National / International News

Item Club: Osborne strategy 'risky'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 00:16
Chancellor George Osborne's economic plans are 'risky', and could contribute to a slowdown in UK growth, the EY Item Club warns.

Platini asked to stand for Fifa job

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 00:05
Uefa boss Michel Platini is asked by a majority of world football chiefs to stand for the Fifa presidency.

'Africa's Pinochet' to go on trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 00:02
In a test case for African justice, Chad's former President Hissene Habre is to go on trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity.

Infidelity site customer data stolen

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 00:02
Ashley Madison, an online dating website for married people who wish to cheat on their spouse, suffers a loss of customer data.

Surfer's mother watched shark attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:47
Surf champion Mick Fanning's mum says she was "terrified" to see live TV footage of her son attacked by a shark in South African waters.

Travelodge owners preparing £1bn sale

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:37
The owners of Travelodge are reportedly preparing a £1bn sale or stock market float of the hotel chain.

Organ transplants fall in Scotland

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:14
The number of patients receiving organ transplants in Scotland has fallen by 9% to 360.

VIDEO: Helmand's drug abuse problem

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:04
The abundance of raw opium in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan has led to a huge problem with drug abuse.

Family defends paramilitary funeral

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:02
The granddaughter of veteran republican Peggy O'Hara defends the use of paramilitary displays at her wake and funeral.

Escaped horse causes motorway delays

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:02
A horse that escaped from an overturned horsebox on the M40 in Buckinghamshire causes lengthy delays while it is re-captured.

Gold price falls to five-year low

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 22:23
The price of gold falls 4% to its lowest in more than five years as talk of a rise in US interest rates this year leads investors to sell the precious metal.

'US friendly fire' kills Afghans

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 22:11
Eight Afghan soldiers believed killed by US helicopter strike in "friendly fire" incident near capital Kabul.

50 Cent sex tape case 'can proceed'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:50
A US judge rules that a court case over a sex tape can go ahead against rapper 50 Cent, despite his bankruptcy filing last week.

'One-man teams don't win Davis Cup'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:35
Andy Murray on Great Britain's Davis Cup win over France, frustration, emotion - and getting away from tennis.

VIDEO: Horn's-eye view from Rhino-cam

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:31
A British team has developed a system to help protect wild rhinos, which could be extinct within the next ten years, because they are hunted by poachers for their lucrative ivory tusks.

Body on side of road probe on going

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:20
Inquiries are continuing into the unexplained death of a man whose body was found on the side of a road in Neath Port Talbot.

Suspected migrant boat off Australia

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:16
A boat is sighted off the West Australian coast which could be carrying the first asylum seekers to make it to Australia in about 12 months.

VIDEO: Dover's 'atmospheric' WW2 tunnels

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:16
John Maguire reports from the World War Two tunnels built beneath the white cliffs of Dover, which are opening to the public for the first time.

Harbour 'impediment to new projects'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:16
The firm developing Belfast's Titanic Quarter accuses Belfast Harbour of being an "impediment" to new projects in the area.

Organ donations up as new law looms

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:11
The number of people donating their organs has increased, figures released five months before a new presumed consent scheme begins show.