National / International News

Corrie drops actress over age claims

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 03:36
Coronation Street have dropped an actress who duped producers about her real age to win a part as a 14-year-old.

SFO closes probe into Autonomy sale

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 03:33
The Serious Fraud Office closes its investigation into the 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy by computer giant Hewlett-Packard.

Military personnel hurt in crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 03:11
Military personnel are among four pedestrians hurt in a collision involving a car in Ardersier High Street.

'Hasty' school reforms criticised

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 03:09
Trillions of dollars are spent on education reforms around the world without any effective evaluation to see if changes have worked, says the OECD.

PM 'relaxed' about tax return details

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 03:07
Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "very relaxed" about calls to publish his personal tax return and predicts "no surprises" if it is made public.

Marussia ‘close to rescue deal’

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 03:01
Marussia boss John Booth says he is hopeful the team can exit administration and take part in the first race of the new season.

PODCAST: The World Economic Forum

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-19 03:00

It's the time of year when our January mood is lifted by the notion that other people are having a nice conference near the ski slopes in Switzerland. The annual world economic forum is convening in Davos at a time that the U.S. has been resurgent when other key economies are losing steam. Plus, a conversation with one of America's top entrepreneurs on the challenges that face female CEOs. And later this year, the US and the UK are set to conduct cyber war games with each other. It'll test the hardiness of the financial sector. More on that.

EE customers to share £1m refund

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:57
A "small" number of EE customers will share a refund of roughly £1m after they were wrongly charged VAT.

VIDEO: Anger at children's party no show bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:56
A five-year-old boy has been sent a bill for missing a friend's birthday party at a dry ski slope.

Dead magistrate family 'heartbroken'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:55
The family of a magistrate who died in a suspected murder-suicide at a house in the Stockport area say she was "a devoted mother".

Micro-machines journey inside animal

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:55
In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal for the first time.

Cameroon punished for taking on Boko Haram

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:51
The new kidnappings in Cameroon by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants suggest the crisis is increasingly becoming a regional one, the BBC's Will Ross in Lagos reports.

Athletes at fault finds drugs panel

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:49
Gareth Warburton and Rhys Williams were at fault or negligent says drugs panel report published into failed doping tests.

Redknapp to stay as QPR manager

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:47
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes says Harry Redknapp will remain as the struggling Premier League club's manager.

Tear gas at Kenya playground protest

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:41
Kenyan police fire tear gas at pupils of a Nairobi government school protesting about the sale of their playground to a private developer.

Saint Laurent fashion to go on show

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:34
The first major UK exhibition on the fashion of Yves Saint Laurent is to be staged at the Bowes Museum in County Durham later this year.

VIDEO: Mosque letters 'absolutely right'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:34
Prime Minister David Cameron defends a letter signed by ministers urging Muslim leaders to explain how Islam "can be part of British identity".

Life on the road - Kvitova's diary

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:25
Petra Kvitova talks about life on the road with Team Petra in the Wimbledon champion's first BBC Sport column.

Plane comes off airport runway

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:20
An aircraft with 47 passengers and two crew onboard comes off the runway at Inverness Airport.

VIDEO: Top Argentine prosecutor found dead

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 02:11
An Argentine federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of a cover-up has been found dead at his home in Buenos Aires.