VIDEO: M&S launches new clothing range
15 May 2013 7:49:11
Marks and Spencer has unveiled a new clothing collection and strategy that it hopes will reverse falling sales.
VIDEO: Havers ripped off by lettings agent
15 May 2013 7:35:12
Actor Nigel Havers has revealed how he was cheated out of money by a lettings agency when he rented a property in Manchester during his time in the television soap Coronation Street.
VIDEO: Gap may join Bangladesh safety deal
15 May 2013 7:17:01
The giant retailer Gap has said it is ready to join other clothes retailers in signing-up to an agreement to raise safety levels in factories in Bangladesh.
Neutrinos spark 'new astronomy era'
15 May 2013 7:10:23
Researchers spot particles called neutrinos coming from outside our Solar System for the first time, a find that could spark a new era in astronomy.
Ancient water found in Canadian mine
15 May 2013 7:02:46
Scientists say 1.5-billion-year-old water drilled from rock in a North American mine is the most ancient yet found on Earth.
French farms feeling the pinch
15 May 2013 6:53:32
French agriculture starts to feel effects of deteriorating economy
Milestone in medical human 'cloning'
15 May 2013 6:00:20
Human cloning is used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.
VIDEO: World Cup warning for Sao Paulo
15 May 2013 5:41:53
Sao Paulo may lose the right to stage any World Cup matches next year because of delays in building work, football's governing body Fifa has warned.
Church: Barclays 'let down society'
15 May 2013 5:25:45
The Church of England has criticised the conduct of Barclays in its annual report, after a year dogged by scandal and resignations at the bank.
Rich-poor divide 'picking up speed'
15 May 2013 5:05:15
The gap between rich and poor widened more in the three years to 2010 than in the previous 12 years, according to the OECD.
TED: Liu Bolin: The invisible man - Liu Bolin (2013)
15 May 2013 4:44:26
Can a person disappear in plain sight? That’s the question Liu Bolin‘s remarkable work seems to ask. The Beijing-based artist is sometimes called “The Invisible Man” because in nearly all his art, Bolin is front and center — and completely unseen. He aims to draw attention to social and political issues by dissolving into the background.
AUDIO: 'Girl power' on the building sites
15 May 2013 4:38:33
Alison Nimmo CBE worked in the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012 and she told Woman's Hour why she found her role there of "gender champion" so rewarding.
Black widow spider found in Aberdeen
15 May 2013 4:18:20
A black widow spider is found in Aberdeen in a shipment from America.
DNA reveals origin of Minoan culture
15 May 2013 4:13:17
Europe's first advanced civilisation had a local origin and was not imported from outside the continent, according to a new study.
'Mystery' condition hits sugar crops
15 May 2013 4:02:10
Sugar beet farmers are counting the cost of a "mystery" condition resulting in more than 50% of some crops failing.
Tigers 'lacking variety' in mates
15 May 2013 3:49:15
India's tigers face extinction due to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners, say Cardiff University researchers.
UK company withdraws death row drug
15 May 2013 3:45:51
A UK-based firm says it has stopped selling a drug to Arkansas because the US state had planned to use it to execute prisoners on death row.
PM's concern over oil price 'fixing'
15 May 2013 2:54:00
David Cameron is "deeply" concerned by claims of price fixing by major oil firms, as the energy secretary promises tough sanctions if they are true.
VIDEO: Concern over oil price 'fixing'
15 May 2013 2:49:29
Energy Secretary Ed Davey says the government is deeply concerned by claims of price fixing by major oil firms.
Viewpoint: The desecration of bodies in war
15 May 2013 2:46:37
Why do people mutilate bodies in war?
VIDEO: Benefits helped me start a business
15 May 2013 2:26:43
UK unemployment has risen to 2.52 million, according to the Office for National Statistics. BBC Breakfast's Stephanie McGovern examines the shifts in the UK jobs market
VIDEO: Positive signs in UK jobless figure
15 May 2013 1:47:38
Employment minister Mark Hoban said there were some 'positive signs' in the latest unemployment figures.
China joins Arctic 'coldrush club'
15 May 2013 1:00:36
Several countries gain permanent observer status on the Arctic Council but there is dissent over the EU.
Four colossal Sun flares in 48 hours
15 May 2013 0:45:42
The Sun has unleashed the most powerful eruption - a solar flare - of 2013 so far.
Phone scam targets the unemployed
15 May 2013 0:32:37
Unemployed people are being tricked into calling expensive premium rate numbers while applying for non-existent jobs.