National / International News

Harper Lee 'fraud' inquiry closed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:41
US investigators say they are satisfied Harper Lee wants to release her second novel, and close an inquiry into allegations she was pressurised.

Budget 2015: Eyes on the prize

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:38
Will the Chancellor be dishing out tidbits for voters in his Budget?

VIDEO: What will be in the Budget?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:27
BBC News editors give their predictions on what will appear in the Chancellor's Budget.

Offshore workers 'getting heavier'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:20
Offshore workers are now almost a fifth heavier than in the mid-1980s, according to a long-running study into their changing shape.

Female Viking makes Shetland history

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:18
The first female Guizer Jarl - or chief Viking - in the 130-year history of Shetland's world famous fire festivals prepares to don her armour, axe and shield.

Disruption expected due to strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:17
Northern Ireland faces disruption to a number of services on Friday due to a strike by some public sector trade unions.

BMA issues GP recruitment warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:16
The British Medical Association claims Scotland is facing a GP recruitment "crisis", with almost a fifth of practices reporting a vacancy.

Islamic State go niche on social media

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:15
Are IS being forced off mainstream social media?

North Sea firms 'upbeat on growth'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:15
Most North Sea oil and gas companies are planning for growth this year despite the fall in the price of oil, according to a report.

The fates of old ocean liners

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:12
What happens to ocean liners past their sell-by date?

Surveillance 'overhaul' and Pratchett tributes - papers

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:10
A report into laws governing surveillance by the UK's intelligence agencies makes some front pages, while others focus on the death of author Terry Pratchett.

Ambulance 'incident' halts strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:08
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service declares a "major incident", which means paramedics who were due to begin strike action at midnight must continue working.

Police 'sorry' for Rochdale failures

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:01
Greater Manchester Police admits it should have focused more on investigating sex abuse in Rochdale than examining victims' credibility.

What is the Gini coefficient?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 15:47
What is the 'Gini coefficient' used for?

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 15:46
Chelsea target Raphael Varane, Jose Mourinho to be offered new deal, Van Gaal to be replaced by Ancelotti, plus more.

People not talking to each other

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 15:43
Does being glued to our phones prevent conversation?

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 15:37
Which Disney character is getting a live-action makeover?

VIDEO: Inside the FBI's massive gun vault

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 15:36
The FBI's vault of historic and rare guns features weapons used by John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and other famous gangsters. It also holds is a key component in solving crimes

VIDEO: Warning over UK's defence future

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 15:30
The former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of Nato, General Sir Richard Shirreff, has warned that it is "questionable" whether the UK could still defend itself - and may not meet its commitments under the Nato treaty - as a result of cuts to defence spending.

Time 'right' for Indian Wells return

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 15:27
World number one Serena Williams says she never believed she would end her Indian Wells boycott after crowd abuse in 2001.