National / International News

Appeal to abandon £7,000 MP pay rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 00:49
Downing Street is to make a new appeal to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to abandon plans for a £7,000 pay rise for MPs.

Amber murder claim post investigated

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 00:31
A social media post falsely claiming missing schoolgirl Amber Peat had been murdered is being investigated by police.

VIDEO: Saying 'I love you' with a bouquet of... bacon

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 00:26
A Texas bakery is selling an alternative to real roses - roses made out of bacon.

I'd run a mile from Salazar - Pavey

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 00:15
European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey says she would ditch Alberto Salazar as her coach if she was Mo Farah.

Boy's fire death 'not preventable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 00:09
The death of a four-year-old boy killed in a fire deliberately started by his mother could not have been predicted or prevented, a serious case review finds.

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.