MTR will run one of the UK's biggest franchises, along with majority stakeholder First Group.
The billionaire says UK business success lies beyond Europe because "that's the fast-growing bit".
Engineers have completed track repairs between Westbury and Castle Cary and the line has reopened.
Nicolas Bartlett drank alcohol and touched the teenage girl during the school camping trip.
The council aims for "good or better" school ratings after Ofsted said pupils were being "failed".
Spill happened after oil got in through surface water drain in river which runs through Swindon.
The world's heaviest flying bird was hunted to extinction in the country, with the last bustard shot in 1832.
Conor Thomas scores a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Swindon Town end Millwall's 16-match unbeaten run in League One.
Chris Ashton scores twice as champions Saracens run in eight tries to hammer Bath at Allianz Park.
Detained Alexei Navalny appears in court but says it should be Dmitry Medvedev who is summoned.
US-backed Syrian forces mark a significant step as they advance on the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
Two girls travelling on a pass for employees' guests were barred from a flight for wearing leggings.
Many more are thought to be injured but rescue efforts are being hampered by bad weather.
Australian leaders plead for people to stay safe as Cyclone Debbie intensifies off Queensland.
Eighteen are accused of offences carried out by a far-right gang known as the White Wolves Klan.
Jared Kushner is expected to lead a new White House unit aimed at reforming the US bureaucracy.
The two technicians are suspected of tampering with the escalator after the incident.
Ms Park is accused of allowing her close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from big firms.
The case has shocked Singapore, with some saying online that the jail sentences are too lenient.
Campaigners say the rescued dogs would otherwise have ended up being consumed by humans.
Major oil producers consider a six-month extension to production cuts in a fresh bid to boost prices.
Mortar shells sparked a major fire in the Nabi Yunus market in east Mosul.
Five hundred people have come from Turkey to Chios, Greece, in the past two weeks alone.
Dozens of people are injured when an escalator at a Hong Kong shopping centre malfunctions.
Thousands of people take to the street of Moscow, calling for the resignation of the prime minister over corruption allegations.
Iraqi forces are continuing their offensive to drive Islamic State fighters out of western Mosul as concern grows over civilian deaths.
Fans gather to honour Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a public memorial service in Los Angeles.
Mobile phone footage shows Nancy Pelosi jumping for joy at President Trump's Obamacare setback.
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.
The mayor of Medellin says the rapper should not have laid flowers at the grave of Pablo Escobar.
Environment minister challenged by a conservationist angry at new water quality policy.
Couples who divorce after staying at the hotel chain will be reimbursed for their stay.
Officials warn a historic site may have to close because visitors keep removing its crystals.
A row over leggings being worn on flights is just the tip of the iceberg in yoga-pant controversies.
The couple who lost each other after India's partition only to reunite as refugees queuing for food.
Photographs of the young girls banned from attending school
Wajiha Arooj wins a 17-year legal battle over reputational damage she says had a huge effect on her life.
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.
Two years on from the start of the Saudi-led offensive, the BBC's Mai Noman returns to her home country.
Isabelina was just five when she was taken from her family - she didn't see them for another 30 years.
Major global landmarks go dark to draw attention to climate change.
Spare a thought for those who are given troublesome names. In Zambia, Chris Haslam came across some very surprising choices.
A look at how the parents of mass killers cope after the incidents.
After a magistrate tells a transgender woman to "dress like a man", activists fight the law behind it.
Virtual reality tours of WW1 battlefields offer students a different type of history lesson.
The government is to respond to fears a police risk assessment form has been used in a "racist" way to target grime artists, the BBC understands.
Drone footage shows the extent of the destruction after a suspected gas explosion on Merseyside. Two people were seriously injured and 32 others hurt.
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd says social media apps like WhatsApp, which encrypts users messages, cannot be a hiding place for terrorists.
The government's anti-extremism programme Prevent should be paused, Baroness Warsi says.
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says Douglas Carswell, who has quit the party, was "facing difficult questions".
Boxer James DeGale and his mum Diane reveal how many times he calls a day, whether she still washes his sheets and if James has ever given her flowers for Mother's Day.
A girl with cerebral palsy who once modelled for a clothes retailer has seen her condition improve.
Television stars on claims that there is too much violence against women in dramas.
The clocks go forward for British Summer Time on Sunday, but one Oxford college is lagging behind.
The display features more than 2,000 ticking clocks and takes up an entire room at the estate.
UKIP's Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP and says he will not trigger a by-election.
James Corden’s Red Nose Day Carpool karaoke, Ed Sheeran and the Love Actually cast help Comic Relief raise more than £71m so far.
Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.
One of Wales' most wanted criminals was caught in Amsterdam after he walked in front of BBC TV cameras, it is revealed.
Harlow was built after World War Two to ease overcrowding in London.
Khalid Masood, 52, was born in Kent and named Adrian Elms at birth. He'd served time in three prisons.
Tyson, a one-eyed dog, has become the "longest-stay dog" at an RSPCA centre near Aylesbury.
A charity is hoping to help sufferers in south Wales by launching the first self-help group of its kind in the area.
Conservative MP for Shipley says going on Twitter was "probably one of the worst things I ever did".
Banned driver Tony Berrill, 24, ran red lights and performed dangerous overtaking moves.
Student accommodation in Glasgow is being built using shipping containers stacked seven storeys high
Volunteers at a heritage railway are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first locomotive to travel on the restored line.
The boyfriend of Romanian Andreea Cristea, who fell into the Thames in a terror attack, was going to propose.
Red Nose Day Actually, which airs at 19:00 GMT, shows what happened to the characters since 2003.
A mature stag has learnt how to use its antlers to lift bird feeders off garden trees.
Schools across Suffolk mark Red Nose Day, with events ranging from a Mexican wave, to a drumming session with Harry McFly.
Footage obtained by the Sun shows Theresa May being hurried to safety during Wednesday's attack.
As Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50, Katya Adler speaks to Jean-Claude Juncker about Brexit.
The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones gets a beer poured for him by a robotic barman - but how long does it take?
The redevelopment of the pier includes shops, a restaurant and a bowling alley.
Tony Davis was the first person to reach PC Keith Palmer, who lost his life in the London attack.
Matthew Price reports from Westminster Bridge on the deadly sequence of events.
Thousands attend a vigil in central London to remember the victims of Wednesday's attack.
Witnesses describe how attack near the Houses of Parliament unfolded.
A trailer for the Love Actually sequel, with Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln holding flash cards, debuts.
People living in and visiting London share the same optimistic message in the aftermath of the attack.
The Archbishop of Westminster tells the BBC that the Westminster attack could never be justified.
Met Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley gave update on the investigation early this morning.
Conservative MP James Cleverly, who knew PC Keith Palmer, pays an emotional tribute in the Commons.
Brendan Cox, the widower of murdered MP Jo Cox, called for togetherness after the Westminster attack.
A woman describes the "scary" moment police raided a Birmingham flat in an operation linked to the London attack.
Martin Pearce broadcasted live on Facebook during the immediate aftermath of the attack.
Journalist Quentin Letts has described seeing a man in black who appeared to strike a policeman.
Radoslow Sikorski was crossing Westminster Bridge when he heard a crash.
The prime minister has condemned the terror attack on Westminster as "sick and depraved".
Sadiq Khan praised emergency services' swift response, after a terror attack in Westminster.
Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the officer was a "husband and father".
Steve Voake was on Westminster Bridge when a car mowed down pedestrians.
Metropolitan Police Commander BJ Harrington gives details of what the police know so far.