Labour's Joe Anderson wins a second term as mayor of Liverpool on the sixth anniversary of him becoming the city's council leader.
A former South Yorkshire Police press officer claims she was asked to "spin" news during the Hillsborough inquests, the BBC can reveal.
Rarely-seen footage of German plans to bomb Liverpool during World War Two has emerged.
MPs want to examine the 'Boaty' naming process for the UK's new polar research ship being built at Cammell Laird on Merseyside.
An independent review into the "Battle of Orgreave" would be welcomed, South Yorkshire Police says.
Polling stations close after voting is held in local council elections in Warrington.
Tributes are paid to former Brookside and Hollyoaks actor Kristian Ealey who has died at the age of 38.
Two people arrested in connection with the death of a 17-year-old girl who took ecstasy on a night out are released on bail.
A man is arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man shot twice in the back in Liverpool.
A service which allows sick children in west Cheshire to be treated at home will continue until the end of June.
A charity moped trip hits the skids after 17 pensioners are given parking fines.
Jurgen Klopp remains on course for silverware in his first season after Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate to reach the Europa League final.
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's 30-day suspension for failing a drugs test is extended worldwide by Fifa.
Castleford Tigers sign Widnes Vikings winger Paddy Flynn on loan until the end of the season.
Centurion Marcus Trescothick shares a stand of 168 with Chris Rogers to steer Somerset to a draw against Lancashire.
Chester caretaker boss Jon McCarthy hopes winning their last three games to stay up will help him land the manager's job.
North Korea holds its most important political event in decades, seen as an unofficial coronation for leader Kim Jong-un.
Some 8,000 people are being airlifted to safety after they fled the city of Fort McMurray, which has been devastated by a massive wildfire.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee.
An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.
Israeli tank fire kills a Palestinian woman in Gaza, Palestinians say, in some of the worst clashes between Israeli forces and Hamas since 2014.
An Australian blogger and author who faked terminal brain cancer faces legal action over her deception.
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire News Corp posts a quarterly loss in the three months to March, due to a legal settlement charge.
US authorities say a prominent family in Panama ran businesses as a front for a major drug money-laundering operation.
A body found on a Brooklyn beach earlier this week had feet that were encased in hardened concrete, according to NYPD detectives.
A former Los Angeles rubbish collector is found guilty of the "Grim Sleeper" serial murders that spanned more than 20 years and left 10 dead.
Axl Rose says he means "no disrespect" to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, whom he is replacing on the band's Rock or Bust World Tour.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump declares his love for tacos and Hispanics with a tweet on the Cinco De Mayo Mexican national holiday.
An Australian court grants bail to a woman who withdrew more than A$4.6m mistakenly given to her by a bank, spending much of it on luxury handbags.
A man who escaped from the wildfire that is raging in Fort McMurray in Canada said the experience was "very terrifying".
In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has told the BBC that the impeachment process against her is "illegitimate and illegal".
Pope Francis has won the Charlemagne prize but what is it?
An Etihad Airways flight en route from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta hit "severe and unexpected turbulence" that left more than 30 people injured.
On the ground in Syria, accompanied by Russian military.
John Kasich announces he is stepping down from the race to be the Republican nominee for president, meaning Donald Trump is the only remaining candidate.
One of Africa's largest slums has become the unlikely home to a burgeoning community of child citizen journalists.
Why is this synagogue becoming a mosque?
The designers who are revolutionising sex toys
A cartoonist's depiction of childhood in the Middle East
The unmarried Pakistani woman who wrote about her sex life
Are the days of virtual currency Bitcoin numbered?
Turkish leadership split spoils the party
Liverpool will "take the opportunity" when they play Sevilla in the final of the Europa League, says manager Jurgen Klopp.
Promoting Max Verstappen to replace Daniil Kvyat might be ruthless, but it is in Red Bull's best interests, says Allan McNish.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan describes plans to introduce a points system this summer as a "nonsense".
Leicester City's Thai vice-chairman says the "miracle" of the club's Premier League title is an "inspiration for the whole world".
Rory McIlroy is eight shots off the pace at the Wells Fargo Championship after a fan threw a 'gift' onto the tee.
Viscounts, ladies in waiting and portraits at Eton - meet the 'last of the posh boys' in British rowing.
England batsman Joe Root signs a new contract with Yorkshire until 2019.
Andy Goode is on the RPA player of the year shortlist, despite playing only seven games in the Premiership this season.
Jurgen Klopp remains on course for silverware in his first season after Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate to reach the Europa League final.
Promotion to the Premier League will be worth at least £170m to Middlesbrough or Brighton, who face each other on Saturday.
Lutalo Muhammad returns to action when he joins Great Britain's taekwondo squad for this month's European Championships.
The number of young rugby players taking steroids is "worrying", says UK Anti-Doping chief Nicole Sapstead, as three players are banned.
Britain's Ollie Hynd claims his third gold at the IPC Swimming European Open Championships in Madeira.
Defending champion Andy Murray beats Gilles Simon 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
Championship side Bradford Bulls appoint Rohan Smith as their new head coach on a three-year deal.
An anti-doping chief says suspicions will hang over Russian athletes even if they are declared clean and allowed to compete at Rio 2016.
BBC Scotland agrees a new four-year deal with the Scottish Professional Football League across television, radio and online.
David Cameron has called for Gary Lineker to keep his promise that he would present Match of the Day in his underwear if his former team Leicester City won the Premier League.
Amir Khan says he is ready to prove the doubters wrong again with a world title win over Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas, writes Ben Dirs.
BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on former darts world champion Adrian 'Jackpot' Lewis in this week's Premier League predictions.
Manchester City were cautious and lacked creativity and tempo in their Champions League exit to Real Madrid, says Chris Waddle.
After Leicester's remarkable Premier League title triumph, BBC Sport tests your knowledge of some other players who proudly own a winners' medal.
This week's sport on the BBC include the Champions League semi-finals, rugby league's Challenge Cup and the Invictus Games.
Olympic sports news from the past week, plus the events coming up as the world's best athletes prepare for Rio.
South Africa's Doping Control Laboratory becomes the fourth lab to be sanctioned by Wada within a month.
Amir Khan admits he lacks the power to hurt Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in their WBC middleweight title fight but says his speed will win the day.
England Test captain Alastair Cook signs a new two-year contract with his county side Essex.
Bikes will be tested at the Tour de France and Olympics to search for hidden motors, cycling's governing body says.
Great Britain win three more gold medals on day four of the IPC Swimming European Championships in Madeira.
Sevilla stay on course to win a third straight Europa League title as they beat Shakhtar Donetsk to set up a final against Liverpool.
Red Bull demote Daniil Kvyat after his calamitous Russian Grand Prix and replace him with Toro Rosso's 18-year-old Max Verstappen.
World number 1,117 Younes el Hassani says he played "shots like Seve Ballesteros" at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.
Odds-on favourite US Army Ranger just denies his Aidan O'Brien-trained stable-mate Port Douglas to win the Chester Vase.
James Davis, Laurence Halsted and Richard Kruse are selected in Great Britain's Olympic fencing squad for the Rio Games.
Hull KR retire the number six shirt worn by club legend Roger Millward, who died at the age of 68 this week.
Glen Ella will work with England for the three-Test series against Australia as a specialist backs and skills coach.
Ding Junhui's run to the final of the World Championship boosted TV audiences in China to 210 million.
GB swimmer Josef Craig is disqualified from a race at the IPC European Championships for failing to cover up his tattoo.
Novak Djokovic returns from a surprise defeat in Monte Carlo to progress at the Madrid Open but fourth seed Stan Wawrinka is out.
The main organiser of South Korea's 2018 Winter Olympics, Cho Yang-ho, resigns to focus on his struggling Hanjin Shipping business.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri asks his Premier League title winners to "stay one year more".
Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko says Ronny Deila's decision to announce his departure 'hasn't been a problem' for the players.
The mayor of the French town that hosts Wales v England at Euro 2016 is worried over the possibility of 100,000 turning up.
Dungannon man Ryan Farquhar seals a late deal to ride a Tyco BMW superbike at next week's North West 200.
"I will lead this country with confidence, with courage, with ambition, with imagination", the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has pledged.
The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg confronts Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell with Labour's election memo.
Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn needs to address the anti-Semitism row within his party, John Mann MP has said.
Former government health champion Natasha Devon speaks to Newsnight
The government has said it is willing to pause the introduction of the junior doctors' contract in England for five days from Monday to allow for talks.
The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK's Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs a film deal to tell its story of success.
A former South Yorkshire Police press officer says she was asked to work as a spin doctor during the recent Hillsborough inquests.
A 100-year-old woman has made history by becoming the oldest model to feature in Vogue, to celebrate the magazine's centenary.
Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan and Syrian teenagers in Calais, who are hoping to rebuild their lives in Britain.
Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston would consider starring in a second series if one was announced, he told BBC News.
Eight men from London have been jailed for a phone scam that defrauded UK pensioners out of more than £1m.
From October broadband providers must make sure adverts for their products are very clear about costs and contract lengths, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.
Leicester City have won the Premier League title in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time.
Frankenstein is a new full-length ballet inspired by Mary Shelley's Gothic novel.
Independent property expert Louisa Fletcher says she can only see the "Bank of Mum and Dad" growing, but has a warning for parents.
A 36-year-old man has been shot dead by officers in Kent during a pre-planned police operation, as Simon Jones reports.
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic mutations which cause breast cancer, as Dominic Hughes reports.
We visit a cancer unit funded by money raised in memory of the teenager Stephen Sutton, who died two years ago.
Benedict Cumberbatch talks about his role as Richard III in the new BBC Two series The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.
The BBC Business series My Shop visits revisits the cafe that opened in London, trying to sell every food item for £1.
Restaurants could be prevented from adding service charges to the bill under new proposals being considered by the government.
There has been a surge in violence against Jewish people, according to a survey by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.
Thousands of patients are having 'do not resuscitate' orders placed on them, without their families being told, an audit has found.
A boy has been rescued by helicopter off the coast of Combe Martin in Devon.
A couple from Durham served food destined for landfill to their wedding guests.
The Queen and Prince Harry have responded to Barack and Michelle Obama's Invictus Games challenge.
Villagers in Frome, Somerset are putting surplus food to good use by opening a community fridge, the first of its kind in the UK.
A group of Harley Davidson riders have made a 97-year-old woman's birthday wish come true by taking her out for a ride.
Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs posts a video showing the team celebrating the moment the 5,000-1 outsiders became Premier League champions.
Leicester City could still win the Premier League title - if Spurs lose against Chelsea tonight.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been heckled at the National Association of Head Teachers' conference in Birmingham.
Head teachers are to discuss whether parents in England should be allowed to take their children out of religious education classes, on the grounds that it undermines the teaching of "British values".
The former Mayor of London said he is "sorry if people were offended" by his comment that Hitler supported Zionism in the 1930s, but maintained that his words were historically accurate.
Sally Bates, head of Wadsworth Fields Primary School and James Bowen, from the NAHT, give their opinions on mass academisation and testing.
Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.
A new book covers all four centuries of the suit, an enduring element of men's fashion.
Two men have appeared in court accused of giving money to a man suspected of being involved in the Brussels and Paris terrorist attacks.
Thirteen people are presumed dead after a crash near Bergen in Norway, in which eyewitnesses say the rotor blades separated from the helicopter.
Thousands of people have sung the Liverpool FC anthem You'll Never Walk Alone at a vigil in memory of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster
Double-Oscar winning actor Emma Thompson has had liquid manure sprayed at her while taking part in an anti-fracking demonstration.
A pioneering new treatment is giving is new hope for those with macular degeneration, as Pallab Ghosh reports.
As various parts of the UK experience snow and hail storms, the BBC's John Maguire reports on the holidaymakers not afraid to brave the cold.
A new report, Degree of Debt, looks at where in the English-speaking world students can rack up the highest amount of debt, and BBC News asks: "Is it worth it?"
The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, David Crompton, has been suspended after the force was heavily criticised for its role in the Hillsborough disaster 27 years ago.
Smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says Dr Nick Hopkinson of the Royal College of Physicians.
The former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie tells the BBC's Richard Lister he was "completely duped" over the facts about the Hillsborough disaster.
After the Hillsborough inquest found that the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster died unlawfully, BBC News asked people in Liverpool what the decision meant for them and the city.
An eight-year-old girl from Luton has amassed thousands of Facebook followers after memorising the entire Koran in Arabic.
Marcus Thompson speaks to Olympic and Paralympic rowers and trainers to see how Team GB is preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Labour Party has suspended Ken Livingstone in a row over remarks made by the MP Naz Shah.
Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham says that "real justice" had been delivered, but that "those responsible must be held to account".
A runner surprised his girlfriend during the London marathon when he pretended to stop to tie up his shoe laces, then proposed to her.
A sheepdog originally from a farm in Ceredigion appears to have made the 240-mile solo journey back to its birthplace from its new home in Cumbria.
MoD refuses to reinstate widow's pension
The steelworks in Port Talbot face an uncertain future. What do the town's children think about the future if the Port Talbot steelworks were to close?
Some of our the UK's best known and most talented actors took to the stage on Saturday at the end a day of events to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
The BBC Business series My Shop visits a shop in Coventry where a local painter makes artworks with remote-controlled cars.
A group of local authorities have warned that government plans to make all schools in England academies could fail to raise standards.
The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, has criticised comments made by US President Barack Obama over Britain's future in the EU.
Shoppers in Leeds react to fears retailer BHS could file for administration as early at Monday, threatening 11,000 jobs.
A group of MPs has called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to pilot the use of a new NHS contract in a bid to end the ongoing row with junior doctors.
The Ministry of Defence should be liable for prosecution over deaths of members of the armed forces during training, according to MPs.
Speaking exclusively to the BBC, US President Barack Obama speaks about Brexit, Syria and his wife, Michelle.
Student Maria Munir challenged President Obama on gender issues at an event in London.
Prince Charles joined some of the greats of British theatre on stage as they marked 400 years since William Shakespeare's death.
Pearl Mackie has been named as the new Doctor Who companion alongside Peter Capaldi's Time Lord in the Tardis.
Barack Obama has said it could take up to 10 years to negotiate a new trade deal with the United States, if UK voters decided to leave the EU.
Celebrations have taken place in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Over 100,000 patients are likely to be affected by the latest strike action being taken by junior doctors in England, according to NHS England.
David Cameron told a news conference that "our collective power and reach is amplified by membership of the EU".
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that he finds the US's "lectures" on EU referendum "paradoxical [and] very odd"
The first national research centre dedicated to understanding miscarriage in pregnancy is opening in the UK
Watch a skilful three-point turn by US President Barack Obama's armoured limousine, nicknamed The Beast, during his visit to Downing Street, London.
Four bicycle couriers are taking their companies to an employment tribunal in a case that could impact on the working lives of as many as half a million people.
A mother and daughter trapped on the Alton Towers Smiler crash have spoken for the first time about their ordeal after the theme park admitted responsibility.
Blind runner Rachel Mentiply and her sighted running partner Rob Harris are taking part in the London Marathon.
The original classroom where William Shakespeare is believed to have studied and seen his first plays opens to the public for the first time this weekend.
Stage actor Simon Russell Beale shares his favourite Shakespeare roles.
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