National / International News

Cook 'gutted' to miss World Cup

BBC - 14 hours 54 min ago
Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.

Appeal one year on from 'axe murder'

BBC - 14 hours 55 min ago
Detectives investigating the murder of a man who they believe was attacked with an axe renew their appeal on the first anniversary of his death.

Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau

BBC - 15 hours 7 min ago
Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese rule, reaffirming it is part of "one China".

Facebook users crack card mystery

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 23:58
Facebook users solve the mystery of a lost memory card in under an hour after an appeal is posted by a police force.

VIDEO: ID checks for everyone leaving UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 23:38
A group of MPs has questioned whether the government can meet its April deadline for introducing identity checks on every person leaving the UK.

VIDEO: 'Black Friday' with an ambulance crew

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 23:29
BBC reporter Emma Firth spends the night on shift with the North West Ambulance Service.

Cuts means 'less crime prevention'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 23:20
Police budget cuts could lead to fewer crimes being prevented, a policing expert says.

Crabb launches attack on Miliband

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 23:18
Labour leader Ed Miliband 'doesn't give a toss' about Wales, says Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 22:50
Arsenal and Liverpool target AC Milan striker, QPR want to sign England man, Roberto Soldado apologises, plus more.

VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 22:22
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.

Johnson secures Australia Test win

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 22:13
Australia win the second Test against India by four wickets in Brisbane to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

Migration system 'in intensive care'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 19:43
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.

Racers compete for Scalextric title

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 19:23
Scores of people are expected to compete in Worthing to become the 2014 Scalextric World Champion.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:41
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

VIDEO: A tour through Crossrail's tunnels

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:40
With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:37
The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.

Murder attempt suspect freed in error

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:27
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Strictly set for final showdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:13
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.

How to spot a fake at Christmas

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:47
On the seasonal lookout for counterfeit goods

'Hard' Christmas for Henning family

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:20
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' Christmas

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