Do we as a society invest enough in our children's development during their early years?
About 2,000 motorists were fined in the first week since the cameras were switched back on in Preston.
A north Lancashire farm has diversified into providing a watering hole
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Preston North End and Sheffield United.
The judge fears the child's mother could not protect the toddler from her "dangerous" father.
A copy of the Bard's First Folio is on display in a new museum at a public school.
Danny Graham's first-half goal is enough for Blackburn to beat Crewe and secure an FA Cup third-round tie against Hull.
Fleetwood will host Leicester City in the FA Cup third round after beating Hereford in a replay at Edgar Street.
Burnley midfielder Jack Cork reveals why he and his team-mates steer clear of social media.
Lancashire and England batsman Liam Livingstone extends his contract with the Division One club to 2021.
Burnley go fourth in the Premier League as Ashley Barnes' late winner gives them victory over determined Stoke at Turf Moor.
Will Grigg scores two late goals as Wigan book an FA Cup third-round trip to Premier League side Bournemouth by beating AFC Fylde.
Former world champion Laura Massaro loses to Welsh 16th seed Tesni Evans in the last 16 of this year's event.
Theresa May welcomes "important step" and calls for "rapid progress" on transition discussions.
A landmark inquiry calls for the Catholic Church to allow voluntary celibacy for its priests.
Chief of the defence staff Sir Stuart Peach warns disruption to undersea cables could be "catastrophic".
Fresh violence erupts between Palestinians and Israeli troops over the US shift on Jerusalem.
He reportedly suffered fractures and eye damage after being kicked by Chinese security guards.
Mr Trump praises the FBI after previously calling the agency "disgraceful" and "in tatters".
The Japan court ruling comes after a woman used a frozen embryo without the father's knowledge.
A shopping area at Schiphol airport was evacuated as shots were heard.
Alexei Ulyukayev - guilty of seeking a $2m bribe for an oil deal - will go to a tough prison.
Amasa Firdaus was refused entry in Nigeria after insisting on wearing a headscarf under her wig.
The Spanish football association (RFEF) says Fifa has warned that its forthcoming election must be free from government interference.
James Alex Fields Jr is accused of killing a woman near a white supremacist rally in Virginia.
If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China.
"We believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty," President Trump says.
The Australian actor performed the trick for the "6,000th" time and described how he'd be spending Christmas.
Jacob Zuma has faced some controversies during his time as ANC leader.
A live nativity scene led to a police chase when one participant managed to break out twice in a day.
The Solomon Islands want to grow their economy, and they see tourism as a key.
Defeated Republican Roy Moore refuses to concede Alabama race and warns a cultural battle 'rages on'.
The incident occurred in Madhya Pradesh state, which is known for its strict anti-conversion laws.
A man is convicted of inciting ethnic hatred after trampling on the Mongol ruler's portrait.
Ukraine to broadcast news to Crimean Tatars under Russian annexation.
Gambia denies reports that it will grant land for a Russian 'Romanov Empire' project.
New traffic laws to cope with fancy dress go-kart tours in Tokyo.
It looks like 2018 will be as tough for talks as 2017, writes Kevin Connolly.
A journalist looks for the truth of his father's role in one of the largest clandestine missions in US history.
As the UK's top military officer raises fears, what would happen if Russia cut undersea cables?
Berlin is offering asylum seekers thousands of euros to retrace their steps - but is it ethical?
China's 1977 college entrance exams brought in a generation that would change the country forever.
A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week.
The internet of things poses new threats to our security, so how should we be fighting back?
Network Rail has released video of inebriated people falling on to rail tracks.
As one of the last examples of a unique lift closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?
Doctors say that when Maisie was run over a cycle helmet saved her life.
The sister of missing man Christian Velten says she had to think of him as dead to get on with her life.
The Christmas song recorded by singers at risk of serious infection if they meet face-to-face.
We spent a night with the Glasgow street pastors, as some people were merry on their Christmas night out.
A look through the BBC archives at the less wonderful side of Christmas.
The former firefighter struggles to walk after being knocked off his motorbike.
Handlers deal with more than one million items of luggage a year at East Midlands Airport.
Trevor Hill, 92, found an abandoned baby in a box in London's Oxford Street in 1943.
Survivors of the tower fire which claimed 71 lives attend a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral.
This MP voted against his own party's line over Brexit. But he doesn't think he's a rebel.
Paul believed the photos of his late mother had been destroyed in the Grenfell Tower blaze.
The number of successful prosecutions brought by councils against fly-tippers has fallen to a record low.
The man was stuck in his car in a flooded road in Essex.
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.
The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.
Take a tour of the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
In his first ever UK broadcast interview, the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove said terrorism did not present a "systemic threat" to the nation.
The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs.
Dominic Grieve proposed the amendment that led to Theresa May's first Brexit Commons defeat on Wednesday.
BBC News takes a peek behind the doors of the new US embassy.
The London Fire Brigade's chaplain said around 300 firefighters had sought counselling.
How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
William and Harry joined cast and crew of The Last Jedi at London's Royal Albert Hall.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali visits his hometown in Sparkhill, Birmingham to reflect on his younger days and how street cricket helped him tackle his confidence.
The marine flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.
Six months on from the fire that claimed 71 lives, we look at safety in similar buildings.
It is estimated there are as many as 100,000 sex workers across the UK, and about 20% of them are male. "Tyler" - not his real name - says he was raped.
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
Jo Collings, Bellfield's former partner, says "whatever he wanted to do, he did".
The Royal Mail is not producing a stamp to mark Brexit, despite issuing one for the UK joining the EEC in 1973.
Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.
The dress, which is encrusted with diamante jewels, is expected to be sold overseas.
Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin's career stretched from 1970s children's programmes to reality TV.
Young women tell the BBC about their experiences of sexual harassment in our biggest ever survey.
The Reverend Mike Long describes the community response to the fire back then and now, six months on.
Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?
Heavy snow fell in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk on Sunday.
The igloo took about eight hours to build on Sunday.
Opening up about male infertility.
The Brexit secretary says if the UK fails to get a trade deal with the EU, it won't pay its divorce bill.
Bradley Wiggins - briefly distracted by what he thought was a false-start call - finishes 21st at the British Indoor Rowing Championships.
Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.
An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.
Santacon London 2017 attracted hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas.
Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.
A meerkat, a raccoon, two turtles and an otter try to predict the results of next year's tournament.
After Donald Trump officially recognised the city as Israel's capital, UK Muslims tell us why that matters.
The Lego models have been created at an exhibition in Norwich.
Snow has fallen across many parts of the UK, bringing power cuts, school closures and some travel disruption.
Claire's sons Jack, 12, and Paul, 9, were murdered in a fire set by her abusive ex-husband.
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.
Wolverhampton prankster rescued by firefighters "doesn't care" what people think.
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
Citizen Khan actor and comedian Abdullah Afzal explains why he's starring in the Great Muslim Panto.
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
With the opening of a new exhibition devoted to her works, BBC Rewind looks back at the life of the poet and writer.
A predictive text app has added Cornish to its list of languages.
Sarah, 12, on life since she and her family became homeless in Peterborough.
The Border Force warns shoppers to be on the look-out for counterfeit products.
One council in Nottinghamshire gave BBC News an in-depth look at how it grits its roads.
Former soldier Nick Dunn has landed back in the UK for an emotional reunion with his family, after being held for more than four years in India.
The Queen described "HMS Queen Elizabeth" as the best of British technology and innovation