VIDEO: How farming shows survive the times
09 Jul 2013 8:21:42
Agricultural shows were once the highlight of the farming diary but in the last few years, a number of high profile events - including The Royal Show - have been forced to close.
Mexico unveils stone-age etchings
09 Jul 2013 8:11:30
Archaeologists in Mexico unveil some 8,000 etchings carved into stones that they believe were made by hunter-gatherers 6,000 years ago.
Does Co-op Group deserve to keep control of Co-op Bank?
09 Jul 2013 8:07:56
Holders of preference shares and bonds in Co-op Bank are revolting against the suggested terms of the bank's rescue.
Rangers reveal board departures
09 Jul 2013 7:51:32
Non-executive directors Malcolm Murray and Phil Cartmell leave the Rangers board.
AUDIO: Cutting union links 'won't solve problems'
09 Jul 2013 7:47:27
Billy Hayes, the general secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), has told the Today programme that he disapproved of Ed Miliband's plans to change Labour's relationship with the trade unions.
Shell names Ben van Beurden as boss
09 Jul 2013 7:03:23
Europe's largest oil company Royal Dutch Shell announces that Ben van Beurden is to be its new chief executive.
M&S clothing sales continue to fall
09 Jul 2013 6:53:17
Marks and Spencer reports a 0.3% rise in underlying sales for the latest quarter, as strong food sales offset a fall in clothing sales.
Map: Which country pays the most bribes?
09 Jul 2013 5:00:38
Where is corruption most widespread?
Corruption getting worse, says poll
09 Jul 2013 5:00:16
More than one in two people think corruption has worsened over the last two years, says a public opinion survey by Transparency International.
VIDEO: Unilever targets emerging markets
09 Jul 2013 4:51:05
Unilever's chief executive tells the BBC about his plans for expansion in emerging markets and particularly Asia.
VIDEO: Uniqlo opens stores in Bangladesh
09 Jul 2013 4:45:39
Uniqlo becomes the first global fashion retailer to open stores in Bangladesh with two stores in Dhaka.
Olympus shares fall on funding plans
09 Jul 2013 4:08:29
Shares of Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus fall after it unveils plans to raise 118bn yen ($1.2bn; £780m) in fresh capital.
China coal policy 'cut lifespans'
09 Jul 2013 3:32:32
China's policy of giving free coal for heating to residents in the north has contributed to shaving 5.5 years off life expectancy, a study says.
Call for radical job centre changes
09 Jul 2013 3:07:49
Companies and charities should be allowed to help those looking for work on a payment-by-results, urges a think-tank close to the government.
The drama of Man versus Machine
09 Jul 2013 2:50:19
The blurred line between science and fiction
House prices 'to keep on rising'
09 Jul 2013 2:29:40
Surveyors are expecting house prices to keep rising after the UK housing market started to record some momentum following a sluggish few years.
Barnes & Noble chief executive quits
09 Jul 2013 2:04:43
The chief executive of US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble, William Lynch, resigns amid continued drop in sales of its Nook e-books and devices.
Chinese firm to buy Lloyd's building
09 Jul 2013 1:37:41
China's Ping An Insurance Group agrees to buy the Lloyd's building in London for £260m ($388m).
Predicting earthquakes using smartphones
09 Jul 2013 1:22:25
Could your smartphone save your life?
Choirs 'synchronise heartbeats'
09 Jul 2013 1:08:26
Choir singers not only harmonise their voices they also synchronise their heartbeats, a study suggests.
'Smelly urine' bladder cancer test
09 Jul 2013 0:22:07
UK scientists have made a device that can "smell" bladder cancer in urine samples.
Despicable flea? Dubious benefits of bloodsucking pests
09 Jul 2013 0:12:42
A mountaineering organisation is highlighting the good things about midges and ticks to raise awareness about the risks they pose.
VIDEO: Doing the Macarena for science
08 Jul 2013 3:04:04
Copying a simple movement such as the Macarena can help scientists understand how our brains learn more complex movements.
Le Tour conquers economic mountains
08 Jul 2013 3:01:01
The financial benefit of having the Tour de France come to town
08 Jul 2013 3:00:53
How Andy Murray will cash in on that Wimbledon win