National / International News

Norfolk Islanders to pay income tax

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:10
New government proposals will see residents on Australia's tiny Norfolk Island lose their parliament and have to pay income tax for the first time.

VIDEO: Watching the City watching Osborne

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
BBC News spends the day with City firm IG on Budget day, to see how it digests and reacts to the chancellor's announcements.

Target follows rivals in wage boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
Target is set to raise the minimum wage it pays its employees to $9 an hour in April after rival Walmart announced a similar move, according to reports.

Vonn wins seventh downhill title

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:50
American Lindsey Vonn wins a record-equalling seventh Alpine skiing World Cup downhill title and an 18th crystal globe.

VIDEO: How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:27
How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Exemption From State Taxes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:27

The state's third largest insurer reportedly has $4.2 billion in financial reserves. The firm's former public policy director says the insurer is "unwilling or incapable" of serving the public good.

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EU aims to solve its Greek 'elephant'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:14
An EU summit is likely to be overshadowed by high-level talks aimed at resolving an impasse between Greece and its international creditors, writes Chris Morris in Brussels.

Scrutiny call on council borrowing

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:13
Better scrutiny is needed of council borrowing, according to a report from the public spending watchdog.

VIDEO: Breaking Bad star: End disability stigma

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:03
Breaking Bad's Walt Jr on ending stigma around disability

Sunshine Budget? - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:02
Front pages offer a variety of reactions to Chancellor George Osborne's last Budget before May's general election.

Where does the word 'budget' come from?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:02
The history of the word budget has echoes of fat cats, leather bottles, and bags of tricks.

Is Titan submarine the most daring space mission yet?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Is this the most daring space mission yet?

Pensions set for another overhaul

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Big changes to pensions have been announced previously by Chancellor George Osborne, and it was no different this time. So what does this mean for you?

Britain's painful savings revolution

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
George Osborne's Budget is designed to make us squirrel away our earnings - but we may not be ready to turn into a nation of savers

Dark web spurs spying 'arms race'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Terrorists are turning to the dark web making it harder to track and tap their communications, says Frank Gardner

Does Cadbury chocolate taste different in different countries?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 15:59
Does Cadbury chocolate taste different in different countries?

The lion hugger

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 15:57
The lioness that leaps into a man's arms and embraces him

Pellegrini's time is up - Savage

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 15:48
Robbie Savage says Manuel Pellegrini will be sacked at the end of the season after his side's Champions League exit.

VIDEO: Nicaragua canal 'to link east and west'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 15:45
The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie has a rare interview with Chinese billionaire Wang Jing, who intends to build a shipping canal through Nicaragua connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.

Tunisia in 'war against terror'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 14:59
Tunisia's president vows to fight terrorists "without mercy", following a gun attack on the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis that killed 19 people.