National / International News

Role for top schools in improvement

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:04
Top-performing council-run schools in England should be able to play a role in improving struggling schools, the Local Government Association says.

Students 'turning to payday lenders'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:57
Tens of thousands of students are relying on payday loans to cover their daily living costs, a survey suggests.

E-cigarette ban recommended offshore

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:53
Industry body Oil and Gas UK is advising companies not to allow e-cigarettes to be used offshore.

Offshore safety work backlog 'grows'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:52
Industry body Oil and Gas UK reports a growing backlog of safety-critical maintenance on offshore installations.

VIDEO: Inside Tunisia killer's college

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:52
The man who killed 38 at the beach resort of Sousse in Tunisia was "a student like any other" according to an official at his university.

Children's ward to partially close

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:51
A children's ward at a West Lothian hospital is to close to in-patients over the summer because of staff shortages.

Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:49

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.

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Police end Australian prison riot

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:41
A riot at a prison in Melbourne has been ended by heavily-armed police.

Pearson sacking linked to son’s exit

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:34
Leicester sacked Nigel Pearson because of damage to the club's reputation, including his son's involvement in a racist sex tape.

VIDEO: Five graphs that explain Greek crisis

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:29
To help make sense of the severity of Greece's financial position, the BBC's Dani Sinha looks at five graphs that explain the debt crisis.

'Britain buckles' in 'killer' heat

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:10
The press sees "havoc" and "travel misery" for Britons as the country basks in what's predicted to be the hottest day for a decade.

VIDEO: How to organise a referendum in a week

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:06
Greece will vote on Sunday 5th July in a referendum which may decide the future of the country in the Euro.

Calls to 0800 now free on mobiles

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:03
Freephone numbers starting with 0800 or 0808 are now free to call from mobile phones as well as landlines.

VIDEO: Products designed to make you happier...

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:02
A young designer explains how he has re-configured household objects, to make people feel happy as they use them.

Can austerity fix economic crisis?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:02
At the heart of the current Greek debt crisis is an old debate - is it better to cut spending and raise taxes in an economic downturn, or spend your way out of it?

A tale of three Murdochs

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:02
Who will take over the Murdoch empire after Rupert is still not clear, writes David Sillito.

'Circademics' get serious about circus

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:02
'Circademics' get serious about the meaning of circus

Incontinence implant problems 'rare'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 14:59
Independent experts are reassuring women a common type of surgery for urinary incontinence is safe and effective.

Jeb Bush's Wealth Skyrocketed After Leaving Governor's Office

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 14:53

Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades.

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A landscape transformed forever?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 14:48
How England's Lionesses are transforming football

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