National / International News

Why the US is addicted to speed

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 16:00
How illegal whiskey sparked US love affair with fast cars

Van Gerwen sets up final with Wright

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:59
Michael van Gerwen thrashes Adrian Lewis 6-0 to set up a PDC World Championship final against Peter Wright.

Brazil tribe returns home after riot

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:54
Some 150 members of the Tenharim indigenous tribe in northern Brazil return to their lands nearly a week after seeking refuge in a military base.

Scots awarded New Year's Honours

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:19
Scotland's first black professor is among Scots from all walks of life who are recognised in the New Year's Honours.

Honour for Met Office head scientist

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:12
Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo becomes a Dame in the New Year Honours, while the sports scientist who trained comedian David Walliams to swim the Channel is made an OBE.

Knighthoods for three senior MPs

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:11
Three senior backbenchers, Peter Luff, Richard Ottaway and Kevin Barron, have been given knighthoods in the New Years Honours list.

New Years list NI: 80 honoured

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:10
More women than men have been honoured in Northern Ireland for the first time on record.

Former Bank deputy governor knighted

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:07
Paul Tucker, who served as a deputy governor at the Bank of England is awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.

Moshi Monsters boss honoured

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:59
Michael Acton Smith, founder of the firm behind Moshi Monsters, and Warren East, ex-chief executive of chip designer ARM, are named in the New Year's Honours List.

Mid Staffs campaigners honoured

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:59
Two women who led the fight against one of the most shocking failings in NHS history are recognised in the New Year honours list.

The Other 'F Word': Brewer Responds To Starbucks Over Beer Name

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:58

Getting a cease-and-desist letter from a big corporation isn't usually the mark of a good day. But after a brewery owner got a letter from a law firm representing Starbucks, he saw a chance to draw distinctions between the businesses — and to be funny.

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New Year Honours for campaigners

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:57
A bell ringer, two Downing Street cleaners and dozens of campaigners in England are recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Royal doctor knighted in honours

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:57
The Queen's physician who led the team that delivered the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby Prince George has been made a knight commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Murray & Beckham miss out on honours

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:52
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and former England captain David Beckham are overlooked in the New Year's Honours list.

Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:51

Paleo was Google's most searched diet for 2013, but that doesn't mean it went mainstream. Instead, media coverage of one book criticizing the diet may have stoked much of the interest in the diet.

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Charges over mother and son killings

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:44
A 32-year-old man is charged with murdering a mother and her young son, whose bodies were discovered in a house in Midlothian at the weekend.

VIDEO: 'Do dames eat toast for Christmas? '

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:36
Actress Penelope Keith says she is "delighted" to be made a dame in the New Year Honours list.

New Year OBEs for 'Netmums' founders

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:35
The three founders of the parenting website Netmums have received OBEs in the New Years Honours list.

VIDEO: Karren Brady 'proud' to receive CBE

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:35
Football boss Karren Brady says she was surprised but proud to learn she was to receive a CBE for services to entrepreneurship and women in business.

New Year Honours: Ten famous faces

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:34
Ten of the big names on New Year's Honours list

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