BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 22 min 11 sec ago

EE to end Orange Wednesday deal

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:23
The mobile company EE is to end its Orange Wednesday cinema deal after 10 years as take up of the offer declines.

London street-spitting ban approved

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:16
The body representing London's 32 borough councils votes in favour of a capital-wide spitting ban.

Brazil killer alleges 42 victims

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:11
Brazilian police arrest a man who says he killed 42 people in the last decade, which would make him one of the country's most prolific serial killers.

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Alex Schlacher

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:02
Alex Schlacher tells Nick Higham about her book Arc of the Gurkha.

Man jailed for Galloway attack

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:52
A man who attacked Respect MP George Galloway while calling him an "anti-Semitic little man" is jailed for 16 months.

Canada police 'can search phones'

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:46
Canadian police can search the contents of a mobile phone after arrest, the Supreme Court of Canada rules

Yodel stops collecting online orders

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:41
The courier firm, Yodel, has stopped collecting parcels from retailers as it struggles to deal with the huge jump in online orders following the "Black Friday" sales.

330 jobs at risk at engineering firm

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:34
330 jobs are at risk at a Chepstow engineering firm after it announced the proposed closure of one of its sites and the sale of another.

Translink fare increases in February

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:30
Translink says fares on buses and trains are to rise from next February - by more than three times the rate of inflation.

New camera checks Broadmoor patients

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:24
Broadmoor is to test a camera that remotely monitors patients' vital signs such as heart and breathing rate.

Mum jailed for Facebook terror posts

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:21
A mother-of-six is jailed for five years and three months for promoting terrorism on Facebook.

VIDEO: Brits heavily nominated for Globes

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:20
Seven British actors are nominated for awards at this years Golden Globes.

VIDEO: Student saves 92-year-old from lake

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:17
Footage has captured the moment a college student saved a 92-year-old man's life after he crashed his car into a lake in Florida.

Spurs fined after pitch invasions

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:14
Tottenham are fined £11,870 by Uefa for multiple pitch invasions at White Hart Lane during a Europa League match in November.

Council could scrap chief's post

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:02
The chief executive role at Pembrokeshire council could be scrapped following a review by councillors.

CIA boss to defend 'brutal' tactics

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:48
CIA Director John Brennan is set to defend his agency's past use of "brutal" interrogation following a highly critical Senate report.

Reporter sentenced over story payment

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:37
Ex-News of The World journalist who paid for tip-offs about James Bulger's killer gets a suspended sentence at Old Bailey.

Police contacted over MP porn 'hack'

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:29
A Labour MP is calling on police to find out who was responsible for "favouriting" a pornographic image on a Conservative MP's Twitter account.

Facebook plans drunk photo filter

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:23
Facebook is working on technology to prevent users posting photos they might come to regret.

Ex-leader to seek Nigeria presidency

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:19
Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari is set to contest Nigeria's presidential election after winning a primary for the opposition APC's candidate.

Pages