Local communities in England are to be given more powers to stop onshore wind farms while at the same time being given more incentives to accept them.
People in the German city of Dresden have worked through the night to shore up flood defences, as the swollen waters of the River Elbe reach a peak.
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has been urged to explain why a teacher sacked for possessing nearly 200 indecent images of children can in theory return to the classroom.
The government has expressed 'sincere regret' and announced compensation for some of those who took part in the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya.
The pilot of a light aircraft that crashed into a back garden has escaped with only minor injuries
CCTV images showing a van driver's "journey of mayhem" in Cardiff have been released as the court prepares to pass sentence.
Two ski instructors from West Sussex said they were lucky to be alive after their home in Austria was destroyed by flooding.
Stephen Fry has revealed he had to be brought back to the UK to be "looked after" last year after attempting suicide while filming abroad.
Stephen Fry has revealed he attempted suicide last year whilst he was filming abroad.
Actress Caroline Horton and former NBA basketball player John Amaechi talk about how homesickness affected them.
Mass protests against the Turkish government are continuing as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan returns from an overseas trip.
Jenny Hill reports from a Cumbrian farm which could become part of a national park under proposals to extend the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.
Journalists Helen Lewis and Toby Young debate Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's contention that meritocracy is unfair, and it is in a way "luckocracy".
A retired builder from Cumbria is continuing to practise his trade in miniature.
People are being warned to be on the lookout for low-tech criminals after a threefold increase in PIN and card thefts.
Could the UK's waterways help reduce congestion on our roads by transporting more freight?
The BBC's Jonathan Beale takes a tour of Guantanamo Bay, where more than 100 detainees are now on hunger strike.
Angus Crawford visits a checkpoint in eastern Europe to see how they are trying to prevent cheap cigarettes being smuggled into the EU.
Syrian government forces have taken full control of the strategic town of Qusair, state TV and the rebels say
Kabang returns home after successful surgery following the loss of her upper snout and jaw trying to save people in a motorcycle accident.