National / International News

'It's a matter of dignity'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 16:32
Helping homeless women access sanitary towels and tampons

How dangerous is laughing gas?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 16:28
How dangerous is laughing gas?

Is it unfair to ban smoking in mental health hospitals?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 16:27
Is it fair to ban smoking in mental health hospitals?

New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 16:08

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

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Wales surf wave generator starts up

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 16:06
The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

AA joins protest at green changes

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:46
The AA joins green groups in warning that recent changes in energy policy will harm the climate.

Surge in doctors' days off for stress

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:42
Days lost to stress-related sickness by doctors at a hospital trust increases by more than 430% in five years, it is revealed.

Calais latest and Apprentice death

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:41
Friday's press is full of reports of fresh chaos in the Calais "war zone" as migrants try to reach the UK. There are also tributes to one of The Apprentice's most memorable contestants.

Women solicitors paid less than men

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:30
A large pay gap between men and women solicitors has been found by research from The Law Society of Scotland.

VIDEO: The body collectors of eastern Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:24
Black Tulip an organisation working in Ukraine to find and identify the bodies of missing soldiers might have to stop because of funding

VIDEO: World's longest man-made wave to open

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:09
The world's longest man-made surf wave has been unveiled in North Wales.

Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:08
Roubles dry up for millions of Russians

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:08
Why was a Satanic statue unveiled in the US?

We told the king we had HIV

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:08
We told the king we had HIV - and taught a country not to fear

Drivers unclear over emergency numbers

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:06
Motorists crossing the Channel are confused about which three-digit number to dial in an emergency, the RAC is claiming.

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:05
HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.

VIDEO: 'Cajun John Wayne' calls out criminals

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:04
The tough US cop's YouTube challenge to wanted criminals

VIDEO: Robotic playground looks for fun

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:03
A team of robotic developers has built an interactive robotic climbing frame, that can roam designated play areas, ready for children to play with it.

Anti-icebreaker activists face fines

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:02
A judge orders Greenpeace protestors to pay $2,500 (£1,600) for every hour they block an icebreaker from departing Portland, Oregon.

Anti-slavery powers come into force

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 15:01
Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK - including life sentences for people traffickers - come into force in England and Wales.