National / International News

Future for naval base halls revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 18:32
Hundreds of jobs could be created when new companies move into areas at Portsmouth Naval Base previously used for shipbuilding, the MoD says.

Call for talks on firefighter safety

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 18:23
The Fire Brigades Union calls for urgent talks after a report suggested the deaths of some firefighters in the UK since 2004 were preventable.

VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:56
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.

Stress balls 'cut surgery anxiety'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:46
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.

University applications at record high

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:43
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.

Philippine mourning for slain police

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:42
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.

Social mobility and university entry

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:29
University of Bolton assistant vice-chancellor Patrick McGhee asks if universities can do more to support social mobility.

Investors shrug off Japanese slump

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:28
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.

Scars reveal ageing whales' secrets

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:28
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.

The complex case of joint enterprise

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:19
BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman on the difficulties of the joint enterprise doctrine.

Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It's Possible

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:07

Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.

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UKIP's youth challenge

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:56
UKIP's battle to attract more young members

Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:54

For 2011 models through the 2012 calendar year, driver deaths per million registered vehicle years fell to 28 from 48 just three years earlier, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:35
MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:24
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

What I miss about life before Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:19
What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak

Gas 'rip-off' and the rise of 'religious' slaughter

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:07
Huge rises in gas company profits and big increases in the number of animals slaughtered without being stunned are two of Friday's papers front page topics.

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:01
French teachers on the frontline after Charlie Hebdo attack

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:48
The boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill's coffin along the Thames will make the journey again later to mark 50 years since his funeral.

Balloonists set new world record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:42
Two pilots have set a new world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.