Peter Worthington has had an amazing life. And his obituary, which he wrote himself, certainly has an arresting opening line.
Former Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres pays tribute to his friend, The Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who has died aged 74 after a long battle with cancer.
A think tank report argues that 18% of public spending on schools could be cut without damaging standards.
At least 91 people, including 20 children, are feared dead as a huge tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening whole districts.
Three former top executives from car maker Saab Automobile have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of accounting fraud charges.
The latest data on EU bathing water quality is released, showing that 93% of more than 22,000 sampled locations meet the minimum standards.
Guatemala's top court throws out the genocide conviction of ex-leader Efrain Rios, whose trial will now be restarted from the middle of proceedings.
A&E units are on a cliff edge, say NHS leaders as MPs start an inquiry into the state of emergency care.
Ian Bell is fit for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley as England name an unchanged 12-man squad.
Big UK net firms have begun blocking access to two movie streaming sites accused of flouting copyright laws.
Ghana's fast growing economy is experiencing a building boom - the BBC's George Alagiah takes a tour of a new luxury apartment in Accra.
Royal Mail's annual profits more than double, helped by strong growth in parcel deliveries as more people shop online.
An Essex hospital is criticised by a health watchdog for "missing opportunities" to save the life of a woman with disabilities.
Are university courses worth the money students have to spend?
The High Court in London is judging whether a pregnant woman with bipolar disorder has the mental capacity to request an abortion.
Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the 1960s rock band The Doors, dies aged 74 in Germany after a long battle with cancer.
The science behind the lie detector test has been disputed since its creation 90 years ago, so is there any reliable way to tell if someone is lying?
After a technical hitch inserted yodelling into Radio 4's Broadcasting House, Kevin Connolly set about finding the singer.
The ice skating TV series is to be axed after one further series.
The organisers of the World Police and Fire Games confirm the number of athletes who have signed up to take part so far is almost 50% below the 10,000 target.
Gordon Strachan calls up Leigh Griffiths and Tony Watt to the Scotland squad for next month's match against Croatia.