National / International News

'Sterling would reject £900k a week'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:17
Raheem Sterling's agent says the winger will not sign a new contract at Liverpool even if he is offered "£900,000-a-week".

President plays football amid protests

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:14
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is pictured playing football despite weeks of protests over his bid to run for a third term in office.

Sheep found in city centre flats

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:08
A sheep found by police in a block of flats in Dublin's inner city is given the name Bond, Olivia Bond, licensed to lamb.

Why the productivity gap?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:51
UK workers could take every Friday off if they were as productive as other nations - so why aren't we?

Men in court over Hatton Garden raid

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:44
Eight men appear in court charged in connection with the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

QPR's Austin named in England squad

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:43
QPR striker Charlie Austin is named in the England squad to play the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia in June.

Fifa thinks Eriskay's pitch perfect

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:41
A football pitch on the Western Isles is recognised by Fifa as one of eight remarkable places to play the game in the world.

Will Raheem Sterling make a controversial move?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:40
Will Raheem Sterling make a controversial move?

Fake ambulance driver jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:39
A man who disguised his car as an ambulance by fixing a blue light to it is jailed for 20 months.

Pipeline Operator In Calif. Spill Reportedly Had History Of Infractions

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:37

Plains All American Pipeline had accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

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BAE to retain Glasgow shipyards

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:32
BAE Systems confirms it is to retain both of its shipyards in Glasgow and invest £100m in developing the Govan and Scotstoun sites.

VIDEO: 'Damages payout gives me closure'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:27
Sadie Frost wins £260,000 in phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers and speaks of her relief.

Tribute to 'much loved' fire victim

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:15
The family of a woman killed in a flat fire in Torfaen pays tribute to a "much loved" daughter.

Rolling Stones play surprise show

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:15
The Rolling Stones play a surprise gig in Los Angeles during which they perform the entire Sticky Fingers album.

Runaway train ran for more than mile

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:13
An unmanned train ran for over a mile before crashing into coaches on a heritage railway in Leicester, according to a Rail Accident Investigation Branch report.

US Army makes blast-proof wallpaper

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:12
Wallpaper that can protect soldiers from explosions is being developed by the US Army.

Fitzgerald's Gatsby home for sale

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:10
The suburban home where F Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written The Great Gatsby goes on sale.

PODCAST: New York as a lesson in economics

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:00

A new report from the OECD shows income inequality in many parts of the world including the U.S. The data shows the gap between the rich and poor is seven times larger than it was in the '80s. Plus, our senior economics contributor Chris Farrell talks about the economic lessons learned and taught by New York City.

Froch could fight Golovkin - Hearn

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 02:55
Carl Froch could fight middleweight king Gennady Golovkin rather than retire, says Froch's promoter Eddie Hearn.

In quotes: Irish same-sex marriage debate

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 02:55
Ireland's same sex marriage debate in quotes