An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.
Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, official figures suggest.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to use the UK's transport networks on Friday as schools break up and people start to get away for Christmas.
A 17-year-old is arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
The Conservatives suspend two of Theresa May's advisers from a list of 2015 general election candidates amid a row over campaigning.
A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
An 18-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast.
Brutal police budget cuts are stretching policing to dangerous levels, the Gwent police and crime commissioner warns.
Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.
Ex-Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane's doorstep chat with Tom Cleverley was civilised, says Paul Lambert.
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.
Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.
The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.