Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
The soldier killed on a London street is named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, as two more people are held.
Former QPR boss Mark Hughes emerges as a leading contender to replace Tony Pulis as Stoke City manager.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, visiting London's City district, says he sees "signs of tangible improvements" in the UK economy.
Some 300,000 people have fled fighting in Sudan's Darfur region in the first five months of 2013, the UN's top aid official Valerie Amos warns.
Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in his home town of Ogidi in Anambra state.
Wolfsburg beat Lyon to win the Women's Champions League and end the French side's 118-game unbeaten run.
Luke Donald makes an awful start to his defence of the PGA Championship title, while Rory McIlroy also struggles.
Family doctors are not prepared to shore up an emergency healthcare system left unsafe by "political meddling", a GP has warned.
Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns the US may scale back monetary stimulus efforts but the Dow Jones closes flat.
European Tour chief George O'Grady apologises for using the phrase "coloured athletes" while defending Sergio Garcia.
A man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones in a sexually motivated attack tells a court he is not a paedophile.
A mother of eight is found guilty of fraudulently receiving more than £350,000 in benefits and tax credits.
US President Barack Obama is heckled over his failure to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by a member of the audience during a national security speech.
A necklace reportedly worth 1.9m euros (£1.6m) is stolen during the Cannes film festival, the second such theft to hit this year's event.
A man accused of murdering April Jones has told a court he felt sick with "fright and fear" after he said he accidentally knocked her over in his car.
European aid agencies in North Korea say US financial sanctions are severely restricting their attempts to improve agriculture and nutrition there.
Five men are arrested after a child tells of being sexually assaulted at a children's nursery in Worcestershire.
The driver whose tweet about an accident with a cyclist has landed her in trouble has admitted that her Twitter post had been stupid.
A woman who took to Twitter to say she had knocked a cyclist off his bike tells the BBC it was the "biggest mistake of my life".
As Syria's main opposition coalition begins three days of key talks, its leader puts forward a transition plan for the country.