National / International News

Aurora lights stun in New Zealand

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 00:24
New Zealand's South Island, and some parts of Australia, are treated to the Aurora Australis, a natural light display in the sky.

Boris backs 100-hour careers plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 00:21
Every young person in London should have at least 100 hours of careers advice or work experience by the age of 16, says Boris Johnson.

'Hoax call' grounds plane at Warsaw

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 00:16
A Ryanair passenger jet is grounded at Warsaw's Modlin airport after an anonymous bomb threat.

Burundi vice-president flees country

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 00:04
Burundi's Vice-President Gervais Rufyikiri leaves the country, saying he cannot support the third-term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Clegg 'considered quitting in 2014'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 00:03
Nick Clegg had to be persuaded to carry on as Lib Dem leader a full 12 months before the general election, according to a newspaper report.

M20 emergency Calais measure lifted

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 23:41
An emergency measure which shut parts of the M20 in Kent is lifted 36 hours after it was introduced following disruption in Calais.

Whitney daughter moved to hospice

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 23:39
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is moved to a hospice after her condition worsens.

Beckham musical kicks off in West End

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 23:14
Bend It Like Beckham creator Gurinder Chadha plans to invite England's women's World Cup team to see the new stage show based on her hit film.

N Korea unveils gleaming new airport

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:59
Pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife inspecting a new airport terminal are released by state media.

Warning after girls, 13, sold ecstasy

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:53
Two 13-year-old girls are sold ecstasy in Manchester, prompting a police investigation.

Second arrest over US jail break

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:34
A US prison worker who allegedly smuggled tools in hamburger meat to two prisoners who escaped a New York state jail is arrested.

Froome reveals missed drugs test

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:31
Great Britain's 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome reveals he missed a drugs test while on holiday earlier this year.

Foreign aid review to assess spending

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:29
A review has been launched into whether all UK overseas aid is being used "effectively", the Foreign Office says.

VIDEO: 3D printer to help build girl's nose

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:16
A 3D printer is to be used in ground-breaking surgery on a two-year-old girl.

Monsoon floods kill 30 in Gujarat

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:15
Authorities in India's Gujarat state ask people to move to higher ground as monsoon rains trigger floods and house collapses.

IS re-enters Syrian town of Kobane

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 22:10
Islamic State fighters enter the northern Syrian city of Kobane, which they had lost to Kurdish forces, Syrian activists report.

Radio 1 introduces new Sunday show

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:53
CBBC Friday Download presenter Cel Spellman is introduced as the new host of Radio 1's Sunday afternoon slot, replacing the chart show.

England's young stars paid 'too much'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:48
BBC Sport's Mark Lawrenson questions the hunger of England's Under-21 players after an early European Championship exit.

VIDEO: Top five Wimbledon rants & meltdowns

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:35
Watch the top five meltdowns at Wimbledon featuring rants and raves from some of the game's top players over the years.

Wilson 'thug' jibe broke MLAs code

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:31
A senior DUP member has been found guilty of breaking the assembly's code of conduct after he called another member a "thug", the BBC learns.