National / International News

Panel to oversee Birmingham council

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:30
An independent panel should be set up to oversee improvements at Birmingham City Council, a review finds.

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:49

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."

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Rush release for Ronson's single

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:41
The release date of Mark Ronson's single Uptown Funk is brought forward by five weeks after an X Factor cover tops the iTunes chart.

Five released over fatal stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:41
Five people arrested by detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in east Belfast are released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:35

An NPR probe finds many U.S. nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to stem agitation in dementia patients — despite FDA warnings. Find out here how your local nursing home compares.

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Financial regulator in hot water

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:34
Martin Wheatley is facing criticism after a briefing by the Financial Conduct Authority wiped billions of pounds off insurance firms' value

Hoverfly kiss wins photo prize

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:26
Hoverfly takes ecology photo prize

Uighur scholar's students jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:00
Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says.

VIDEO: Albinos 'being killed like animals'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:51
A new campaign launched in Tanzania aims to protect albino people after a rise in the number of them being murdered.

Deadline due for Pelamis offers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:44
The deadline to table offers for the collapsed wave power company Pelamis is due to expire later.

VIDEO: Gobby: The man who shouted at ministers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:44
BBC producer, Paul Lambert who is also known as 'Gobby' has announced he is leaving the BBC to join UKIP as their communications director.

VIDEO: Royal couple meet Jay-Z and Beyonce

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:41
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrated nearby against incidents of police violence in the US.

VIDEO: Final chord for Ulster orchestra

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:38
With a population of nearly two million, you might expect Northern Ireland to have more than one orchestra.

Labour backs fast-track youth vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:37
Labour backs the immediate transfer of election powers to Holyrood to allow MSPs to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote in 2016.

VIDEO: CIA report raises threat to US

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:35
There are fears that the publication of a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods could trigger an attack on the US.

Police to begin Madeleine interviews

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:21
British police arrive in Portugal to observe interviews with 11 people as part of their inquiries into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Tesco warns over full year profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:19
Tesco warns full year profits will be substantially below market expectations.

Flood defences to get extra £150m

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:19
An extra £150m will be spent improving flood and coastal defences across Wales.

One dead in M25 'multiple collision'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:18
One person dies and a "number of people" are trapped in their vehicles in a crash on the M25 near Waltham Abbey, Essex.

'Long wait' for abuse counselling

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:09
Victims of historical sexual abuse are having to wait up to three years for counselling, a charity claims.