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Mental health services to get £143m

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:06
The government is to invest £143m improving children's mental health services in England this year, BBC News learns.

Ukraine court backs self-rule plan

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:04
Ukraine's top court says rebel-held areas in the east can get limited self-rule - but MPs are yet to vote on the changes.

Familiar feel to Premiership season

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:04
Few surprises are expected in Scotland's top flight but intrigue can still be found lurking in its midst, writes Richard Wilson.

Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:03
Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.

Arsenal v Chelsea

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:00
After a 64-day break the English domestic season returns on Sunday when Arsenal face champions Chelsea in the Community Shield.

England win to take 2-1 Ashes lead

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:59
England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.

Israel vows to find W Bank arsonists

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:51
Israel vows to catch arsonists, suspected to be Jewish settlers, who killed a young Palestinian child in an attack on a West Bank village.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:36
The Beatles forgot dozens of their songs, and more nuggets

Phoneless in Paris

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:36
'I lost my iPhone in Paris - and learned a surprising lesson'

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:36
The best features of the week to enjoy, including your comments

Wiggins relishes special road return

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:27
Sir Bradley Wiggins relishes a return to road racing in front of the home crowd at the London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.

VIDEO: Spectacular Wookey nooks revealed

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:13
A new cave which lies more than 80 metres beneath the Mendip Hills in Somerset has been opened up to the public for the first time.

Fukushima officials to face trial

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:11
Three former executives at a Japanese power giant are to stand trial over the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.

US energy plan to boost renewables

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:51
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.

Does the government really want to ban WhatsApp, iMessage and Skype?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:35
If the government decides to take on Facebook and Apple over encryption, a mighty battle could be in the offing.

New Labour virus claims 'ridiculous'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:23
Jack Straw says descriptions of New Labour as a virus are "ridiculous" and warns the party faces "oblivion" if it moves further to the left.

US Good Samaritans killed by driver

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:22
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.

Weightlifter jailed for VAT fraud

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:12
A Welsh Commonwealth Games weightlifter who failed to pay more than £300,000 of VAT on his scrap and waste businesses is jailed.

Putin 'ordered Litvinenko killing'

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:09
Russian President Vladimir Putin "personally ordered" the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the inquiry into the death of the former spy hears.

What we know about the Litvinenko case

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:06
Gordon Corera on what we have learned about the death of Alexander Litvinenko.