National / International News

Trampoline park temporarily closed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:27
A new trampoline park in Midlothian which had more than 100 incidents in three weeks is temporarily closed due to "licensing issues".

Immigration Street 'fractures' area

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:22
Residents of an area shown in a controversial TV programme about immigration say they feel "fractured" and "disappointed" and fearing a backlash.

'Torture Report' Reshapes Conversation In Guantanamo Courtroom

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:57

Last year's release of a Senate report on CIA interrogation practices means lawyers for the accused Sept. 11 plotters can now discuss in court the treatment they say their clients endured.

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D.C. Bible Museum Will Be Immersive Experience, Organizers Say

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:53

Just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, construction is underway for the Museum of the Bible, which will hold about 40,000 biblical artifacts from the family of Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.

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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:50

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.

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TSB hails 2014 as a 'pivotal year'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:44
TSB Banking Group hails 2014 as "a pivotal year" as it claims an 8.4% share of all people switching or opening a new bank account.

Paris night drone mystery deepens

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:25
Drones appear over central Paris overnight, for the second time, and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them.

Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:21
Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Morrisons names new chief executive

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:34
Supermarket chain Morrisons has named former Tesco director David Potts as its new chief executive.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:33
Danny Ings plans Liverpool move, Gary Neville urges time for Louis van Gaal, Ronaldo comes out of retirement, plus more

NI 'not dealing with troubled past'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:29
Northern Ireland is still not dealing properly with issues relating to its troubled past, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

Body found in missing artist search

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:26
Police say a body found in a field in Cwmbran is thought to be missing renowned artist Roger Cecil.

Easdale resigns from Rangers board

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:14
Bus tycoon James Easdale resigns from Rangers' board following fan pressure against the current Ibrox regime.

HK budget backs protest-hit business

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:12
Hong Kong's leadership pledges HK$290m ($37m; £24m) in support to businesses hit by last year's protest, in its annual budget.

Life on the road - Kvitova's diary

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:51
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova talks about getting over defeat and missing family in her BBC Sport column.

Radical curriculum overhaul proposed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:38
A radical overhaul of the national curriculum in Wales, which has set out what pupils learn for 26 years, is proposed.

New NI website for eating disorders

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:27
A new website is being launched in Northern Ireland to help people living with eating disorders.

Gambler in prison apology to victims

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:23
An accountant jailed for stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund his gambling addiction apologises to his victims from his prison cell.

Claudia search-police target alley

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:22
Police searching for missing Claudia Lawrence are to examine the alleyway behind her home for clues in fresh searches of the area.

Invest in first 1,001 days, say MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:08
The 1,001-day period from conception to the age of two should be regarded as just as important as national defence, a cross-party parliamentary group says.

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