'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.
Scores of students on stricken ship
A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast after sending a distress call, officials said.
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.
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.
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.
Man charged with Boston bomb hoax
Police have blown up two backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line and have arrested and charged a man in connection with the find.