National / International News

Why are winter death rates so high?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 16:27
There has been a considerable increase in the numbers of people dying in England and Wales so far this year.

Funding query over Rio carnival win

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 16:22
Brazil samba school Beija-Flor wins Rio's carnival by telling the story of Equatorial Guinea - after allegedly being funded by the African nation.

'Not enough money' for councils

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 16:04
More than half of England's councils say they will not have enough money to provide essential services in the next financial year, a survey has found.

Online about-face on Crawford photos

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:49
Twitter users rethink Cindy Crawford shots

French political rhetoric ups ante

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:43
The BBC's James Coomarasamy looks at controversy sparked in France by Prime Minister Manuel Valls's use of the word "apartheid" and considers whether it could herald an electoral battle to lead the country, with former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Public 'sceptical' on party funding

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:40
The chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life tells the BBC there is "large-scale public scepticism" about the way political parties are funded.

'Not enough' council childcare

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:38
Fewer than one in six councils in Scotland have enough childcare capacity to meet the needs of working parents, according to new research.

Virgin Australia loss narrows

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:35
Virgin Australia saw its losses narrow to A$47.8m in the six months to December because of lower oil prices and a cost-cutting programme.

Call for childcare costs review

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:33
A children's charity is urging an independent all-party review of the UK's childcare system as costs continue to rise, with a 5% increase in a year.

VIDEO: From Margate to movies

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:26
British documentary maker marks 60 years in Hollywood

Police must explain 'sorry mess'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:24
Police Scotland must give an "honest explanation" for the "sorry mess" over its handling of data on stop-and-search, an MSP has said.

What's the definition of a hate crime?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:24
What constitutes a hate crime and how do you prove it?

Chelsea fans hunt and Putin 'danger'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:18
Thursday's front pages concentrate on the police probe into Chelsea football fans in Paris and the defence secretary's concerns over Russia.

'We're Racist' Soccer Fans Chant After Pushing Black Man Out Of Paris Metro

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:12

The passengers were identified as Chelsea fans and now British police are trying to find them. Police said they would seek to ban them from attending future matches.

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Does Europa League damage a season?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:08
Does a Europa League campaign hinder domestic performance? BBC Sport studies the theory as the competition returns.

Forgotten fossil is a new species

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:07
A forgotten museum specimen mistaken for a plaster copy is found to be the fossilised remains of a new species of ancient reptile.

VIDEO: Will Eddie Redmayne win an Oscar?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:03
Talking Movies' Tom Brook looks at the role Eddie Redmayne plays in The Theory of Everything and finds out what attending the Oscars ceremony means for him.

NHS 'paying too much for medicines'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:03
The price the NHS agrees to pay for new medicines in England could cause more harm than good by depleting funds for other services, a report argues.

How random is a random playlist?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:01
Does your music player's 'random' button actually do what it says?

Can tennis swing it in Brazil?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 15:01
Can the sport compete with football in Brazil?