National / International News

Businesses 'need more hardship help'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:03
Struggling businesses are not getting the help they need from councils, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says.

Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 22:02

It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.

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Transfer deadline day: Done deals

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 21:32
Track all of the confirmed signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across Europe.

US senators urge arms for Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 21:31
Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".

Eurosceptic revolt, and gas "rip-off" - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 21:21
In a mixed bag of headlines for Monday's press, the challenge to David Cameron's EU policy from the Tories' Eurosceptic wing makes many papers.

Cornwall being 'invaded' by housing

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 21:15
The speed and scale of house-building in Cornwall is being branded "an invasion" by rural activists.

Ulster Unionists call for new budget

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 21:07
The Ulster Unionist Party has said the current budget used by the Northern Ireland Executive is untenable and a new one is required.

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana Abortion Law

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:48

Lawyers and advocates disagree over whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

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Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:45
Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force

VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:43
A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One.

Ride to commemorate WW1 cavalry role

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:40
The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery.

India unveils new village toilets

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 20:07
An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.

Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 19:56
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.

Under Milk Wood recording revisited

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 18:53
The man behind the sound effects of Dylan's Under Milk Wood

China factory growth misses forecast

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 18:13
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.

VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 17:44
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

Cuba introduces new customs limits

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 17:37
Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.

VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 17:06
Living off the food other people throw away

Hi-tech cars pose security risk

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 16:59
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers

Top school's lessons free on iTunes

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 16:55
A leading independent school is making dozens of its courses available free online, so lessons can be downloaded by pupils or teachers at other schools.
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