National / International News

Warning over smart meter rollout

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 16:04
A national rollout of smart meters needs to be run by someone outside of government, said the company promoting the project.

'Medieval selfies' found in churches

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:54
A survey of graffiti in churches in Norfolk uncovers hundreds of "medieval selfies", hidden for centuries under limewash.

Magna Carta celebrations to begin

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:50
A replica of Magna Carta is to be carried down the River Thames as part of events to mark its 800th anniversary.

Lancastria: A forgotten tragedy

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:43
Why is this World War Two’s forgotten tragedy?

The truth about Canada's 'cultural genocide'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:43
The truth about a century of abuse and discrimination

Delays likely as rail work begins

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:42
Work on the main Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line gets under way this weekend with passengers expected to face significant disruption.

Jim Murphy to formally stand down

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:39
Jim Murphy is to formally stand down as leader of Scottish Labour at a meeting of the party's ruling body in Glasgow.

Are ancient buildings as important as human lives?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:39
Are Yemen's destroyed buildings mourned more than human lives?

Missing mum found, honours for donors and mountain trekkers freed

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:37
The end of a "mum-on-the-run" saga, a row over the honours' list and the sentences of the Malaysian mountain "strippers" all make Saturday's front pages.

The fall of Zhou Yongkang

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:32
The fall of one of China's most powerful men

Sweden royal wedding: Sofia Hellqvist becomes real-life princess

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:29
Swedish royal wedding sees model become monarch

How do dogs donate blood?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:27
How exactly does a dog donate blood?

Honour for Alan Barnes fundraiser

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:23
The woman whose internet appeal raised £300,000 for mugged disabled pensioner Alan Barnes has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

European Games open in Azerbaijan

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:22
The inaugural European Games opens in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the build-up has been overshadowed by human rights concerns.

Defining moment to come - Coleman

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:14
Securing a place at Euro 2016 is the only thing that can top Friday's win against Belgium, says Wales manager Chris Coleman.

VIDEO: Shoes: The height of fashion

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:03
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain is a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Croatia apologise for pitch swastika

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:01
The Croatia FA apologises after a swastika is marked on the pitch ahead of the Euro 2016 tie against Italy.

VIDEO: Brazilian music stars back together

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:01
Stars of the Brazilian music scene Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil talk and play together.

VIDEO: Are Carsten Holler’s slides art?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 15:00
BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz wonders if Carsten Holler’s installations are actually art.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 14:52
Man Utd prepare to bid for Harry Kane, Man City to up Sterling offer, Real Madrid aim to sign De Gea quickly, plus more.