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Verstappen, 16, handed Formula 1 drive

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 04:01
Max Verstappen, 16, will become the youngest Formula 1 driver in history as Toro Rosso confirm he will join next season.

Paxman's show wins warm reviews

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:58
Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gains a favourable response from newspaper critics.

Carter to play after cancer treatment

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:57
Former World Championship finalist Ali Carter plans to return to the sport after having chemotherapy for lung cancer.

Job loss at baby ashes crematorium

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:56
A senior member of staff at an Aberdeen crematorium being investigated over its handling of baby ashes loses his job.

Driver in 30ft cliff edge rescue

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:56
A woman is rescued after her car was left hanging over a cliff edge - with a 30ft drop below.

VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Beijing and Cairo

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:55
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.

VIDEO: Tim Vine wins 'funniest joke' award

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:41
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'.

AUDIO: MP's concern at BBC Cliff raid 'tip-off'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:33
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.

Jeeves and Wooster shows cancelled

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:32
The Jeeves and Wooster stage show, Perfect Nonsense, cuts short a West End run that had been planned to take it into 2015.

Traffic 'chaos' ahead of Nato summit

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:08
"Short-term pain for long-term gain" - miles of security fencing for next month's Nato summit causes traffic disruption in Cardiff.

Police 'breach social media rules'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:05
Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, an investigation reveals.

Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:50
The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.

Capaldi: Doctor 'not yet in place'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:41
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.

Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:27
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.

Vine wins funniest Fringe joke award

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:18
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 'double billed late customers'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:03
Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.

Reynolds to receive lifetime honour

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:32
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.

Mourinho wants substitute Cech to stay

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:13
Jose Mourinho wants keeper Petr Cech to stay, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win at Burnley.

Ex-enterprise chiefs clash on pound

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 01:07
Two former heads of Scottish Enterprise are due to outline opposing views on the currency of an independent Scotland.

What next for England's part-time World Cup winners?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:56
Will England Women's Rugby World Cup win hasten the change to professionalism, or is sevens where the game's future lies?