A bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties opens in the UK at the University of Reading.
Can Woman in Black 2 succeed without Daniel Radcliffe?
Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.
When soldiers are taught to kill, what does their target look like?
Drones, cyber attacks and spooky smartphones - 2015 is here
Chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses Steven Gerrard's place in the pantheon of Anfield legends.
There are encouraging signs for the world economy in 2015 - but we are a long way from boom time, says Andrew Walker.
A report by business advisers BDO predicts 1,000 companies will go bust and 12,000 Scots will be made bankrupt in the coming year.
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the City regulator has now come into effect, but one consumer group wants more action on credit.
The EIS teaching union claims cuts in staff are making it harder to deal with bad behaviour in schools.
Reaction to Steven Gerrard's Liverpool exit, Man Utd target Paul Pogba, Didier Drogba to retire and become Chelsea coach, plus more.
Peter Kaldor was 16 when the Soviets invaded Hungary in 1956. He fled taking the mouthpiece to his trumpet.
UK rail fares rise by an average of 2.2%, which the rail industry says is the lowest increase for five years but critics say outstrips wage growth.
Vienna's wine bars echo to the sound of their own strange song
How has China's counter-terror crackdown impacted the Uighur minority in Xinjiang? The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie pays a visit to Kashgar city to find out.
Who is pushing for an England call-up? Who can Tony Pulis bank on at West Brom? Do you agree with Garth Crooks's selections?
Research suggesting that many cancers are caused by "bad luck", rather than lifestyle choices or genetics, makes headlines in some papers.
Japan's birth rate slumps to a record low in 2014, health ministry figures show, with barely 1m newborns in 2014 - 9,000 fewer than in 2013.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave the Anfield club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The Italian coast guard says it is trying to board a second abandoned migrant ship, days after 970 migrants were rescued on another ship.