Swindon schools have seen a dramatic improvement in the past 12 months, according to Ofsted.
Jane Thompson was killed when a speeding car mounted the pavement and hit her as she left work.
Santa Claus joined children with life-limiting conditions on a charity flight from Bristol Airport.
England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives.
Some officers disagree with guidance not to search people purely because they smell of cannabis.
Emile Cilliers application to spend a month in Cape Town with his elderly parents was denied by a judge.
Lee Mapstone was arrested at an address in Swindon on Wednesday.
Significant snowfall is forecast for the weekend, with warnings some communities could be cut off.
Louie Dean was awarded a police certificate in recognition for his "composure, initiative and brave actions".
With the number of hedgehogs going down a group of schools in Somerset have come up with a plan to help protect them!
Bath's Wales and Lions forward Taulupe Faletau is ruled out until at least early March with a knee injury.
Bath and Wales wait for news of the knee injury suffered by number eight Taulupe Faletau in the 24-20 loss in Toulon.
Saturday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Swindon Town is postponed because of a frozen pitch.
Bath are denied victory at the Stade Mayol as a late try from replacement fly-half Anthony Belleau sees Toulon win 24-20.
Republican candidate Roy Moore suffered a shock defeat to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama.
Jorge Glas is the highest-ranking politician to be convicted in the Odebrecht scandal.
The actress is the latest to come forward with allegations against the Hollywood mogul.
Heads of 57 Muslim nations say the US move to recognise the city as Israel's capital is unlawful.
Teodora Vásquez will continue her 2008 sentence for killing the child she says was stillborn.
The White House said Omarosa Manigault Newman was off to "pursue other opportunities".
Campaigners say the life sentences are a sign that impunity for sexual violence is ending.
He walked off with the money after leaning on an unlocked door at Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
Swedish convict John Ausonius goes on trial for killing a woman in Frankfurt.
The US central bank has moved to increase interest rates for the third time this year.
The president loses two cases, and is forced to set up a corruption inquiry and pay legal fees.
Officials say Lyle Jeffs sold his followers' food stamps to pay for his expensive lifestyle.
Few thought the Democrats could pull off such a historic victory, and it could have real consequences for the president, says Nick Bryant.
Accounts of slavery, torture and killings emerge from Nigerian migrants flown back from Libya.
With her parents watching, this baby tries out snowboarding in Idaho for the first time.
Rescuers in Sri Lanka had a tricky task handling a protective mother when a baby elephant got stuck in a drain.
The San Fernando Valley pursuit ended in a rather unexpected way.
Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo's Kasai region, where millions face starvation.
A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.
Visitors to an Argentine branch of the coffee chain are targeted with crypto-currency malware.
A court rejects a couple's complaints and says the bells in Wädenswil can peal through the night.
Gambia denies reports that it will grant land for a Russian 'Romanov Empire' project.
New traffic laws to cope with fancy dress go-kart tours in Tokyo.
Unesco says mobile phones could wipe out the whistled language used by villagers in northern Turkey.
In 1980, North Korea forced a US soldier and a kidnapped Japanese girl to marry. This is their story.
The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to a land littered with tears and mass graves.
Nawal al-Maghafi finds the clashes between former allies in the civil war have destroyed parts of Sanaa.
A photograph seen fleetingly on North Korea TV could show one of the country's earliest atomic weapons.
Adam Fleming explains we learned from the EU parliament vote on the Brexit deal.
The Syria campaign made Russia a key player in the Middle East, Steve Rosenberg writes.
The secretary of state appeared to soften his tone on North Korea at a Washington policy speech.
Workplace consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase "the glass ceiling" 39 years ago but says it is still as relevant as ever.
The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs.
The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.
How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
The London Fire Brigade's chaplain said around 300 firefighters had sought counselling.
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
William and Harry joined cast and crew of The Last Jedi at London's Royal Albert Hall.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali visits his hometown in Sparkhill, Birmingham to reflect on his younger days and how street cricket helped him tackle his confidence.
The marine flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.
Six months on from the fire that claimed 71 lives, we look at safety in similar buildings.
It is estimated there are as many as 100,000 sex workers across the UK, and about 20% of them are male. "Tyler" - not his real name - says he was raped.
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
Jo Collings, Bellfield's former partner, says "whatever he wanted to do, he did".
The Royal Mail is not producing a stamp to mark Brexit, despite issuing one for the UK joining the EEC in 1973.
Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.
The dress, which is encrusted with diamante jewels, is expected to be sold overseas.
Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin's career stretched from 1970s children's programmes to reality TV.
Young women tell the BBC about their experiences of sexual harassment in our biggest ever survey.
The Reverend Mike Long describes the community response to the fire back then and now, six months on.
Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?
Heavy snow fell in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk on Sunday.
The igloo took about eight hours to build on Sunday.
Opening up about male infertility.
The Brexit secretary says if the UK fails to get a trade deal with the EU, it won't pay its divorce bill.
Bradley Wiggins - briefly distracted by what he thought was a false-start call - finishes 21st at the British Indoor Rowing Championships.
Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.
An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.
Santacon London 2017 attracted hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas.
Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.
A meerkat, a raccoon, two turtles and an otter try to predict the results of next year's tournament.
After Donald Trump officially recognised the city as Israel's capital, UK Muslims tell us why that matters.
The Lego models have been created at an exhibition in Norwich.
Snow has fallen across many parts of the UK, bringing power cuts, school closures and some travel disruption.
Claire's sons Jack, 12, and Paul, 9, were murdered in a fire set by her abusive ex-husband.
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.
Wolverhampton prankster rescued by firefighters "doesn't care" what people think.
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
Citizen Khan actor and comedian Abdullah Afzal explains why he's starring in the Great Muslim Panto.
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
With the opening of a new exhibition devoted to her works, BBC Rewind looks back at the life of the poet and writer.
A predictive text app has added Cornish to its list of languages.
Sarah, 12, on life since she and her family became homeless in Peterborough.
The Border Force warns shoppers to be on the look-out for counterfeit products.
One council in Nottinghamshire gave BBC News an in-depth look at how it grits its roads.
Former soldier Nick Dunn has landed back in the UK for an emotional reunion with his family, after being held for more than four years in India.
The Queen described "HMS Queen Elizabeth" as the best of British technology and innovation