National / International News

VIDEO: Greste: 'I don't know why I'm free'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:39
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, has told the BBC's Andrew Harding he was not aware of the reason why he was set free.

Galapagos alert over stranded ship

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:34
Ecuador announces a state of emergency in the Galapagos after a ship with hazardous materials ran aground, threatening the islands' ecosystem.

NHS agency nurses spending 'soars'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:23
NHS spending on agency nurses has soared in the past two years in England, to at least nearly £500m last year, says the Royal College of Nursing.

Argentine leader's tweet ridiculed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:02
Twitter users in Argentina and China ridicule Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for poking fun at what she hears on a trip to China.

Children 'familiar with beer brands'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:58
Health campaigners are calling for stricter regulations on the marketing of alcohol, amid fears about the impact it is having on children.

Call to boost antibiotics funding

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:53
Far more money needs to be pumped into global drug research to tackle the looming threat of antimicrobial resistance, a report says.

Students 'face unfair course change'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:34
Many students at UK universities are subjected to unfair changes in courses, according to the consumer group Which.

MSP calls for organ donation support

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:30
A Labour MSP calls on the first minister to support the introduction of her organ donation bill on Friday.

Lib Dems planning £8bn in tax rises

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:28
Nick Clegg is to set out the Liberal Democrats' economic policies for the next Parliament, including tax rises worth £8bn and £16bn in spending cuts.

Thousands 'unfairly treated at work'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:26
Thousands of Scots face unfair working practices which leave them in "desperate and miserable situations", according to a report.

Q&A: Voter Registration Day

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:19
Will a series of events help boost turnout at the general election?

Simplify voter registration, say MPs

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:18
People should be able to register to vote on an election day itself to help address the growing deficit in democratic engagement, MPs say.

'No change' ahead in mix of MPs

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:16
The educational background of the House of Commons is unlikely to change much after the general election, according to a charity's study.

Dawlish rail closure 'cost £1.2bn'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:03
The destruction of the railway line in Dawlish one year ago could have cost the UK economy up to £1.2bn, a report claims.

Kerry to hold key talks in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:48
US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Ukraine, as Washington mulls whether to send weapons to help Kiev fight pro-Russian rebels.

UK anti-Semitism hits 'record level'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:46
Anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level of more than 1,100 last year, the Community Security Trust says.

MPs urge Britain to step up IS fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:39
MPs call for the UK to do more in the battle against Islamic State, voicing "surprise and deep concern" at its level of involvement so far.

Teams seek Taiwan plane missing

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:23
Rescue teams in Taiwan are continuing to search for 12 people who remain unaccounted for after a plane crashed in a river, killing 31.

Nato readjusts as Ukraine crisis looms

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:18
Nato draws up new strategy as Ukraine crisis looms

Are you feeling better yet?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:01
Disposable income is rising towards pre-crisis levels.