National / International News

Abbott vow after Queensland rout

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 00:11
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".

'New attack' on key Nigerian city

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 23:52
Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.

VIDEO: Mosques open doors to 'ease tensions'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 23:51
More than 20 mosques will be opening their doors to the public on Sunday as part of a campaign organised by the Muslim Council of Britain.

Man scattering ashes swept out to sea

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 23:30
A fifty-one-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall.

Jesus stickers cause insurance row

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 23:27
An insurance company threatens to void the policy of a Christian minister who put religious stickers on her car.

VIDEO: Balloonists in sea landing off Mexico

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 23:17
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.

'Rookie' Hamilton set for deal talks

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 23:00
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes.

Death row Briton appeals for UK help

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 22:35
A British grandmother. sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.

Pension tracing service to expand

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 21:58
A free service which helps people locate pension pots they have lost track of will triple its number of staff to meet record numbers of enquiries.

Protesters back on Hong Kong streets

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 21:53
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.

Getting a good deal on deadline day

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 21:33
Agents reveal their secrets as transfer deadline day approaches

Fund for mugging victim passes £200k

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 20:51
Well-wishers donate more than £200,000 in four days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 19:10
All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.

New Jersey governor begins UK visit

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 19:01
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.

VIDEO: Whitney Houston's daughter in hospital

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 18:43
The daughter of the late singer, Whitney Houston, is recovering in hospital after being found unconscious in a bath at her home.

Labour makes Cameron billboard vow

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:41
The Labour party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election as it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.

Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:22
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:16
Round-up of social media trends around the world this week

Mosque open days to ease 'tensions'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 16:13
Mosques across the UK will open their doors to the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism".

What could you buy for a Super Bowl ad?

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-31 15:59
What could you buy for the cost of a Super Bowl ad?