Bonmarche fashion chain to float
18 Oct 2013 7:43:51
Women's fashion chain Bonmarche, which sells to the over-50s age group, plans to list its shares on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
VIDEO: The high price of rural fuel
18 Oct 2013 6:40:55
A fuel discount scheme in rural parts of Scotland could be extended to 10 further towns in England and Scotland.
Salmond urges Grangemouth resolution
18 Oct 2013 5:35:39
The first minister calls on both sides involved in the dispute at the Grangemouth oil refinery and petrochemical plant to return to normal production.
VIDEO: What does baby laughter mean for life?
18 Oct 2013 5:32:10
Two of the cutest things that babies do are laugh and sleep but that laughter could actually have a serious side.
Nepal mountain expansion bid stalls
18 Oct 2013 3:19:59
Nepal's bid to win international recognition for five 8,000m-plus mountain peaks has failed, the BBC has learnt.
Monkeys 'take turns in conversation'
18 Oct 2013 3:17:57
Marmosets engage in what appears to be "polite conversation", taking it in turns to vocalise, according to researchers.
China's economic growth speeds up
18 Oct 2013 2:38:12
China's economic growth picks up pace in the July-to-September period - the first rise in three quarters.
When an operating theatre becomes a lab
18 Oct 2013 2:27:05
Why research is key to better surgery
The drugs derived from deadly poisons
18 Oct 2013 1:55:45
The drugs derived from deadly poisons
VIDEO: Google profits boost share price
18 Oct 2013 1:47:45
Google's shares jump to an all-time high boosted by stronger than expected earnings in the July-to-September quarter.
Toyota to recall 885,000 vehicles
18 Oct 2013 0:42:54
Toyota is recalling 885,000 vehicles to fix a problem that could result in a water leak from the air condition unit.
Dozens held in Canada shale protest
17 Oct 2013 3:28:12
A shot is fired, petrol bombs are tossed and police cars torched as at least 40 people are arrested at a shale gas protest in New Brunswick province.
Taiwan's older students
17 Oct 2013 3:17:58
Can the elderly save Taiwan's universities?
Why tech women need a makeover
17 Oct 2013 3:15:29
How to attract girls to the tech industry
Brazilian oil workers on strike
17 Oct 2013 3:07:38
Union leaders say 90% of Brazil's state oil company are on strike against planned auctions for rights to explore the huge offshore Libra oilfield.
Rwanda targets knowledge economy
17 Oct 2013 3:06:22
Rwanda targets knowledge economy with tech revolution
Bid for fuel discount in rural towns
17 Oct 2013 3:05:22
A fuel discount that applies to the Scottish islands and the Isles of Scilly could be extended to remote and rural parts of the UK mainland if a government application to the European Commission is successful.
Private rents 'hit record high'
17 Oct 2013 3:00:00
The cost of renting a home privately across England and Wales has reached a record high of £757 a month, according to a survey.
How big retailers learned to love fashion
17 Oct 2013 2:40:50
How big retailers learnt the tricks of high fashion
WH Smith website back online
17 Oct 2013 1:37:12
WH Smith's website is back online following an earlier suspension over abuse and rape themed e-books found on its site.
Google earnings beat expectations
17 Oct 2013 0:55:11
Recovering from a surprising miss last quarter, Google reports a profit of $2.97bn (£1.84bn) during the July -September period, beating expectations.
VIDEO: Tory Burch's billion-dollar shoe empire
17 Oct 2013 0:52:54
American fashion designer Tory Burch talks to the BBC's Katty Kay about what it takes to build a billion-dollar fashion empire.
VIDEO: China growth: Slow but deliberate?
17 Oct 2013 0:49:12
BBC chief business correspondent Linda Yueh looks at how China is seeking to rebalance its economy.
Amazonia 'ruled' by 227 tree species
17 Oct 2013 9:48:51
Despite being home to about 16,000 tree species, just 227 "hyperdominant" species account for half of Amazonia's total trees, a study suggests.
Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins
17 Oct 2013 8:23:15
The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins of a hard day's thinking, US researchers have demonstrated.