Footballers taking recreational drugs do not appreciate the consequences, says players' union chief Gordon Taylor.
The head of the Unite union hits back at claims by outgoing Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy that he was the "kiss of death" for the party.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza makes his first public appearance in his own country since a failed coup last week.
The UK anti-slavery commissioner calls for more investigation of cases of "modern slavery" in the south Lincolnshire agriculture sector.
The late Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride wins the outstanding achievement award at this year's British Soap Awards.
A woman and a rider remain in a critical condition in hospital following a crash involving three motorcycles at the North West 200.
Pioneer photography in 1840s Edinburgh
The BBC's David Cowling analyses the pre-election opinion polls and attempts to figure out where pollsters went wrong.
Public sector bodies in Scotland should be forced to report climate emissions targets and progress, a Holyrood committee recommends.
Thousands of protesters are due to take part in a rally in the Macedonian capital Skopje to demand the resignation of PM Nikola Gruevski.
A service of remembrance is taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cambrian Colliery mining disaster.
Police make an arrest over the death of a 29-year-old man who had been seriously injured in a disturbance at a flat.
The head of the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland says stability provided by the new Westminster government is in contrast with the situation at Stormont.
Passengers on a bus in Atlanta, Georgia, had a narrow escape after their bus got stuck in traffic - in the path of an oncoming train.
Banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of providing pupils with an extra week's education over an academic year, researchers say.
Boca Juniors are thrown out of the Copa Libertadores after some of the team's fans sprayed River Plate players with an irritant.
Eniola Aluko explains how England will be inspired at the World Cup by the strength of team-mates' personal stories.
A bomb explodes near the entrance of the main airport in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, with two teenage girls killed and more casualties feared.
The MP leading the review into Labour's election defeat tells the BBC the party is facing arguably the greatest crisis in its history.
A teenager who was taken to Mexico by her father eight years ago is returned to her mother in the United States.