Stars urge more TV ethnic diversity

Stars including Idris Elba and Lenny Henry have told TV bosses they are "dismayed" at the poor numbers of people from ethnic minority backgrounds ...

20 Aug 2014 2.04pm

Cliff pulls out of charity event

Sir Cliff Richard has pulled out of a charity event after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation.

19 Aug 2014 6.05pm

Stars chilling out for charity

David Beckham did it topless. Lady Gaga performed it in her signature quirky style. Bill Gates did it in slow motion. And Vin Diesel put the ...

20 Aug 2014 1.04pm

Rugby's Evans joins Strictly fray

Former rugby star Thom Evans has become the latest name to tackle the challenge of ballroom dancing after signing up for the new series of Strictly ...

20 Aug 2014 1.03pm

White Dee succeeds in CBB mission

Benefits Street's White Dee has succeeded in her mission to convince three overseas housemates that she is British royalty.

20 Aug 2014 1.49am

A9 road dualling to start early

Work to dual Scotland's longest trunk road is to begin six months before schedule, transport minister Keith Brown has announced.

20 Aug 2014 3.03pm

DWP referendum memo 'ill judged'

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has defended a memo sent to staff telling them they had to support the UK Government in its objective to ...

20 Aug 2014 10.47am

Yes vote 'would protect vulnerable'

Independence is the best way to protect Scotland's vulnerable families and children, according to a leading campaigner for child protection and ...

20 Aug 2014 3.03pm

Concern over festival hotel rates

Hotel rates in Edinburgh during the festival period are at the "limits of tolerable", MSPs have been told.

20 Aug 2014 2.03pm

Zoo introduces new chimpanzee Velu

A rare baby chimpanzee has gone on display at a popular zoo after being accepted into his new family's complex hierarchy.

20 Aug 2014 1.03pm

Twitter to add tweets to timelines

Tweets from accounts that you do not follow will now appear in your Twitter timeline, the social network has confirmed.

20 Aug 2014 3.05pm

Drunk man cannot recall plane stunt

A 22-year-old man who breached layers of airport security before boarding an empty plane was too drunk to recall how he did it.

20 Aug 2014 1.04pm

Falklands ship begins final journey

Doomed warship HMS Plymouth leaves home on its final journey today to be scrapped in a foreign port.

20 Aug 2014 3.05pm

Teen jailed for 16 years for raping 91-year-old woman

A TEENAGER who raped a woman in her 90s has been jailed for 16 years.

20 Aug 2014 2.21pm

Four arrests in letter bombs probe

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a spate of attempted dissident republican letter bomb attacks in Northern Ireland and ...

20 Aug 2014 1.04pm

Eastern Ukraine fighting kills 43

Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine - battles that left 34 residents and ...

20 Aug 2014 1.05pm

Pakistan protesters claim victory

Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan have claimed victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside parliament.

20 Aug 2014 7.48am

111-year-old named oldest man

A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognised as the world's oldest living man.

20 Aug 2014 9.50am

Islamic State beheading video 'appalling'

A video showing an Islamic State (IS) extremist with a British accent beheading an American journalist appears to be genuine and is an “appalling ...

New Zealand bans shark finning

New Zealand is banning the practice of shark finning, a move which will bring the country in line with other developed nations.

20 Aug 2014 8.48am