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Max Verstappen, 16, will become the youngest Formula 1 driver in history as Toro Rosso confirm he will join next season.
Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gains a favourable response from newspaper critics.
Former World Championship finalist Ali Carter plans to return to the sport after having chemotherapy for lung cancer.
A senior member of staff at an Aberdeen crematorium being investigated over its handling of baby ashes loses his job.
A woman is rescued after her car was left hanging over a cliff edge - with a 30ft drop below.
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.
Comedian Tim Vine talks to BBC Breakfast about winning the funniest joke at Edinburgh festival and why he thinks being funny 'isn't rocket science'.
A former policing minister says he is concerned that the BBC knew in advance about the recent raid on one of Sir Cliff Richard's homes in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.
The Jeeves and Wooster stage show, Perfect Nonsense, cuts short a West End run that had been planned to take it into 2015.
"Short-term pain for long-term gain" - miles of security fencing for next month's Nato summit causes traffic disruption in Cardiff.
Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, an investigation reveals.
The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.
New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi admits he is still finding his feet when it comes to playing the Time Lord in the latest series of the BBC One sci-fi show.
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.
Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.
Jose Mourinho wants keeper Petr Cech to stay, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win at Burnley.
Two former heads of Scottish Enterprise are due to outline opposing views on the currency of an independent Scotland.
Will England Women's Rugby World Cup win hasten the change to professionalism, or is sevens where the game's future lies?