National / International News

Letter 'first to suggest tipping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 16:10
A British Library researcher claims to have discovered the first person to suggest the practice of adding service charges to hotel and restaurant bills.

Dave Lee Travis to be sentenced

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 16:08
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis will be sentenced later for indecently assaulting a researcher working on TV's Mrs Merton Show in 1995.

'Make parents join school story-time'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:58
Parents should be made to attend school story-time, children's author Michael Rosen urges schools.

Talk therapy 'best for social phobia'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:49
Talking therapy is more effective than pills in treating social anxiety disorder, a study has found.

Councils debate armed police row

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:45
Council leaders are to debate concerns about the presence of armed police officers on Scotland's streets.

15% of GP antibiotic courses 'fail'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:44
Nearly one in seven antibiotic treatments given out by GPs for common infections over the last two decades in the UK have failed, researchers say.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:41
Where did a politician wear these shoes?

Does a five-year-old need to code?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:34
Does a five-year-old need to code?

VIDEO: The drones that look like lampshades

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:33
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology news.

VIDEO: Indian PM Modi heads to the US

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:33
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in the US on Friday. The BBC's Yogita Limaye looks at what the countries hope to get out of the talks.

Alaska Is Rattled By 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:33

The quake, while strong, was very deep so its damage was limited to overturned shelves and broken ceiling tiles.

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Energy firms 'too slow' on complaints

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:28
Customers with complaints about their gas or electricity service typically have to contact their supplier six times before their issue is resolved.

It's outer space, but with filling stations

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:27
How space rocks could become private cosmic filling stations

Will mayors one day rule the world?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:26
Will mayors one day rule the world?

McGuinness' mother found IRA beret

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:15
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness describes how his mother was traumatised to discover he was in the IRA after he left a beret in the house in the 1970s.

VIDEO: The life of an emergency poet

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:14
Prescribing poetry from the back of an ambulance

Curry spice 'helps brain self-heal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:07
An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.

Legendary trainer Balding dies at 78

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 15:01
Trainer and two-time Grand National winner Toby Balding dies aged 78.

VIDEO: British jihadist 'was normal lad'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 14:41
A British jihadist who knew Ibrahim Kamara, the 19-year-old from Brighton believed to have been killed in a US airstrike on Aleppo earlier this week, speaks about their time in Syria.

One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 14:27

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.

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