Salman Rushdie: Author in surgery after being stabbed on stage

The author, 75, has suffered years of Islamist death threats since writing The Satanic Verses.

Train strikes: Passengers warned of more disruption as drivers walk out

Some rail operators will run no services at all, as 6,500 train drivers walk out in a dispute over pay.

UK Heatwave: Official drought declared across large parts of England

More people could face hosepipe bans, with five companies already announcing restrictions on water use.

Plymouth shooting: Community marks 12 months since tragedy

On 12 August 2021, five people were killed and two were injured in the shooting in Keyham.

Cardiff drag queen's story event greeted by rival protests

The children's story-telling tour ends in Cardiff with police outside the city's main library.

Rejected Consett incinerator would only create nine jobs, inquiry hears

Developer Project Genesis is appealing against a decision to refuse planning permission.

Women's Ballon d'Or: England's Millie Bright, Beth Mead and Lucy Bronze nominated for 2022 prize

England Euro 2022 winners Millie Bright, Beth Mead and Lucy Bronze are nominated for the women's Ballon d'Or but Lionel Messi, the seven-time men's winner, misses out.

Bournemouth daughter turns detective to find dad's stolen car

Becky Harrington flooded social media with posts about the stolen car and found it three days later.

Co-op joins rivals in dropping disposable barbecues

Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco are among retailers who have also stopped sales due to the heatwave.

Thousands more NHS beds to be created in England this winter

Health service chiefs have promised some 7,000 extra beds in England to tackle increased demands.

Man in court accused of murder and attacks around Skye

Finlay MacDonald, 39, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court following the incidents on Wednesday.

Energy bills: Current support is not enough, says Boris Johnson

The outgoing PM says he is making sure money is in place for his successor to offer more help.

Extreme heat 'making us sick', say homeless in Bristol

Charity workers in Bristol are handing out water, advice and sun protection to those in need.

Why are large parts of England now in drought?

An official drought has been declared in parts of southern, central and eastern England, what happens now?

Is there a hosepipe ban in my area?

A hosepipe ban is being introduced for some areas, but what about the rest of the UK?

'Every day it doesn't rain, the pressure mounts'

The heatwave will make conditions on England's farms worse as experts warn of smaller harvests.

What are the heat exhaustion and heatstroke symptoms?

Know the signs and what to do if someone is unwell in hot weather.

UK heatwave: Londoner caught filling paddling pool in Pimlico park

The inflatable was spotted in St George's Square in Pimlico amid soaring temperatures.

UK heatwave: Carrot lollies keep animals cool in Warwickshire

More shade, extra fans and ice blocks are also being used at Hatton Country World near Warwick.

Heatwave: How to keep your home cool

With temperatures rising, how can you stop your home overheating?

Who is Salman Rushdie? The writer who emerged from hiding

Rushdie suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses in 1988.

Eurovision 2023: Seven UK cities make shortlist to host song contest

Six contenders to stage the 2023 song contest are in England with one in Scotland.

How to protect your skin in the heat

Dermatologist Adeline Kikam on coping with conditions that can develop in rising temperatures.

How hot is it where you are?

Compare the temperature in your area to other locations in the UK and around the world.

Why decisions on more cost of living action will have to wait

Boris Johnson says more help will be needed, but his government has said big decisions will be up to the new PM.

Bridgerton: How musical by TikTok stars became so controversial

An unofficial Bridgerton musical cancels a planned London show after Netflix intervenes.

Afghanistan: How many people has the UK resettled?

It's been a year since the Taliban took control in Afghanistan.

In pictures: Stunning Sturgeon Moon lights up skies

Photographers around the globe capture the final supermoon of the year.

Melanoma: 'Doctors said my cancerous mole was fungus'

By the time BBC journalist Sarah Lee was able to get doctors to listen, her cancer had spread.

UK wildfires: Firefighters on tackling flames moving faster than you can run

Wildfires are uniquely challenging for fire crews and they are becoming much more frequent.

Tory leadership election: Meet the overseas voters picking the next PM

Conservatives who are not UK citizens explain why they’re voting in the party’s leadership ballot.

Is indyref2 showdown Nicola Sturgeon's last stand?

The first minister's future is again the subject of speculation, despite her plans for a referendum.

Ibiza: The birth of the 'party island'

In June 1973, the nightclub Pacha opened in Ibiza and it changed the island forever.

'I got told off for playing football'

Sue Foulkes says she was in trouble for playing the sport, which was banned in the UK for women.

Heat: How different sectors are coping

A farmer, flower grower and animal rescue centre worker speak about the challenges of the conditions.

Rare dust devil spotted in northeast England

Video filmed by emergency services shows the weather phenomenon in a field.

‘I was a dentist before Ukraine war, I want to help others’

A Ukrainian refugee family who are dentists are highlighting barriers preventing them from practising.

Martin Lewis: Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss must set out energy bill plans

The consumer journalist says rising prices are a crisis on a scale with the Covid pandemic.

The Papers: Stabbing of Sir Salman, and drought 'will shrink crops'

The attack on author Salman Rushdie in New York and fears that a lack of water will harm UK harvests lead the papers.

UK heatwave: London officially declared in drought

The announcement comes as temperatures are set to reach up to 37C this weekend in the capital.

2022 World Cup: Will Wales fan zones make a comeback?

Fan zones seem to be on the subs' bench in Wales ahead of the World Cup. One fan wants a comeback.

PM agrees to UK-wide talks on cost of living crisis

Nicola Sturgeon had called on Boris Johnson to hold an emergency meeting with the devolved nations.

Damien Heagney: Police confirm human remains are those of missing man

The 47-year-old was last seen on New Year's Eve and a Cappagh reservoir search has finished.

Louis Thorold: Driver cleared by reason of insanity over Waterbeach pram death

Shelagh Robertson, 75, is cleared after a baby boy is killed when his pram is hit on the pavement.