National / International News

PM pledges right-to-buy extension

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:53
A Conservative government would extend the right-to-buy scheme to housing association tenants in England, David Cameron is to say, as he unveils his party's general election manifesto.

ULA unveils Vulcan rocket concept

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:43
ULA, the company that conducts most of America's rocket launches, releases details of its next generation vehicle, which it is calling the Vulcan.

'Maggie's dream is back'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:42
As the Conservatives unveil their election manifesto, most papers focus on a pledge to allow 1.3m families to buy their social housing at discounted prices.

Chile recognises same-sex unions

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:35
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet signs into law a bill recognising civil unions between same-sex couples.

US flight worker 'trapped in hold'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:24
An Alaska Airlines plane returns to Seattle after a trapped baggage handler is heard banging from inside the cargo hold.

VIDEO: Is it wrong to call someone 'plus-size'?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:20
Is it time to stop using the term?

VIDEO: The fight to keep county cricket alive

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:09
Leicestershire have not won a County Championship match for two and a half seasons, but are desperate to preserve their first class status.

Supermarkets are 'fighting back'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:08
Grocers are experiencing a "slow but steady" recovery as new figures show a sharp rise in retail sales last month.

Child porn deleting effort ramps up

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:06
A child abuse watchdog says it is wiping more illegal photos and videos from the internet after a change in strategy.

VIDEO: Chibok girls explained in 90 seconds

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:05
One year on from 279 schoolgirls being kidnapped in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram militants, BBC News looks back at efforts to free them.

VIDEO: Women as objects and adverts

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:04
Decoding hidden truths in American adverts

Groups call for hare culling ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:04
Ten wildlife and conservation organisations join forces to call for a three-year ban on the culling of mountain hares on Scotland's grouse moors.

The future restaurant is here

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:02
The future restaurant is nearer than you think

Scottish leaders continue campaigns

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:01
The leaders of Scotland's main political parties continue campaigning during a week dominated by manifesto launches.