National / International News

Concern over nursing chief's new job

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 22:06
Opposition parties raise concerns after the former nursing director at a troubled health board was made an adviser on NHS care standards in Wales.

VIDEO: Thailand's military coup condemned

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 21:55
The US has led widespread international criticism of a military takeover in Thailand.

Attack on Chinese market kills 31

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 21:43
Attackers in China's restive Xinjiang region have crashed two cars into shoppers at a market, killing 31 people, Chinese media reports say.

Devon village on market 'for £11.5m'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 21:17
The south Devon village of Bantham, which includes a popular surfing beach, is to be put up for sale for more than £11.5m, it is understood.

Godzilla director for Star Wars film

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 21:02
Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is to make a spin-off Star Wars film with the screenplay written by Gary Whitta, Disney confirms.

Post-poll speculation and Moyes 'scuffle' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 21:02
Speculation about the likely results of the European and local elections make Friday's newspaper headlines, along with coverage of an alleged wine bar scuffle involving David Moyes.

Tougher sentencing laws for fraud

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 19:58
Fraudsters face tougher sentencing guidelines under new rules put forward by the Sentencing Council.

Harvey Milk honoured on new US stamp

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 19:11
San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was shot dead in 1978, has been honoured on a new US postage stamp.

UKIP make major gains in Rotherham

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 19:10
UKIP make major gains on Rotherham Council though Labour retains control.

VIDEO: UKIP: Main parties used 'race card'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 17:48
The media and the three main parties have "used the race card to trick, to fool and condemn the people into believing that [UKIP] is a racist party," one of its candidates claims.

Hewlett to cut up to 16,000 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 17:41
Tech giant Hewlett-Packard releases its profits statement early accidentally, saying that although earnings rose it will cut as many as 16,000 more jobs.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 17:32
Which nation overtook France as the world's biggest wine drinkers?

Tragic twist to author's knife story

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:53
How life imitated art for author of school stabbing novel

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For Executions

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:52

Bill Haslam signed into law a measure that allows the state to opt for the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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House passes bill on bulk data sweep

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:47
The first legislation aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of US phone records is passed by the House of Representatives.

The changing face of Hillsborough

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:34
How has Hillsborough changed since the 1989 disaster?

The mystery of the Solway Spaceman

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:32
The mystery of the little girl and the ‘spaceman’

Night-eating syndrome 'is real'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:32
People woken at night by insatiable hunger may have their genes to blame, research suggests.

Hospital admissions cut plan 'risky'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:02
A £3.8bn scheme to cut hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home is risky, and "overly optimistic", health researchers warn.

Admitting fewer patients 'won't cut costs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:02
The risks of a plan to admit fewer patients

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