National / International News

Notable global deaths 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:10
Remembering the famous faces who died in the past 12 months

Thatcher considered adverts on BBC

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:08
Margaret Thatcher considered introducing advertising to some BBC radio programmes when she became prime minister.

Thatcher's Brixton riot fears revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:06
Documents showing Margaret Thatcher's concerns about official responses to the 1981 Brixton riots are made public for the first time.

Ebola fears, plane emergency and Greece

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:59
The first UK diagnosis of Ebola during the current epidemic is the story that dominates Tuesday's front pages. Many papers question how the nurse from Scotland passed screening measures.

MoD told of Libyan cadet 'risks'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:52
The government was warned of "significant immigration, security and reputational risks to the UK" of housing Libyan soldiers in Cambridgeshire, it emerges.

You draw the news: 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:46
Artwork from BBC News readers, reflecting stories which made 2014

VIDEO: Amir Khan: 'Pakistan's pupils must stay strong'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:32
British boxer Amir Khan has visited a school in Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred 152 people earlier this month.

Racism probe officers 'avoid sack'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:27
Thousands of police officers have been accused of racism in the past five years but just a handful have been sacked, a BBC investigation reveals.

LA police 'shot man in back'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:24
Police in Los Angeles shot a young black man in the back from close range during a struggle in August, a post-mortem report finds.

Prescription fraud plan criticised

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:10
Pharmacists strongly criticised plans to strengthen checks at the counter for entitlement to free prescriptions in England.

Secret papers reveal poll tax push

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:04
Newly-released cabinet papers from Margaret Thatcher's time in power have confirmed that then Scottish Secretary George Younger pushed for the poll tax to be introduced early in Scotland.

Thatcher explored education overhaul

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:04
PM Margaret Thatcher explored plans to radically change the structure of English education when she was in office, files released by the National Archives show.

VIDEO: 'The earth of Kashmir is sacred'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:03
An exile from Kashmir explains why he took handfuls of earth with him to Delhi.

Why 2014 was good for retail robbers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:00
Thieves steal millions of shoppers' payment details during the year

CBI wants 2015 focus on deficit cut

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:00
Reducing the deficit must be the top priority for the government in 2015, the employers' group the CBI says - as it also urges radical changes to preserve public services.

Nazi commando turned Irish farmer

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:00
The remarkable journey of Hitler's top commando

Cards for thousands of centenarians

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 15:00
More than 7,500 people in the UK received congratulatory cards from the Queen for reaching ages of 100 or more in 2014, figures show.

Irvine sacked as West Brom boss

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 14:57
West Brom sack manager Alan Irvine after seven defeats in nine games leaves the Baggies 16th in the Premier League.

Beating the FTSE's 15-year decline

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 14:31
The FTSE 100 has still not regained its 15 year-old peak - so how can investors make money in a falling market?

Holder Van Gerwen reaches last eight

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 14:31
Defending PDC world champion Michael van Gerwen will play Scotland's Robert Thornton in the quarter-finals.