National / International News

Ghana fire kills more than 70

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 00:08
More than 70 people die in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, during torrential rain, the fire service says.

A budget that will define this government

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:48
Why the coming budget is likely to be the defining economic and political event of this Parliament.

Egypt court orders Mubarak retrial

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:46
An appeals court in Egypt orders ex-President Hosni Mubarak to stand trial again over the killing of protesters in 2011 after he was cleared.

Homes for sale 'lowest for years'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:21
The number of properties on the market is at its lowest level for many years, leading to prices rising faster than wages, the Halifax says.

S Korea schools close to contain Mers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:19
More than 700 schools in South Korea are closed as a third person dies from the Mers virus and the number of people infected rises to 35.

VIDEO: Fifa's Jack Warner: I fear for my life

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:15
Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner says in a televised address that he fears for his life in the wake of the US corruption investigation.

Q&A: Ali Smith on How to be Both

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:12
Ali Smith on winning the Baileys Prize and her next book

Lost dog finds his way back home

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:10
A dog that slipped the lead of its blind owner, sparking a search, finds his own way home.

Bid for Oxford's 'greatest painting'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 23:07
A museum launches a fundraising campaign to keep the "greatest" ever painting of Oxford on show in the city.

Stormont tricolour on roof briefing

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 22:48
The question of how an Irish tricolour flag was flown at Stormont is the focus of an Assembly briefing later.

Azerbaijan's price for hosting European Games

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 22:41
Price of Azerbaijan hosting first European Games

Woman dies after car hits tree

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 22:38
A woman dies after her car leaves the road and hits a tree in Powys.

Plaid leader standing for two seats

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 22:31
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood applies to stand for two seats in next year's Assembly election, her party confirms.

Virgin Galactic crash details emerge

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 22:02
For the first time, a Virgin Galactic pilot speaks to the media about the day one of its ships crashed last October.

Man sues over legs being amputated

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:45
An man is suing NHS Grampian for amputating both his legs in what it is claimed was an unnecessary operation.

VIDEO: Ali Smith 'in shock' at Baileys Prize win

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:42
Ali Smith has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her time-shifting novel How to Be Both.

VIDEO: Is Russia at risk of a 'brain drain'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:39
With tensions over Ukraine rising, and western sanctions beginning to bite, some of Russia's educated middle-class are opting to move abroad.

£30m work programme for unemployed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:39
A £30m work programme is launched to help thousands of long-term unemployed people find jobs.

VIDEO: Virgin Galactic pilot recalls colleague's crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:12
Eight months after Virgin Galactic's space plane crashed in the Californian desert killing one of the pilots, his British colleague has talked exclusively to the BBC about the accident.

Sixth Hillsborough witness appeal

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:11
Images of five people who were at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have been released by police as part of their witness appeal.