International News

UK construction output shrinks 2.8%

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:25
Output in the UK construction industry fell sharply in February as extreme weather halted work on building sites across the country, official figures show.

VIDEO: Duchess beats Duke in yacht race

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:20
The Duchess of Cambridge has beaten her husband, Prince William, in two yacht races during their tour of New Zealand.

Airport chaos a 'wake-up call'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:16
The chaos at Gatwick Airport on Christmas Eve should be "a wake-up call for airports across the UK", a report by MPs says.

Hillsborough 'sign of unity' planned

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:53
Scarves from every football club in the top four divisions will create a number 96 on Liverpool's pitch as a "sign of unity" on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Julie Walters gets Bafta Fellowship

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:44
Actress Julie Walters is to be given the Bafta Fellowship, the highest honour the academy can bestow.

Venezuela in landmark crisis talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:33
Venezuela's president meets opposition leaders in crisis talks aimed at quelling weeks of protests, in which dozens have died.

Finance firm to create 200 new jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:30
A Wrexham-based financial services company announces plans to create 200 jobs due to growing demand.

Tebbit - McGuinness jibe was mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:29
Lord Tebbit concedes that he made a mistake when he said he hoped Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness would be shot for attending a Royal banquet.

Tory MP Bone faces expenses inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:23
Conservative Peter Bone is under investigation for expenses relating to his second home, MPs' expenses watchdog says.

Longer waits but NHS holds its own

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:14
An influential report says NHS funding cuts may be behind longer waiting times but says Wales is not lagging behind the rest of the UK.

Scotch whisky exports stagnate

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:05
Scotch whisky exports remained flat last year, as sales were hit by slowing demand in China and other emerging markets.

Bank account switches top 600,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:49
More than 600,000 people change their current accounts in the first six months of a scheme designed to make switching banks easier.

VIDEO: SNP conference: John Swinney webcast

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:32
BBC Scotland's political editor Brian Taylor puts your questions to SNP MSP John Swinney at the SNP conference.

Storey claims world bronze in Mexico

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:31
Sarah Storey claims Great Britain's first medal of the 2014 Para-cycling Track Championships with C5 500m time-trial bronze.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Expert views

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:23
Can Samsung's latest smartphone restore the firm's fortunes?

Does a baby's name affect its chances in life?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:15
Does a baby's name affect its chances in life?

Co-op Bank confirms £1.3bn losses

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 22:59
The Co-operative Bank has confirmed it has made a loss of £1.3bn for 2013 and said it will not pay out £5m to former executives.

China upholds Xu Zhiyong sentence

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 22:58
A high court in China upholds the four-year jail term given to prominent rights and transparency activist Xu Zhiyong.

Task force to find refinery saviour

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 22:43
A task force is set up to prevent the closure of the Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven and protect 400 jobs.

VIDEO: How should UK deal with coastal erosion?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 22:39
The National Trust calls for a new approach to planning and managing the future of Britain's coastline.
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