National / International News

RSC casts UK's 'best Bottoms'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 22:07
The Royal Shakespeare Company announces that 14 amateur theatre groups will join a company of professionals on a national tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

'Scandal' over neglect reporting

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 21:34
People not knowing how to seek advice or report cases of child neglect is a "scandal", according to a charity.

Concern over PSNI legacy branch

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 21:29
The body that oversees police services across the UK say they are concerned about the accountability of the PSNI's new Legacy Investigations Branch.

Others 'targeted like Ronan Hughes'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 21:26
Police are investigating claims that a number of people in Northern Ireland are being targeted by international crime gangs in the same way as schoolboy Ronan Hughes.

Six Nations 'free TV' deal urged

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 21:24
The Welsh culture and sports minister urges the UK Government to protect rugby's Six Nations as a free-to-air TV event.

Toxic alcohol 'supplier' arrested

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 21:13
Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, arrest a man who supplied the toxic alcohol which killed more than 100 people in the city of Mumbai.

VIDEO: The other Hamilton racing driver

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 21:04
Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton's brother Nicolas Hamilton has cerebral palsy and will become the first disabled driver to compete in the British Touring Car Championships this weekend.

VIDEO: Plastic pink flamingo creator dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 19:07
The creator of the pink plastic flamingo Donald Featherstone has died aged 79.

Queen 'faces temporary palace move'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 19:05
The Queen may have to move out of Buckingham Palace temporarily to allow maintenance work costing £150m to be carried out, royal officials say.

Mushroom 'helps keep fat off'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 18:44
A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in Taiwan.

Police raid Toyota after arrest

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 18:43
Police raid the offices of Toyota Motor after the arrest of Julie Hamp, a senior American executive, on alleged drug offences.

Should Greece leave the eurozone?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 18:20
Hopes are rising that a deal can be struck to stop Greece defaulting on its debt, but would so-called "Grexit" be a disaster for the country?

Greece and migrants to dominate EU summit

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 18:13
Can EU leaders achieve a breakthrough on Greece or the migrant crisis? Laurence Peter examines this week's high-stakes summit in Brussels.

Sydney tourist site 'could collapse'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 17:55
A Sydney rock formation made famous by social media photographs has been closed because of fears it could collapse.

Beta Band DJ becomes top film-maker

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 17:55
From indie musician to Britain's brightest film director

Ebola crisis 'harming malaria fight'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 17:41
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea that began early last year has set back the country's fight against malaria, say experts.

England's wild beaver colony has kits

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 17:35
A female from the first wild beaver colony in England for hundreds of years has given birth to at least two young.

Racehorses 'still getting quicker'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 17:15
Racehorses are continuing to get quicker, a study of winning times spanning 165 years of racing indicates.

VIDEO: What the world thinks of China v US

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 17:04
The United States and China currently have the world's biggest economies but which country does the rest of the world think will dominate in future?

Bouygues rejects Altice takeover bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 17:03
French telecoms group Bouygues rejects unanimously a near €10bn takeover offer by rival group Altice.