National / International News

Fund for mugging victim passes £200k

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 20:51
Well-wishers donate more than £200,000 in four days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 19:10
All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.

New Jersey governor begins UK visit

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 19:01
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.

VIDEO: Whitney Houston's daughter in hospital

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 18:43
The daughter of the late singer, Whitney Houston, is recovering in hospital after being found unconscious in a bath at her home.

Labour makes Cameron billboard vow

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:41
The Labour party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election as it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.

Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:22
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:16
Round-up of social media trends around the world this week

Mosque open days to ease 'tensions'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:13
Mosques across the UK will open their doors to the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism".

What could you buy for a Super Bowl ad?

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:59
What could you buy for the cost of a Super Bowl ad?

'Missing mum' body had head injuries

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:57
The body of a woman - believed to be missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson - found in a Dorset lake, had injuries showing she was violently attacked around the head and neck, police say.

Will silence be golden for Mourinho?

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:52
Jose Mourinho is adopting familiar tactics as he plots Chelsea's route to the Premier League title, writes Phil McNulty.

'Zouma reminds me of Desailly'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:48
MOTD pundit Danny Murphy on how young Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma stood out in their draw against Manchester City.

Patients 'back three-person babies"

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:41
Research leader defends three-person babies

Innumeracy war, and the 'four-year-old rapist'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:40
Sunday's press has reports of a new initiative from Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, while the the Sunday Mirror carries statistics about child-on-child sex crime.

Ko, 17, is youngest world number one

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:27
Lydia Ko becomes the youngest world number one in golf history after reaching the top of the women's rankings aged 17.

Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:23
Playpens to drones - how to solve the global drowning crisis

First minister backs voter event

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:22
The first minister marks national voter registration week by urging people in Scotland to register to vote in May's General Election.

Oil summit to hear pleas for action

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:20
A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.

VIDEO: Bollywood star 'succumbed' to twitter

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:01
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan says that he has "succumbed" to social media as a way to connect with his fans and well-wishers.

The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:00
The man who saved thousands of Jews then disappeared