National / International News

UKIP pledges £3bn NHS investment

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:47
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says his party is "committed" to a free NHS paid for by taxes as he set out plans to spend an extra £3bn per year on the service.

What extra charges do restaurants make?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:43
The extra charges restaurants make, including "cakeage".

Patient in '16-hour trolley wait'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:36
A patient with breathing problems spent 16 hours on a trolley at a hospital that hours later was put on "black alert", her daughter says.

VIDEO: MPs deny 'cash for access' claims

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:32
MPs Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw are secretly filmed apparently offering their services to a private company for thousands of pounds.

Middleton to coach England's women

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:16
Simon Middleton is to take over as head coach of the England women's XV from May, and remains in charge of the Sevens squad.

Sierra Leone orphanage quarantined

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:15
An orphanage run by a UK charity in Sierra Leone is quarantined after one of its local staff is diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.

Tax is just one of HSBC’s problems

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:13
The headlines might focus on one issue, but the whole bank is labouring.

Pair jailed as 75 animals put down

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:48
Two County Down farmers are jailed for four months after vets had to put down 75 animals on their farm.

Syria trio 'not radicalised' at school

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:47
No evidence three schoolgirls, thought to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State militants, were radicalised at Bethnal Green Academy, its principal says.

650ft-fall man 'bumps into rescuers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:43
A man who plunged 650ft (200m) down a Cumbria mountain in a blizzard stumbles into a team of "amazed" rescuers.

Phones can be tracked by battery use

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:41
Android phones can be tracked without using their GPS or wi-fi data by studying their power use over time, a study finds.

Tories suspend Rifkind after 'sting'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:38
Ex-Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind is suspended from the Conservative Party in Parliament after being secretly filmed apparently offering his services to a private company for cash.

Leaders' TV debate schedules set

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:29
David Cameron and Ed Miliband will go head-to-head in a live TV debate a week before the general election, broadcasters say.

Fuel price calculator: How much do you pay?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:25
Find out if you are paying over the odds

EastEnders live rehearsal led to fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:17
A rehearsal for a fireworks display on EastEnders celebrating the soap's 30th anniversary caused a real-life blaze, it emerges.

WHO calls for action over Mers virus

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:12
Too little is being done to control the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has infected 50 people in Saudi Arabia so far this month, the World Health Organization warns.

Day in pictures: 23 February 2015

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:12
Images from around the world: 23 February

Retail sales growth dips, says CBI

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:11
February saw UK retail sales fall back - against expectations - according to a survey by the business lobby group, the CBI.

Fifty Shades holds US box office

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:09
Erotic film adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey maintains its number one position for second weekend at the North American box office, taking an estimated $23.2m (£15m).

Man injured in 'small explosion'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 03:06
A man is receiving treatment in hospital after he suffered burns in what firefighters describe as a possible "small explosion".