National / International News

Thailand faces possible EU fish ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:30
Thailand says it is "confident" it can address concerns over illegal fishing that may lead to a trade ban from the European Union.

Europe 'must do more' for migrants

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:16
A Greek minister tells the BBC that the "great powers of Europe" need to take more responsibility for the unfolding crisis in the Mediterranean.

Rolls-Royce announces new boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:02
Rolls-Royce announces that John Rishton will retire as chief executive on 2 July and be replaced by Warren East.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:55
Toure hints at departure, Lloris to assess future, Torres in Gerrard tribute, Spurs plan clear-out, plus more.

Samuels rebuke for England's Stokes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:42
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels mocks England all-rounder Ben Stokes and his attempts at sledging in the second Test.

Labour cash pledge for cancer care

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:19
A future Labour government would invest £150m a year in cancer diagnostic equipment in England up to 2020, Ed Miliband will say later.

Tesco posts record £6.4bn annual loss

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:10
Tesco has reported the worst results in its history with a record statutory pre-tax loss of £6.4bn for the year to the end of February.

Stevens, Wainwright get folk honours

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:59
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf - and Loudon Wainwright III will be presented with lifetime achievement honours later at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff.

Two charged with murder after attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:55
Two men are charged with murder following the death of a man after a serious assault in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Police investigate patrol 'attack'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:36
A number of families are moved from their homes as police investigate reports of an attack on one of their patrols in north Belfast.

£1bn rail work firms 'must be ready'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:35
Businesses in Wales need to be ready to make the most of investment in major projects like the £1.1bn electrification of the main London to South Wales railway, say experts.

Plan meant £1bn wage cut, says Clegg

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:17
A Conservative plan for regional public sector pay would have removed more than £1bn from the Welsh economy, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg claims.

SNP defends plan for financial control

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:11
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon dismisses a fresh warning from the Institute of Fiscal Studies that full financial control in Scotland would lead to taxation rises and spending cuts.

VIDEO: Evans can challenge men - O'Sullivan

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:10
Ronnie O'Sullivan believes Reanne Evans should be given the "opportunity" to play against men, and will "do herself justice".

Airport calls for air duty re-think

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 20:53
New analysis on air passenger duty blows an Executive report's findings "out of the water", says airport boss

NZ PM apologises for hair-pulling

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 20:18
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key apologises to a waitress at an Auckland cafe after she accuses him of pulling her hair.

US firms 'fail' conflict mineral test

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 20:05
A report by Amnesty International and Global Witness alleges that nearly 80% of US firms are failing to adequately check their supply chains for conflict minerals.

Japan court rejects reactor halt bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 20:04
A local court in Japan rejects an attempt by local residents to halt the restart of two reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant.

Iran urges aid effort for Yemen

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 18:39
Iran's foreign minister calls for "urgent humanitarian assistance" in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels.

IS and the IRA - a comparison

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 18:18
There is a parallel between the rise of Islamic State and the evolution of the IRA in Northern Ireland, says Peter Taylor.