The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 42 min 46 sec ago
Some of the best news photos this week
The creator of children's TV show Button Moon wins a copyright claim over unauthorised T-shirts and mugs.
The Young Vic's critically acclaimed and award-winning production of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen is to transfer to the West End in August.
At least 20 people are killed when a mine collapses in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says.
Cameron's obstacle course in the eurozone
Welcome to the Loop, the Magazine's weekly letters column, including the best of your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.
Two men are convicted of shooting dead the drug dealer stepson of gangland celebrity and author Dave Courtney.
Two Nigerians are sentenced to seven years in prison over the deaths of at least 80 children who took adulterated teething medicine.
From injuries and inconsistency to a master of swing bowling, BBC Sport charts James Anderson's journey to 300 Test wickets
More disabled people in Wales are taking part in sport than ever, new figures show, and officials say the challenge is for greater numbers in mainstream sport.
The use of dead children's identities by Scotland Yard undercover officers was "common practice", MPs are told by the chief constable leading an inquiry.
Singer George Michael is airlifted to hospital with a head injury following a crash on the M1.
Tour de France and Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from the Giro d'Italia because of illness.
Liam Byrne says Labour must aspire to create "full employment" and sets out plans to tackle unemployment "blackspots".
A Saudi man has died after setting himself on fire in protest at his treatment by authorities, the BBC has learned.
Computers and smartphones have become a "digital dummy" used by parents to pacify their children, says a head teachers' leader.
GPS data could provide faster and more accurate early warning systems for tsunamis, a German team of scientists suggest.
Explosions near two mosques in a village in the Malakand region of north-west Pakistan leave at least 13 people dead.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell pleads not guilty to 19 sexual offences against a child.
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 17 May