Some of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombing victims' families have a legal aid request granted, days before inquest proceedings are due to begin.
An "urgent" solution is needed to stop HMP Birmingham prisoners taking psychoactive drugs, an independent report says.
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Heathrow's third runway may have got the go-ahead, but what expansion plans do the UK's other major airports have?
A footballer who fled Syria where some of his team-mates were killed describes how they kept playing despite the war.
A man is convicted of the "calculated, pre-meditated" murder of a teenager in Birmingham.
Championship club Wolves sack head coach Walter Zenga after 87 days in charge.
A woman says she has been failed by the justice system after an imam who abused her fled the UK after being convicted.
A man is jailed for murder after fatally stabbing another man in the neck that he "had history with" in an internet cafe.
UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge pulls out of the contest, calling rival Paul Nuttall "the only person who can effectively unite our party".
Police hunt for a driver who knocked down an 88-year-old grandmother in a fatal hit-and-run.
A former undercover West Midlands Police detective has revealed he once paid £15,000 to a police informant.
A biker who led West Midlands Police on a 20-minute chase through Birmingham has been jailed.
A paramedic describes being constantly spat at as well being verbally and physically abused by patients.
Birmingham's skyline appears to have risen out of the recession but has the city recovered?
Warwickshire's footballer turned cricketer Keith Barker would seriously consider playing for the West Indies.
West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson says competition in defence is "tough" but is not worried about his lack of football.
Liam Daly's own goal is enough to keep Forest Green four points clear at the top of the National League table.
Port Vale want a permanent deal for on-loan Birmingham City striker Alex Jones, says chairman Norman Smurthwaite
Aston Villa goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini says new boss Steve Bruce is restoring confidence at the Championship club.
Winger Erhun Oztumer says Walsall fans are now starting to see the Saddlers' new-look squad play to its potential.
Sammy Smyth, the last surviving member of Wolves' 1949 FA Cup-winning side, dies at the age of 91.
England claim their sixth win in nine games with a friendly victory over Spain as they continue their preparations for Euro 2017.
Head coach Walter Zenga has the full support of his Wolves squad despite a poor run of form, says midfielder Dave Edwards.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho help Liverpool beat West Brom 2-1 to move second in the Premier League.
Hundreds of migrants remain at the Calais "Jungle" camp, including about 100 minors without beds.
A police officer is shot dead and many people are hurt as anti-government protests are organised in cities across Venezuela.
In a historic first, the US abstains from a UN vote condemning its economic embargo on Cuba.
Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.
The world's largest smartphone maker Samsung sees its operating profit plunge by 30%, pulled down by the recall of its Note 7 flagship phone.
Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, according to a biodiversity report.
A Chinese sailor trying to break the world record for crossing the Pacific alone goes missing near Hawaii.
The owners of Australia's Dreamworld theme park face anger from the families of four people killed on a ride.
Russia withdraws a request for Syria-bound warships to refuel in Spain, following concern among Nato allies.
Oklahoma police hunt a double murder suspect who live-streamed his escape after a shoot-out.
US military officials say a drone strike targeted a senior al-Qaeda leader in north eastern Afghanistan on Sunday.
A US man who donated half of his liver to a complete stranger reveals how they fell in love and wed.
Orla Guerin goes inside one of Islamic State's tunnel networks.
A BBC investigation has discovered that men are being sexually shamed and blackmailed online.
A fashion shop in the Albanian capital Pristina features clothes based on Hillary Clinton's wardrobe.
Thirty-six years after being rescued from the sea as a refugee from Vietnam, Yen Siow tried to find the ship's crew who saved her life.
Popular singer Chinmayi Sripaada is responsible for India's first arrests under new cyberbullying laws and says women should not be afraid to take on their abusers.
BBC News filmed in a hidden migrant camp an hour's drive away from Calais.
A dog and her puppies were buried alive when a series of tunnels collapsed near Mosul.
A senior Australian politician apologises for using his chauffeur to transport his dogs 120km (80 miles) to his country house.
A Utah man returns a message in a bottle from half a century ago that he found while on holiday.
Russian artist mocks new statue of Ivan the Terrible by erecting an "alternative" monument.
Convenience stores report spike in alcohol sales since anti-corruption law introduced.
Clean-up campaign halts over suspicions litter being brought into city.
There is a sense of anger in Charleville-Mezieres - a new host town for some of the migrants from the dismantled Jungle camp in Calais, writes the BBC's Kevin Connolly in northern France.
Life in a monastery involves devotion to contemplation and prayer, but some religious orders also pledge themselves to producing alcoholic drinks and even products extracted from marijuana.
Thousands civilians have been displaced in the ongoing fighting in South Sudan with some seeking refuge in protection sites across the country. The plight of an 11-year-old boy captures the suffering of many in the country. The BBC's Anne Soy reports.
The BBC's Katy Watson reports on former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte, who stepped down to face corruption allegations and then disappeared.
Kosovan Albanians' adulation for Bill and Hillary Clinton persists years after Nato's military intervention, finds the BBC's Guy Delauney - but is it justified?
Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.
The winner of the seventh series of The Great British Bake Off has been announced.
Pop star Justin Bieber cooled down after heated shows in Manchester by making a surprise appearance at an ice hockey game.
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As the winner of Bake Off's seventh series - the final one to be broadcast on the BBC - is revealed, we take a look at why the show has been so popular.
MPs say the treatment of young adult offenders needs to change. Here's Mario's story.
A woman said to be the oldest living Test cricketer says healthy eating and two glasses of red wine a day are her secret to a long life.
The Blackadder Baldrick character, played by a Labour-supporting actor, gets a name-check.
A look back at how Heathrow grew from an airfield where passengers waited for flights in tents, to a major hub with about 75 million people passing through it each year.
Jeremy Corbyn teases the PM for allegedly not explaining her 'Brexit means Brexit' phrase.
A group of women from Essex is campaigning to get the official dictionary definition of an "Essex girl" removed.
A man discovered what is thought to be an air raid shelter under his driveway after his car wheel got stuck in a hole.
Carlisle Castle opens its doors to give visitors the chance to experience the darker side of the building's history.