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'Focus on fitness not fatness'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:03
In this week's Scrubbing Up, Dr Gavin Sandercock argues there has been a well-meaning but misguided focus on obesity, while the harm caused by inactivity has been overlooked.

Police warn pupils over 'sexting'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 22:01
Police are visiting every school in Wales to warn pupils of the dangers of "sexting".

Macedonia PM 'spied on rivals'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:50
Macedonia's government is accused of operating an illegal wire-tapping programme targeting 20,000 people, including opposition politicians.

Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films, Dies At 98

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:49

Ed Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films, from 1964-1995, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards.

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Personal debt goes up by 23% in year

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:41
There has been a rise of 23% in personal debt in the last year across Wales, according to a charity.

Stamp duty reforms open to debate

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:32
Tax on property sales could be changed again as a consultation is launched on the future for stamp duty in Wales.

MLAs to debate welfare reform bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:27
Stormont's controversial welfare reform legislation is due to be debated by MLAs on Tuesday.

VIDEO: New app tracks children's phone use

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:22
A mobile app to be launched in UK will allow parents to monitor remotely all the online activity of their children.

VIDEO: Assad challenged on barrel bombs

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:04
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies dropping "indiscriminate weapons" such as barrel bombs on rebel-held areas, following the uprising against his rule.

Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:02
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC his government receives messages via third parties from the US-led coalition against Islamic State.

Charles set to meet new Saudi king

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:50
The Prince of Wales is to formally meet Saudi Arabia's new King, amid calls from human rights groups to raise humanitarian concerns in the country.

One year on from the Somerset floods

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:43
Impact of flooding on Somerset families

Dalian Wanda buys Swiss sports firm

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:19
Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda will buy Swiss sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media with a group of investors for $1.19bn (£780m).

'Wake-up call' to MPs on investment

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:07
Government spending on research and innovation needs to be doubled to stop the UK falling behind other countries, say science leaders.

Call for fewer MPs on standards body

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:06
A committee which polices the conduct of MPs should have more non-politicians on it to boost its independence, a report says.

Flood funding plans unclear - MPs

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:06
MPs question the government's ability to attract £600m in private sector investment for flood defence schemes in England.

Warning over new drug-driving law

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:00
People who have been prescribed powerful anxiety or pain relief drugs are being warned about a new drug-driving law.

Prison 'link' to sexual aggression

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 19:39
Imprisoning young offenders may make it more likely that they will go on to commit sex offences, a study by the Howard League finds.

Iraqi Christians 'need military help'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 19:12
Christians in Iraq "do not have much time left" without direct military action on the ground, the Archbishop of Irbil tells UK peers and MPs.

Ukraine rebels claim gains on town

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 18:52
Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine say they have encircled the key town of Debaltseve - but Ukraine says its troops are still fighting along a supply road.