National / International News

How Sporty Is Your Sport?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 06:02

How beneficial are some of the sports that we play? We follow the average American woman to see how many calories she burns while breaking a sweat.

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Man arrested after sexual assault

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 05:49
Police arrest a man after an alleged sexual assault in Powys.

Man 'tried to buy 1,400 ricin doses'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 05:28
A man goes on trial accused of trying to buy enough ricin to kill up to 1,400 people.

Farmer faces smoking-in-tractor fine

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 05:11
A farmer who lit up a cigarette in his tractor could face a fine of up to £1,000 after he was deemed to be smoking in his workplace.

VIDEO: Record breaking Blue Bird back in action

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 05:11
It is 90 years since Sir Malcolm Campbell set a world land speed record of 150mph and his grandson plans to mark the occasion by driving the same Blue Bird car.

China curator forged 140 paintings

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 05:07
A man in China admits stealing more than 140 paintings from a university he was working for and replacing them with his own forgeries.

Ant-Man towers at UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:55
Marvel's latest superhero Ant-Man is head and shoulders above rivals at the UK box office.

VIDEO: Orchestra's 'pay what you like' concert

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:45
Audience members will be invited to pay what they like for what they hear at an upcoming Halle Orchestra concert.

Name of M8 crash victim released

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:37
Police release the name of a man who died in crash on the M8 motorway in West Lothian, saying he was Wayne Strickland.

Is this the end for FoI?

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:31
The government has set up a commission which will almost certainly propose a clampdown on Freedom of Information.

Man charged over 'terror plan'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:30
A Luton man, 24, is charged over an alleged plan to attack US military personnel in the UK, and attempting to join IS militants in Syria.

Glover and Stanning in GB squad

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:30
World champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are named in the GB Rowing squad for this year's championships in France.

Treasury want reinvention of public sector

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:25
The scale of cuts being imposed on governments departments will necessitate a reinvention of some services we take for granted

NYT: For Months David Sweat Walked N.Y. Prison Tunnels Planning Escape

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:15

The New York Times reports that the escape, which riveted the nation, was an exercise in "patience, timing, determination and physical strength."

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Tube strike talk delay over 'safety'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:10
The RMT union suspends talks aimed at averting another Tube strike after highlighting an "emergency" safety issue.

Thomas on Froome, crashes & doping

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:59
Geraint Thomas crashes, deals with roadside abuse and helps keep Chris Froome in yellow in another routine Tour de France week.

Second body found at blast mill site

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:58
A second body is found in the search for workers missing after a fire at a Cheshire wood flour mill.

German jet nearly collides with drone

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:44
A Lufthansa plane nearly collided with a drone as it was approaching Warsaw's international airport in Poland on Monday.

VIDEO: Eurotunnel delays as tyres set alight

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:38
Eurotunnel say protestors have set fire to tyres and blocked a motorway exit leading to the Channel Tunnel.

Fires prompt tunnel disruption fears

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:31
Eurotunnel warns of "significant disruption" to services if burning tyres on the motorway in Calais are not removed by French police.