National / International News

Oil and gas firms expect jobs growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:45
Companies in the UK oil and gas sector expect to create up to 39,000 new jobs over the next two years.

Labour's rubber to hit the road?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:37
What will come of Ed Miliband's attempts to get moving on policy?

VIDEO: Mozilla boss quits following gay row

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:30
The chief executive of Mozilla, who had been heavily criticised for supporting a ban on same-sex marriage, has stepped down.

VIDEO: 100 books... and still writing

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:25
Dame Jacqueline Wilson's books have been adored by children around the world for decades and this year the former children's laureate will publish her 100th book.

'My car? Wow! And I'm still exploring what it can do'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:14
In his regular BBC Sport column Lewis Hamilton talks of his happiness with the new Mercedes ahead of the Bahrain GP

Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:14

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.

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Forget the wearables: This week's Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:13

In this week's edition of Silicon Tally, the numbers we're discussing involve set-top boxes, billions in loose change and just how many of us actually wear wearables. Will Oremus, tech blogger for Slate, runs the following numbers:

$70 billion

The amount Americans spent on gift cards last year. (Marketplace)


The percentage of wearable computer consumers that end up abandoning their devices after six months of their purchase. (Guardian)


The price of Amazon's new set-top box, the Fire TV. (USA Today)


The amount of non-work related expenses claimed in 2013 by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for travel on the company's private jet. (Business Insider)

Heineken ties as hardcore as it gets - Guscott

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:00
The away teams in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals face a huge task, says BBC rugby union expert Jeremy Guscott

Ice Age horse bone art returns home

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:08
A prehistoric horse's jaw bone, which features what is believed to be the oldest known work of art in Wales, returns to the town where it was found in a cave.

50 jobs could be lost as dairy sold

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:05
Fifty jobs at Fivemiletown Creamery in County Tyrone are likely to be lost after shareholders sell the milk supply to Glanbia co-op.

Huge security as Afghan poll looms

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:47
There is huge security in Afghanistan as presidential candidates prepare for Saturday's vote, which will be the first democratic transfer of power.

Skilled small firms 'face barriers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:46
Small business owners in Wales are keener than UK firms to invest in skills but struggle more to raise cash, a trade group claims.

VIDEO: Poll safety and logistical challenge

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:40
As Afghans prepare to cast their votes in the presidential election, organisers face security and logistical challenges.

VIDEO: Tobacco smuggling Gibraltar border row

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:37
The difference in the price of tobacco is fuelling an illegal trade of smuggling from Gibraltar to Spain that appears to be increasing rapidly.

VIDEO: White House objects to Obama selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:26
The White House has objected to the tweeting of a selfie snapped by a member of a leading baseball team which included President Obama in the photograph.

Teachers in limbo on cyber bullying

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:24
Cyber bullying among children in Ireland is a growing problem and teachers are not sure how to deal with it, a new survey suggests.

Expenses 'fury' and smog 'misery' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 20:47
Some papers focus on the reaction to Culture Secretary Maria Miller's apology to MPs over her expenses claims, while others lead on the UK's pollution situation.

Fatal attack dog owner pleads guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 19:15
A man admits owning a dangerous dog that fatally attacked a pregnant woman in her own home.

N Korea crew missing after capsize

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 19:00
Two sailors die and 11 more are missing as a cargo ship carrying a North Korean crew sinks off South Korea.

'Panic buying' fuels home price rise

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 18:21
Buyers competing to get on the property ladder and a lack of properties is driving house prices up in Manchester, an estate agent says.
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