National / International News

Heavy drinking 'still major problem'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 21:55
Heavy drinking remains a major problem which is stretching health services in Wales, a new report warns.

Four in court on cannabis charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 21:32
Four men are due to appear at Belfast magistrates court later after the recovery of herbal cannabis worth £618,000.

Ulster Orchestra 'may face closure'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 21:13
The Ulster Orchestra will be forced to close by the end of the year unless it receives £500,000 in emergency funding, its chairman warns.

US author questions child porn jail

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 20:53
Best-selling author John Grisham criticises the US justice system for handing down harsh prison sentences to people who view child pornography.

Obama: Ebola risk very low in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 20:20
President Obama plays down the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the US as a top UN official warns of a looming food crisis in West Africa.

Fresh scuffles in central Hong Kong

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 19:42
Police and protesters in Hong Kong scuffle for a second night as a group of demonstrators try to re-occupy a main road near government buildings.

Mistakes 'costing NHS billions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 19:18
Basic mistakes in hospitals in England cost the NHS up to £2.5bn a year, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to say.

Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:35
The star of television comedy How I Met Your Mother describes hosting the 87th Academy Awards in 2015 as a "bucket list dream come true".

Police chief warns of more abuse cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:16
More child sexual exploitation scandals like the one in Rotherham will emerge in the coming months, a police chief says.

Japan shares lead Asia markets lower

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:10
Asian shares opened lower on Thursday after Wall Street tumbled on US economic data, fuelling growth concerns.

Pistorius sentencing into fourth day

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:00
The sentencing hearing for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to resume for a fourth day at a court in Pretoria.

VIDEO: Will robots replace humans?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 17:54
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in The Apprentice?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:54
Why no disabled candidate in The Apprentice?

Nostalgia for a Young Persons' Railcard

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:36
40 years of Young Persons' Railcards

The Argentines who speak Welsh

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:33
Why do some people in Patagonia speak Welsh?

X-rays used in Star Wars mystery

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:32
A man has a box containing a mystery Star Wars figure X-rayed by university experts in the hope it was worth thousands of pounds.

Oscar Wilde 'attracted to prisoner'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:28
The only known photograph of a working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in is unearthed in a search of Reading Prison archives.

Public picks top Scottish park

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:17
A Dumfries park which recently underwent a £2m overhaul is selected by the public as the best in Scotland.

Rise in 'unfair' parking charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:17
Citizens Advice Scotland launches a campaign to educate Scots about 'unscrupulous' companies operating private car parks after a rise in complaints.

Gordon Brown to lead Scotland debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:15
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who set out the timetable for new powers for Scotland, is to lead a UK Parliament debate later.