National / International News

Tories 'using SNP to distract voters'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 19:04
Ed Miliband urges voters to ignore claims about post-election alliances with the SNP - but the Tories say Labour cannot get a majority without them.

Mental health travel 'unacceptable'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 18:00
Mental health patients having to travel 79 miles for a bed is "not acceptable", says the charity Mind.

Baltimore police 'did nothing wrong'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 17:46
A lawyer for six Baltimore police officers says they "did nothing wrong", as they face criminal charges over Freddie Gray who died in police custody.

#NPRreads: Why Black Leadership Didn't Matter In Baltimore

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:56

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Baltimore Protests: What We Know About The Freddie Gray Arrest

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:23

Based on witness testimony and what police and the Baltimore state's attorney have said, multiple officers allegedly failed over and over to provide medical attention to Gray.

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Rail posters echo industrial heritage

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:15
The artist who inspired great British railway journeys

Crash data scam, police brutality and a battery revolution

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:07
Amid election stories, there are claims of a scam around car crash data, concern at reports of police brutality, and reports on a new eco-battery that could save consumers hundreds of pounds.

Final weekend of election campaign

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:54
General election campaign enters final weekend with political parties doing all they can to secure your vote.

More Boko Haram hostages freed

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:53
Another 234 women and children are rescued from Boko Haram Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria, the country's military announces.

12 Motivational Moments With An Ohio Republican. No, Really

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:35

From Croatians and chocolate cake to Taylor Swift and Iran, Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich, considering a run for president, weighed in on the issues of the day. He even peppered in advice from his mother.

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China eyes growing Japanese influence

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:32
The developing relationship between Japan and the US is a cause for concern in Beijing, says Jonathan Marcus.

An evening with Nairobi's 'Messiah'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:28
The teacher who spends his evenings feeding street kids

VIDEO: When did curators become cool?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:12
Once a niche job in the art world, now everyone seems to have jumped onto the curating bandwagon.

VIDEO: How a school copes with too many pupils

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:12
How a school copes with too many children

VIDEO: Children living with Ukraine conflict

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:10
As the conflict in Ukraine continues, Tom Burridge visits a school in Donetsk which is still open, despite being very close to front line and being hit by shelling.

The tech that helps techno artists get paid

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:06
The new tech that helps techno artists make money

'Maverick heads stifled by Ofsted'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:02
"Maverick" head teachers are being stifled by an inspection system that stops them doing their best for pupils, a union leader will tell a conference.

Wildlife drop 'may empty landscape'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:01
About 60% of the world's largest herbivores are at risk of extinction, according to research by an international team.

Footballer jailed for drugs gang role

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 14:57
Six men, including a former Cardiff City and QPR footballer, are jailed for conspiring to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

VIDEO: Hausding's epic fail in London diving

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 14:41
Watch Patrick Hausding fail to complete his dive in the Men's 3m Synchro at the World Series meet in London