National / International News

Call for lung cancer screening in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:10
Delays bringing in screening for lung cancer in the UK could cost tens of thousands of lives, warns a leading cancer expert.

Verdict due for Oscar Pistorius

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:59
South African Judge Thokosile Masipa is due to give her verdict at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius - the athlete could face 25 years in jail.

Downton Abbey: The secrets of series five

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:38
Secrets of the costume juggernaut

RBS 'contingency for London move'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:34
Royal Bank of Scotland confirms it has contingency plans to move its headquarters from Scotland to London if there is a Yes vote in the referendum.

Tumour 'diagnosis' for Rob Ford

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:23
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is admitted to hospital with a tentative diagnosis of a tumour after suffering months of abdominal pain.

Amazon destruction increases again

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:09
New figures show destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has risen again, with more than almost 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) being cleared.

'Signs of recovery' in ozone layer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:49
The ozone layer around the earth is showing its first sign of thickening after years of steady depletion, a UN team says.

Ayre ways boost Liverpool sales

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:48
How Liverpool FC’s attention to detail pays off

Lesser-known things about being deafblind

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:46
How do people who are deaf and blind communicate?

What about Scottish sport?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:29
What might happen to Scottish sport after a "Yes" and a "No" vote

The Nigerian female oil executives

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:29
The women ending male dominance of Nigeria's oil industry

The stories behind five stationery icons

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:24
The curious story of how the paperclip caught on

Wife on Mars

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:24
How does it feel when your wife signs up for a one-way space trip?

Picking the best business location

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:16
The importance of picking the right place to set up a business

Bank switching up 19% in first year

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:15
The system that allows UK bank customers to switch their accounts in just seven days is being hailed a success, a year after it started.

VIDEO: New World Trade Center rises from ashes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:12
The BBC speaks to Irish artist Marcus Robinson about his documentary Rebuilding the World Trade Center.

Housing market 'remains resilient'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:12
The Scottish housing market has lost some momentum but shows "greater resilience" than other parts of the UK, according to surveyors.

VIDEO: How hackable are our cities?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:11
Ethical hacker Ken Munro demonstrates how key parts of modern city infrastructures can be compromised by computer hackers.

How do you stop lava?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:09
Can human engineering stop the flow of volcanic lava?

VIDEO: Empty bucket challenge hits Lebanon

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:06
With water shortages a part of daily life, campaigners in Lebanon have started an alternative to the ice bucket challenge.