VIDEO: Spanish banks face credit ratings cut
17 May 2012 2:15:47
Ratings agency Moody's has cut the credit ratings of 16 Spanish banks, a further blow to a country that is struggling to deal with the bad debts of its banking sector.
Stadium retail park plan approved
17 May 2012 8:06:15
Controversial plans for a community stadium and retail development in York are approved by councillors.
Markets drop on eurozone worries
17 May 2012 6:41:38
Concern over the eurozone debt crisis has continued to weigh on financial markets, with the euro dropping more than a cent against the US dollar,
Facebook share sale approaches
17 May 2012 6:34:43
Facebook shares will begin trading in New York on Friday in one of the most eagerly anticipated share flotations in recent stock market history.
Green positive on Hampden talks
17 May 2012 6:28:10
Charles Green says his meeting with Scotland's football authorities over Rangers' future was "productive".
VIDEO: Spain pays high price for selling debts
17 May 2012 6:25:34
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst on the sharp rise in interests rates Spain has to pay for selling its debts - and Facebook gets ready for its stockmarket debut.
Olympic Games 'will delay post'
17 May 2012 5:54:00
Postal deliveries will be affected by the extra congestion generated by the Olympic Games, says Royal Mail.
AUDIO: Taxman targets online traders
17 May 2012 5:53:26
HMRC is targetting people who use sites such as eBay and Amazon to sell items online at a profit.
Wet weather winners and losers
17 May 2012 5:50:05
The conservation charities Butterfly Conservation and Buglife say that the wild spring weather is having a profound effect on our native creepy crawlies.
Can Facebook crack China?
17 May 2012 5:46:50
Can Facebook crack the Chinese market?
Cairn shareholders rebel on pay
17 May 2012 5:25:52
Shareholders at the Edinburgh oil and gas exploration firm Cairn Energy rebel against top executive pay.
TED: Carl Schoonover: How to look inside the brain - Carl Schoonover (2012)
17 May 2012 5:01:29
There have been remarkable advances in understanding the brain, but how do you actually study the neurons inside it? Using gorgeous imagery, neuroscientist and TED Fellow Carl Schoonover shows the tools that let us see inside our brains.
Trawler catches 'biggest oyster'
17 May 2012 4:41:32
A Shetland trawler catches what experts believe could be the largest oyster ever found in the UK.
Buffett in newspaper investment
17 May 2012 4:33:23
Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of legendary investor Warren Buffett, invests in 63 local newspapers in the south-eastern US.
'Superflares' from stars counted
17 May 2012 3:37:09
Nasa's Kepler space telescope provides new insight on the colossal explosions that can occur in the atmospheres of some stars.
More households in fuel poverty
17 May 2012 3:30:03
Gas and electricity price rises at the end of last year are expected to have pushed 400,000 more households in England into fuel poverty.
UK retains strict animal test law
17 May 2012 3:23:22
The UK says it will retain stricter animal testing standards than required by a new European Union Directive.
Space launch for chicken outfit
17 May 2012 2:40:17
A rubber chicken wearing an outfit knitted from plastic bags by a woman from Rugby is to be launched into space by Nasa on Sunday.
AUDIO: Should workers be tested for drugs?
17 May 2012 2:19:33
BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire got reaction to the Metropolitan Police chief's suggestion that all workers should be screened.
Bankia shares continue to slide
17 May 2012 2:08:47
Shares in Spanish bank Bankia continue to dive as the government denies reports of a rush of withdrawals from the troubled group.
Pinterest to get $100m investment
17 May 2012 1:28:22
Social networking service Pinterest is to receive $100m in funding, prompting analysts to value the two-year-old firm at up to $1.5bn.
Rio hotels agree summit price cut
17 May 2012 0:29:44
The Brazilian government reaches a deal with Rio de Janeiro hotel owners to cut spiralling room prices ahead of a major UN summit in the city.
China Mobile in talks with Apple
17 May 2012 0:17:50
China Mobile, the main mobile service provider in China and the largest in the world by users, could soon offer its customers Apple's iPhone.
Citizen science yields moth data
17 May 2012 0:03:52
About 13,000 moths are captured and recorded by citizen scientists in a project described as the largest of its kind.
France questions EU fiscal pact
17 May 2012 9:50:24
France's new finance minister reiterates that the country's new socialist government will not ratify the European Union's fiscal pact.