National / International News

BBC trials 'mind-control TV' headset

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:07
The BBC, in collaboration with tech company This Place, develops a way people can select TV programmes using a cheap, brainwave-reading headset.

Broadband 'too slow for millions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 16:04
A survey by Which? suggests that millions of UK homes are failing to achieve top advertised broadband speeds.

Building the face of a criminal from DNA

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:59
Scientists use genetic markers to build a criminal's face

France's unease over Napoleon legacy

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:48
Britain is holding a host of events to mark its success at the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago - not so the French, as the BBC's Hugh Schofield explains.

Does the EU face an existential crisis?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:47
The threat of the UK and Greece leaving the European Union could only be the start of its problems, says Mark Mardell.

YouTube takes on Twitch in gaming

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:33
YouTube takes on Twitch in live gaming showdown

VIDEO: How beautiful calligraphy refuses to die

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:26
How beautiful calligraphy refuses to die

Pension charges and Greece crisis

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:18
Finance is at the forefront with a proposed relaxation of pension charges and the continuing Greek crisis featuring on the front pages.

Schools 'will reject EBacc for all'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:11
Many head teachers in England will refuse to teach five traditional GCSE subjects to all pupils, a director of a prominent education body has said.

The rise of father and daughter firms

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:09
The rise of father and daughter firms

VIDEO: Sizing up the Dutch height explosion

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:08
Short BBC reporter investigates why the Dutch grow so high

The great Moldovan bank robbery

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:08
The great Moldovan bank robbery - and the UK's role

VIDEO: India's yoga-practising train drivers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:04
The railway authorities in India are offering yoga sessions to help train drivers deal with stress.

Bitterns booming again, say experts

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:01
One of the UK's most threatened birds - the bittern - is returning to England and Wales, according to conservationists.

Students given £400,000 compensation

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:00
Universities in England and Wales paid £400,000 in compensation to students last year.

'Human breast milk trade' warning

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:00
Human breast milk being bought online by fetishists, bodybuilders and cancer patients is a danger to health, say UK researchers.

The economist with 'deviant thoughts'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:00
How US economist Prof Richard Thaler broke with conventional thinking to say that people don't make rational decisions with their money.

The options for Greece

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:00
What options does Greece have in debt talks?

Greek warning as key meeting looms

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 15:00
Greece says it will "set the scene" of its "moral duty" at a eurozone meeting on Thursday and that a deal on the nation's finances is unlikely.

Farah 'missed two drugs tests'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 14:50
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah missed two drugs tests in the two years leading up to London 2012, claims the Daily Mail.

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