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VIDEO: Big rise in term-time holiday fines

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:51
There has been a sharp rise in the number of fines issued to parents for taking their children out of school in term time.

VIDEO: Israel strikes in Gaza amid rocket fire

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:45
Israel says it has resumed air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired rockets following the end of a three-day truce on Friday morning.

Ebola 'an international emergency'

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:42
The World Health Organization declares the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.

Italian Senate to cut its powers

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:20
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.

Bank rejects offer from Ecclestone

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:11
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Israel hits Gaza amid rocket fire

Fri, 2014-08-08 09:10
Israel resumes air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets following the end of a three-day ceasefire.

Former chief bids to return to Rangers

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:57
Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green tells BBC Sport he is close to raising up to £10m to invest in the Ibrox club.

UKIP rejects Farage candidacy claim

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:49
UKIP dismisses reports that its leader Nigel Farage is on a candidate list for next year's general election in a Kent constituency.

Heavy rain halts England and India

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:42
Rain curtails day two of the fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford, with the hosts leading by 85.

China jails British GSK investigator

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:33
A UK businessman and his American wife are jailed for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.

Royal Mail cuts later collections

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:25
Collection times at almost half the Royal Mail's collection boxes will be brought forward to between 9am and 3pm.

'Facts twisted' in Pistorius trial

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:25
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers say facts have been twisted by the prosecution at his murder trial which will issue a verdict on 11 September.

Weekendish: Best longer reads from the week

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:16
The best long reads for you to enjoy at your leisure

Why not caring about anything is only for the young

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:04
Will Self on why not caring about anything is only for the young

Robinson: 'SF in shameless denial'

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:04
The first minister says that the "shameless denial of economic realities" by Sinn Féin could end devolution in Northern Ireland.

Authority bans US flights over Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:03
The US Federal Aviation Administration bans all US airlines from flying over Iraq due to the "hazardous situation" as British Airways also suspends service.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-08-08 08:03
Dogs get jealous, and more nuggets from the week's news.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-08-08 07:58
The week's big numbers visualised

Couple jailed for abusing children

Fri, 2014-08-08 07:54
A man and his ex-wife who sexually and physically abused their children are jailed for a total of 25 years.

Round the world pilot returns home

Fri, 2014-08-08 07:47
Pilot Dave McElroy has touched down in Perth after flying 59,000 miles around the globe in a single-engine plane for charity.
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