National / International News

One dies in Washington Metro smoke

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 00:37
A woman dies and 83 people are taken to hospital in Washington DC after a Metro tunnel filled with smoke.

Union boss 'angry' over City Link

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 00:30
A union leader is expected to tell MPs at Westminster his anger is increasing over the collapse of UK delivery firm City Link.

VIDEO: Marine conservation zones on the rise

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 00:19
The BBC's Danny Savage reports on plans to protect more offshore seabeds in England, which would see new areas given the status of 'marine conservation zone'.

Crystal Palace sign Sanogo on loan

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 00:10
Crystal Palace sign striker Yaya Sanogo from fellow Premier League club Arsenal on loan until the end of the season.

Mubarak fraud conviction overturned

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 00:00
A court in Egypt overturns former President Hosni Mubarak's embezzlement conviction and orders a retrial, paving the way for his release.

Suspended police working due to cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:59
A number of police officers who were suspended due to misconduct allegations return to work while their cases are still under investigation because of budget pressures.

Centcom - a PR disaster, not cyberwar

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:58
The "hacking" of Centcom's Twitter and YouTube accounts is a PR disaster, but may be no more than that.

Watkins will not get £150k pay-out

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:53
Paedophile Ian Watkins will not receive a £150,000 pay-out after a Lostprophets' management company is dissolved, the BBC understands.

VA Data Show Disparities In Veteran Benefits Spending

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:35

Nationwide veteran benefits data show a huge variation in coverage from state to state, and even within states. In Massachusetts, access to VA services changes dramatically from Boston to Cape Cod.

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'Kings When It's Good:' Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:34

Big-energy states are hoping the cheap oil is just a blip. In Oklahoma, the head of a catering firm delivering food to oil field workers worries that "$40-a-barrel oil? It's going to shut everything."

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Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:33

The disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats, but scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering.

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Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper Mortgage

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:30

For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.

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VIDEO: Changing attitudes to older people

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:21
Graham Satchell talks to people still working past retirement age, and enjoying it.

Sleet and snow disrupts travel

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 23:11
A number of roads and local bus services in the north west are affected by adverse weather conditions.

E.On to cut gas prices by 3.5%

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:57
Energy firm E.On is cutting standard UK gas prices by 3.5%, equivalent to £24 off an average annual household gas bill.

Watson beats fifth seed Stephens

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:52
Britain's Heather Watson beats American fifth seed Sloane Stephens in 64 minutes to reach the Hobart International quarter-finals.

VIDEO: Prisons run 'on a wing and a prayer'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:49
Prison officers in England and Wales say jails have become so violent that they are being run on a "wing and a prayer".

'I've played darts with Johnny Depp'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:22
Newly-crowned BDO world champion Scott Mitchell on meeting movie stars, buying tractors and being dropped by his pub team.

VIDEO: 'Funding gap' for primary places

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:13
Council leaders warn that primary schools in England could be pushed to breaking point by the cost of creating places for extra pupils.

Morrisons head Dalton Philips leaves

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:12
Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the troubled supermarket after five years in charge.