US Fed hints at interest rate rise
18 Mar 2015 8:49:58
The US Federal Reserve signals a future rise in interest rates, but says it will wait until the labour market improves, sending stocks higher.
Feeling the OBR's pain
18 Mar 2015 8:27:53
Why government spending is too complicated for the experts
DNA study: Celts not a single group
18 Mar 2015 8:00:09
A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.
Solar eclipse poses energy challenge
18 Mar 2015 7:29:00
Friday's solar eclipse will present a significant challenge for the UK's electricity network as demand is expected to fall then surge.
General Motors pulls Opel in Russia
18 Mar 2015 6:33:45
US car giant General Motors is to pull its Opel brand out of Russia after plummeting sales, and significantly cut back Chevrolet production in the economically troubled country.
VIDEO: Isa and saving changes in Budget
18 Mar 2015 6:16:41
The chancellor listed "four major new steps" in his Budget to encourage people to save money.
David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans?
18 Mar 2015 6:10:45
As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces -- such as a sensory vest -- to take in previously unseen information about the world around us.
VIDEO: Unusual Northern Lights head south
18 Mar 2015 4:57:45
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Britain, and across the globe.
Ramakrishnan set for Royal Society
18 Mar 2015 4:56:43
The BBC understands that Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is set to become the next president of the Royal Society.
EU plans tax transparency clampdown
18 Mar 2015 4:44:36
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.
Chancellor reduces surplus target
18 Mar 2015 4:26:12
Chancellor George Osborne has reduced the amount of Budget surplus he is aiming for by the end of the next parliament.
VIDEO: Budget headlines in four minutes
18 Mar 2015 4:25:06
The headlines of the tax, spending and borrowing announcements in the Budget are explained in a four minute guide.
What the Budget means for you
18 Mar 2015 4:24:16
What Osborne's statement means for you
Europe drops asteroid sampling idea
18 Mar 2015 4:02:05
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
VIDEO: Osborne on 'death of tax return'
18 Mar 2015 3:52:55
The chancellor announces the end of the 'complex, costly and time consuming' annual tax return in his Budget speech.
Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn
18 Mar 2015 3:50:16
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
Football fans 'right-to-buy' backed
18 Mar 2015 0:45:25
MSPs on a Holyrood committee have backed plans to allow fans the right to buy their football clubs.
UK unemployment falls to 1.86m
18 Mar 2015 0:45:23
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to January, official figures show.
Bank unanimous on rate decision
18 Mar 2015 0:30:49
Bank of England policymakers feared that the risk of a strong pound could make low inflation persistent, minutes from their latest meeting show.
Tidal lagoon plan 'in Budget 2015'
18 Mar 2015 0:28:20
Chancellor George Osborne is expected to take plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea a step closer to fruition in the Budget, the BBC understands.
Chernobyl: Containing the world's worst nuclear accident
18 Mar 2015 0:21:21
Building the dome to encapsulate Chernobyl
Riot in Frankfurt targets new ECB HQ
18 Mar 2015 9:57:07
Dozens of people are hurt and some 350 people arrested in a protest involving anti-austerity demonstrators in the German city of Frankfurt.
Zara owner Inditex profits up 5%
18 Mar 2015 9:14:49
Spanish fashion giant Inditex reports a 5% rise in annual net profit to €2.5bn, thanks to a recovery in consumer spending.
Paper tax returns to be scrapped
18 Mar 2015 8:33:56
End-of-year paper tax returns will be scrapped in favour of online accounts by 2020, the chancellor is expected to announce.
New £1 coin designed by teenager
18 Mar 2015 8:01:37
A 15-year-old has won a competition to design the new £1 coin, which will be in circulation from 2017.