National / International News

Up to 1,600 nuclear power jobs to go

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 05:21
Magnox says it plans to cut up to 1,600 jobs across 12 of its nuclear power sites by September 2016.

VIDEO: Is cash no longer king?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 05:06
For the first time in Britain paying without cash is more popular than using notes and coins.

M49 coach fall boy 'could have died'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 05:04
A 13-year-old rugby club player, who fell from a moving coach on the M49 near Avonmouth, "could very easily have been killed", a court hears.

What's the truth about free NHS Calpol?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 05:04
The truth behind the Facebook rumour

Poppy seller was 'fun-loving' person

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 05:03
The granddaughter of a 92-year-old poppy seller who was found dead in Bristol said she wants her remembered as a "fun-loving person".

England coach 'may come after Ashes'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:54
England may not appoint a new coach before the Ashes start in July, according to new cricket director Andrew Strauss.

The mother who 'outed' her daughter's Facebook lie

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:51
Was it right for mother to publicly scold teenage daughter?

Woman has 'first' double heart op

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:44
A heart patient has two operations simultaneously, in what surgeons say is the first procedure of its type in the UK.

Rail union calls off national strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:42
One of two rail unions planning bank holiday industrial action calls off its strike after receiving a new pay offer from Network Rail.

Fears Grow That ISIS Might Target Palmyra's Ancient Treasures

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:38

Ancient ruins in the Syrian city captured by Islamist extremists could suffer the same fate as priceless artifacts that were destroyed in other cities seized by the group.

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VIDEO: Myanmar migrants ransomed by traffickers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:36
Many migrants attempting to flee Myanmar by boat are being held to ransom by traffickers instead of travelling as planned, as Jonah Fisher reports.

Young jobless total at 10-year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:29
There are fewer young people not in education, employment or training in the UK than at any time since 2005, the Office of National Statistics says.

'Sterling would reject £900k a week'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:17
Raheem Sterling's agent says the winger will not sign a new contract at Liverpool even if he is offered "£900,000-a-week".

President plays football amid protests

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:14
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is pictured playing football despite weeks of protests over his bid to run for a third term in office.

Sheep found in city centre flats

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:08
A sheep found by police in a block of flats in Dublin's inner city is given the name Bond, Olivia Bond, licensed to lamb.

Why the productivity gap?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:51
UK workers could take every Friday off if they were as productive as other nations - so why aren't we?

Men in court over Hatton Garden raid

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:44
Eight men appear in court charged in connection with the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

QPR's Austin named in England squad

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:43
QPR striker Charlie Austin is named in the England squad to play the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia in June.

Fifa thinks Eriskay's pitch perfect

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:41
A football pitch on the Western Isles is recognised by Fifa as one of eight remarkable places to play the game in the world.

Will Raheem Sterling make a controversial move?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:40
Will Raheem Sterling make a controversial move?