National / International News

Ofsted inspectors 'lack key skills'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:56
Many Ofsted inspectors do not have the skills needed to make fair judgements of schools, a report by the Policy Exchange think tank says.

Starting salaries 'rise sharply'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:26
A continuing surge in demand for staff helped to boost starting salaries for permanent jobs in Scotland last month, according to a new survey.

How to stand out from the musical crowd at SXSW

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:21
How to stand out from the musical crowd at SXSW

Disney to make first UK production

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:07
Disney is to make its first UK live action production - with a series filmed at a Cheshire country house to be shown on the US Disney Channel.

Between Iraq and a hard place

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:07
Two Iraqi women who travelled to Syria for safety - and got trapped

Six Toe, Fritter Nose and other readers' nicknames

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:59
Feeble, Double Ugly and other unkind readers' names

Whiley and Lamacq reunite on Radio 2

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:50
BBC radio presenters Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq are to reunite for just one week when their Evening Session show returns to celebrate Britpop 20 years on.

Backpacks monitor air pollution

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:36
Scientists in Edinburgh are using hi-tech backpacks to study personal exposure to air pollution.

The unopened 'Pleasure Hospital' of Bobo

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:35
The transgender surgeon helping cut women to enjoy sex

VIDEO: ‘I’ve got a rubber stuck in my ear’

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:25
Panorama spent 7 days filming in the A&E department of the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.

Manufacturers 'optimistic' for 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:14
UK manufacturers have reported a buoyant start to the year, according to the industry body, the EEF.

VIDEO: Skin-tight suits for space explorers

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:13
Space scientists are designing a skin-tight space suit to help stop astronauts spines from growing in space.

Mr Smith: The next Rupert Murdoch?

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:04
Vice Media's Shane Smith and his plan for global domination

Trott reveals full extent of anguish

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 16:01
England batsman Jonathan Trott says that he left the Ashes tour because he was "emotionally and mentally spent".

Djokovic beats Federer in thriller

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 15:59
Novak Djokovic fights back to beat Roger Federer in a tie-break decider in a thrilling final at Indian Wells.

Murder inquiry after fatal stabbing

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 15:39
A 21-year-old woman dies after a stabbing in Redditch, sparking a murder inquiry.

Pennetta wins Indian Wells final

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:53
Flavia Pennetta overcomes injured Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-1 in the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Syria 'recaptures rebel border town'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:46
Syria's military says it has recaptured Yabroud, the last major rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border.

VIDEO: New garden city to be built in Kent

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:45
A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, George Osborne has announced.

Crimea 'votes for Russia union'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 14:41
Election officials say 95.5% of Crimean voters back joining Russia in a disputed referendum, with half the ballots counted.

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