"There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters."
—Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer
- BBC trials high-frame-rate TV Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:02 GMT
- The BBC is experimenting with new ways to deliver TV coverage of live events, with a series of trials at the Commonwealth Games.
- Character actress Dora Bryan dies Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:48:10 GMT
- Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.
- Adele wins damages over photos of son Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:12:45 GMT
- Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments".
- EU sets 30% energy savings target Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:52:08 GMT
- Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission.
- Bats 'fly by polarised light' Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:43:17 GMT
- Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.
- Glaxo profits fall hits shares Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:03 GMT
- GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
- Three person IVF plans 'progress' Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:35:39 GMT
- A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
- Majka wins stage as Nibali extends lead Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:42:34 GMT
- Poland's Rafal Majka clinches his second Tour de France stage win as Vincenzo Nibali moves further ahead on stage 17.
- Barca sign £15.8m defender Mathieu Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:06 GMT
- Barcelona sign 30-year-old Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year deal for a fee of £15.8m.
- The 90-year-old sex guru Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:07:45 GMT
- Never mind the Kama Sutra, here is Dr Mahinder Watsa, India's foremost champion of sex education and an agony uncle with a cult following.
- The children left behind in hot cars Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:23:36 GMT
- Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often?
- Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:45:03 GMT
- Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.
- Rival to challenge Indonesia result Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:03 GMT
- The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.
- Bulgarian prime minister resigns Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:58:08 GMT
- The embattled Socialist prime minister of Bulgaria resigns after only a year in office to allow for an early election on 5 October.
- Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:44 GMT
- A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.