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        • Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

          An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released…

        • Islamic State holding British captive

          A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.

        • Ashya's parents freed from prison

          The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.

        • UK moves up global economic ranking

          The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy…

        • Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

          The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre…

        • Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe'

          Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.

        • DNA overturns 30-year US convictions

          Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves…