National / International News

City of Culture boss appointed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 17:25
The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.

Funding for national park path work

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:12
Paths across Scotland's two national parks are in line for a upgrade thanks to a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Prosthetics, by those who know

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:03
Things which only wearers of prosthetic limbs know

6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:03
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.

Is show season making a comeback?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:57
Why are country shows making a comeback?

American Vogue's first black cover girl

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:57
US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on

Nursery teachers higher status call

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:53
Nursery school teachers should be given the same status and pay as those in primary school, the Pre-School Learning Alliance says.

The perils of the Streisand effect

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:51
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?

House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:45

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

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'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:34
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:32
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: The woman in black walking across the US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:30
Who is the figure clad in black, walking across the US?

VIDEO: Fighting hampers MH17 investigation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:22
Heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels around Donetsk has prevented international experts from reaching the MH17 plane crash site.

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:21
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".

Sir Bobby's legacy five years on

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:17
Five years on from his death, Sir Bobby Robson would be "astonished" at the legacy he has left, says his widow Lady Elsie.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:16
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:08
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

Your solo dining experiences

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:07
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own

Can one bad blog blight a business?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:07
How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?

VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:06
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
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