National / International News

Hospital discharges 'fail patients'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:52
The way hospitals discharge patients is probably contributing to high levels of readmission, a year-long Healthwatch England inquiry finds.

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:43
Irregular sleeping patterns are "unequivocally" shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

In pictures: Discarded drug baggies

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:22
Dan Giannopoulos's photographs of bags used to hold drugs, found on the streets of London.

Recreating a WW1 picture involving thousands

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:15
Recreating a panoramic photo from WW1

Australia, China in live cattle deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:11
Australia could earn up to $1.5bn a year in cattle exports to China in a deal being negotiated between the two countries.

Will Young: Five favourite albums

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:09
Will Young on his favourite albums, and why he'll never listen to Kanye

VIDEO: Will the Apple Watch be a hit?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:46
Apple releases its first results since its watch went on sale - but don't expect any sales figures.

Rotherham children 'still at risk'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:24
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal still needs to make "major improvements" to some child protection procedures, a report finds.

Cool summer sees Arctic ice increase

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:13
Researchers say the Arctic is highly sensitive to changes in summer temperatures as ice rebound continued through 2014.

Life inside President Obama's bubble

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:05
Life in a security bubble is necessary for the president – and claustrophobic. Here’s an insider’s account.

Poorest graduates 'will owe £53,000'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:57
Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.

Halle lets audience decide show price

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:49
Audience members will be invited to pay whatever they think an upcoming concert by Manchester's Halle Orchestra is worth.

Ambulance speeding fines unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:39
Ambulance trusts in England are paying staff to appeal against thousands of speeding fines, despite 98% being blue light emergencies.

Egypt: The lure for girls of living alone

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:38
What is driving Egyptian girls to move away from their parents?

VIDEO: Why are people getting semicolon tattoos?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:27
Meet the people getting tattoos with meaning

Few accidents on speed camera road

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:24
BBC Scotland reveals that thousands of motorists are caught in speed traps on a Scottish trunk road where there are just a handful of accidents.

Can you lower your cholesterol through diet?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:23
Michael Mosley on how to reduce cholesterol

How gaming can make the world safer

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:22
A new breed of computer game played by crowdsourced volunteers is helping to spot bugs in critically important software programs.

Why can't men be Olympic synchronised swimmers?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:19
The sport where men have had to fight to take part

Why do companies find it so hard to say sorry?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 15:18
When things go wrong an apology could salvage a company's reputation, but most executives believe it's an admission of guilt and resort to weasel words instead.