"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."
—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer
- Long-serving Boston mayor dies Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:03 GMT
- Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
- Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:06 GMT
- Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
- Labour 'to replace Lords with senate' Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:53 GMT
- Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
- Firefighters strike over pensions Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:17:20 GMT
- Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
- Warmest UK Halloween on record Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:28:19 GMT
- This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
- Day in pictures: 30 October Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 30 October
- Day in pictures: 29 October Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 29 October
- Day in pictures: 28 October Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 28 October
- Bolshoi behind bars Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:44:58 GMT
- Costumes on show at a former prison
- Day in pictures: 27 October Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:55 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 27 October
- Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
- Top news images from 18-24 October
- Day in pictures: 23 October Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 23 October
- Your pictures: Steps Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
- Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
- The channel that's spiced up French TV Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
- The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
- Quiz of the week's news Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT
- What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?