Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
Four of eight Turkish nationals captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan have been freed, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
A record 114,000 tickets for the BBC Proms 2013 sell since booking opened on 11 May, a 17% rise on 2012.
A first edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is among a treasure trove of books being auctioned in Edinburgh this week.
Heavy machinery was brought in to help demolish a silo in Australia after a controlled explosion failed to bring the building down.
The MP for Mid Ulster says anyone passing by a house where a pipe bomb partially exploded on Saturday could have been seriously injured.
Bradley Wiggins remains in fourth place, behind leader Vicenzo Nibali, after a difficult stage nine of the Giro d'Italia.
Sir Alex Ferguson is given a guard of honour as he walks onto the pitch ahead of his final game in charge at Old Trafford.
Bristol's mayor George Ferguson defends swearing at a member of the public who secretly filmed him.
Small firms are to get cash incentives to release staff for service in the military reserves, says defence secretary Philip Hammond.
Voters defy militant threats to go to the polls
A Welsh Conservative MP will vote for an amendment criticising the Queen's Speech for not including any bill paving the way to an EU referendum.
Senior nurses have issued what they say is an unprecedented warning about staffing levels on hospital wards in England.
School funding that helps England's most disadvantaged school pupils should be protected from cuts, the education secretary says.
Manchester City are poised to sack manager Roberto Mancini and replace him with Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini.
Troy Deeney scores Watford's winner in a stunning finish to their Championship play-off semi-final against Leicester.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso sends his home crowd into raptures by beating Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen to win the Spanish GP.
Plans for the £200m expansion of film company Pinewood Studios are to go before councillors this week.
The contribution made by a Pembrokeshire port towards defeating the U-boat menace in World War II is honoured.
Oil giant BP withdraws some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
Labour is launching its own campaign to keep Scotland in the UK which it says offers a "different view" of Scotland's future.