National / International News

US Open greens 'as bad as they look'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 22:07
Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy are among players to criticise the state of the Chambers Bay greens at the US Open.

VIDEO: 'Carpet of crabs' covers US beaches

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 22:03
Hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs have been washing up on Southern California's beaches, after warm ocean currents carried them closer to the shoreline than usual.

VIDEO: Care homes 'not up to standard'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:51
Nearly half of care homes in England are below the required standard, according to figures from the Care Quality Commission.

Water supplies restored to customers

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:34
Normal water supplies are restored to most of the households in North Lanarkshire told not to drink or wash with their tap water.

£34m to improve care in community

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:33
An extra £34m will be spent on recruiting and training nurses, pharmacists and therapists to work alongside GPs to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

Job advert breached language policy

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:24
The Welsh government breached its own Welsh language policy when recruiting a new children's commissioner, an investigation finds.

Exploris aquarium set to stay closed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:22
Exploris aquarium will remain closed for the peak summer season as it has emerged its refurbishment programme has suffered a £214,000 funding setback.

Suicide rate hits 30-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:21
The suicide rate for men in Wales is at its highest since 1981, with a 23% rise between 2012 and 2013, the Samaritans says.

VIDEO: Election win for Danish opposition

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:05
Denmark's opposition beats the ruling coalition in the general election, with an anti-immigration party becoming the second largest in parliament.

Hijacked Malaysian oil tanker freed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:01
An oil tanker that was hijacked by pirates last week off Singapore's coast has been released, the Malaysian Navy says.

Doctor recorded making patient threat

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 21:00
A disabled man who secretly recorded verbal abuse by a hospital doctor receives an apology from the NHS.

Toxic alcohol kills 27 in India

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 20:40
At least 27 people die after consuming toxic alcohol in India's western city of Mumbai, local police say.

Prayers held for US church victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 20:37
Prayers are held in South Carolina and across the US after the killing of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston.

Sleeping driving instructor sacked

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 20:12
A driving instructor who was photographed asleep in a car with a learner at the wheel is sacked.

Brazil senators flee Venezuela attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:55
A group of eight Brazilian senators on a visit to Venezuela to meet a jailed opposition leader say they had to flee after their bus was attacked.

Dreamland set to open to revellers

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:51
A funfair that formed the centrepiece of seaside days out for generations of day-trippers to Kent is reopening after an £18m restoration.

Why is the yoga day stressing India?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:49
Why is India in a twist over yoga day?

Yarn bomb victim thanks vandals

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:41
A yarn bomber in a Hertfordshire town says vandals who repeatedly remove her woollen artwork and throw it around are doing her "a big favour".

Schools put on front line against extremism

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:21
From the beginning of next month, head teachers will be expected to play a much bigger part in preventing extremism.

Thailand confirms first Mers case

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 17:36
Thailand confirms its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the deadly virus that has killed 24 people in South Korea.