National / International News

Myanmar appeals for flood assistance

BBC - 11 hours 4 min ago
The Myanmar government appeals for international assistance after widespread floods kill at least 46 people and affect more than 210,000.

How to be a Fantasy Football champion

BBC - 11 hours 6 min ago
Your 10-point plan to guide your team to Premier League success, by last season's winner.

Rebels driven from key Yemen airbase

BBC - 11 hours 7 min ago
Pro-government forces in Yemen recapture the country's largest airbase after a fierce battle with Houthi rebels, a spokesman tells the BBC.

VIDEO: Amy Schumer's emotional plea on guns

BBC - 11 hours 13 min ago
The American actress Amy Schumer has called on the US to take more action on gun control, after last month's shooting in Louisiana.

VIDEO: Fear of illness drove partner to suicide

BBC - 11 hours 30 min ago
John Southall, the partner of Gill Pharoah, who ended her life in a Swiss suicide clinic, explains how she reached her decision.

Long trip for big-shouldered MRI man

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:47
A hospital patient who is unable to fit inside an "outdated" MRI scanner says he is forced to do a 150 mile round trip for treatment.

More FOI delays at Cabinet Office

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:44
Last month the Cabinet Office took control of policy on freedom of information. But how good is the Cabinet Office's own record on handling FOI requests?

Milk protest farmers clear shelves

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:42
Scottish dairy farmers stage protests at supermarkets in Kilmarnock and Ayr over the price they are paid for milk.

VIDEO: Dog mess campaigner hides in bushes

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:31
A man fed up with dog owners not clearing up after their animals has hidden in bushes in the hope of catching them in the act.

House price rises 'sped up in July'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:26
The pace of increase in UK house prices accelerated in July, rising by 3.5% compared with a year earlier, according to the Nationwide.

Taliban political chief resigns

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:24
The Afghan Taliban's political chief in Qatar, Syed Tayyab Agha, resigns in the latest sign of a split in the group following leader Mullah Omar's death.

Welsh Supreme Court judge considered

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 23:21
Consideration should be given to appointing a Welsh justice to the Supreme Court, a review says.

Toyota first quarter profit rises 10%

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:54
Japanese carmaker Toyota reports a 10% increase in profit, helped by the weak yen and cost cuts.

VIDEO: Security boosted at Eurotunnel terminal

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:53
One hundred extra security guards have been stationed at the Eurotunnel terminal, in the latest attempt to tackle the crisis at Calais.

Government sells £2.1bn of RBS shares

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:45
The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale divorcing

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:36
The No Doubt frontwoman is divorcing her husband of nearly 13 years citing "irreconcilable differences".

Crash death girls were 'inseparable'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:36
The mothers of two teenage girls who died in a car crash in South Yorkshire describe their daughters as "inseparable".

VIDEO: Remembering the last Dambuster pilot

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:27
The last surviving World War Two Dambusters pilot has died at the age of 96.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:24
Manchester United put in two £100m Bale bids, Chelsea target Tottenham's Rose, Sunderland near to double deal, plus more.

The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 22:12
It probably isn't the first time a rainbow has landed in China but it is rare enough for thousands to upload photographs in an explosion of delight at the mere sight of one in smog-ridden Beijing.