National / International News

Warnings over IS cyber-threats

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 21:53
A growing band of hacktivists is helping Islamic State spread its message by attacking media organisations and websites, a security company suggests.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 21:53
Papers react to Blatter news, Man Utd have bid for Real Madrid's Bale and Varane rejected, Man City want Isco, plus more.

Abortion law change is defeated

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 21:28
An amendment to tighten the law in Northern Ireland relating to abortion has been defeated in the Assembly.

Convention centre set for go-ahead

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 21:23
A 4,000-seater convention centre at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort, which would be the biggest of its kind in Wales, is set for approval.

Jones and Sturgeon hold talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 21:16
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones and his Scottish counterpart Nicola Sturgeon hold their first face-to-face meeting since Ms Sturgeon became first minister.

Stormont solution 'needs resolve'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 20:54
Finding a solution to Stormont's budget crisis over welfare reform will take "exceptional resolve and leadership", the Irish foreign minister says.

'Underweight model' advert banned

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 20:38
An Yves Saint Laurent advertisement featuring an "unhealthily underweight" model is banned by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Eating disorder admissions nearly double

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 20:34
The number of hospitals admissions for teenagers suffering with eating disorders across the UK has gone up nearly 90% in three years.

Voice winner was barred from party

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 20:29
The Voice winner denied entry to his own party

Greek PM set for Brussels talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 20:06
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to travel to Brussels where he will be presented with a new plan to solve Greece's debt crisis.

VIDEO: Creditors to offer Greece new plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 20:02
Greece's international creditors have agreed a new plan to be offered to Athens in an attempt to solve its debt crisis.

Hopes fade in Yangtze boat rescue

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 19:47
Divers spend the night searching a cruise ship which capsized in China's Yangtze River, but the death toll rises to 14 and hundreds are still missing.

VIDEO: Cumbrian shed bids for top title

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 19:46
A Cumbrian shed is one of three in the region to be shortlisted for the Shed of the Year title.

Burnham wants 'Labour Yes' in EU vote

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 19:36
Labour must run its own "distinctive" campaign to stay in the European Union - and learn the lessons of the Scottish referendum - leadership hopeful Andy Burnham says.

Lib Dem leadership nominations close

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 18:53
Nominations for the Liberal Democrat leadership contest, prompted by Nick Clegg's post-election resignation, are to close on Wednesday.

Commons tributes for Charles Kennedy

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 18:08
The House of Commons is to stage a special tributes session for ex-Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, after his sudden death on Monday aged 55.

VIDEO: Slaves who died in shipwreck remembered

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:53
A ceremony has taken place in South Africa to remember the slaves who died when a ship transporting them from Mozambique to Brazil sank close to Cape Town.

Australia's economy beats forecasts

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:46
Australia's economy grew at a better-than-expected 0.9% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the previous quarter.

Alton Towers closed after ride crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:20
Alton Towers is closed while an investigation continues into a "dreadful" rollercoaster accident that left four people with serious injuries.

Poor bright boys fall behind at GCSE

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:21
Bright but disadvantaged boys who do well at the end of primary school fall behind by GCSE according to researchers analysing data on high achieving children.

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