article 31 January 2015 UK
Campaign to pardon gay men goes on without William and Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stay out of a campaign to gain pardons for tens of thousands of men convicted of being gay, led by Alan Turing actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

article 30 January 2015 World, United States
Suge Knight questioned after hit-and-run death

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was being interviewed by authorities early today, officials said, hours after he was named as a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed one person near Los Angeles.

article 28 January 2015 UK, Afghanistan
Author Andrew O'Hagan
Andy Davies by Getting inside the 'problem' of the Afghan war

Author Andrew O'Hagan's new novel The Illuminations examines the experiences of the soldiers who went to Afghanistan believing in the war, but who returned home to Britain profoundly disillusioned.

article 28 January 2015 World
Has Sepp Blatter already won the race for Fifa president?

Luis Figo enters the race to challenge Sepp Blatter in the Fifa presidential election - but with the number of candidates growing are the odds increasing in Sepp Blatter's favour?

article 28 January 2015 World, United States
No cover-up: Michelle Obama's political message to Saudis

Within moments of arriving in Saudi Arabia, US first lady Michelle Obama causes a Twitter furore by ignoring Saudi Arabia's strict dress code for women.

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Crime is changing, and technology is playing a major role

News last week that crime rates had fallen to a record low gives an indication as to how that shift is taking place.

video 26 January 2015 UK

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First female bishop ordained despite protest - video

Britain's first woman bishop has been consecrated at York Minster. Libby Lane became the eigth bishop of Stockport - although the ceremony did not quite pass without a hitch.

article 26 January 2015 UK
When Blair, the Queen and Castro fell for the hoax call

Security procedures are being reviewed after a hoax caller was put through to David Cameron - but this isn't the first time a politician has been at the end of a prank call.

article 23 January 2015 UK
Why Afrobeat is making a comeback in Britain

The Nigerian musician Fela Kuti is credited with pioneering afrobeat in the 1960s. Fusing traditional African music with contemporary genres, the Afrobeat scene is once again exploding in Britain.