National / International News

New tax evasion crime proposed

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 01:23
Companies that fail to prevent tax evasion could face penalties as part of a plan announced by Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

Warehouse fire treated as arson

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 01:14
A fire which destroyed a storage warehouse in south-east London is being treated as arson, police say

Fracking block 'should be extended'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 01:00
Anti-fracking groups call on the Scottish government to include underground coal gasification in its moratorium on the development of unconventional gas.

Hunt for man filmed punching dog

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 00:44
Named suspects are being hunted after a man is seen punching a dog in a Norwich street.

Fear over future of some art groups

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 00:41
The chief executive of a leading arts body in Northern Ireland says there is a genuine fear some groups could close because of government cuts.

Legal highs 'are getting stronger'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 00:40
Legal highs are getting stronger and sometimes more addictive than some illegal drugs, a BBC Wales investigation finds.

VIDEO: Oprah? 'Stand-ins' line up at Oscars

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 00:10
Alastair Leithead reports from Hollywood on last-minute preparations ahead of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony.

Christian comedy wins four Razzies

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-22 00:05
Saving Christmas, Kirk Cameron's comedy about the true meaning of the festival, is the big winner at the annual celebration of movie mediocrity, the Razzies.

VIDEO: Syria girls 'enticed' on social media

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 23:54
Authorities should have properly monitored social media, according to the parents of "jihadi bride" Aqsa Mahmood.

BBC to air forgotten Pinter scripts

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 23:21
Two forgotten Harold Pinter screenplays, which were never made into films, have been re-made as radio plays by the BBC.

Search for boy, 11, enters sixth day

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 23:17
A ceremony is being held for missing schoolboy Cameron Comey on Sunday evening as the river search for him continues.

Nadal suffers shock Rio Open defeat

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 22:38
Rafael Nadal is beaten by Fabio Fognini at the Rio Open as he loses his first semi-final on clay for 12 years.

VIDEO: 'Supertides' to hit UK coastline

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 22:25
The biggest high tides in two decades are expected to hit parts of the UK coast this morning, which could see coastal flooding in areas.

Sydney cafe siege report released

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 21:06
Australia's security hotline had 18 calls about a self-styled cleric just days before his deadly attack on a Sydney cafe in December, a report says.

Sri Lanka avoid Afghanistan shock

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 20:56
Mahela Jayawardene's century helps Sri Lanka avoid a shock defeat by Afghanistan in Pool A of the World Cup.

Authorities 'failed' over Syria girls

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 20:45
The family of a Scottish woman suspected of encouraging three London schoolgirls to join militants in Syria says security services "failed".

Ukraine rebels 'agree' weapons dates

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 20:15
Rebels in eastern Ukraine agree to begin to pull back heavy weapons from the frontline, a Russian general involved in the truce deal says.

Oscars 2015: Birdman battles Boyhood

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 19:36
The final countdown to the Oscars is under way with Birdman and Boyhood vying to win best picture at Sunday's ceremony.

Birdman wins Independent Spirit

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 18:38
Birdman beats Boyhood to the top prize at the Independent Spirit awards, a day before the films go up against each other at the Oscars.

England defeats irrelevant - Bell

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-21 18:12
England's dismal start to the World Cup will have no bearing on Monday's match against Scotland, says batsman Ian Bell.