A man has avoided jail after a judge in the US state of Massachusetts accepted a pair of $85 Nike trainers as a bail bond
The UK services sector lost momentum at the end of the year, growing at its slowest rate for a year-and-a-half, an influential survey suggests.
Protesters interrupt diners during #blackbrunch
Pride director Matthew Warchus says he "understands" why gay references were removed from the film's US DVD cover.
Chris Goodchild was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 42. He spoke to the BBC about how it affects his life.
Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland is to join Premiership side Bath when his contract with Scarlets ends in the summer.
South Korea's defence ministry speculates that the North has made progress towards making deliverable nuclear weapons.
Nicola Jeffery Sykes lived with cancer in many parts of her body before finally being declared cancer-free by doctors.
Actor and writer Stephen Fry confirms plans to marry his partner Elliott Spencer in a ceremony in Norfolk.
The Pakistani government votes unanimously in favour of sending civilian terror suspects to military courts.
Two people who were caring for a one-year-old baby in Birmingham are charged with his murder.
US lawyer Alan Dershowitz has begun legal action to clear his name after court papers separately accuse him, and Prince Andrew, of having sex with an underage girl.
The defeated Conservative candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election is selected to stand for her party again at the General Election.
Raury has come fourth in the BBC Music Sound Of 2015 new music list, which aims to showcase the rising stars to watch in the year ahead.
House of Fraser, the department store chain, has reported "record" sales over the key Christmas trading period.
Thousands of NHS staff in Scotland have been signed off work with mental health problems in the past two years, figures show.
A missionary from County Tyrone who was shot and wounded in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now stable in hospital.
Graphic pictures of atrocities in Syria are on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Kim Ghattas reports.
Steven Gerrard’s match-winning performance against AFC Wimbledon shows his importance to Liverpool, writes Phil McNulty.
A driver is killed when a car crashes into a wild boar on the M4 in Wiltshire and is then hit by a lorry.