In this week's Meet the Author the BBC's Nick Higham meets Susan Greenfield, a baroness and one of Britain's most recognisable scientists.
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.
A six-year-old girl who is believed to have choked while on holiday with her family in Gwynedd is named.
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says.
South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country.
Andy Murray will play Robin Haase in the US open first round and could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
What happens when Britons fighting in Syria return home?
Eileen Naughton, the new managing director of Google in the UK, tells the BBC's Kamal Ahmed at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival how YouTube has responded to extremist content.
Rory McIlroy is eight off the clubhouse lead after hitting a first-round 74 at the opening PGA Tour play-offs event.
What makes Bedford the most generous town in UK?
The mother of a toddler has appeared in court with her partner charged with murdering the two-year-old boy in Fife.
The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.
A pensioner who drove his car into a street market injuring 10 people just before Christmas is banned from driving.
The BBC obtains recordings by Gulnara Karimova - the daughter of Uzbekistan's president - in which she claims she needs urgent medical help.
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Tapestry claims a shock victory in the Yorkshire Oaks ahead of previously unbeaten Taghrooda.