The demand for extra school places should be a "golden moment" to open more "innovative" schools, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.
TSB - the bank formerly owned by Lloyds - has agreed to a £1.7bn takeover by Spanish bank Sabadell.
Liverpool target Walcott, Man City want Sterling, Man Utd fears over De Gea, Chelsea want Koke, plus more.
Northern Ireland's largest teaching union is urging employers to stop using short-term arrangements to cover long-term teaching requirements.
The fire and rescue service has warned of the "havoc" that can be caused by wildland fires, also known as gorse fires, at this time of year.
People across Wales are set to enjoy a good view of the solar eclipse on Friday morning.
Wales will not be able to catch up England economically unless it is more ambitious, an economist warns.
Four men have been charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed at a Coventry nightclub, West Midlands Police say.
Kevin Pietersen wants a face-to-face meeting with new England cricket chief Colin Graves as he targets an Ashes comeback.
Mental health trusts in England have had their budgets cut by more than 8% in real terms over the course of this parliament, research suggests.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan tells the BBC that all territory seized by the Islamist military group Boko Haram will be recaptured within a month.
Plans to overhaul transport across the North of England, including multi-billion pound rail schemes, are being laid out by the government later.
Asian stocks are mostly lower after the US dollar recoups most of its losses following the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday.
President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has told the BBC he is confident of victory in the fight against Boko Haram, and hopes all the territory the jihadists have seized will be recaptured within a month.
Dame Judi Dench is to star in a ground-breaking new stage play set in a fictional polling station on UK election night.
A student at Oxford University has found that a coronation medal was personally designed by Isaac Newton and includes a political message.
Malcolm Fraser, the Australian leader who embraced multiculturalism, fought for human rights and created key judicial institutions.
Sarah Lucy Brown's photographs of the Suffolk coastline.
A new initiative aims to increase understanding between religion and science, where often mutual suspicion is the order of the day, says Caroline Wyatt.
Reynolds and Arterton on quirky horror flick The Voices