'Shocking' rise in food banks use
Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year, a "shocking" rise of 163% on the previous 12 months amid rising living costs, low pay and welfare problems, a new report has revealed.
Warning over school race tactics
Parents are picking nurseries in the hope of securing their child a place at a favoured primary school, while others are attempting to gain an advantage by winning over teachers with friendliness, a poll suggests.
Two dead as South Korea ferry sinks
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a trip, as a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, officials said.
Youth club eyes Banksy artwork sale
A youth club hopes to raise £100,000 by selling a Banksy artwork it removed from a wall with a crowbar.
Alien wildlife alert from watchdog
Alien species such as "killer shrimp" and zebra mussels are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, the Government has been warned.
'Crucial moment' in Ukraine crisis
Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned the crisis in Ukraine is at a "crucial moment" after local government forces retook an airport from pro-Moscow militia.
Cyrus in hospital after axing show
Miley Cyrus has been taken to hospital and has cancelled a concert after suffering a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
UK low in hospital beds league
There are fewer hospital beds in Britain than most other European countries, with less than half the number of many, a report has found.