark 50 years since his funeral.
Two pilots have set a new world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.
BBC Social Affairs reporter John McManus looks at the use of blasphemy laws across the world, and a new campaign to challenge them.