BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 34 min 43 sec ago

Woman, 84, dies after lorry crash

Sun, 2014-12-28 21:27
A pensioner has died in hospital more than a week after she was struck by a lorry in Selkirk.

South Korea offers talks to North

Sun, 2014-12-28 20:08
South Korea proposes high-level talks with North Korea, including discussions of reunions for families separated by the Korean War.

Greece faces crucial presidency vote

Sun, 2014-12-28 18:37
The Greek parliament is to hold a third and final vote on whether to approve a new president, a decision which could trigger snap elections.

VIDEO: Hopes for jailed al-Jazeera staff

Sun, 2014-12-28 18:22
The first anniversary of the arrest in Egypt of three al-Jazeera journalists: Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed fell on Monday.

Five centuries of protecting sailors

Sun, 2014-12-28 18:02
A charity which maintains the country's lighthouses is celebrating 500 years of protecting mariners.

Asian shares head higher on US gains

Sun, 2014-12-28 17:32
Asian markets traded higher on Monday following new record highs on Wall Street on Friday, which boosted investor confidence.

Scores await rescue from Italy ferry

Sun, 2014-12-28 17:25
An Italian ferry which caught fire on route to Italy with 478 people on board is being evacuated in choppy seas and high winds.

Sony The Interview makes $15m online

Sun, 2014-12-28 16:43
Controversial Sony film The Interview becomes the studio's most downloaded film ever, just four days after its release online.

VIDEO: AirAsia pilot 'talented professional'

Sun, 2014-12-28 16:31
The search has resumed for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, which has gone missing with 162 people on board, an Indonesian official has said.

Youth vote 'key to election win'

Sun, 2014-12-28 16:26
Up to three million young people are yet to decide how to vote in the general election, and this could be key to who wins, a think tank says.

Hitler's old house gives Austria a headache

Sun, 2014-12-28 16:17
Vacant birthplace of Nazi leader gives Austria a headache

Businesses warn on election tactics

Sun, 2014-12-28 16:04
The head of a major UK business group is calling on politicians to rise above "point-scoring" in the general election campaigns next year.

The year 2014 in archaeology

Sun, 2014-12-28 16:01
Stories that made impact in world of archaeology this year

Smoking rot highlighted in campaign

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:58
Smoking "rots" the body from within, warns this year's quit smoking campaign from Public Health England.

Female employment at record high

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:37
Female employment in Scotland has risen by 46,000 over the past year to a record 1,288,000, government statistics reveal.

Solar power capacity rises by third

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:34
Scotland's solar power capacity has increased by about a third in the past year, according to new figures.

Hearing implant upgrades for deaf

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:31
Severely deaf people who use cochlear implants will receive hearing aid upgrades every five years, the Scottish government announces.

Celebrity power drives the headlines

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:05
We might think we aren't influenced by celebrity endorsements, says David Sillito, but we are probably wrong.

Europe in 2015: A year of insecurity

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:04
The economy, immigration, Russia, and the EU itself are just some of the challenges facing Europe next year, writes Gavin Hewitt.

WW1 poet Owen's home to be listed

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:02
The teenage home of World War One poet Wilfred Owen is to be given listed status as part of the WW1 centenary commemorations.

Pages