National / International News

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.

One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:55

Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.

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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:53

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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What's The Right Size For The U.S. Army?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:52

In the coming years, U.S. Army rolls could drop to their lowest level since World War II. Some think a leaner force can meet the challenges ahead; others say the U.S. will face unacceptable risks.

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The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:51

They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.

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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.

Japan approves new energy plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 22:27
The Japanese government approves an energy plan that backs the use of nuclear power, despite public anxiety after the Fukushima disaster.

Nirvana Leads New Class In Rock Hall Of Fame

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 22:23

Nirvana, who set music and fashion trends with their grunge sound but whose career was cut short by leader Kurt Cobain's suicide 20 years ago, led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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