7:53 am (an hour ago)
The problem of pupil underachievement has shifted from inner cities to schools in suburbs, coastal towns and rural areas, education watchdog Ofsted says.
7:47 am (an hour ago)
England's NHS regulator is to review a decision not to name those behind a possible "cover-up" after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital.
6:54 am (3 hours ago)
James Gandolfini, the US actor best known for his role as a therapy-seeking mob boss in The Sopranos, dies at the age of 51.
9:02 am (37 minutes ago)
Afghan officials tell the BBC the removal of the flag and nameplate from the Taliban's Qatar office does not go far enough.
9:19 am (20 minutes ago)
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says GM makes sense for consumers, farmers and the environment and calls for reform of EU regulations.
12:30 am (9 hours ago)
Too many mentally ill people are being held in police cells, say four watchdog bodies.
8:24 am (an hour ago)
The Prudential Regulation Authority says the UK's top banks and building societies need to fill a £27.1bn hole in their balance sheets.
5:02 am (5 hours ago)
Brussels says passengers going through the Channel Tunnel are paying over the odds, because Eurotunnel is overcharging the train companies for using the track.
8:33 am (an hour ago)
Singapore and Indonesia schedule an emergency meeting after haze in Singapore soars to hazardous levels, breaking all previous records.
6:07 am (4 hours ago)
Brazilian authorities promise to reverse public transport fare rises that sparked unrest, but nationwide protests continue unabated.
Yesterday 10:01 pm (12 hours ago)
Providers of the government's flagship Work Programme tell ministers the costs of helping sick and disabled jobseekers into employment cannot be met under the scheme.
4:58 am (5 hours ago)
A charity is advising people to cover their webcams when they are not in use because hackers could be using them to spy on you.
Yesterday 10:43 pm (11 hours ago)
Microsoft backtracks on controversial plans to impose strict restrictions on the playing and trading of games on its upcoming Xbox One console.
1:44 am (8 hours ago)
A school librarian has discovered that a poem widely attributed to William Blake, including in official reading lists, was not really written by him.
8:52 am (47 minutes ago)
Dixons Retail reports a rise in sales, but costs incurred at its troubled online outlet Pixmania mean it reports a loss for the past year.
3:21 am (6 hours ago)
The Federal Reserve maintains its $85bn-a-month (£54bn) asset purchase programme, but says it could begin scaling back later this year and ending it completely in 2014.
Yesterday 10:21 pm (11 hours ago)
Sir Mervyn King says he is "honoured" to be made a peer - as he is praised for his 10 years in the top job at the Bank of England by the chancellor.
Yesterday 11:59 pm (10 hours ago)
The families of missing people are set to get more power to deal with legal and financial issues in the initial months after the disappearance.
Yesterday 6:01 pm (16 hours ago)
A rodent that never gets cancer could hold the key to preventing or treating malignant tumours, say scientists.
7:21 am (2 hours ago)
Adding silver to antibiotics boosts their ability to fight infection, research suggests.
Yesterday 12:36 pm (21 hours ago)
Careers advice is on "life support" in many schools in England with teenagers having little knowledge of the workplace, the director general of the CBI, John Cridland, claims.
Yesterday, 2:04 am
Many UK universities do not consider candidates' backgrounds when offering places, research suggests.
12:13 am (9 hours ago)
A study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests more people are becoming willing to buy online news.
Yesterday 6:41 pm (15 hours ago)
A US publisher is pricing a sci-fi video game for iPhones and iPads at more than double the cost high-end titles are usually sold for on those devices.
2:43 am (7 hours ago)
A genetic similarity between snail fossils found in Ireland and the Eastern Pyrenees suggests humans migrated from southern Europe to Ireland 8,000 years ago.
1:23 am (8 hours ago)
The plights of the world's threatened birds show the value of investing in conservation, according to an international report.
1:33 am (8 hours ago)
Hit musical Miss Saigon returns to London's West End in 2014, its 25th anniversary year.
Yesterday 1:08 pm (21 hours ago)
Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay make the shortlist to become the UK's second City of Culture in 2017.
Yesterday 1:35 pm (20 hours ago)
In much of the UK, many young people have no prospect of getting on the property ladder. How can they prepare for decades of renting?
Yesterday, 12:43 am
The Holocaust carries a special importance for Israel. Can it ensure that the next generation knows what happened, and does not forget?
8:48 am (51 minutes ago)
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been undermined by Joe Kinnear's appointment as director of football, says Alan Shearer.
3:12 am (6 hours ago)
Prop Alex Corbisiero is the surprise inclusion in a Lions team featuring eight Welshmen for the first Test against Australia.
9:22 am (17 minutes ago)
Batsman Kevin Pietersen will make his England return following injury in the Twenty20 series against New Zealand.
Yesterday 10:33 pm (11 hours ago)
A brilliant piece of skill from Neymar sets up Brazil's second goal in their 2-0 win over Mexico, scored by substitute Jo.
7:31 am (2 hours ago)
Wimbledon pressure, fantasy football and dunking custard creams - Andy Murray answers readers' questions
5:04 am (5 hours ago)
The funeral of a teenager who was killed when a hen party's minibus crashed will take place later.
7:57 am (an hour ago)
A person has been hit by a lorry and killed on the M6 motorway in Cheshire, police say.
12:14 am (9 hours ago)
Scotland's wealthiest households are now 273-times better off than the most deprived, according to a report by Oxfam Scotland.
Yesterday 9:26 pm (12 hours ago)
The first minister backs a break-up of RBS to split its risky investment bank from its mainstream business.
7:50 am (an hour ago)
Chancellor George Osborne raises the possibility of splitting the Ulster Bank into 'good and bad banks'
6:48 am (3 hours ago)
A senior police officer says there is no reason to believe the forthcoming marching season will create difficulties.
6:49 am (3 hours ago)
Pupils in half of Wales' secondary schools and 40% of primaries have weak numeracy skills with many struggling with basic sums, inspectors find.
8:02 am (an hour ago)
Welsh councils are warned they will have to slash services or raise council tax above 5% if they face budget cuts like their English counterparts.
1:10 am (8 hours ago)
UN head Ban Ki-moon expresses outrage over a "despicable" attack by Islamists on a UN office in Somalia which killed at least 15 people.
Yesterday 8:46 pm (13 hours ago)
Shops belonging to Asians are targeted in a violent protest in DR Congo's capital over the arrest of Congolese students in India over the weekend.
5:23 am (4 hours ago)
China's second female astronaut, Wang Yaping, delivers the country's first-ever video lecture from the Tiangong-1 space laboratory.
6:07 am (4 hours ago)
Bad weather is hampering rescue operations in the flood-hit Indian state of Uttarakhand, where nearly 150 people have died.
Yesterday 9:26 pm (12 hours ago)
Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
Yesterday 5:35 pm (16 hours ago)
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are sentenced to jail in Italy for tax evasion but have appealed against the verdict.
Yesterday 3:52 pm (18 hours ago)
A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
Yesterday 10:46 pm (11 hours ago)
A Neymar-inspired Brazil defeat Mexico to secure the hosts' place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
Yesterday 6:53 pm (15 hours ago)
Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor.
Yesterday 12:23 pm (21 hours ago)
A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills two people in Yemen's northern town of Saada, which is under the control of Houthi Shia rebels.
Yesterday 9:55 pm (12 hours ago)
The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells the US Senate.
Yesterday 10:38 pm (11 hours ago)
World tennis number one Serena Williams apologises after reportedly appearing to criticise the victim in a high-profile US rape case.
7:48 am (an hour ago)
Demonstrations continue around the country
Yesterday 9:10 pm (12 hours ago)
An 18th Century crystal grotto in Surrey
Yesterday 4:31 pm (17 hours ago)
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 19 June 2013
Tuesday, 2:38 pm
Mass protests in Brazil
Tuesday, 12:59 pm
Twenty-four hours of news photos: 18 June
Tuesday, 7:24 am
Forest fires in Indonesia create haze
Tuesday, 9:00 am
Marking World Refugee Day
Tuesday, 12:49 am
Thwarting high-profile militant attacks
Yesterday 2:47 pm (19 hours ago)
Maria Miller and her team are taking questions from MPs.
7:37 am (2 hours ago)
Speedboats and water bikes using Cardigan Bay may be driving its famous dolphins over 100 miles north to quieter waters, experts have warned.
4:21 am (5 hours ago)
Author Mitchell Zuckoff tells the BBC about the remarkable series of rescue attempts after US planes crashed on a glacier in Greenland during WWII - and how some of the crew survived an Arctic winter on the ice.
Yesterday 10:56 pm (11 hours ago)
Brazilian police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse some protesters in the city of Fortaleza, as unrest continues across the country.
5:21 am (4 hours ago)
China has held its first classroom lecture from its orbiting space station as part of efforts to appeal to young people.
1:22 am (8 hours ago)
A new movement is encouraging Brazilians in Sao Paulo to plant gardens up the walls of buildings as a solution to the city's lack of affordable green space.
7:36 am (2 hours ago)
The costs of helping sick and disabled jobseekers find work cannot be met under the government's flagship Work Programme, according to its providers.
Yesterday 4:23 pm (17 hours ago)
More details have been released about plans for the birth of the royal baby.
Yesterday 5:40 pm (16 hours ago)
Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to jail in Italy for one year and eight months for tax evasion
12:13 am (9 hours ago)
Should action be taken against Tor and other ID-hiding tech?
1:26 am (8 hours ago)
The Greeks who want to bring back Zeus
1:29 am (8 hours ago)
Syria conflict threatens delicate peace in next-door Lebanon
12:04 am (10 hours ago)
Biro bans and other tales of the low-cost revolution
12:14 am (9 hours ago)
Giving nature a home in your back garden
12:25 am (9 hours ago)
Will China's new middle class spend its way to dominance?
12:09 am (9 hours ago)
Has the fighter pilot had his day?
5:46 am (4 hours ago)
Papers ponder health watchdog 'cover-up'
8:26 am (an hour ago)
Banks forced to strengthen
3:08 am (7 hours ago)
The BBC's Gary Duffy on the protests gripping Brazil