National / International News

Scots jobless total falls by 11,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:55
Scotland's jobless total fell by 11,000 between August and October to stand at 156,000, according to official figures.

VIDEO: Inside the 'Harry Potter' church

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:53
A church in Hackney is using technology to help explore "digital empathy".

EU court takes Hamas off terror list

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:50
A European Union court annuls the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist groups, but temporarily maintains a funding freeze.

VIDEO: Welby 'overwhelmed' by Ebola survivors

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:48
The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is "overwhelmed" by the people he has met who have suffered from Ebola.

Birmingham in 'top 10 world cities'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:29
Travel handbook Rough Guide lists Birmingham in the top 10 cities of the world.

Rouble gains amid nervous trading

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:08
The rouble pulls back from Tuesday's all-time low, although trading in the Russian currency remains edgy and volatile.

VIDEO: Bin offenders 'should be flogged'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:05
People who leave their wheelie bins in the middle of the road "should be flogged", quips Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

VIDEO: Inside Pakistan attack school

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:50
The BBC is one of the first broadcasters to go inside a school in Pakistan attacked by the Taliban on Tuesday leaving many children dead.

Whitehall wins top comedy award again

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:49
Comedian and Bad Education star Jack Whitehall is named 'king of comedy' at the British Comedy Awards for the third year in succession.

Casino operator wants larger venue

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:46
A UK casino operator is proposing a bigger venture - with 400 new jobs - if allowed to open in Belfast.

Student repays kindly homeless man

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:45
An art student from Lancashire spends the night sleeping rough on the streets of Preston to raise money for a homeless man who came to her rescue.

For Crop Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:45

Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.

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An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:42

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.

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Dixons Carphone sees strong trading

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:36
Newly merged Dixons Carphone says it saw a "barnstorming performance" in the UK and Ireland, but "tougher" conditions in its smaller European business.

Helpline for Rotherham abuse victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:20
A new confidential helpline is set up for victims of child abuse in Rotherham, where a report revealed up to 1,400 children had been abused.

VIDEO: UK may allow 'three parent babies'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:14
The UK could be the first country to allow a technique which helps prevent genetic disease and produces so-called "three parent babies".

River rescue man remains in hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:08
A man remains in hospital after being rescued from a river in Cardiff.

Dujardin sets dressage world record

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:51
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin sets a new world record as she wins Grand Prix gold with Valegro at Olympia.

Final editions for local newspapers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:45
The Reading Post, Surrey Herald and Surrey Times are due to print their final editions following a decision to close seven local newspaper titles.

Apple halts Russian online sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:44
Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.

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