National / International News

VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:11
Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.

Couple celebrate 80 years of marriage

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:03
A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.

Hodgson set to name England captain

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:00
Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.

Met chief backs 'new control orders'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:57
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:52
Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.

AUDIO: Lottery winner's ticket bin hunt

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:29
A woman who won £1m on a lottery scratchcard had an anxious wait while a shop assistant looked through a bin for the missing corner of their winning ticket.

VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:12
A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.

South Sudan UN helicopter 'not shot'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:12
Rebels in South Sudan deny an allegation that they shot down a UN helicopter, which crashed near the oil hub of Bentiu, killing three crew.

Scottish doctors elect new leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:06
The organisation that represents doctors has elected Glasgow-based consultant psychiatrist Dr Peter Bennie as its new Scottish chairman.

French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:01

Christine Lagarde said the allegations of "simple negligence" stem from her days as finance minister under former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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When we look, we find

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:51
When we look for sexual abuse, we find it

Policemen jailed over Ecuador revolt

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:45
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.

VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:36
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.

Animal plant alert over fine summer

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:33
Animal owners in Scotland are being warned that this summer's fine weather has caused poisonous plants to flourish.

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:31

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

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Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:24
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.

The fallout from Libyan air strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:21
Conflict becomes part of wider struggle in the Middle East

Button's McLaren career uncertain

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:16
Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is in doubt as his team McLaren continue their pursuit of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Swimming hero plea to find young fan

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:07
Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch appeals for help in finding a boy who wrote to him after his triumph at the 2014 Glasgow Games.

Arrest after children in house fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 03:06
A woman is arrested after a suspected arson attack on a house near Wrexham after two children were rescued from the burning building.
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