A new visualisation shows just how many flights take place in the UK and Europe every day - enough to go 998 times around the earth.
A day out at the beach didn't end quite as expected for a family who had to be rescued when their car got stuck in soft sand in Somerset.
Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans exploited his position to sexually assault seven young men, a court has been told.
The City regulator said struggling borrowers should be treated "with sensitivity" by payday firms and said that it expects that around one quarter of lenders will decide they cannot meet its higher consumer protection standards and leave the market when it takes over next month.
"There will be no place in an FCA-regulated consumer credit market for payday lenders that only care about making a fast buck," said Martin Wheatley, Financial Conduct Authority chief executive.
The FCA will examine the culture of each payday firm and it will want to see how they communicate, how they propose to help people regain control of their debt, and how sympathetic they are to each borrower's situation.
It is expected to work with lenders to find ways for them to share more up-to-date information about borrowers, to prevent them from handing out loans which turn out to be unaffordable.
- March 12 1984 - National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) chief Arthur Scargill unites various strikes into nationwide industrial action, without a ballot.
- June 18 - The battle of Orgreave - 5,000 riot police took on 5,000 protestors, who pelted officers with bricks and stones.
- September - Thousands of miners and police clash once more at Malty Colliery near Rotherham. Protestors have been out of work for six months and the lack of income was starting to take its toll.
- November - A growing number of miners decide to return to work as Christmas looms. Violence on the picket lines becomes more widespread.
- March 3 1985 - Delegates at an NUM conference decide 98 to 91 to end the strike.
Calls for a public inquiry into one of the most bitter industrial disputes in living memory are being stepped up as communities remember the miners' strike.
It has been 30 years since coal miners, lead by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) chief Arthur Scargill, walked out of pits in Yorkshire, Kent, Scotland and the North East before voting in a union wide ballot.
The strike started when the Thatcher-led Government announced the closure of 20 pits and the loss of 20,000 jobs.
Labour MP Ian Lavery has tabled an early day motion in Parliament, which “regrets" any wrongful arrests or convictions during the dispute of men "who have never received justice”.
The recent revelation in Government papers released by the National Archives that Margaret Thatcher secretly considered calling out the troops at the height of the strike has heightened the belief that a full-blown inquiry should be held.
The way payday firms treat struggling customers will come under scrutiny by the City regulator, which has announced a new inquiry to see how sympathetic lenders are when borrowers have trouble paying back their debts.
The Financial Conduct Authority, which takes over supervision of the consumer credit market, including payday firms, from April 1, wants to see whether payday firms and other high-cost short-term lenders are putting too much focus on profits rather than consumers' interests.
It is treating the investigation as "a priority" because three-fifths of complaints to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) are about how debts are collected, and more than a third of payday loans are repaid late or not at all - equating to around 3.5 million loans each year.
The FCA said its new rules should reduce the numbers, but it also wants to see struggling borrowers helped by discussions on the different options open to them rather than "piling on more pressure" by simply calling the debt collectors.
Rapper Professor Green, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, will appear in court later this month after being charged today with drink-driving following an incident in November last year.
– A Metropolitan Police spokesman
Stephen Manderson, aged 30, of Tyrwhitt Road, has this evening been charged with drink-driving following an incident on November 3 in Tyrwhitt Road.
He will appear on bail at Bromley Magistrates' Court on March 20.
Rapper Professor Green has been charged with drink-driving following an incident on the road where he lives in London.
The 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and later rearrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice in November.
It came after police attended reports that a man had been robbed in Tyrwhitt Road, Lewisham, south-east London, at around 2.40am on November 3.
When officers arrived at the scene they discovered a Mercedes had been in a crash with a van and arrested the I Need You Tonight rapper on suspicion of drink-driving. There were no reports of any injuries.
Green, who is married to Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, was bailed to appear today at a south-east London police station and subsequently charged with drink-driving.
The Crown Prosecution Service decided not to pursue allegations that he had perverted the course of justice.
After a chilly start to the day with early frost, misty low cloud and patches of fog in places cheering up with brighter skies.
More sunshine for the south compared to Tuesday. The north will have another stunning day.
Mild out of the cool coastal breeze - a warm feel for the east of Scotland and southeast of England.
Nobody at the News of the World told the editor they thought Milly Dowler was alive and working in a factory in the Midlands while she was on holiday, Rebekah Brooks told the hacking trial.
Pressed by the judge Mr Justice Saunders if she would expect to be told if they had found Milly while she was on holiday, Brooks replied:
"I think if it had been believed back at Wapping that they were sure beyond all reasonable doubt that they had found Milly Dowler working in a factory in... Telford, wherever... that they would have told me, I'm sure. The fact is nobody told me."
On her 12th day in the witness box at the Old Bailey, she was questioned by prosecutor Andrew Edis QC about her contact with co-defendant Coulson when she was away.
A group of scientists has launched a project to fully analyse the effect of the recent devastating winter storms on coastlines and communities. Britain has had the wettest winter since national records began in 1910, with "energetic" storms that saw gusts of up to 108mph.
Lasting for 12 months, the 50,000 study has been launched to examine the direct impact of the weather in south west England. It is hoped the project, carried out by scientists from Plymouth University, will help develop adaptation strategies to protect from future storms.
Professor Gerd Masselink, principal investigator at the university's Rapid Coastal Response Unit said: "The coastal impact of this sequence of extreme Atlantic storms has been very significant.
"At several locations, prominent coastal landforms - such as bridges, stacks and arches - have disappeared, suggesting that at least some of the coastal changes will be permanent. However, many changes will turn out to be, in fact, reversible - such is the nature of a dynamic coastline."