Clacton-on-Sea's MP Douglas Carswell resigned from the Conservative party to join UKIP, triggering a by-election nine months before the next general election.
Who is this former Tory backbencher and what does he stand for?
Russia has "backed, trained, armed, financed" separatist rebels throughout their campaign, Barack Obama has said.
The American President said he was looking at further sanctions against Russia for their alleged involvement with rebels fighting around the city of Donetsk.
The warning came as pro-Russian rebels seized the coastal town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine and are planning to move up the coast towards Mariupol.
Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in hospital after she received emergency medial care, her daughter has said.
Melissa Rivers made the announcement in a statement and thanked "everyone for their overwhelming love and support" for her mother.
The 81-year-old was in a "critical condition" after she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York when she stopped breathing during a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy.
A snap-shot of Britain's young people who are not in employment, education or training, suggests 18% of them are resigned to never having a full-time job in their lifetime.
The research by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, a charity which helps young people get into work, estimates 7% of NEETs expect to be signing on for the next 10-20 years.
It seems it's not just children feeling anxious about the start of the school term - mums and dads are too.
Psychologist Emma Kenny speaks to us about the problems which materialise at the school gates, and how best to avoid them!
Get Emma's top tips for avoiding school gate hate in the video below.
What happens if you don't like your child's new teacher, or you are worried about them being bullied. Just what are their rights?
We offer advice on how to get the best for your child at school.
A baby boy has saved his sister's life by giving her his bone marrow.
Two-year-old Seren-Rose Davis was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder last December. She was unable to speak and her condition left her with brain damage and learning difficulties.
Her parents, Elouise and Simon, were told that if Seren-Rose was left untreated, she would be unlikely to live to adulthood.
Neither of them were suitable donors, but son Jacob, did have the bone marrow match.
Embattled Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour party but refused to step down from his role as South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner after a damning report exposed decades of child abuse in Rotherham.
Wright, who was Rotherham's head of children services between 2005-10, apologised for what had happened but maintained he had no plans to step down.
The heads of child protection, social services and the police have all been heavily criticised after it emerged at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited by gangs of men between 1997 and 2013.