National / International News

US casino unit files for bankruptcy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:27
The largest US casino company, Caesars Entertainment, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to eliminate $10bn of debt.

AUDIO: Three days in a hospital stock room

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:22
The NHS has been under increasing pressure in recent months, but for Michael Steel the consequences were particularly extreme.

Cadbury to cut 200 jobs at factory

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:19
About 200 jobs are to be cut at Cadbury's plant in Birmingham as part of a deal to invest £75m in new production lines at the plant.

Non-voters 'are turning to UKIP'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:17
UKIP support in Wales has "surged" because people who have not voted for many years are turning to the party, its leader Nigel Farage says.

Academy Awards A to Z

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:08
With the 87th Awards fast approaching, here is our A to Z guide to the biggest night of the movie calendar.

Xiaomi unveils flagship phablets

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:06
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils two large phablets, comparing them directly with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

India Uber driver rape trial begins

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:05
A driver from the web-based taxi firm Uber goes on trial in Delhi charged with the rape of a passenger last month.

What workers hate about TV depictions of their profession

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:04
What jobs do dramas get most wrong about?

Hibernating hints at dementia therapy

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:48
A neurodegenerative disease has been halted by harnessing the regenerative power of hibernation, scientists say.

Pietersen claim 'surprises' Morgan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:40
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan is surprised by Kevin Pietersen's claim that he wants to have him in the side.

Shoe generates power from walking

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:40
German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking.

VIDEO: Tech to make you thin and unstressed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:35
Richard Taylor tests the latest tech to stay fit and be more relaxed.

Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:22

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, and that's left many Britons "shellshocked."

» E-Mail This

Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:21

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.

» E-Mail This

Argos misses forecasts despite boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:21
Both Argos and Homebase miss sales forecasts despite a considerable boost from Black Friday promotions.

In Remote Washington, Veterans Services Are Ferry Ride Away

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:20

Sometimes veterans don't claim their benefits because they live in remote areas that lack resources. In one Washington state county, Veterans Affairs services are at least an hour ferry ride away.

» E-Mail This

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:09
Man City eye Messi deal, Arsenal move for Borussia Dortmund duo, Man Utd's bid for Argentine striker rejected, plus more.

'Raging' fire at council offices

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:04
Firefighters are tackling a "major" fire at council offices in Oxfordshire.

VIDEO: How do our brains deteriorate with age?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:02
Scientists in Edinburgh investigate the effects of ageing on the brain as the population continues to grow older.

Images 'show Boko Haram destruction'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 22:57
Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram earlier this month show widespread destruction and suggest a high death toll, Amnesty International says.