A "major" child abuse investigation is started in an area of Birmingham after a man is charged with making indecent images of children.
An investigation is launched into an allegation a senior Sandwell councillor urged his authority to buy back his mother's previously council-owned home.
The makers of US TV show Glee lose a second appeal hearing against a British comedy club chain of the same name.
Birmingham's children's services will be run by a trust after failings that saw the department named "a national disgrace".
A coach driver describes the "dramatic" moment he helped 59 pupils and seven teachers escape a burning bus on a motorway.
Three more men are charged in connection with a double shooting in which one man died and another was critically injured.
A man is found guilty of raping and murdering his wife's friend, whose body was found hidden under his bed.
The father of a woman jailed for failing to tell the authorities her husband had gone to join IS in Syria says she was wrongly convicted.
Why is Sir Lenny Henry turning his talents to singing the blues?
Paul Collingwood and centurion Keaton Jennings help Durham to a four-wicket victory against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Walsall midfielder Kieron Morris signs a two-year contract extension with the League One club.
Joe Leach and Matt Henry claim four scalps each as Worcestershire skittle Leicestershire for 43 to win by seven wickets.
David Moyes rules himself out of the running to be Aston Villa's new manager after being interviewed last week, BBC Sport understands.
Jack Grealish scores twice on his full debut as England Under-21s continue their perfect start to the Toulon Tournament.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka and replaced in the squad by Chris Woakes.
Birmingham City Ladies sign Germany international forward Isabelle Linden from Champions League holders FFC Frankfurt.
Remi Allen's goal gives Birmingham City Ladies a hard-fought Women's Super League One win over Notts County Ladies.
Police officers from across Europe are in the West Midlands this week as part of a major crackdown on foreign criminals.
Eleven US states file a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's recent efforts to expand the rights of transgender students.
The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean is caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescues 550 people.
The consumer agency in Norway stages a live reading of app terms and conditions lasting over 30 hours in protest against their "absurd" length.
The state department finds Hillary Clinton and other former secretaries of state are at fault for poorly managing email security, an audit shows.
Russia releases jailed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko in a prisoner exchange also involving two Russian nationals convicted in Kiev last month.
Students in Switzerland must shake their teachers' hands, after controversy around an exemption that was granted for two teenage Muslim brothers.
Nigerian MPs summon the finance minister and central bank governor to brief them on proposals to ease the economic crisis by devaluing the currency.
A section of the embankment of the River Arno in central Florence collapses, sending part of the road and at least 20 cars into a newly formed ditch.
The Afghan Taliban name Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader following the death of Mullah Mansour in a drone strike.
The International Monetary Fund announces it is not yet ready to join the EU's latest bailout for Greece, saying it wants details of a debt relief deal.
Microsoft reveals plans to cut up to 1,850 jobs as part of efforts to scale back its smartphone business.
Top Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova, whose case was taken up by Amal Clooney, is freed from jail on the order of the supreme court.
A teaser for Disney's new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast became the most-viewed such clip of all time with 91.8m hits in its first 24 hours, the Hollywood Reporter says.
A South African school apologises for setting an exam question using a satirical cartoon of President Jacob Zuma floating in a pool full of money.
The Afghan Taliban have announced Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.
US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.
Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.
Germany has announced plans for an immigration act to integrate more than one million migrants.
Authorities have fired pepper spray and used smoke grenades at violent protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico on Tuesday night.
Tanzania is facing a sugar shortage, despite being a relatively large-scale producer of the commodity.
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.
Thousands of stranded migrants are being evacuated from the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece's northern border with Macedonia.
Angry petrol queues in France as social conflict ramps up
The trail of clues after the Taliban leader was killed
Why India's Taj Mahal is turning green
Saudi Arabia prepares for religious tourism boost
South African graduates' fruitless search for employment
What is the chance of catching a bright blue lobster?
Negotiations over image rights delay a deal to appoint Jose Mourinho as the new Manchester United manager.
Rafael Benitez is staying as Newcastle United manager after signing a new three-year contract at the relegated club.
Andy Murray fights back to beat wildcard Mathias Bourgue and secure his place in the French Open third round.
British javelin record holder Goldie Sayers says she has considered pulling out of Rio 2016 if Russia are allowed to compete.
Nick Compton says he will be playing for his place in the side when England face Sri Lanka in the second Test in Durham.
Lewis Hamilton says he feels no tension with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg despite their crash together at the previous race in Spain.
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Handlebar moustache, 7ft tall and game-winning moments - Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams is becoming the star of the NBA play-offs
England's Monty Panesar reveals he has learned to accept he needs medication to help him deal with mental illness.
Heather Watson loses to 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova as Britain's interest in the French Open women's singles ends.
Former England rugby union coach Stuart Lancaster will take part in the independent review into the culture at British Cycling.
Tanya Arnold is joined by Jamie Peacock to discuss Magic Weekend, and talks to Mark Foster about the event's future.
Rachel Daly and Nikita Parris are included in the England women squad to play Serbia next month.
Ian Madigan and Stuart McCloskey are left out of Ireland's 32-man squad for the Test series against South Africa.
Mike Tyson says it would be "ridiculous" and "foolish" to allow professional boxers at the Olympics and says they would lose to amateurs.
Exeter Chiefs forward Thomas Waldrom will miss the Premiership final with a knee ligament injury, the club confirms.
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Dan Roan is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the discredited Moscow laboratory at the centre of the Russian doping scandal.
Northern Ireland's Euro 2016-bound footballers are given a golfing clinic by four-time major winner Rory McIlroy.
Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs is considering his future at the club after being made an offer to stay.
There'll be fast cars and fashion in Monaco this weekend, but will there be fireworks between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg?
Improvising after treading on an IED. How Paralympian Nick Beighton learned to embrace his new life.
Ray Wood - an Englishman living in Australia - talks about his plan to help his two young daughters become leading tennis players.
Olympic sports news from the past week, plus the events coming up as the world's best athletes prepare for Rio.
This week's sport on the BBC includes the Monaco Grand Prix, second Test between England and Sri Lanka and the Champions League final.
Use our new team selector to pick the side you think should start for England at Euro 2016 - and share with your friends.
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Olympic medallist Anna Chicherova vows to clear her name after learning she is one of 14 Russian athletes to fail a doping retest.
Ricky Burns is looking forward to boxing on home soil again as he bids to become Scotland's first three-weight world champion.
Hampshire secure a thrilling 69-run victory over Nottinghamshire for their first Championship win of the season.
About 23,000 police will provide security for this year's Tour de France cycle race, with the country still facing threats from extremists.
Swimmer Lewis White says he goes into the Rio 2016 Paralympics under "no pressure" as the youngest male on Team GB.
Jose Mourinho would deliver "entertaining" football if appointed Manchester United manager, says club legend Paul Scholes.
Max Verstappen helps beat Claudio Ranieri's team in charity football match, Romain Grosjean's Jules Bianchi tribute, plus more gossip.
Former world number one Lee Westwood says he doubted his ability to compete for the majors again before finishing second in the Masters.
Pioneering jockey Michelle Payne will miss the Shergar Cup at Ascot in August after having abdomen surgery following a fall.
Katie Taylor will defend her lightweight title in Rio after securing an Olympic Games berth at the World Championships.
Castleford Tigers utility player Ben Roberts will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
Leinster full-back Rob Kearney is set to be available for Saturday's Pro12 final against Connacht at Murrayfield.
Five Chinese players earn two-year cards to compete on the main snooker tour from the 2016-17 season.
Great Britain's relay teams win the last two events of European Swimming Championships to complete an impressive meet at the London Aquatics Centre.
Andy Murray says suggestions his partnership with coach Amelie Mauresmo ended because of his on-court behaviour are "untrue".
More Russian sports federations could be banned if the latest doping allegations are proven, IOC president Thomas Bach says.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are set for a second day of talks, with the Portuguese close to becoming the club's next manager.
Celtic name Chris Davies as their new assistant manager, with Brendan Rodgers describing him as a "magnificent coach".
Andy King believes he can replicate his Leicester City fairytale and win the European Championships with Wales.
Northern Ireland's record goalscorer David Healy is backing striker Kyle Lafferty to be a success at the Euro 2016 finals.
Jeremy Corbyn joins steel workers marching through London to highlight the crisis facing the British steel industry.
What do women want from High Street stalwart Marks and Spencer?
As part of its My Decision series, BBC Newsnight catches up with Rochdale pensioner Gillian Duffy to find out how she plans to vote in the EU referendum.
A football league exclusively for men who classed as obese has been launched in Somerset.
The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, has told MPs that his department's cat is on course to have more Twitter followers than him.
Chewbacca surprises students at a Republic of Ireland primary on Monday.
Hywel Griffith travels along the Heads of the Valleys Road to find out if the EU is working for people in Wales.
A BBC investigation has found that an NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the so-called Islamic State militant group in Syria.
A collection of 1,000 teddy bears is moved to a permanent home at Newby Hall in North Yorkshire.
A colourful look at some of the blooms on display at the Chelsea Flower Show in 45 seconds.
Burt Kwouk, who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85.
Footage from North Yorkshire County Council shows the moment councillors approved a shale gas fracking application from Third Energy, for the first time in the UK since 2011.
Is former London Mayor Boris Johnson 's EU referendum message on track? Vicki Young reports from the campaign trail in York.
UCL Student Barney Harris explains how they have re-created the method by which the giant stones of Stonehenge may have been transported.
Setting up the gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show is a very complex process.
Rock legend Wilko Johnson on the chance meeting that led to him being cured of cancer, which he had previously been told was terminal.
Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, according to a campaign group.
As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work
Mark Easton visits Eastbourne to find out how big the generation gap is when it comes to the EU referendum.
Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.
There are a million more women than men eligible to vote and research suggests that women are also more likely to be undecided.
A North Yorkshire Council has voted to approve an application for shale gas fracking to go ahead.
Five G4S employees who were working in the control room of Lincolnshire Police have been suspended after an investigation by its anti-corruption unit.
Relatives of a soldier who died while running the London Marathon have completed the course in his memory.
BBC News is given an exclusive look inside the workings of Brompton Bikes' new factory in west London.
A new vibrating walking stick is helping people with Parkinson's Disease retain their mobility and independence.
Armed Forces Minister and Leave campaigner Penny Mordaunt thinks it's "very likely" Turkey will join the EU in the next eight years.
They have been dubbed the killer invaders that target bees and have even caused the deaths of several people in France, but has the deadly Asian hornet made it to the UK?
Experts are assessing what can be salvaged after a fire ravaged a stately home in Manchester.
The Royal Navy is building two new aircraft carriers and one will start sea trials next year.
Former Olympic Champion Tessa Sanderson, 60, talks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme about bringing up her adopted twins, Cassius and Ruby May.
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