National / International News

Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 19:09

From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.

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The reinvention of Cerys Matthews

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 16:57
The reinvention of ex-Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews

Why are people not going on as many trips?

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 16:46
People in England made an average of 923 trips each last year.

How 250,000 Belgians didn't leave a trace

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 16:45
The 250,000 Belgians who didn't leave a trace

VIDEO: Slum comedy becomes online video hit

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 16:25
The Turkish locals using comedy to fight slum demolition

Gaza: Life amid the rubble

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 16:21
Aerial images reveal Gaza destruction

Plans for 'highest' wind turbines

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 16:19
Plans for what could be the highest wind turbines in England and Wales are submitted in Teesside.

Queen 'moved' by Invictus Games

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 16:12
The Queen tells competitors in the Invictus Games she has been "deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent".

Manchester 'should lead devolution'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:56
Manchester should be given income-tax raising powers and complete control of spending within five years, a think tank has said.

VIDEO: Restoring dignity to detainees

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:38
Restoring dignity to former prisoners of Iraq's Abu Ghraib

The photographer who rejected racism

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:31
The photographer who rejected racism in the American south

Prison sex abuse 'affects thousands'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:09
Thousands of inmates are sexually abused in prisons in England and Wales each year, according to research for the Howard League for Penal Reform.

McIlroy misses out on £6m prize

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:08
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy misses out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and overall title.

What would happen to EU membership?

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:08
Glenn Campbell on Scotland's EU membership

'Record' fall in candidates for jobs

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:06
There was a record fall in the number of people available to fill permanent job vacancies in Scotland last month, a survey suggests.

Shopper numbers rise in Scotland

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:05
Scottish retailers report a healthy increase in the number of people hitting the shops during August.

VIDEO: Bollywood Bard: Hamlet with a twist

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:01
Director Vishal Bhardwaj's new film Haider gives William Shakespeare's Hamlet a Bollywood twist.

Home ownership 'exclusive club'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 15:01
The National Housing Federation says first time buyers need 10 times the deposit they did in the 1980s making home ownership an exclusive members' club.

Walking or cycling 'wellbeing boost'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 14:58
Switching from driving a car to walking or cycling to work improves the wellbeing of commuters, a study suggests.

Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 14:35
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the British code breaker, wins the People’s Choice award at Toronto Film Festival.
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