National / International News

Judge to rule on 'gay cake' row

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:30
A court ruling on a Christian-run bakery's refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage is to be made public later.

VIDEO: New ways to grow food in space

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:10
A project is being launched which will see thousands of school children experiment on seeds that have spent six months on the International Space Station.

Anglesey tops child obesity scales

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:09
Anglesey overtakes Merthyr Tydfil as the area with the highest proportion of overweight or obese children, according to an annual survey by Public Health Wales.

Army must 'do more' to end harassment

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:00
The armed forces must "redouble" their efforts to stop sexual harassment, the Army's former most senior female officer Brigadier Nicky Moffat says.

Call to lower drink-drive limit

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 20:06
The government is urged to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales to bring it in line with Scotland, where the law was changed at the end of 2014.

'Surge' in Egypt forces' sex attacks

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 19:56
Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to human rights campaigners.

Abbott rejects ex-militant amnesties

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 19:42
PM Tony Abbott rules out giving amnesties to Australians who regret joining militant groups abroad, as three men reportedly negotiate a return.

VIDEO: Flight hacker claims questioned

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 19:37
A cyber security expert is reported to have told an FBI agent he was able to control a plane engine from his seat after hacking the on-board computer system.

Greek deal 'within the next week'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 17:32
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says he expects to reach an agreement with the country's international creditors within the next week.

A look inside US biker gangs

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 17:19
A look inside deadly biker gangs of the US

Police slow to adopt May's demands

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 17:16
The Police Federation hasn't locked horns with government this year, but the pace of reform of the organisation is slow, says Danny Shaw.

The decline of the British front garden

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:58
Is the British front garden disappearing?

Cartoonist Luz leaves Charlie Hebdo

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:47
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist "Luz" who designed its cover image of Muhammad after the Paris attacks announces he is leaving the magazine.

Brandon Flowers interview: 'I have a knack for pop'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:31
'I have a knack for pop' says Brandon Flowers

'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:24
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.

Mentally ill 'sent home unprepared'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:23
Pressures to free up mental health beds may be leaving vulnerable people at risk, says a watchdog.

Cowell wants to run leaders' debates

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:18
Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell offers his services for the next leaders' debate, promising if he produced it there would be a trap door, clap-o-meter, music and fire.

Folio book prize seeks new sponsor

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:16
A book prize worth £40,000 is seeking a new backer after its current supporter announced it would not be renewing its title sponsorship beyond two years.

McCall Smith wins comedy novel prize

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:15
Alexander McCall Smith wins the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his comic novel Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party.

Tim Peake launches space seeds test

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:14
British astronaut Tim Peake invites school children to help him in an experiment to learn more about how to grow food in space.