Voters across the UK are going to the polls in a series of national and local elections as well as a referendum to decide the way MPs are elected.
A man accused of killing Jo Yeates, whose body was found near Bristol on Christmas Day, admits her manslaughter but denies murder.
A Syrian rights group accuses President Assad’s regime of carrying out “ten days of massacres” against protesters in the southern city of Deraa.
The deaths of two prisoners at Belfast’s Hydebank Young Offenders Centre are to be the subject of three separate investigations.
UK interest rates are kept on hold again at the record low of 0.5% by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.
Foreign Secretary William Hague says the world is determined to intensify military pressure on Libya’s Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Workers enter a reactor building at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time since the 11 March quake, to install ventilation equipment.
Lloyds bank has set aside £3.2bn to pay compensation to customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance.
US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at Ground Zero in New York, telling firefighters America will “never forget” the 9/11 attacks.
A terrorist suspect was forced into a praying position and asked “where is your God now?” during arrest at his south London home, a court hears.