National / International News

Airbus wins major weather prize

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 02:19
The competition to manufacture the next generation of Europe's most important series of weather satellites is won by Airbus Defence and Space.

Brailsford quits British Cycling

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 02:16
Sir Dave Brailsford quits as performance director at British Cycling to focus on his role with Team Sky.

The man who 'disappeared' in Nigeria

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 02:13
A man who live-tweeted an attempted jailbreak in Nigeria has disappeared - prompting the hashtag #FreeCiaxon.

Kenyan aid workers 'free' in Somalia

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 02:10
Two Kenyan aid workers are found "lost and disorientated" in Somalia after being kidnapped by al-Shabab in 2011, the military says.

Follow a nice bum - 10 London Marathon tips

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:56
10 tips to get through the London Marathon

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:39
Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series, has died, a friend of her family has told the BBC.

VIDEO: 'You remember the funny bits of life'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:37
The comedy writer and actress Jennifer Saunders has written her first book, an autobiography

Week in pictures: 5-11 April 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:36
A selection of the best news pictures from the past week

Liverpool trio scoop monthly awards

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:33
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez are joint players of the month as Brendan Rodgers wins the managers' award.

UK construction output shrinks 2.8%

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:25
Output in the UK construction industry fell sharply in February as extreme weather halted work on building sites across the country, official figures show.

VIDEO: Duchess beats Duke in yacht race

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:20
The Duchess of Cambridge has beaten her husband, Prince William, in two yacht races during their tour of New Zealand.

Airport chaos a 'wake-up call'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:16
The chaos at Gatwick Airport on Christmas Eve should be "a wake-up call for airports across the UK", a report by MPs says.

Hillsborough 'sign of unity' planned

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:53
Scarves from every football club in the top four divisions will create a number 96 on Liverpool's pitch as a "sign of unity" on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Julie Walters gets Bafta Fellowship

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:44
Actress Julie Walters is to be given the Bafta Fellowship, the highest honour the academy can bestow.

African Responses Night And Day From Rwanda, U.N. Envoy Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:38

As a scholar, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power wrote about the U.S. failure to intervene in Rwanda. Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to her about current crises in Africa.

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Venezuela in landmark crisis talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:33
Venezuela's president meets opposition leaders in crisis talks aimed at quelling weeks of protests, in which dozens have died.

Finance firm to create 200 new jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:30
A Wrexham-based financial services company announces plans to create 200 jobs due to growing demand.

Tebbit - McGuinness jibe was mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:29
Lord Tebbit concedes that he made a mistake when he said he hoped Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness would be shot for attending a Royal banquet.

Tory MP Bone faces expenses inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:23
Conservative Peter Bone is under investigation for expenses relating to his second home, MPs' expenses watchdog says.

Longer waits but NHS holds its own

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:14
An influential report says NHS funding cuts may be behind longer waiting times but says Wales is not lagging behind the rest of the UK.

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