National / International News

Hamilton wins with ease in Australia

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 22:45
Lewis Hamilton dominates the Australian Grand Prix to get his world title defence off to the perfect start.

Farage offers Tories election deal

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 22:43
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says his party would do a post-general election deal with the Conservatives in exchange for an EU referendum in 2015.

Chinese parliament backs growth cut

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 22:10
Parliament in China endorses government plans to reduce the country's economic growth target by half a percent, to 7%.

Call for boundary review law change

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 21:23
Rules that mean parliamentary boundary reviews are on course to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 must be reversed, a parliamentary group says.

West Indies win to close on quarters

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 21:21
West Indies all but secure a place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a six-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates.

Parents face special needs 'lottery'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 21:08
Families are facing a "postcode lottery" when trying to get special educational needs help for their children, research by BBC 5live Investigates suggests.

Funeral for German who fought IS

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 21:03
About 2,000 people attend a funeral march for German woman Ivana Hoffmann who died fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.

VIDEO: Grandmother skydives for 100th birthday

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 20:09
A great-grandmother celebrates her 100th birthday by jumping out of a plane.

Show goes on at fire-hit arts centre

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 19:52
Two performances go ahead at Battersea Arts Centre, only a day after a fire ripped through the venue.

Vatican backs using force against IS

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 19:49
The Vatican says force may be necessary to stop attacks by Islamic State militants on Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

Lack of sleep 'link to diabetes'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 18:48
Getting too little sleep in the week and having to make up at the weekend may contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Kayak victim was off-duty policeman

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 18:28
A man whose body was found after an empty kayak was spotted in the Firth of Forth was an off-duty officer, Police Scotland say.

Eritrean life in pictures

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:59
And other images of life from normally inaccessible Eritrea

Top EU diplomat to visit Cuba

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:46
Top EU diplomat Federica Mogherini announces a visit to Havana later this month in another sign of Cuba's growing ties with the West.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:33
Campaign against Facebook emoji and other trends of the week

Can Berlusconi stage a comeback?

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:22
The overturning of a conviction for under-age sex raises the possibility of a return to frontline politics for Silvio Berlusconi, says Mark Duff.

Deadly bus plunge in southern Brazil

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:21
A bus plunges off a cliff near the city of Joinville in southern Brazil, killing at least 32 people.

Nick Clegg: Lib Dems 'here to stay'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:13
The Liberal Democrats are "here to stay", and will defy poor poll predictions in the general election, Nick Clegg will tell party supporters later.

Catching Jackie with Aristotle Onassis

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:55
Sneaking on to Onassis's yacht to catch him with Jackie Kennedy

'Improve end-of-life care for all'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:49
Social care should be free to everyone at the end of life, a report by the Commons Health Committee which also calls for better recording of what people want in their final days says.