London Mayor Boris Johnson adds his voice to suggestions the Communications Data Bill could be revived after the murder of a soldier in a London street.
The rainbow flag will fly from the Cabinet Office during gay Pride week to show the government's commitment to same sex marriage.
Research into deaths on motorway hard shoulders suggests more than 800 people a year have been killed or injured in such incidents since 2000.
A plane with smoke billowing from one of its engines makes an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport.
Sally Bercow's tweet about Lord McAlpine was libellous, the High Court rules.
The government defends security services against criticism they missed signs which might have helped prevent the murder of a soldier in London.
The cross-examination of a man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones and covering it up in a "web of lies" continues into a third day.
The start of the second Test between England and New Zealand is delayed by persistent rain at Headingley.
Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
Three people are rescued after part of a US road bridge on the main route between Seattle and Vancouver collapsed into a river in Washington state.
Former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca, who is 26th in this year's race, tests positive for EPO.
Russia says the Syrian government has agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference set to be held in Geneva in June.
A mutant strain of cockroach that can outsmart the sugar traps used to kill them has evolved, scientists in the US have found.
A prayer service for Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier killed by two assailants in south-east London on Wednesday, is held in Middleton.
More than 80% of nursery and primary school teachers in Scotland have warned of high workloads as a result of the new curriculum, a union claims.
In an age when "extremely violent and sadistic imagery is two clicks away", school sex education is struggling to keep pace, suggests a study.
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts from January 2014, but a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.
Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia is cancelled because of heavy snow as the race continues to be hit by unseasonal weather.
A 16-year-old girl who died after suffering breathing difficulties in Warrington had an ecstasy-like drug in her system, police say.