'Shock results' after GCSE reforms
The proportion of GCSEs awarded a C or higher has risen for the first time in three years, but national figures also show large swings in English and maths results.
Women's 'dismay' over CPS decision
A band of undercover police officers accused of sleeping with women they were spying on have been told they face no criminal charges for their actions.
Funeral of jet crash 'gentle giant'
Newcastle United fan Liam Sweeney was "a gentle giant" and a "family man", the funeral of the first British victim of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to be identified has been told.
Manhunt for killer of James Foley
An international manhunt is under way for a British jihadist believed to have perpetrated the on-screen beheading of American journalist James Foley.
BBC boss defends Sir Cliff coverage
Director general Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.
Comedian fined for reading at wheel
Blue comic Roy Chubby Brown was left red-faced after he was caught reading a newspaper while he was driving down a major road.
First food spending drop recorded
Spending in food stores dropped in July for the first time in at least 25 years as the supermarket price war took effect, official figures showed today.
Power firms 'must face licence axe'
A Labour government would give a new energy regulator the power to revoke energy companies' licences to help protect the interests of the public, the party announced today.