National / International News

BBC campaign urges UK to get creative

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:29
A campaign to challenge people to get creative is launched, backed by stars including Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Vegas.

Suicide in men 'highest since 2001'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:26
The number of men taking their own lives in the UK reached its highest level for more than a decade, official figures show.

Greece asks for loan extension

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:24
Greece has formally asked the eurozone for a loan extension after weeks of wrangling over its international bailout.

Ulster Bank creates 350 Belfast jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:23
Ulster Bank has said it is creating 350 jobs at its Belfast call centre.

VIDEO: Riffs and reunions: Page on Led Zep

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:21
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page talks to Gavin Esler about the 40th anniversary rerelease of Physical Graffiti.

ITV's Mark Austin wins TV news award

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:21
ITV News at Ten host Mark Austin is named the UK's best TV news presenter for the second year in a row by the Royal Television Society.

Qatar recalls envoy over Egypt row

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:19
Qatar recalls its ambassador from Egypt after being accused of supporting terrorism in a row about air strikes on Islamic State targets in Libya.

'Unsafe' trust in special measures

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:17
The mental health trust for Norfolk and Suffolk is the first in England to be put in special measures.

Russian aircraft seen near Cornwall

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:15
RAF jets were scrambled on Wednesday after two Russian military aircraft were seen off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of Defence says.

VIDEO: Celebrities defend gay rights in Ghana

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:08
Celebrities speak out after homophobic beating

Charges over Jewish grave vandalism

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 01:06
Five teenagers are charged in France with vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves with what prosecutors describe as a clear "anti-Semitic motive".

Is this boxing's most dangerous man?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:55
Meet the Kazakh middleweight with the hardest fists in boxing as he gets ready to face Britain's Martin Murray.

The rugby team that forgot how to win

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:53
Played 24, lost 24. BBC Sport looks at London Welsh's nightmare season and how players cope with the pressure of a losing run.

Investment banking faces FCA inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:38
Competition levels in investment and corporate banking services are be investigated by the UK's financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority.

Russia denounces 'peacekeeper' call

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:31
Ukraine's call for the deployment of UN-mandated peacekeepers "aims to destroy" the Minsk accords, Russia's UN ambassador says.

McCoy confirms final Gold Cup ride

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:16
Retiring jockey AP McCoy confirms he is set to ride Carlingford Lough in next month's Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Police name river search boy, 11

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:15
Police searching for an 11-year-old boy in a Carmarthen river name him as Cameron Comey.

Is email broken?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:04
Rory Cellan-Jones looks at whether email has had its day

Terry wants new Chelsea contract

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:59
Captain John Terry wants to extend his Chelsea playing career by 12 months, having made more than 650 appearances in 16 years.

Police: Fugitive 'stabbed himself'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:58
A prisoner who escaped from custody in the Republic of Ireland and was later arrested in Belfast is receiving hospital treatment after he stabbed himself in the stomach.