Directly-elected "metro mayors" will be able to undertake the functions of Police and Crime Commissioners in England, under plans included in the Queen's Speech.
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival
The Fifa spokesman Walter De Gregorio says it is a "a hard time for Fifa" as twin corruption probes are launched but that it shows Fifa is "on the right track".
A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England has been announced in the Queen's Speech.
Proposed legislation to give the police stronger powers to "target the online communications" of terrorist suspects is in the Queen's Speech.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3 6-1 in the French Open second round.
The UK proposes to punish people who live-stream videos of child abuse over the internet in the same way it does those who offer pre-recorded clips.
Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.
A crew abandons a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode.
Alistair Carmichael receives the backing of his local party in the Shetlands amid calls for him to resign as an MP.
Heatwave conditions continue to sweep India where more than 1,100 people have died in the past week, officials say.
Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities diffuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.
Future increases in the income tax personal allowance will be linked to rises in the national minimum wage, the government announces.
One team played without goal posts, one played only half a season - what was Jose Mourinho on about at Chelsea's awards.
Eurovision winner Mans Zelmerlow from Sweden soars up the British charts to number three with his upbeat song Heroes.
Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Shares in Aer Lingus rise 3% in the wake of the Irish government's agreement to sell its 25% stake to IAG, the owner of British Airways.
Fifa officials hold a news conference following the arrest of six football officials at a hotel in Zurich over corruption charges.
Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.
Wales centre Jonathan Davies is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury.