UK interest rates kept on hold again
06 Nov 2014 2:49:27
Bank of England keeps interest rates at 0.5%, where they have been held since March 2009.
'Crash for cash incidents at record'
06 Nov 2014 2:40:42
"Crash for cash" insurance scams have continued to rise to a record level, according to one of the UK's biggest motor insurers.
Whale makes a big splash off Skye
06 Nov 2014 2:19:01
A fisherman captures images on his mobile phone of a humpback whale breaching in the sea off the Isle of Skye.
Planet formation captured in photo
06 Nov 2014 2:03:57
The Alma radio telescope has snapped the clearest ever image of planets forming around a very young star.
Germany hit by 'longest rail strike'
06 Nov 2014 2:00:31
A four-day rail strike, billed as the longest in German history, hits passenger trains and threatens to disrupt celebrations marking the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.
Bird of prey poisoner sentenced
06 Nov 2014 1:57:55
A gamekeeper convicted of "the worst case of bird of prey poisoning" recorded in England, according to the RSPB, is given a suspended sentence.
VIDEO: Mobile phone recycling in Ivory Coast
06 Nov 2014 1:27:15
As everyone rushes to get the newest phones with the latest gizmos, the BBC's Tamasin Ford finds out what happens to all the old ones.
Russia opens oil price-fixing probe
06 Nov 2014 1:11:26
Russian state inspectors open an inquiry into major Russian oil firms suspected of market rigging to push up petrol prices nationally.
House prices slow amid rate worries
06 Nov 2014 9:56:01
Concern over interest rate rises could "curb" house buying intentions, the Halifax says, as it reports slowing house price growth.
VIDEO: The German town restoring its fortunes
06 Nov 2014 9:36:12
Twenty-five years on from the Berlin Wall coming down, for Germany's most easterly city, Goerlitz, the legacy of 1989's abrupt system change has had a much longer tail.
Morrisons figures lift retail shares
06 Nov 2014 9:35:18
The FTSE 100 falls, but shares in supermarkets rise after Morrisons' latest sales figures beat expectation.
Dairy Crest sells milk operations
06 Nov 2014 9:30:52
Dairy Crest, maker of Cathedral City cheese and Country Life butter, announces a big slump in profits and the sale of its dairies business.
Pharma industry gets high on profits
06 Nov 2014 9:00:17
How do pharma firms make such fat profits?
VIDEO: America's shale revolution revisited
06 Nov 2014 8:20:53
A drop in global demand, and increased American production have seen a recent weakness in oil prices, but what does a lower oil price mean for US producers?
Jay Z snaps up champagne brand
06 Nov 2014 8:00:59
US music mogul Shawn Carter, also known as Jay Z, buys the Armand de Brignac champagne brand.
UK banks to face competition inquiry
06 Nov 2014 7:45:58
A full competition inquiry into the market for current accounts and small business banking is launched by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority.
Morrisons suffers another sales fall
06 Nov 2014 7:39:05
Sales at supermarket Morrisons fall 6.3% in the three months to 2 November from the period last year.
VIDEO: The worst case of bird of prey poisoning?
06 Nov 2014 7:38:40
Norfolk gamekeeper Allen Lambert is due to be sentenced today, for what wildlife groups are calling the worst case of bird of prey poisoning recorded in England.
Coins to get new Queen's head
06 Nov 2014 7:13:31
The portrait of the Queen which appears on UK coins will change next year for the first time since 1998.
Lenovo reports 19% rise in profits
06 Nov 2014 7:00:08
Chinese computer giant Lenovo beats expectations to announce a 19% rise in net profits for the three months to September.
Inflatable baby incubator wins award
06 Nov 2014 5:01:13
A prototype inflatable incubator for prematurely born babies has been picked as 2014's winner of the James Dyson Award for engineering.
Apple malware affects Chinese users
06 Nov 2014 4:14:17
A new malware targeting Apple products is affecting hundreds of thousands of users - mostly Chinese, says an online security firm.
Interstellar tests brain and stamina
06 Nov 2014 2:42:52
Space epic tests brain and stamina
What's in a scientific name?
06 Nov 2014 2:23:36
Scientific names offer fresh perspective on natural world
Asia shares up on US record gains
06 Nov 2014 2:12:47
Asian shares opened higher on Thursday after US stocks hit record highs on Republicans taking control of the Senate.