National / International News

China curator forged 140 paintings

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 05:07
A man in China admits stealing more than 140 paintings from a university he was working for and replacing them with his own forgeries.

Ant-Man towers at UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:55
Marvel's latest superhero Ant-Man is head and shoulders above rivals at the UK box office.

VIDEO: Orchestra's 'pay what you like' concert

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:45
Audience members will be invited to pay what they like for what they hear at an upcoming Halle Orchestra concert.

Name of M8 crash victim released

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:37
Police release the name of a man who died in crash on the M8 motorway in West Lothian, saying he was Wayne Strickland.

Is this the end for FoI?

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:31
The government has set up a commission which will almost certainly propose a clampdown on Freedom of Information.

Man charged over 'terror plan'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:30
A Luton man, 24, is charged over an alleged plan to attack US military personnel in the UK, and attempting to join IS militants in Syria.

Glover and Stanning in GB squad

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:30
World champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are named in the GB Rowing squad for this year's championships in France.

Treasury want reinvention of public sector

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:25
The scale of cuts being imposed on governments departments will necessitate a reinvention of some services we take for granted

NYT: For Months David Sweat Walked N.Y. Prison Tunnels Planning Escape

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:15

The New York Times reports that the escape, which riveted the nation, was an exercise in "patience, timing, determination and physical strength."

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Tube strike talk delay over 'safety'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 04:10
The RMT union suspends talks aimed at averting another Tube strike after highlighting an "emergency" safety issue.

Thomas on Froome, crashes & doping

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:59
Geraint Thomas crashes, deals with roadside abuse and helps keep Chris Froome in yellow in another routine Tour de France week.

Second body found at blast mill site

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:58
A second body is found in the search for workers missing after a fire at a Cheshire wood flour mill.

German jet nearly collides with drone

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:44
A Lufthansa plane nearly collided with a drone as it was approaching Warsaw's international airport in Poland on Monday.

VIDEO: Eurotunnel delays as tyres set alight

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:38
Eurotunnel say protestors have set fire to tyres and blocked a motorway exit leading to the Channel Tunnel.

Fires prompt tunnel disruption fears

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:31
Eurotunnel warns of "significant disruption" to services if burning tyres on the motorway in Calais are not removed by French police.

'Variations' in migrant work figures

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:28
Employment levels, wages and benefits vary widely between different groups of migrants in the UK, analysis suggests.

Killer Beggs wins human rights case

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:26
"Limbs in the Loch" murderer William Beggs wins a legal action against prison authorities who opened his mail.

Fossil fuels to hamper carbon dating

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:25
Growing emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are threatening the effectiveness of radiocarbon dating say scientists.

Save £20bn, Osborne tells Whitehall

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:22
Chancellor George Osborne launches his spending review with a call for £20bn cuts to Whitehall budgets.

Jean Charles's death 'tore soul away'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 03:13
10 years on, de Menezes family still reeling from Tube killing