UK inflation rate falls to 2.4%
Today » 8:54:19
The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, says the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.
VIDEO: Private jets flying high in downturn
Today » 8:40:01
Luxury air travel in private jets continues despite struggles in the global economy
VIDEO: 'First crane egg in 400 years'
Today » 8:18:40
The first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.
Vodafone sales hit by European slump
Today » 7:27:14
Vodafone's full-year sales slip for the first time in eight years as tough economic conditions in Europe take their toll on customers.
Ant abilities could aid robot design
Today » 6:49:23
A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.
G4S chief Nick Buckles steps down
Today » 6:37:57
Nick Buckles, the chief executive of global security group G4S, is to step down from his position at the end of May.
Marks and Spencer sees profits fall
Today » 6:21:50
Marks and Spencer reports a big fall in annual profits, as troubles in its clothing division continue.
Flightless penguin puzzle 'solved'
Today » 5:25:54
The underwater prowess of the penguin may have cost the bird its ability to fly, scientists believe.
Irish potato famine mystery solved
Today » 3:05:28
Scientists have used plant samples collected in the 19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
Back-to-work scheme failing, say MPs
Today » 2:14:09
A scheme to help the unemployed find work appears to be failing the most disadvantaged jobseekers, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say.
Bahrain digs unveil one of oldest civilisations
Today » 1:43:07
Digs shed light on one of world's oldest civilisations
VIDEO: Asia gets into stamp collecting
Today » 0:02:48
The UK-based experts in stamp collecting, Stanley Gibbons, recently opened its first office in Singapore to take advantage of growing interest in the hobby in Asia.
VIDEO: Singapore's passion for fashion
Today » 3:53:02
Singapore is becoming an attractive destination for Europe's luxury fashion brands - designer Carolina Herrera is hoping to cash in on its interest in high fashion.
VIDEO: Combating Dubai's raw sewage woes
Today » 3:39:08
The fast pace of development in Dubai has meant that infrastructure has often failed to keep up - but the problem of tackling sewage has been improved by processing firms adopting new technology
Tech finds profit in poo in Dubai
Today » 3:38:21
Finding profit in poo in the Middle East
Foreign comedians stand up for the UK
Today » 3:34:00
Why foreign comedians love the British comedy business
New Xbox readies for video games war
Today » 3:28:53
Will Microsoft's new games machine win the next console war?
Vaccine developed for farm disease
Today » 3:08:26
A vaccine to protect sheep and cattle from a livestock virus spread by midges has been approved by government vets.
Calculate your inflation rate
Today » 3:03:15
The BBC's new inflation calculator works out your own household's rate
Inflation secrets of the TV families
Today » 3:01:36
Inflation secrets of the TV families
Apple 'among largest tax avoiders'
Today » 2:49:26
Apple is accused of being "among America's largest tax avoiders" by a Senate committee, who says the company avoided paying billions of dollars in US taxes.
VIDEO: Yahoo to buy Tumblr for £700m
Today » 2:06:58
Tumblr, the blogging site set up by a 20 year old only six years ago, has been bought by the internet giant Yahoo for more than £700 million.
Luxury labels' designs on South East Asia
Today » 1:25:28
Luxury labels target Singapore's best dressed
Tumblr 'will boost Yahoo revenue'
Today » 0:21:50
Yahoo says its $1.1bn (£723m) purchase of blogging platform Tumblr will boost its revenue as soon as 2014.
VIDEO: Ant engineering seen in slow motion
Today » 9:58:40
Detailed slow-motion footage showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.