Police say they "didn't mean to offend", after people call a tweet asking readers to identify the model of a crashed car "inappropriate".
An 88-year-old woman dies and a 63-year-old man is injured in a fire at a house in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.
Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris confirms the county have agreed in principle with Cardiff City Council to write off £4.4m worth of debt.
A host of stars have paid tribute to Steve Martin as he received the American Film Institute's life achievement award.
A man who tried to mix explosives in a coffee grinder and had so many homemade fireworks he could have blown up his house, is given a suspended sentence.
Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable.
Hadrian's Wall has become a Wall of Sound as part of the BBC's first music day.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy died of a major haemorrhage linked to alcoholism, his family says.
The US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May, beating analysts' expectations.
It may have taken 45 minutes for a 999 call to be made after an army reservist collapsed on an SAS selection exercise which led to three deaths, an inquest hears.
Relatives of missing passengers who were on board the Chinese cruise ship that sank on Monday stage a protest.
Two Tory MPs tell the BBC they will accept the pay rise recommended by their independent pay body and criticise colleagues who are rejecting it.
Four rides are closed at three UK theme parks after the rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers in which four people were seriously injured earlier this week.
The head of Scotland's biggest teachers' union, the EIS, warns that education should not be used as a political football by critics.
Farmer's 'village currency' lands him in court
The aunt and grandmother of a seven-year-old girl who died of a brain injury are jailed for cruelty.
Artworks by Rembrandt and Durer reported missing from Boston Public Library are found, in the library.
Watford name Quique Sanchez Flores as their new head coach after talks break down with Slavisa Jokanovic.
One of the ancient world's longest poems, The Iliad, is set for a marathon performance this summer as part of a festival celebrating ancient Greek culture.