National / International News

Stand by for fascinating year in politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:06
Almost anything could happen in the 2015 General Election, and the months following could be thrilling, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

Babies of addicts 'display problems'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:47
Babies born to drug-addicted mothers have significant developmental and vision problems at six months old, a Scottish study has found.

Stampede Kills 35 At Shanghai New Year's Celebration

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:38

At least 42 were hurt in the incident at the city's historic waterfront district, despite efforts made by organizers to reduce crowd sizes from last year.

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North Korean leader proposes talks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:23
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offers to hold talks at the highest level with South Korea, "depending on the mood and circumstances".

AirAsia plane sea search resumes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:06
Better weather allows the search for wreckage of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 to resume, with officials hoping to locate the plane's fuselage.

In pictures: Tanzania acrobat school

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 17:34
Pictures of Tanzania's budding acrobats

Cuba hopes for Washington's embrace

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 17:25
A normalisation of relations with the US is good news for Cuba - but the real prize would be a complete lifting of the economic embargo, says the BBC's Havana correspondent Will Grant.

VIDEO: The trends of 2015 (maybe)

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 17:13
What will be the top social media trends of 2015?

New year, new you... new fitness band

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 17:08
Why I love to hate my fitness band

The big ideas of 2014: Part IV

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:41
How do you stop the work inbox taking over your life?

Just how important was Magna Carta?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:29
Just how important is Magna Carta, 800 years on?

Major Oak aims for top tree title

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:18
Could 'Robin Hood's hideout' be Europe's best tree?

The secret to a happy life - courtesy of Tolstoy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:12
The secret ingredients of a happy life - and they're 100 years old

Books in 2015: A look-ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 16:11
Rebecca Jones looks at the big books coming in 2015

New rules for healthy school dinners

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:52
New rules for school meals in England come into force in the new term, restricting how often fried food can be served and promoting drinking water.

British acts fill out album top 10

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:50
British acts dominate the top 10 best-selling artist albums of the year for the first time in chart history, according to new figures.

New energy rules for domestic devices

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:47
European Union rules will oblige new devices such as modems and internet-connected TVs to switch themselves off when not in use.

Cameron urges 'right choice' in 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:46
The UK faces "chaos" if it changes economic course in next May's general election, David Cameron warns in his new year message.

VIDEO: UK welcomes 2015 with fireworks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:44
Thousands of people have welcomed the new year by watching fireworks in central London.

The New Year tradition with a dark history

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:37
The New Year's Day tradition with a dark history