National / International News

Peers: Make inquiries more efficient

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 18:14
A specialist unit should be set up aiming to make public inquiries more efficient, a Lords committee says.

Shorter Christmas school break plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 17:56
Children in Edinburgh may get a far shorter Christmas break in 2016 and 2017, according to the council's plan for school holidays.

Nation split by 'read and read-nots'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 17:43
England is a nation divided into readers and watchers, a report on adult literacy says.

The forgotten flood that deluged a city

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 17:43
The deluge that claimed 240 lives and 5,000 properties

'Ghost' voters and the perils of postal ballots

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 17:29
Election fraud and questions over the future of postal ballots

Genghis Khan 'lucky with weather'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 17:08
The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest.

UK joins 'super-microscope' project

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 17:00
The UK government is to allocate up to £185m on three international science projects.

Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:57
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.

'Shortage of senior nurses in NHS'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:57
The NHS has lost nearly 4,000 senior nursing posts since 2010, putting patient care at risk, warns the Royal College of Nursing.

Children's diets 'far too salty'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:56
Children in the UK are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, research suggests.

Who judges the Bank of England?

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:53
Is the Bank of England sufficiently held to account?

Four woodlands created to mark WW1

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:43
Four new woodlands are set to be created across the UK as part of a Woodland Trust project to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

VIDEO: What's it like to study circus?

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:35
How much use is a degree in circus?

Do massive dams ever make sense?

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:32
Why do massive dam projects so often go wrong?

VIDEO: MP: More of us should go to the dogs

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:26
Young people need to be encouraged to keep greyhound racing going, says a Labour MP who owns seven dogs.

Floods 'give UK jobs market boost'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:23
The UK's winter floods have given the jobs market an 'unexpected boost', says recruitment firm Manpower.

Cheltenham Festival on track for the future

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:11
Cheltenham Festival tracks bright future

VIDEO: Domestic violence postcode failure

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:08
There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show.

Helping feed the world with big data

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 16:02
How big data could help feed the world

VIDEO: The model who dreams in code

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 15:53
Meet the New York model who dreams in code

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