National / International News

Over 100 on military honours list

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:53
A soldier who was shot in the neck and continued his duties during an ambush in Afghanistan is among those recognised in the latest military honours.

How Westboro pastor spread 'God hates fags' slogan

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:43
The story behind a three-word slogan that shocked the world

VIDEO: How Burke shaped modern politics - MP

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:34
Political philosopher Edmund Burke shaped the UK politics of today, says his biographer who is a Conservative MP.

CCTV images show beach death man

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:34
Police have released new CCTV images of a man showing him at a bus stop the day before his naked body was found washed up on a Cornish beach.

UK 'must tackle Sahel terror risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:25
The UK needs a "bigger footprint" in Mali and other Saharan countries to fight extremism, a committee of MPs says.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:13
What garden species do Britons no longer need to report?

Louis Theroux: Moving to Los Angeles

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:09
Why I decided to move my family to Los Angeles

VIDEO: EU discusses new Russia sanctions

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:59
Leaders from the European Union are gathering in Brussels to discuss their latest response to Russia's annexation of the Black Sea Crimea region from Ukraine.

VIDEO: Behind scenes with Belgian bomb squad

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:32
The job of finding unexploded World War One munitions and making them safe in Belgium falls to Dovo, the country's bomb disposal unit.

Del Amitri join Wickerman line-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:32
Scottish band Del Amitri join the line-up for this year's Wickerman Festival near Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway.

Oil tax break 'to create 700 jobs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:31
A tax break for two oil and gas fields in the North Sea is expected to lead to the creation of more than 700 jobs.

Poor bonding 'hampers learning'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:30
Research suggests children's ability to form secure emotional bonds with parents has an important impact on their education.

Toyota ends lockout at India plants

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:29
Toyota says it will end a lockout at its two India factories, which employ a total of 6,400 workers at two facilities outside Bangalore.

VIDEO: EU: 'Russia to face consequences'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:28
The EU says it is extending sanctions to another 12 individuals over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Violence mars protest in Venezuela

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:25
Venezuelan riot police in Caracas clash with anti-government demonstrators who were protesting against the arrest of two opposition mayors.

Broadband speed guarantee called for

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:17
The consumer group Which? calls for broadband firms to give customers the speed and service they pay for, as 45% claim they suffer slow download speeds.

Ministers 'raised migrant prejudice'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:12
The government "increased anti-immigrant prejudice" by not getting an estimate of the number of Romanians and Bulgarians entering the UK, MPs say.

Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:10
Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked after PM Erdogan vowed to "wipe out" the website.

The blind builder with a big vision

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:03
The blind builder with a big vision for his business

Petrol prices at three-year low

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:01
Petrol prices fall to their lowest in three years with the cheapest fuel on sale in Yorkshire and the Humber region, according to the AA.

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