National / International News

Shaking off the 'kilted straitjacket'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:13
How Scottish national identity shook off its 'kilted straitjacket'

Wright quits Labour but not PCC role

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:08
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of war

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:07
Did Sherlock's creator predict the Channel Tunnel?

Chile navy's first openly-gay sailor

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:54
A sailor in Chile, Mauricio Ruiz, becomes the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, and gets full backing of the Chilean Navy.

Labour plans technical universities

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:48
Labour is calling for technical universities to be created as part of a blueprint for reshaping the higher education system to create a hi-tech, high-income economy.

'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:43
The UK is "deeply elitist" according to a new analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.

Depression in cancer 'overlooked'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:36
Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.