Carillion raises its offer for Balfour Beatty in a further bid to push through a merger of the two UK construction companies.
The former Northern Ireland environment minister, Ulster Unionist Sam Foster, has died at the age of 82.
Wales and Racing Metro lock Luke Charteris will be out for six to eight weeks because of a broken foot.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage visits a Thai constituent to personally apologise after one of the party's South East MEPs described her as a "ting tong from somewhere".
Bulgaria suspends work on the Russia-led South Stream project, a pipeline stretching across the Black Sea to southern and central Europe.
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant calls for an inquiry into the way Speaker John Bercow chaired the panel to appoint Parliament's top official.
Stromsgodset midfielder Martin Odegaard, 15, is called up to Norway's squad ahead of United Arab Emirates friendly.
Scotland's Sam Kinghorn speaks after winning Great Britain's first gold medal at the IPC Athletics European Championship in Swansea, in the T53 400m.
EU sanctions prompt Russia to turn to Swiss cheese makers
Geraint Jones is to leave Kent after the club decide not to offer the former England wicketkeeper a new contact.
An independent Scotland would have to apply to Nato as a new state, secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.
John Collins thinks Maribor are similar to Legia Warsaw, who defeated Celtic in the last Champions League round.
London's 2012 Olympic velodrome will host the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in December.
England's World Cup winning captain and vice-captain believe a professional women's game is a necessary next step.
BBC Northern Ireland secures a new four-season deal to provide live coverage of Ulster's matches in the Guinness Pro12.
Sixteen year-old Max Verstappen says the speed of F1 suits him as he prepares to become the youngest driver in the sport's history.
Guernsey's Miles Munro wins a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the Olympic Youth Games in Nanjing.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Southampton manager Ronald Koeman's comments about defender Ron Vlaar are disrespectful.