bbcnewsTens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela. The service is being held in front of a vociferous crowd in the FNB stadium in Johannesburg. This lady was in the same stadium for an event to mark the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990. For live coverage of the #NelsonMandela memorial go to bbc.com/news and search for “Mandela memorial”. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-2529791346min
bbcnewsFar away from any light pollution, the night sky above Northumberland in the North of England offers star gazers a spectacular view, and now it has become the largest protected Dark Sky Park in Europe. Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park have been granted dark sky status by The International Dark Skies Association. The BBC’s Danny Savage has been to investigate for himself. For more go to bbc.com/news and search for “dark skies Northumberland”.22h
bbcnewsIn her first broadcast interview, the daughter of Nelson Mandela, Makaziwe, said her father spent his "last moment" surrounded by his family. To hear more of this interview go to bbc.com/news and search for “Mandela daughter.” www.bbc.com/Mandela #Mandela#Madiba1d
bbcnewsNelson Mandela's health had deteriorated in recent years and the world had been preparing for his death long before this week's announcement finally came.The New Yorker magazine commissioned African-American artist Kadir Nelson to paint a portrait of the South African prisoner-turned-president for its next edition. Nelson, who has written and illustrated children's books on the lives of Mandela as well as Martin Luther King Jr, chose to depict him as a young man on trial."He was clearly a leader," Kadir said. "I wanted to make a simple and bold statement about Mandela and his life as a freedom fighter." For the full video go to bbc.com/news and search for “Kadir Nelson Mandela”. www.bbc.com/Mandela #Mandela#RIPMandela#Madiba1d
bbcnewsStartling images of St George and the Dragon and the seven deadly sins have been discovered in a small Welsh church. The wall paintings, dating from the 15th century, and hidden under limewash for hundreds of years, are being called the best of their kind in Britain. For more go to bbc.com/news and search for "St George".4d
bbcnewsCrowds paid tribute, dancing and singing in front of Mr Mandela's former home in Soweto throughout the night. Flags flew at half mast after President Jacob Zuma announced his death in a late night national TV address. For more on the life and death of Nelson Mandela go to bbc.com/Mandela #RIPNelsonMandela#Madiba4d
bbcnewsSouth Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95. Mr Mandela spent 27 years in jail before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994. For more on his life and legacy go to bbc.com/Mandela #RIPNelsonMandela#Madiba4d
bbcnewsTime lapse footage taken from cameras on the BBC Scotland roof in Glasgow show the #UKstorm coming in over the Clyde. For more on the severe weather battering large parts of the UK and northern Europe, go to bbc.com/news and search for "storm".5d
bbcnewsA lorry driver has died after his vehicle was blown on top of two cars in West Lothian by high winds which have swept across Scotland. Transport Scotland has told people to avoid travelling on the roads and Network Rail has shut down all train services.The rest of the UK is braced as the storm, with 100mph winds, moves south. 2,500 Essex homes have been evacuated as England's east coast prepares for the worst tidal surge in 30 years. Earlier, the BBC’s Laura Bicker, reported live from Ayrshire in the midst of the storm. For more go to bbc.com/news and search for “Scotland storm” or follow live here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25227714#scotstorm5d
bbcnewsAbout 10% of the population, or some 460,000 people, have fled their homes in the Central African Republic since rebels seized power in March. The BBC's Andrew Harding has been hearing many tales of hardship there, including that of a boy left orphaned and now living in a church compound. You can read more about this story by going to bbc.com/news and searching for "Central African Republic".6d
bbcnewsMillions of people have taken to social media to pay their respects to the US actor Paul Walker. But others - including marketing whizz Master Wendell - are using his story to sell goods and services online. Are they cashing in on Paul Walker's death or simply advertising on a different platform? #BBCtrending investigates.
For more on this story go to bbc.com/news and search for "Paul Walker".6d
bbcnewsMeet Simon Mott, the first Big Issue seller to take credit cards.
He used his ingenuity to work out a secure way to offer customers the choice to pay with plastic.
The Big Issue Foundation says it will now roll out his solution to other vendors.
For more on this story, go to bbc.com and search for "Big Issue".6d
bbcnewsBritish Football fans as young as eight are being used to smuggle flares and smoke bombs into Premier League matches, according to new research. A survey found that a third of supporters have been directly affected by pyrotechnics at a stadium and that eight in 10 are concerned for their safety. The Premier League is now starting a campaign to stop it happening at all matches. Dave Lewis, head of security at Everton FC, explains why the club is cracking down on people who throw flares. For more go to bbc.com/news and search for “football flares”.1w
bbcnewsThe newly-crowned world memory champion has undertaken an unusual test of his skills - memorising the end credits of Newsnight in seven minutes. Jonas Von Essen triumphed in the championships in Croydon, successfully completing a series of tasks including memorising playing cards and historic dates. But could he perform under the steely gaze of BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman? For more go to http://www.youtube.com/newsnight1w
bbcnewsRescuers have removed a police helicopter which crashed into a busy Glasgow pub, killing at least nine people. The wreckage of the aircraft was winched from The Clutha, where it came down on Friday night. David Goodhew, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, described the operation. For more on this go to bbc.com/news and search for “Clutha helicopter”.1w