National / International News

VIDEO: Neighbour retrieved severed hand

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:01
A man who cut his own hand off in a DIY accident involving a circular saw praises his neighbours for their help.

Ashley wants £5m Rangers loan back

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:00
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wants Rangers' board to call an extraordinary meeting and repay his £5m loan.

Jeremy Thorpe police inquiry probed

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:54
Avon and Somerset Police ask another force to examine its handling of the investigation into whether the former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe had ordered the murder of a former lover.

Japan firms recall 6.5 million cars

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:50
Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

Is memory needed in a digital age?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:35
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?

VIDEO: World record ruby sells for $30m

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:29
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction.

Pakistan gunmen 'kill 40' on bus

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:05
More than 40 people have been killed and dozens injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in Karachi, reports say.

French economic growth picks up

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:02
France's economy grew at its fastest rate in nearly two years in the three months to the end of March, official figures show.

Co-op 'let down' by mismanagement

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:46
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group blames past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.

Man's hand reattached after accident

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:33
A man who cut off his own hand with a circular saw in a DIY accident regains the use of it after surgery.

VIDEO: Missing Lennon letter prompts movie

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:30
The film about a letter to a folk singer from John Lennon which never arrived.

Gerrard will make a 'great manager'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:20
Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier says Steven Gerrard will make a "great manager" when he retires from playing.

90,000 expected at Balmoral Show

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:17
The annual Balmoral Show is expected to attract 90,000 people over three days starting on Wednesday.

'Turbulent time' for social services

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:15
Newport's social services department has experienced a "period of great turbulence" over the past year, a report says.

Facebook tightens its grip on news

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:14
The social media giant is moving to make it even easier to access news articles.

Over 1,000 from NI on 'suckers list'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:08
Trading Standards warns more than 1,000 people from Northern Ireland that their names are on a so-called "suckers list" compiled by international fraudsters.

VIDEO: Amtrak train eyewitness: 'I heard a bang'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 20:10
A passenger train has derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, officials in the US city say.