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Syal not Steinbeck in English GCSE

Thu, 2014-05-29 01:22
The latest GCSE English literature set texts from a second exam board, AQA, include Meera Syal and George Orwell, but no American authors

VIDEO: Aerials show tanker explosion aftermath

Thu, 2014-05-29 01:13
One person is missing after an oil tanker exploded off Japan's southwest coast, according to the country's coastguard.

Kerry urges Snowden to return to US

Thu, 2014-05-29 01:09
US Secretary of State John Kerry says intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is a fugitive who should return to the US to face justice.

Jordan ready for Test team - Swann

Thu, 2014-05-29 01:06
Former England spinner Graeme Swann says "confident, buoyant and vibrant" Chris Jordan should be in the England Test team.

Uber taxi row referred to High Court

Thu, 2014-05-29 00:58
London's transport authority says it believes Uber's car service fee calculation app is legal, but is referring the matter to the High Court.

Brad Pitt 'attacked' at premiere

Thu, 2014-05-29 00:52
A man is arrested on suspicion of battery after allegedly punching Brad Pitt in the face at the premiere of Maleficent in Los Angeles.

AUDIO: Tobacco industry 'must be progressive'

Thu, 2014-05-29 00:48
Kingsley Wheaton and Dr John Britton discuss the UK tobacco industry and attempts to rebrand itself.

Call to 'resist e-cigarette controls'

Thu, 2014-05-29 00:34
Public health specialists are pressing the World Health Organization to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes".

British Gas boss leaves for Aggreko

Thu, 2014-05-29 00:23
The boss of British Gas, Chris Weston is to leave his role after only 15 months to join temporary power supplier Aggreko.

Ukraine rebels 'to free' observers

Thu, 2014-05-29 00:13
Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine tell a Russian news agency they seized four missing international monitors and may free them soon.

VIDEO: Footage shows wasp's zinc drill

Wed, 2014-05-28 23:58
Researchers capture detailed footage of a parasitic wasp that has evolved a zinc-tipped drill bit to bore into fruit and lay its eggs.

Police quiz kids over online abuse

Wed, 2014-05-28 23:45
Almost 2,000 children have been investigated over social media abuse, offensive Twitter messages and online bullying since 2011.

Fabianski leaves Arsenal for Swansea

Wed, 2014-05-28 23:23
Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski signs a four-year deal to join Swansea City when his contract with Arsenal expires at the end of June.

E-cigs 'undermine smoking ban' fear

Wed, 2014-05-28 23:08
The use of electronic cigarettes in public places may undermine the smoking ban in Wales by "re-normalising" the idea of smoking, ministers fear.

Mother in bone marrow hunt for baby

Wed, 2014-05-28 23:02
The mother of a nine-month-old baby is searching for a life-saving bone marrow match for her son after he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.

Council scrutiny 'lacks consistency'

Wed, 2014-05-28 22:46
How councillors check on how their leaders spend our money across Wales needs more improvement says a financial watchdog.

Unpopular but unforgettable: Glazer's Man Utd legacy

Wed, 2014-05-28 22:33
Malcolm Glazer was unpopular but unforgettable, says Simon Stone

VIDEO: 1D members appear to smoke 'joint'

Wed, 2014-05-28 22:23
A video appearing to show two members of One Direction smoking what they call a "joint" has emerged online. The video was published by the MailOnline which claimed it was filmed on 27 April while Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were being driven through Peru on their way to a concert at the Estadio Nacional in Lima.

One missing in Japan tanker blast

Wed, 2014-05-28 22:15
An explosion on board the 998-tonne oil tanker Shoko-maru, off Japan's coast, leaves one person missing, local officials say.

Injured Woods withdraws from US Open

Wed, 2014-05-28 21:53
Tiger Woods pulls out of next month's US Open at Pinehurst as he continues his recovery from back surgery.
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