The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.
Are you affected?
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
Councils should show where they are spending the money they raise on parking fees as motorists see higher charges, says the RAC.
Two women - one a Palestinian living in Gaza, the other an Israeli from near Jerusalem - describe how the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants is affecting their lives.
Your pictures and stories
Can you help?
Explore the BBC
Welcome to the Penguin Post Office, where people and gentoo penguins live side by side