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GCSE reforms face full test as more exams swap to new grading system
Former education secretary Michael Gove's reforms to GCSEs get their first full test this summer, two years after sweeping changes were implemented.
Microplastics that can be absorbed into the body found in UK tap water
The World Health Organisation has called for urgent research on the risks of microplastic to human health after confirming that tiny fragments are found in drinking water.
Libby Squire: Man, 25, arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull student
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering student Libby Squire, whose body was found in the Humber.
Tax on top earners could boost UK budget by billions - Oxfam
Taxing the UK's top 1% of earners could raise billions of pounds each year and reduce the country's inequality, according to a study conducted by the charity Oxfam.
Workplace perks: How companies are keeping their employees happy
From free travel money to 14 weeks of paid paternity leave, companies in the UK are offering some extreme perks to attract and retain staff.
UK in danger of missing its own climate change targets say MPs
The UK will miss its climate change target unless it takes urgent action, according to a committee of MPs.
Lucas Dobson: Body found in Kent river confirmed as missing six-year-old boy
A body found in a river in Kent has been confirmed as that of six-year-old Lucas Dobson, who fell in during a fishing trip on Saturday.
HS2 rail link could be terminated as review announced
The future of HS2 has been thrown into doubt after it was revealed that an independent review will consider whether and how the £55bn project should continue.
UK Bank Holiday weather: Record temperatures may be ahead
The UK could be set to enjoy record-breaking August bank holiday temperatures of 33C (91.4F) after a wet and windy month, the Met Office has said.
Carrie Symonds: Trip to US for Boris Johnson's girlfriend obstructed 'over Somaliland visit'
Visa issues have thrown a US trip for Boris Johnson's girlfriend Carrie Symonds into disarray, reportedly due to her travel history.