'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.
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.
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.
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.
Rise in sexual offences on railways
There has been a big rise in the number of sexual offences on the railways.
Senior Hamas leaders killed in Gaza
An Israeli air strike in Gaza has killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing, the group said.
Pair in court in phone hacking case
Former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis and former features editor at the tabloid Jules Stenson have appeared in court over allegations of phone hacking.