Malaysia missing plane search widens
Authorities searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane widen their search, with the west coast of Malaysia now "the focus" of the hunt.Kerry declines Putin Ukraine meeting
A meeting with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine will not happen until Moscow engages with US proposals on the crisis, the US secretary of state says.Children's diets 'far too salty'
Children in the UK are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, research suggests.Carney faces MPs over fixing probe
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to be quizzed by MPs over claims some of the bank's officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.End widespread postal vote, says MP
Postal voting is marred by "real fraud" and should be drastically scaled back, a Conservative MP says, but ministers insist it will not be scrapped.Rise in parents fined for absences
A BBC study suggests there has been a big rise in the number of parents fined for taking their children out of school for holidaysMPs debate hospital closure power
MPs are set to debate a controversial measure which would give the Health Secretary the power to impose the closure of local hospital services.'Wide variations' in abuse referrals
There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show.Colorado reaps $2m in marijuana tax
The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalized marijuana businesses.UK joins 'super-microscope' project
The UK government is to allocate up to £185m on three international science projects.New Zealand to vote on flag change
New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces.Four woodlands created to mark WW1
Four new woodlands are set to be created across the UK as part of a Woodland Trust project to commemorate the centenary of World War One.Cheryl Cole confirms X Factor return
Pop star Cheryl Cole confirms she is to rejoin ITV's The X Factor, along with the show's creator Simon Cowell, for a 12th series.Elephants recognise human voices
Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study.MP sex claims and X Factor exclusive - front pages
Some papers lead on the claims made in court about former Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans, while the Sun says Cheryl Cole is returning to ITV's X Factor.Injured Root out of World Twenty20
Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb in the last one-day international against West Indies.Murray digs deep to beat Vesely
Andy Murray survives a scare to beat Czech youngster Jiri Vesely in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.Lancaster hints at unchanged England
England coach Stuart Lancaster is likely to name an unchanged team for the decisive Six Nations meeting with Italy on Saturday.Hurricane Fly heads Cheltenham field
Jump racing's showpiece Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday with more than 230,000 people expected to attend the four-day meeting.We had counselling - Gallagher & Evans
Visually impaired Winter Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans needed counselling to stay on track for gold.Floods 'give UK jobs market boost'
The UK's winter floods have given the jobs market an 'unexpected boost', says recruitment firm Manpower.VIDEO: 'We are worse off as economy recovers'
As the British Chambers of Commerce predicts a growth in the economy this summer, the BBC's George Alagiah reports from West Lothian, Scotland, on the differing fortunes of the local community.RAF jet to monitor Ukraine border
A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft will fly missions to Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence says.VIDEO: MP: More of us should go to the dogs
Young people need to be encouraged to keep greyhound racing going, says a Labour MP who owns seven dogs.'Shortage of senior nurses in NHS'
The NHS has lost nearly 4,000 senior nursing posts since 2010, putting patient care at risk, warns the Royal College of Nursing.VIDEO: Could robots help children with autism?
A robotic companion is helping children with autism learn and develop communication skills.Nation split by 'read and read-nots'
England is a nation divided into readers and watchers, a report on adult literacy says.AUDIO: School 'banned' my anorexic daughter
An anorexic teenager was prevented from returning to school because staff feared other girls would copy her, her mother claims.Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.Transatlantic great white 'pregnant'
The first great white shark seen to cross the Atlantic may be pregnant, the head of the expedition tracking it says.AUDIO: Moss used as a 'biological solar panel'
Dr Paolo Bombelli, a biochemist at the University of Cambridge, discusses how moss was used to power a radio.George Saunders wins Folio prize
American writer George Saunders is named the first winner of the Folio Prize for his "darkly playful" short stories, Tenth of December.VIDEO: Dance theatre explores immigration
Border Tales, written by Luca Silvestrini, uses dance theatre to explore the issues of immigration.Small Data: Issues with marge
The government takes the big step of decriminalising the sale of unfortified margarine.The painting that shocked a suffragette
A century ago a painting in the National Gallery was slashed by a suffragette who objected to the way men stood around gawping at it.Fracking camp in eviction appeal
Fracking protesters ordered to move from a camp near a drilling site in Salford are seeking a right to appeal against an eviction hours before they must leave.Man dies in speedboat accident
A man dies and two others are feared to be missing after a speedboat overturned off the Suffolk coast.Naval base workers in pay strike
A mass walkout of workers at the Faslane and Coulport naval bases on the Clyde is expected later in a dispute over pay.Child-killer mother found dead
An American woman who killed her three children in Edinburgh is found dead in a secure hospital in Nottinghamshire.Man is injured in city gun attack
A man in his 20s has been shot in both legs in an attack at a house in Londonderry.Soldier held over barracks murder
A soldier is arrested on suspicion of murder after a corporal is found dead at an army barracks in Shropshire.MP 'abused young men in Parliament'
The former deputy speaker of the House of Commons sexually abused young men in Parliament and at the Conservative Party conference, a court hears.Junior rugby coach beat up linesman
A rugby coach who attacked a linesman during an under-14 match is sent on an anger management course.Pistorius sick as post-mortem read
Oscar Pistorius is physically sick during his murder trial as he hears evidence from a post-mortem examination on his girlfriend's body.South Sudan hit by anti-UN protest
More than 1,000 people have protested in South Sudan's capital, Juba, accusing the UN of arming rebels - a charge it denies.'Withdraw' major stem cell findings
A Japanese scientist behind a seemingly groundbreaking stem cell study says the findings should be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.Man 'used drone to smuggle drugs'
A man is arrested and charged for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison using a drone, Australian police say.Bayern boss admits massive tax fraud
Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).Spain says rubber bullet use wrong
Police should not have fired rubber bullets at migrants during an incident in which 15 people drowned, Spain's interior minister admits.El Salvador vote recount under way
Electoral authorities in El Salvador order a recount of all votes in the unexpectedly close presidential election as both candidates claim victory.'Long-dead Mexico drug lord killed'
Officials in Michoacan, Mexico say that they have shot dead drug lord Nazario Moreno - The Craziest One - who was reported killed in 2010.Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran
Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.US Army sex crimes case in doubt
A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general.US court ends 'boobies' bracelet ban
The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal which sought to ban students in Pennsylvania from wearing controversial breast cancer awareness bracelets.Day in pictures: 10 March 2014
24 hours of news photos: 10 MarchIn pictures: Cornish Bards
A photographic student's portraits of Cornish BardsIn pictures: Photographing Africa
Harry Hook's photos of tribes in AfricaBorn a refugee: Syrian children of the camp
Syrian children of the campWeek in pictures: 1-7 March 2014
Some of the best news photos this weekDay in pictures: 7 March 2014
24 hours of news photos: 7 MarchIn pictures: Venezuela remembers Chavez
First anniversary of President Chavez's deathYour pictures: Nature
Readers' photos on the theme of natureVIDEO: House of Commons
David Cameron says there is still an opportunity for Russia to resolve the Crimea crisis.VIDEO: Tensions high in Crimean capital
Tensions remain high in the Crimean capital as Russia cements its control in the region ahead of Sunday's referendum to join Russia.VIDEO: Sol Campbell: Football abuse 'sick'
Former England international Sol Campbell says abuse he got from fans in his playing days was "sick".VIDEO: Domestic violence postcode failure
There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show.VIDEO: Tributes to Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis
Stars of the theatre share memories of the Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis who died on Saturday at the age of 82.VIDEO: Malaysia: 'Families want answers'
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been widened amid growing frustration among relatives of those missing.VIDEO: Footballers give French lessons
Two Newcastle United footballers go back to school to give pupils lessons in French.VIDEO: Cardinal says trafficking 'hidden'
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, says he is hoping a major conference in Rome next month will lift the lid on the ''hidden'' problem of human trafficking.VIDEO: Pupil punished over wrong shoes
Schools must consider the financial situation of families after a teenage pupil is punished for wearing the wrong shoes, an AM says.Do massive dams ever make sense?
Why do massive dam projects so often go wrong?Are there really 21 million slaves worldwide?
Are there really 21 million slaves worldwide?Cheltenham Festival on track for the future
Cheltenham Festival tracks bright futureFukushima: Is fear of radiation the real killer?
Why loss and anxiety pose more risk than radiation'Ghost' voters and the perils of postal ballots
Election fraud and questions over the future of postal ballotsHow astrology helps Indian business
Why astrology is still big business in IndiaVIDEO: The model who dreams in code
Meet the New York model who dreams in codeHelping feed the world with big data
How big data could help feed the worldVIDEO: What's it like to study circus?
What's it like to study at the National Centre for Circus Arts?Who judges the Bank of England?
Is the Bank of England sufficiently held to account?Questions over Labour jobs plan
Is Labour's jobs guarantee scheme too good to be true?