National / International News

VIDEO: Mirren plays Woman in Gold

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:28
One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.

Been and Gone: Acclaimed war film director and the man behind All Right Now

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:18
The director who inspired Star Wars 'trench run' and other losses

VIDEO: The 'Eid Pray Love' movement

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:16
Why Muslims have been giving things up before Easter

24 hours in a fuel tank

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:13
How three men survived 24 hours in a lorry's fuel tank

Fiancee and cat tracked by home cam

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:09
The girlfriend and cat watched by home cam

Social media teacher abuse 'rising'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:09
The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.

Children’s hospital builds sleep app

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:07
A free app to help improve children’s sleep has been launched by doctors at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.

The man who's always on the bus

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:07
The asylum seeker who spends every night on a bus

Boost for endangered butterflies

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:05
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.

Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:04
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.

Arrests over Canada prostitution ring

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:04
Six people are arrested in Canada on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, which smuggled nearly 500 women in to the country.

Drug giant 'blocks' eye treatment

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:02
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap, safe and effective drug to treat a common eye condition.

Greece made 'unrealistic promises'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:00
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.

Shoppers see little point in loyalty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:00
As rewards are reduced, and customers shop around for a good deal, are we seeing the death of the loyalty card?

The pension changes in 10 questions

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:00
The pension changes have some serious drawbacks - as well as what the government calls "freedoms" - so what are the top 10 questions you need to ask?

VIDEO: What the British can learn from US debates

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 14:57
America has a long history of televised debates. Ahead of Thursday's seven-strong debate in the UK election campaign, here's what the Brits could learn.

Blood test for Down's syndrome hailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 14:08
Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 14:03

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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Kraft accused of wheat price fixing

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:54
US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.

Kane wants U21 Euros spot - Hodgson

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 13:30
England boss Roy Hodgson says in-form striker Harry Kane wants to play for the Under-21s at the European Championships.