National / International News

'Super-astute' Welby faces big challenges

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 16:02
The new Archbishop of Canterbury has made an impressive start, says Caroline Wyatt - but his work has only just begun.

The boat that landed on a roof and saved 59 people

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:58
The ark that landed on a house and saved 59 people

Arrests in Sydney anti-terror raid

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:48
Counter-terrorism police in Sydney arrest two men, and charge one with possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack.

One family's precarious Christmas

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:46
The BBC hears one family's experiences of temporary accommodation

Five moments that captured 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:45
Stories behind moments that captured 2014

Dead ponies 'dumped like rubbish'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:45
The RSPCA describes as "sickening" the discovery of five dead ponies whose bodies were "dumped like rubbish" in a Nottinghamshire village.

Quiz of the year pt 4: Winners of the year

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:44
Who were the winners of 2014?

Victorian Strangeness: Four Christmas incidents

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:42
Four bizarre festive calamities from the Victorian era

VIDEO: Christmas for King's College Choir

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:42
Life for the boys of King's College choir at Christmas

Family's plea over festival killer

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:41
The mother of Robert Hart who died in an unprovoked attack at the Parklife music festival on their family's first Christmas without him.

VIDEO: Items from WWI Christmas truce

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:20
Alan Wakefield from the Imperial War Museums showed Robert Hall some of the home comforts enjoyed by British soldiers during Christmas 1914.

'Successful year' for John Muir Way

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:19
The long-distance walking route, the John Muir Way, has a successful first year, according to its backers.

Scottish rents 'hit all-time high'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:14
Scottish rents reach an all-time high while tenants' finances are "stuck in a rut", according to a new report.

Bin lorry crash appeal fund launched

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:12
An appeal fund for the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash will open later as the city continues to come to terms with the tragedy.

The year in business: 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:09
During 2014 in business and economics, the shine seemed to come off a multitude of big ideas which had seemed until recently unstoppable.

VIDEO: Guard whose train was hit by tsunami

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:03
The 2004 Indian Ocean derailed a train in Sri Lanka, killing at least 802 people. Karunathilake was the train guard that day.

Energy customers 'need' debt holiday

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:02
Ten million householders who use pre-payment energy meters should be able to postpone their debt, says the charity Citizens Advice.

Party leaders' Christmas messages

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 14:59
David Cameron speaks of the UK's "Christian values" as Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg also release Christmas messages.

Crolla amazed at Man Utd support

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 14:58
Anthony Crolla says he has been amazed by the support from his Manchester United heroes as he recovers from a broken skull.

Chef Pascale given new fostering post

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 14:57
TV chef Lorraine Pascale is to become the government's first fostering ambassador, the Department for Education says.