National / International News

'Deeply rooted in Nottingham'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:41
What does Nottingham hometown think of chemist chain's sale?

Two British students killed in Borneo

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:41
Two British medical students from Newcastle University - named as Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger - are stabbed to death in Borneo, police say.

GP charged with sexual assaults

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:38
The BBC learns that a man charged with a number of sexual assaults at a County Armagh medical practice is a GP.

Israel-Palestinian talks under way

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:10
Indirect talks begin in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians, after a four-week conflict in Gaza that has claimed more than 1,900 lives.

Johnson to seek 2015 Commons return

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:56
London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms his intention to become an MP again at next year's general election, ending months of speculation.

Warsi's replacement is announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:37
Lords chief whip Baroness Anelay of St Johns has replaced Baroness Warsi at the Foreign Office, says No 10.

First Minister confirms Games celebration

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:35
After their record-breaking display at Glasgow 2014, First Minister Carwyn Jones confirms a reception at the Senedd for Team Wales.

Cook 'could not walk away from role'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:31
Alastair Cook says it was 'natural' for him to consider his position as England captain during the team's recent struggles.

Johnson-Thompson withdraws from Euros

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:30
Katarina Johnson-Thompson withdraws from the European Athletics Championships in Zurich with an ongoing foot injury.

Minister 'determined' to axe Trident

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:30
The Scottish government wants immediate discussions to remove Trident from Scotland following a referendum "Yes" vote, minister says.

Wikipedia 'not perfect but improving'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:26
The site's founder Jimmy Wales says that Wikipedia is "pretty good" and "comparable to traditional encyclopedias".

Cocaine haul in Spanish navy ship

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:22
Spanish police say they have seized 127kg of cocaine located in a storeroom of a navy training ship searched in Cadiz.

Sprint Names New CEO, As T-Mobile Bid Is Said To Crumble

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:07

The proposed merger was supposed to create a new company to challenge the behemoths Verizon and AT&T. The new CEO intimated that Sprint is prepared to go it alone.

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A State Court Says Rap Lyrics Can't Be Used As Evidence In A Criminal Trial

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:02

Code Switch recently wrote about the practice of using violent hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Now a New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled on that very issue.

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Emergency cash after floods 'mayhem'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 07:54
Emergency payments are to be made to flood victims following torrential rain that caused 'mayhem' across parts of Northern Ireland on Tuesday night.

#SexySocialism and the Scottish debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 07:45
And other trends from Scotland's big TV debate

Walgreens to buy up Alliance Boots

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 07:41
High Street chemist Alliance Boots is to be bought up by US pharmacy giant Walgreens, with the new firm to be called Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Man jailed for life for party murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 07:33
A man who stabbed a friend to death after a failed romance with his sister is jailed for life for his murder.

Window fall baby lands on passer-by

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 07:30
A baby girl suffers serious injuries when she falls from a first-floor window on to a man walking below.

Cannabis found following house fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 07:25
Investigators find a suspected cannabis factory in a house which caught fire outside Wrexham and forced neighbours to leave their homes.
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