The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.
9/2/2014 7:03:22 AM
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.
9/2/2014 1:31:46 AM
The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.
9/2/2014 12:02:24 AM
A former terror suspect criticises government anti-terrorism plans as "rehashing of old policies" which will "disenfranchise" UK Muslims.
9/2/2014 5:45:19 AM
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
9/2/2014 12:30:46 AM
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
9/2/2014 2:38:25 AM
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.
9/2/2014 7:07:53 AM
The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.
9/1/2014 5:21:05 PM
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
9/2/2014 6:29:46 AM
Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.
9/1/2014 11:38:45 PM
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.
9/2/2014 12:04:07 AM
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.
9/2/2014 6:42:56 AM
A dog was rescued by the RNLI on Sunday after going missing for nearly 10 days in a chance sighting close to Foreland Point, in North Devon.
9/1/2014 2:28:09 PM
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.
9/1/2014 12:18:08 AM
Will Ferrell has a playful jibe at Andy Murray's fashion sense during the US Open in New York
9/1/2014 10:21:13 AM
A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.
9/1/2014 3:16:32 PM
A public appeal is launched to save the Wedgwood Museum pottery collection, which is being sold to pay off the ceramics firm's pension bill.
9/1/2014 4:24:42 PM
Plans have been unveiled for one of the South West's biggest solar farms on the Somerset Levels.
9/1/2014 9:29:57 PM
BBC News asks adults to answer some of the questions that could appear on English schools' new curriculum.
9/1/2014 4:05:09 PM
Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.
9/1/2014 3:33:38 PM
Among the stories fascinating Tuesday's press are whether British forces will engage jihadists in Iraq, and the mass hacking of celebrities' iCloud accounts.
9/2/2014 6:27:42 AM
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
9/1/2014 9:41:59 PM
Water voles - one of the UK's rarest animals - have re-established a population at an RSPB Scotland reserve in the Highlands.
9/2/2014 1:15:10 AM
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
9/2/2014 3:22:59 AM
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
9/2/2014 1:13:01 AM
Track all of the confirmed signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across Europe.
9/1/2014 10:24:22 PM
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
9/1/2014 10:24:21 PM
European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.
9/1/2014 8:23:47 PM
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
9/2/2014 2:48:26 AM
Card fraud in Asia costs banks $400m a year and is rising by up to 25% a year, according to software analytics firm Fico.
9/2/2014 12:54:07 AM
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
9/1/2014 10:13:56 PM
John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.
9/1/2014 5:10:08 PM
The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.
9/1/2014 5:41:03 PM
Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the lead on Proton Beam Therapy at University College London Hospital, says the UK has comprehensive access to the therapy for patients with the highest needs.
9/1/2014 6:35:11 PM
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
9/1/2014 9:14:03 AM
Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers.
9/1/2014 3:28:47 PM
BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.
9/2/2014 12:01:16 AM
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
9/1/2014 4:55:35 PM
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
8/29/2014 7:08:47 AM
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
9/2/2014 2:01:53 AM
LJ Rich looks at how one artist is using computer code to turn internet radio from across the globe into a unique piece of music.
9/1/2014 12:38:18 PM
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.
8/31/2014 1:29:54 AM
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a rather porcine talent show.
8/30/2014 2:18:39 AM
A hospital trust which runs five hospitals in Kent is put into special measures because of "serious failures" in patient safety.
9/2/2014 12:11:08 AM
Details are revealed of an offence committed by a convicted rapist, who was later employed as a Milton Keynes taxi driver.
9/2/2014 5:28:56 AM
Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.
9/2/2014 1:13:27 AM
Children's entertainers The Singing Kettle announce they are calling it a day and will stop performing early next year.
9/2/2014 1:19:02 AM
A man has died in a house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast.
9/2/2014 6:58:38 AM
Eight police officers have been disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train.
9/1/2014 11:00:51 PM
Motorists have been warned to expect increased traffic disruption in south Wales as world leaders begin arriving for the Nato summit in Newport.
9/2/2014 6:58:03 AM
The father of a 12-year-old boy swept into the sea on Anglesey tells of the moment he and family members tried to save him.
9/1/2014 7:39:29 PM
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.
9/1/2014 10:59:35 PM
The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
9/2/2014 5:01:03 AM
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
9/2/2014 12:52:04 AM
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
9/2/2014 3:50:51 AM
Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
9/1/2014 4:28:51 PM
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.
9/1/2014 11:25:48 AM
Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.
9/2/2014 12:08:27 AM
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
9/2/2014 1:31:35 AM
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
9/1/2014 3:06:17 PM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
9/1/2014 4:02:46 PM
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
9/1/2014 10:28:14 PM
The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
9/1/2014 4:02:35 PM
News images from around the world: 28 August
8/28/2014 12:13:22 PM
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales
8/27/2014 8:17:12 AM
News images from around the world: 27 August
8/27/2014 3:19:24 PM
British actor and director's illustrious career
8/24/2014 11:36:55 PM
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
8/25/2014 6:37:59 AM
News images from around the world: 26 August
8/26/2014 6:11:10 PM
Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles
8/26/2014 8:28:08 AM
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
8/12/2014 4:08:59 PM
Speaker Bercow announces a "pause" in the recruitment of a new Commons clerk, amid a row.
9/1/2014 6:49:18 PM
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
9/1/2014 10:31:07 PM
9/1/2014 7:00:19 PM
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
9/1/2014 10:52:25 PM
David Cameron says tougher measures are needed to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight for extremist groups like Islamic State.
9/1/2014 6:54:54 PM
A High Court judge at an extradition hearing in Spain has ruled the parents of Ashya King are to be kept in police custody for a maximum of 72 hours.
9/1/2014 10:33:02 PM
As negotiators meet in Minsk to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the process of direct negotiations is "the beginning of a very important process".
9/1/2014 4:06:09 PM
An expert who wrote a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham says she faced "hostility" from the council.
9/1/2014 10:38:06 PM
Some black cab drivers have formed 'hit squads' to track down and block illegal minicab drivers in London, according to the BBC's Inside Out programme.
9/1/2014 1:39:55 PM
Who will be satisfied and who left with regrets after transfer window?
9/2/2014 1:38:02 AM
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
9/2/2014 2:31:21 AM
Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system
9/2/2014 12:19:16 AM
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?
9/2/2014 2:43:03 AM
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
9/2/2014 1:04:29 AM
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
9/2/2014 3:24:47 AM
Can President Obama's taskforce save America's bees?
9/2/2014 12:06:13 AM
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
9/2/2014 12:11:03 AM
How Americans join the fight in Syria
9/2/2014 2:54:26 AM
How corals stir up their world to draw in nutrients
9/2/2014 1:57:27 AM
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics
9/2/2014 2:07:43 AM
What does the future hold for Scotland's pensioners?
9/2/2014 1:07:18 AM
Why new terror powers aim to disrupt not prosecute
9/1/2014 7:53:26 PM
A computing revolution in schools
9/1/2014 8:41:22 AM