VIDEO: Banks should end 'useless' activities
08 Aug 2013 2:07:24
The governor of the Bank of England has called for a cultural change in financial institutions and an end to activities he deemed, "socially useless".
VIDEO: Cow triplets born at 700,000-1 odds
08 Aug 2013 0:41:48
Triplet calves are born to a cow on a Wirral farm at odds of 700,000 to one.
Will Nairobi fire hit Kenya's economy?
08 Aug 2013 9:39:00
Will airport fire damage Kenya's key tourism and flower sectors?
Instant, accurate and TV-friendly
08 Aug 2013 9:22:06
Goal-line technology shakes up the beautiful game
VIDEO: Dreamliner fly-past for Rolls-Royce
08 Aug 2013 8:36:21
British Airways organises a Dreamliner fly-past for the 11,000 staff at Derby's Rolls-Royce site.
Malaria vaccine shows early promise
08 Aug 2013 8:34:36
A malaria vaccine has shown promising results in early stage clinical trials, a study suggests.
VIDEO: Co-op to stop selling Nuts magazine
08 Aug 2013 8:34:07
The Co-operative supermarket has confirmed it will no longer sell men's magazine Nuts from early September.
VIDEO: Artist's hopes for barn owl survival
08 Aug 2013 6:52:06
A wildlife artist from North Yorkshire tells the BBC how he helps barn owls after their numbers dropped in recent harsh winters.
'Fossil' protein clue to early life
08 Aug 2013 6:19:21
Reconstructions of the genetic code of an ancient protein provides clues to the origins of life.
Bloodhound Diary: Taking stock
08 Aug 2013 6:14:16
Project takes stock after schedule slips
VIDEO: Can this store turn Tesco around?
08 Aug 2013 6:05:49
The big out-of-town hypermarket was, until recently, the place were shoppers would go to buy everything under one roof.
SFO loses BAE investigation papers
08 Aug 2013 5:41:39
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) says it has lost thousands of documents relating to a 2006 investigation into BAE Systems.
TED: Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head - Eleanor Longden (2013)
08 Aug 2013 5:00:37
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
AUDIO: 'You're turning away free money'
08 Aug 2013 4:55:24
The former head of the Pensions Advisory Service warns young people that opting out of pensions is "turning away free money."
Greek jobless rate at record high
08 Aug 2013 4:55:04
The unemployment rate in Greece rose to another record high in May, hitting 27.6%, according to the country's statistics body.
Still no internet in 17% of UK homes
08 Aug 2013 4:42:36
Almost a fifth of UK homes are still not online, new figures show, but mobile browsing continues to grow quickly.
Pope Francis tightens bank controls
08 Aug 2013 4:41:43
The Pope steps up the fight against corruption at the Vatican by strengthening supervision of financial transactions at its internal bank.
Buy-to-let lending 'tops £5bn'
08 Aug 2013 4:38:36
Buy-to-let lending in the UK has hit its highest level for nearly five years, lenders say, reaching £5.1bn in the second quarter of the year.
Sponsors desert ask.fm over bullying
08 Aug 2013 4:25:27
Charities and companies distance themselves from website ask.fm after the death of a 14-year-old who was bullied online.
Oceanic role in UK upland downpours
08 Aug 2013 3:57:25
A climate system, known as the North Atlantic Oscillation, has a direct effect on rainfall and river flow level in UK uplands, a study shows.
VIDEO: 'I was sacked for being pregnant'
08 Aug 2013 3:23:55
More than a quarter of mothers in the UK feel discriminated against at work, a survey suggests. One woman tells the BBC her story - and the CBI reacts to the study.
AUDIO: 'Returns not worth risk' savers told
08 Aug 2013 3:17:00
Low interest rates could push savers to take "unnecessary risks" chasing better returns, a financial expert has warned.
VIDEO: Npower boss: We need to raise game
08 Aug 2013 3:10:46
NPower's boss has announced a reduction in the number of tariffs available and defended the energy company's profits as being "not very much"
VIDEO: 'Better than destroying value'
08 Aug 2013 2:55:06
Mining giant Rio Tinto says it has given up trying to sell its aluminium business and has reported an 18% fall in underlying half-year profits. Macquarie Group expert Jeff Largey said it was better than "selling it for a distressed price".
Broadband switching 'to be easier'
08 Aug 2013 2:44:56
A new bank-style switching service that should make it easier for some people to change phone and broadband providers is to be introduced in the UK.