Education watchdog Ofsted says the problem of pupil underachievement has shifted from inner cities to schools in suburbs, coastal towns and rural areas.
Chancellor George Osborne raises possibility of splitting Ulster Bank into 'good and bad banks'
England's NHS regulator is to review a decision not to name those behind a possible "cover-up" after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital.
The Prudential Regulation Authority says the UK's top banks and building societies need to fill a £27.1bn hole in their balance sheets.
Wimbledon pressure, fantasy football and dunking custard creams - Andy Murray answers readers' questions
Adding silver to antibiotics boosts their ability to fight infection, research suggests.
Welsh councils are warned they will have to slash services or raise council tax above 5% if they face budget cuts like their English counterparts.
James Gandolfini, the US actor best known for his role as a therapy-seeking mob boss in The Sopranos, dies at the age of 51.
Pupils in half of Wales' secondary schools and 40% of primaries have weak numeracy skills with many struggling with basic sums, inspectors find.
A senior police officer has said there is no reason to believe the forthcoming marching season will create difficulties.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC.
Singapore and Indonesia schedule an emergency meeting after haze in Singapore soars to hazardous levels, breaking all previous records.
Brazilian authorities promise to reverse public transport fare rises that sparked unrest, but nationwide protests continue unabated.
Bad weather is hampering rescue operations in the flood-hit Indian state of Uttarakhand, where nearly 150 people have died.
Papers ponder health watchdog 'cover-up'
China has held its first classroom lecture from its orbiting space station as part of efforts to appeal to young people.
The funeral of a teenager who was killed when a hen party's minibus crashed will take place later.
Brussels says passengers going through the Channel Tunnel are paying over the odds, because Eurotunnel is overcharging the train companies for using the track.
A charity is advising people to cover their webcams when they are not in use because hackers could be using them to spy on you.
Author Mitchell Zuckoff tells the BBC about the remarkable series of rescue attempts after US planes crashed on a glacier in Greenland during WWII - and how some of the crew survived an Arctic winter on the ice.