The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 57 min 20 sec ago
Firefighters have been battling the flames at The Randolph, a grand gothic hotel in the centre of Oxford.
The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's top bosses, following a clash with the chairman.
Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world, yet its economy is in crisis.
The body of missing hillwalker Kyle Knox is found by a Royal Navy helicopter conducting a search of the Glen Nevis area.
Over 7,200 civil servants register for a new voluntary redundancy scheme aimed at saving £90m annually
Two brothers from Enniskillen received unduly lenient sentences for beating a man unconscious in a bar in 2013, the Lord Chief Justice rules.
Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has let go two executives after an independent report found that management condoned the actions of former radio host, Jian Ghomeshi.
A hotel in the centre of Oxford is ablaze, sending a huge black smoke cloud across the city.
Misconduct in public office is an ancient common law offence, created by judges, which can be traced back to the 13th century.
The UN launches an appeal for nearly $275m to help civilians after fighting and air strikes worsen the country's humanitarian crisis.
The week's big numbers, visualised.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
The mother of a newborn baby girl, abandoned inside an amusement arcade toilet block, is found.
Charges against nine journalists accused of making illegal payments to public officials are dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.
A 13-year-old boy is given a life sentence for murdering a woman he punched and then stamped on.
James Anderson draws level with Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker with his 383rd dismissal.
Novak Djokovic progresses to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3.
Former leading ear, nose and throat specialist hid money from HMRC over four years, a Belfast court hears
On campaign day 19, the politicians tried to move on from the TV debate, but journalists would not let them