National / International News

Elephants rescue lorry in Louisiana

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:41
A pair of elephants helped prevent a lorry, stuck in a muddy lay-by, from overturning in the US state of Louisiana.

Drones: US loss could be UK's gain

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:30
As Amazon complains that US regulators are taking too long to issue test permits, countries like the UK could be well placed to profit, says a leading academic

Women's Super League One preview

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:28
BBC Sport looks at the prospects for all eight Women's Super League One clubs as the 2015 season gets under way.

China rejects call to free activists

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:24
China rejects calls from foreign governments to release five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.

Cinema restaurant boss admits charges

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:20
A Belfast cinema owner and former restaurateur, who once rejected suggestions his eatery was responsible for an outbreak of E.coli food poisoning, pleads guilty to 11 food hygiene breaches.

OAP in fatal mobility scooter crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:18
A 71-year-old Falkirk woman is killed after her mobility scooter is involved in a crash with a car in Camelon.

Life sentences for torture in Chad

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:12
A court in Chad sentences to life in prison seven ex-policemen for torture committed during the rule of ousted President Hissene Habre.

Controversial Gatlin gets Nike deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:10
Sprinter Justin Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, signs a lucrative deal with Nike, while Tyson Gay is also set to wear the kit.

Two Americans among Alps crash dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:09
Two US citizens died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, the chief executive officer of airline Germanwings has said.

Skrtel banned for three matches

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:00
Martin Skrtel has his appeal against a violent conduct charge rejected by the FA and will serve a three-game suspension.

VIDEO: Crowe on film, football and Top Gear

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:52
Russell Crowe, who is making his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, talks about his career, his love for Leeds United, and Top Gear.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:45
The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.

Disputed painting confirmed as Monet

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:33
A painting of a haystack is confirmed to be a Monet, after scientists use a special camera to uncover his signature.

Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:29

Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.

» E-Mail This

School reinstated as polling station

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:28
A primary school is reinstated as a polling station, after it was dropped because of loyalist protests during last year's elections.

Oven death firm fined £200,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:25
A kayak manufacturer is fined £200,000 after a worker became trapped and died in an industrial oven in Cheshire.

Granddad's head blow 'killed baby'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:22
A grandfather killed his five-week-old granddaughter with a fatal blow to the back of her head, a court hears.

VIDEO: 'A sense of how secluded the area is'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:19
The BBC's Clive Myrie is close to the site where a Germanwings plane crashed on Tuesday, which he describes as 'secluded and remote'.

Holiday ban hits poor, says union

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:16
Strict new rules on taking pupils out of school in term time risk making family holidays a middle-class preserve, a teachers' union has warned.

How low can interest rates go?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:00
Why has the Bank of England changed its mind on how low interest rates can go?