National / International News

Should there be more 'honesty' in sentencing?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 22:45
Justice Secretary Michael Gove is exploring ideas on 'earned release' for prisoners, first mooted in 2008, as Danny Shaw explains.

VIDEO: Trafficking victim 'could not escape'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 22:44
A victim of human trafficking has told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme how she was forced into prostitution in Albania and trafficked across Europe.

VIDEO: Can Greeks start smiling again?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 22:33
James Reynolds reports from Athens on how Greeks are trying to find a way back to some normality after so much financial and political turmoil.

Lloyds Bank PPI bill tops £13bn

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 22:31
Lloyds Banking Group's claims bill for PPI tops £13bn as it sets aside a further £1.4bn to compensate customers.

Man dies after falling into chimney

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 22:13
A man has died after falling into the chimney of a seven-storey building in Marble Arch, the Met Police said.

Fenerbahce protest after Fred plays

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:44
Fenerbahce protest to Uefa after Shakhtar Donetsk played Brazil midfielder Fred, despite reports he has failed a doping test.

Rise in illegal immigrants at ports

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:30
The number of illegal immigrants intercepted at ports in Northern Ireland trying to reach other parts of the UK has risen significantly in the last three years measured.

Fire service calls halve in 11 years

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:25
The number of 999 call to Wales' three fire services halves in just over a decade.

Funeral for M9 crash 'ray of light'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:18
A funeral ceremony is to be held for Lamara Bell, one of two people involved in a car crash on the M9 which police failed to investigate for three days.

'Not enough nurses being trained'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:10
Not enough nurses are being trained to meet health care demands, says the director of the Royal College of Nursing Wales.

VIDEO: Army escorts El Salvador bus drivers

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:05
The army and police are escorting bus drivers in El Salvador, who have been forced by violent gangs to go on strike.

VIDEO: Homeless beggar 'not hurting anyone'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:00
Robbie, who begs on the streets in Liverpool and is homeless talks to the BBC about his life.

Abuse victims' compensation reduced

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 21:00
Compensation has been reduced for nearly 500 sex abuse victims in Britain who later committed criminal offences, the BBC has learned.

Arson attack kills Palestinian child

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 20:27
A Palestinian toddler has been burned to death in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers in the West Bank, Israeli police say.

VIDEO: 'Too many to count through Calais fence'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 20:03
Migrants have once more broken through police lines in Calais trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.

Canada pastor 'admits N Korea plot'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 19:53
North Korea says a detained Canadian pastor has confessed to a "subversive plot" to overthrow the government and set up a "religious state".

Debris 'very likely' part of MH370

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 19:47
It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.

Second Australian punches shark

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 19:21
An Australian surfer punches a shark to fend off an attack off New South Wales, say police, in what a witness calls a "Mick Fanning replay".

Apprentice star's family 'shattered'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 19:20
The sister of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs says the family's world has been "shattered apart" by his sudden death.

MoD land could help Calais delays

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 17:01
Ministry of Defence land could be made available to help relieve traffic problems in Kent caused by the migrant crisis in Calais, the BBC understands.