Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says beating teams like Aston Villa is a necessity to win the Premier League.
Police name a man they want to speak to in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old woman in Gateshead.
A man is shot dead at a police station in central France after injuring three policemen with a knife whilst shouting "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is great!").
New Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.
People living on an estate in Hoxton, east London, have said they are overjoyed its future for them has been saved.
A support group is set up in memory of Dr Naz Mahmood - an Asian doctor who took his own life days after telling his family he was gay.
Four cheetah cubs born at Prague zoo in November are doing well, according to keepers.
West Ham remain in the top four after beating struggling Leicester City who are without a win in 12 matches.
Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US, but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
Police appeal for information to trace a man who is believed to have threatened pair with a knife at a railway station.
Two officers from Scotland Yard's Diplomatic Protection are sacked for sending obscene images from their mobile phones.
Charlie Austin helps Queens Park Rangers climb out of the bottom three with a hat-trick as his side came from 2-0 down to beat West Bromwich Albion.
The Northern Ireland first minister and deputy first minister hold a conference call with the prime minister on Saturday.
Prize money for next year's Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada is set for a big increase with the winners earning nearly £1.3m.
Alex Salmond calls for England to hold a "peasants' revolt type referendum" on its own constitutional future.
A cyclist in China avoids serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a truck at a busy junction.
The Irishman who is England's new one-day captain
Hereford United fans plan to form a new club after it was wound up at the High Court in London for failing to pay off its debts.
Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirms his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing.