National / International News

'Difficult climate' for languages

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:25
Language teaching in England's primary and secondary schools is facing "a difficult climate", according to the findings of the Language Trends Survey.

The dreams of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:57
Never-built grand designs from Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Privately-run hospital scheme 'poor'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:43
Oversight of the contract to run the first privately-managed NHS hospital was "poor and inadequate", a House of Commons committee chairwoman says.

Has the war on drugs been lost?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:42
Drug laws are being relaxed across the world, from Uruguay to Portugal, Jamaica and the Czech Republic, so has the war on drugs been lost?

Cultural struggle to define Russia's identity

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:40
Home-grown culture and arts play a central role in Russia's sense of self, says Bridget Kendall - and Vladimir Putin wants to use that to his own ends.

US fraternity ban over Facebook page

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:34
A US university fraternity has been suspended while police investigate allegations that nude female photos were posted to a private Facebook page.

VIDEO: 'No end' for AirAsia crash relative

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:32
Indonesia has ended the search for the Air Asia plane that crashed in the Java Sea in December, as Alice Budisatrijo reports

Up to 500 children 'at abuse risk'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:28
Almost 500 children across the West Midlands were victims of or at risk of sexual exploitation in the first half of last year, new figures reveal.

VIDEO: High hopes for new WSL season

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:25
England's Alex Scott & Claire Rafferty and Manchester City's Lucy Bronze are ready for the new 2015 Women's Super League season.

Barclays pays £16.5m in share awards

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:17
British banking giant Barclays paid £16.5m in shares to its top 11 executives, which is half the amount it paid out last year.

South African townships’ addictive drug cocktail

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:07
Fears over uniquely South African cocktail of drugs

The online dating site sued for targeting married people

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:59
The online dating site sued for targeting married people

Monaco not worthy winners - Wenger

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:21
Arsene Wenger says Monaco did not deserve to beat Arsenal in the Champions League, but Per Mertesacker thinks the best team won.

Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah Vs. Government

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:18

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during WWII. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

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'Death of the tax return' - papers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:14
Measures expected to be announced in the Budget once again appear on front pages, with some papers heralding the "death" of the annual tax return.

Who is 'The Archangel of Death' fighting IS?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:10
Are the war stories of a legendary Iraqi fighter real?

Osborne to unveil pre-election Budget

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:08
George Osborne is to set out his tax and spending plans later, in his last Budget before May's general election.

Cervantes' Remains Have Been Found In Madrid, Scientists Say

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:07

Almost 400 years after his death, researchers have found bone fragments that seem to match what they know about the celebrated author's burial.

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Oil firms expect Budget tax cuts

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:02
The oil and gas industry has high expectations the Budget, being announced later, will deliver substantial tax cuts.

Budget 2015: The four things business will be looking out for

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:01
Chief executives always approach the chancellor's big day with a degree of trepidation