National / International News

In pictures: Royal visit to Glasgow

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:46
Royals meet Commonwealth Games stars

'Hobbit home' loses demolition vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:40
An eco-friendly 'hobbit-style' home faces demolition after being refused retrospective planning permission by Pembrokeshire council.

In pictures: Eid around the world

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:32
Muslims around the world celebrate festival of Eid al-Fitr

Government ends prison guitar ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:21
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

Hunt ticked off over A&E wait stats

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:20
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is ticked off by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.

Girl struck by crashing plane dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:15
A girl who was struck by a plane that crash landed on a Florida beach on Sunday and killed her father dies of her injuries.

VIDEO: Zoo animals stay cool with ice lolly

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:13
During the hot summer weather zookeepers are having to come up with ways to keep animals comfortable in the heat.

Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:11
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.

Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:00

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.

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Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:54

Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.

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Barkley signs new Everton deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:42
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.

Man charged with landlady murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:41
A man is charged with the murder of a guesthouse landlady in Bridlington, east Yorkshire, earlier this month.

Tourism blow over sewage discharge

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:39
Swimmers are warned not to enter the sea at a number of beaches around Thanet following a discharge from two Southern Water pumping stations.

Osagie rails against Welsh protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:37
England's Andrew Osagie criticises Wales' Joe Thomas after he is disqualified in the heats of the Commonwealth Games 800m.

Trust told academies need to improve

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:35
Ofsted tells an academies trust led by a former government adviser that too many of its schools are not improving fast enough.

Deal on US college sport concussions

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:24
The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.

VIDEO: Footage shows battle for Donetsk

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:24
The BBC's Jonathan Beale says artillery fire from the Ukraine military seems to be intensifying in Donetsk.

China investigates ex-security chief

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:22
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

Attacks were orchestrated say police

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:06
Police say they believe eight hate crime attacks in east Belfast were "orchestrated".

Burundi's opposition 'targeted'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:02
Burundi's opposition is facing a "relentless campaign of intimidation" from the ruling party ahead of elections next year, Amnesty International says.
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