National / International News

Cowell wants to run leaders' debates

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:18
Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell offers his services for the next leaders' debate, promising if he produced it there would be a trap door, clap-o-meter, music and fire.

Folio book prize seeks new sponsor

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:16
A book prize worth £40,000 is seeking a new backer after its current supporter announced it would not be renewing its title sponsorship beyond two years.

McCall Smith wins comedy novel prize

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:15
Alexander McCall Smith wins the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his comic novel Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party.

Tim Peake launches space seeds test

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:14
British astronaut Tim Peake invites school children to help him in an experiment to learn more about how to grow food in space.

Violence fears of Rio favela residents

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 16:10
Rio de Janeiro favela residents speak of fears

Thai ex-PM Yingluck's trial to begin

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:55
The trial of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on negligence charges is due to get under way in the capital, Bangkok.

'Pay bankers like civil servants'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:53
The bosses of large banks should be paid no more than people at the top of the civil service, David Cameron's former director of strategy says.

Photo challenge: 12x12

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:49
A year of monthly photo challenges which aim to help expand and improve your skills.

French teachers strike over change plans

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:42
French teachers are furious about controversial proposed curriculum changes, including the phasing out of Latin and Greek, says Hugh Schofield

Rivals to blame for loss - Mourinho

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:32
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's rivals are "guilty" for the 3-0 defeat at West Brom - for letting them win the title "so early".

Wood donation to premature baby unit

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:32
The son and daughter-in-law of the oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood donate £250,000 towards medical equipment at Wishaw General Hospital.

Legal wrangle over black box data

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:31
Scotland's top law officer is going to court to try to get air accident investigators to hand over the black box from a North Sea helicopter crash.

VIDEO: The art lightshow inspired by Cern

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:25
Exploring Ryoji Ikeda's Supersymmetry - the art installation inspired by the work taking place at Cern

Hundreds of university staff face axe

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:25
More than 200 support staff jobs are to go at Exeter University, the BBC learns.

'Cyber-archaeology' salvages lost Iraqi art

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:21
Digital archaeology rescues lost Iraqi art

Police release protester images

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:20
Images of eight people police want to speak to in connection with an anti-austerity protest after the general election are released.

Do people really say 'ay up me duck?'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:17
Do normal people really say 'aye up me duck'?

VIDEO: Net neutrality: What does it mean?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:15
Net neutrality is often cited as one of the key issues that will shape the future of the internet - but what does it mean?

Hooked - Part 2

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:15
Told through a cartoon, the moving personal story of a young African man caught up in the international drugs trade.

VIDEO: Flying on an Iraq coalition mission

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:15
The BBC is with the Iraq coalition forces on an air mission outside Mosul