BBC World Service Group Director Fran Unsworth has been appointed as the corporation's new Director of News and Current Affairs, replacing James Harding in the New Year.
Emma Barnett and Nick Ferrari are making their Newsnight presenting debuts on BBC television this week.
Saturday morning panel show will broadcast from Glasgow, Liverpool, Lincoln, London, Newcastle, Belfast and Hull.
Entries from the BBC's local radio stations for Leicester and Somerset join 5 live to compete against talkSPORT.
BBC Radio 4 Extra is now the UK's biggest digital-only radio station after adding more than half a million weekly listeners in the last 12 months.
BBC Radio 5 live says the number of requests to listen to its online stream was three times higher than usual last Friday morning as the result of the election became clear.
A pilot edition of a visualised version of Kermode and Mayo's film slot from BBC Radio 5 live has been made by independent production company Somethin' Else.
5 live presenter Rachel Burden and BBC Breakfast's Louise Minchin are teaming up for a special one-off programme from Salford on Monday.
Plans include a maximum of 10 hours per week of new magazine programmes.
5 live reporter Nick Garnett and BBC Yorkshire boss Helen Thomas will discuss the future of news at event in Leeds next week.
BBC Radio has signed up for three years of exclusive UK broadcast rights for the new European Rugby Champions Cup tournament.
Richard Bacon has done his last daily BBC Radio 5 live show, seven years after rejoining the station from a spell in commercial radio.
The former BBC radio announcer James Alexander Gordon, who read the classified football results for 40 years, has died.
The Sun newspaper's Associate Editor, Trevor Kavanagh, has said the BBC should "think twice" about whether to continue to provide local radio services.