National / International News

150 weapons given up in gun amnesty

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 00:09
More than 150 weapons are handed over to police during a two-week amnesty.

Terror police arrest man at Heathrow

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:58
A 19-year-old man is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, police say.

Memorial due for Alan Henning

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:43
The family of murdered aid worker Alan Henning say they are struggling to understand his death, ahead of a memorial service.

VIDEO: Scrabble players compete in London

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:35
Some of the best Scrabble players from over 120 countries are in London competing to become World Champion and win a share of the prize money.

VIDEO: Labour calls for NHS investment

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:15
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS.

VIDEO: Dizzy world of aerobatic flying

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:09
Mike Bushell has been to visit one British couple who will be going for gold in a motorsport event taking place 600m above earth - aerobatics

VIDEO: NHS staff set off to help fight Ebola

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 23:03
The first group of NHS medical staff are due to travel to Sierra Leone on Saturday to help the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

Deadly attack on north Kenya bus

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 22:13
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say.

VIDEO: 15 secs: How to block spying

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 21:56
Human rights group Amnesty International has released software to stop governments learning secrets from your computer.

Labour 'still party of working people'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 21:22
Ed Miliband insists Labour remains the party of working people while accepting one of his MPs was disrespectful to them.

VIDEO: Flood fears as US snowfall eases

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 20:37
Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as the snow melts.

Labour warns over pension charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 20:30
Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by financial firms.

US to press Turkey over IS role

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 20:14
US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Turkey's president, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State.

Iran talks enter decisive weekend

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 20:09
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms.

Parliament protest camp prevented

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 20:07
Activists from the Occupy London protest group are stopped by police from setting up a camp on Parliament Square.

Poet's lost Oxford years remembered

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 19:49
Heavy drinking, a jealous husband and Under Milk Wood

Edward Rushton: Who was this blind revolutionary?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 18:53
The blind revolutionary nobody remembers

Bahrain set for disputed election

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 18:41
Voters are to go to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott.

Military force: Not the way to win?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 18:18
The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.

The Rotting West

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 18:14
The web's ironic take on what Russians think