National / International News

In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:06
'They taste better than fish'

Trader arrest and Shapps wiki row

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:04
Wednesday's press contains the story of a British man being accused by US regulators of causing a stock market crash, and allegations that a top Conservative may have edited Wikipedia entries.

School rugby plan 'too dangerous'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:47
A government drive to increase participation in rugby within English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting hurt, doctors warn.

VIDEO: Downey Jnr on enduring appeal of Marvel

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:44
Robert Downey Jnr tells the BBC about the latest film from the Marvel franchise, The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Mystery of Peacock crossing signs

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:41
Signs mysteriously appear in an Essex village warning motorists to slow down for crossing peacocks.

Stonehenge stone 'aims at winter sun'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:37
The tallest stone at Stonehenge points towards the sunrise on the midwinter solstice, according to a new theory from an English Heritage steward.

Flawless diamond sells for $22.1m

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:33
A flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1m (£14.8m) at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

Armenian tragedy still raw in Turkey 100 years on

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:31
As the centenary of the Armenian massacre approaches, historical narratives are clashing in Turkey, the BBC's Mark Lowen reports.

Animal cruelty reports on the rise

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:29
A puppy having its head trapped in a door and a dog being shot with a crossbow bolt were among thousands of cases of animal cruelty investigated by the RSPCA last year, the charity say.

Hunting ban 'not enforced properly'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:27
Opponents of wild animal hunting claim the fox hunting ban, which has been in force for more than 10 years, is not being properly enforced in the south-west of England.

Shapps denies Wikipedia claims

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:25
Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps denies claims he changed Wikipedia entries about himself and other politicians.

Ashya charity donations refunded

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:19
A charity that collected £50,000 for brain tumour patient Ashya King but refused to give the cash to his family says it has refunded £360 of donations.

VIDEO: Polish farmers fight food rules

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:13
Farmers in Poland say they are struggling to make a living because of strict food hygiene rules.

Powerful storms continue in NSW

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:11
The premier of New South Wales urges workers to avoid travelling at peak times as powerful storms continue to batter the state.

BBC to air final Clarkson scenes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:09
Unused footage of Jeremy Clarkson taken during his last days at the helm of Top Gear will be screened later this year, the head of BBC2 says.

Why tennis 'courtsiding' was my dream job

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:06
Why I loved tennis 'courtsiding' - until I was arrested

Clegg in public servants' pay pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:03
Millions of public sector workers would be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announces.

VIDEO: Ten years of YouTube videos

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:03
The first video was uploaded to YouTube ten years ago this week.

Tories pledge new childcare places

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:03
The Conservatives' manifesto pledge on childcare means an extra 600,000 free places, Prime Minister David Cameron is to say.

The Armenian rugs that tell two stories

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:03
The rugs that tell two stories, one bitter, one sweet