National / International News

Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:46
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.

Garden bridge gets green light

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:39
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.

Formula 1 gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:36
Christian Horner says Red Bull must step up in 2015, Newey to stay involved, Alonso backs Ferrari to return to form plus more.

A&E has 'worst week' in England

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:32
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

Aston Villa v Manchester United

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:27
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Manchester United.

Man injured in shooting at takeaway

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:17
An 18-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast.

Xi Jinping and his China Dream

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:11
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".

'Derbies are like internationals'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:07
BBC Sport's Jeremy Guscott looks ahead to Saturday's East Midlands and West Country derbies in the Premiership.

Police stretched to 'danger' levels

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:05
Brutal police budget cuts are stretching policing to dangerous levels, the Gwent police and crime commissioner warns.

'Seven clubs' want wage cap scrapped

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:03
Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.

When A Hospital Bill Becomes A Decade-Long Pay Cut

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:02

Nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients in exchange for tax breaks. But some still seize wages of poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for free or reduced care.

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'Keane & Cleverley chat civilised'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:02
Ex-Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane's doorstep chat with Tom Cleverley was civilised, says Paul Lambert.

Off-duty policeman killed in assault

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:58
An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.

Pakistan army 'kills 57 Taliban'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:42
Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.

Minister 'tackling' poor pupil funds

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:40
The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.

Rating Rodgers' Liverpool signings

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:35
Robbie Savage rates each of Brendan Rodgers' signings for Liverpool and explains what the manager should do in January.

Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:33
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.

Pearson FA charge wrong - Allardyce

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:22
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the FA was wrong to charge Leicester's Nigel Pearson over his row with a fan.

North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:16
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:11
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.