Business plans 'must show value' - The government's schemes for boosting England's regional economies have "not yet demonstrated" they can deliver value for money, a report by the UK spending watchdog says. [BBC Politics]
Sporting icons pay tribute to Mandela - Muhammad Ali, Pele and Tiger Woods lead tributes to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95. [BBC Sports]
Germany raises growth forecasts - Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014. [BBC Business]
Vitamin D's disease role queried - Scientists have cast doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against diseases like cancers and diabetes. [BBC Health]
World dementia cases 'set to treble' - The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis. [BBC Health]
Car tax disc scrapped after 93 years - The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system. [BBC Business]
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A&E: The straw that broke the camel's back - Is ageing population the straw that broke the camel's back? [BBC Health]
Brazil's economy shrinks by 0.5% - Brazil's economy falls into contraction in the third quarter, with output shrinking by more than analysts had forecast, according to official state figures. [BBC Business]
'Fewer commuters' cycling to work - One-in-five cyclists in London say they have stopped cycling to work after a recent spate of deaths, a poll for BBC London finds. [BBC Health]
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Arrest made in stolen medals case - A 31-year-old is arrested by police investigating the theft of Olympic bronze medals from rower Alex Partridge and hockey player Hannah Macleod. [Rowing]
Townsend moves on from Games hurt - England midfielder Susannah Townsend reveals how university work is helping her overcome missing selection for London 2012. [Hockey]
Stockdale targeting Rio Olympics - Showjumper Tim Stockdale is setting his sights on competing at the Rio Olympic Games of 2016 at the age of 52. [Equestrian]
Tweddle honoured by university - Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is given an honorary fellowship from the university where she studied. [Gymnastics]
Wales' Jenkins admits Lions woe - Prop Gethin Jenkins wins his 100th Wales cap against Argentina but missing a Test series win with the 2013 Lions still rankles. [Rugby Union]
Djokovic & Berdych win in Davis Cup - Wins for Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych leave the Davis Cup final between Serbia and the Czech Republic level at 1-1. [Tennis]
Anthony inspires Knicks in London - Carmelo Anthony inspired New York Knicks to a comfortable 102-87 win over Detroit Pistons at a sold-out O2 Arena. [Basketball]
Wright angered by Lennon dive claim - St Johnstone's Tommy Wright hits back at Neil Lennon for accusing Steven McLean of diving during Celtic's 2-1 win. [Football]
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