National / International News

VIDEO: Third runway 'not going to happen'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:29
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says a proposal supported by the independent Airport Commission for a third runway at Heathrow "not going to happen".

Japan v England: The key battles

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:28
Who holds the key to England reaching the Women's World Cup final? And who stands in their way?

VIDEO: Airport expansion report released

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:23
Sir Howard Davies releases his report outlining recommendations for airport expansion in the south-east.

Cork drowning tragedy victims named

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:08
A search resumes for a man who is still missing after his father and girlfriend drowned off the Cork coast in the Republic of Ireland.

Boris Johnson: New runway won't happen

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:06
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says his services as a "bulldozer blocker" will not be needed as Heathrow expansion "will not happen".

Calais port strike enters third day

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:06
A strike by French ferry workers which has closed the Port of Calais enters a third day disrupting cross-Channel travel.

Heathrow backed - now it's up to the politicians

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 23:02
Can David Cameron back down from his 2009 pledge that there would not be a third runway?

VIDEO: Runways report: 'A reasonable solution'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:54
Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies says his report backing a third runway at Heathrow balances the needs of the economy and local communities.

Universities push for higher fees

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:52
Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current £9,000 maximum.

Samsung merger still on the table

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:45
A court in South Korea rejects an attempt by US activist investor fund Elliot to stop a shareholder vote on a proposed $8bn merger of two key Samsung Group firms.

VIDEO: Parts of UK to see 35C heatwave

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:43
Temperatures in some parts of the UK are expected to reach 35C today as a heatwave continues to take hold across much of Europe.

Report backs third Heathrow runway

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:43
The Airports Commission backs a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.

Immediate mental health review call

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:41
An immediate review of all mental health wards in north Wales is needed, an independent watchdog says.

China passes sweeping security law

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:31
China passes a wide-ranging and controversial new national security law, tightening control of cyber space, religion and other areas.

Scotland to roll out 'Clare's Law'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:24
A trial scheme which allows people to be told if their partners have been violent in the past is to be extended across Scotland.

Man's body found in river search

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 22:23
A body is found in the River Esk in Cumbria by rescue crews searching for a man who got into difficulties in the water.

Decent childhood 'denied by poverty'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 21:46
Too many children in Wales are being denied a decent childhood because of the "crippling effects" of poverty, the new children's commissioner says.

'Growing concern' over legal highs

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 21:27
A charity warns of growing concerns over the use of so-called legal highs, prompting the launch of a new initiative to tackle the issue.

Schools face rising bills for exams

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 21:20
Post-primary schools in Northern Ireland could pay more to hold exams under new proposals from the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).

RAF prepares to return Tunisia dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 20:57
An RAF plane leaves the UK for Tunisia to begin the repatriation of British tourists killed by a gunman at a beach resort last week.