National / International News

Nursery first aid law moves closer

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 17:43
Training in paediatric first aid will be compulsory for nursery staff in England under government proposals announced following a baby's death.

Britons dominate UK album sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 17:41
British artists account for the biggest share of albums sold in the UK last year the British Phonographic Industry says.

Rwanda outgrows its genocide orphanages

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 17:09
Rwanda outgrows its genocide orphanages

Could Europe lose Greece to Russia?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 17:06
Deepening ties between Greece and Russia set off alarm bells across Europe, as leaders in Athens wrangle with creditors over reforms to avoid bankruptcy.

London house prices 'showing fall'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 17:02
Surveyors say house prices in London are moving in the opposite direction to the rest of the UK - they are falling.

Saudi's ‘Julian Assange’ returns to Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:59
Saudi's 'Julian Assange' and his stream of anonymous leaks

The man who helped blow up the Bamiyan Buddhas

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:56
The man who helped to blow up Afghanistan's Buddhas

New ScotRail train designs unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:47
New ScotRail trains which will be "quieter, faster and longer" than those currently in us are unveiled.

Elderly care standards 'not met'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:47
A nursing body's analysis of inspections of hospitals which are caring for the elderly suggests the current inspection regime has not driven up standards.

Glasgow 2014 'was under budget'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:47
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games cost taxpayers £37m less than budgeted, according to a report by the public spending watchdog.

New Cuba US phone link established

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:44
Cuba and the United States re-established direct telephone links for the first time in 15 years, Cuba's state telecommunications company says.

Sri Lanka pledges war crimes inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:17
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena tells the BBC he hopes to set up an inquiry into alleged war crimes committed in the civil war within a month.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:12
Vidic to re-join Man Utd, Alves to sign for PSG, Wenger wants Cech and more.

MPs fear postal market changes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:12
MPs have called on the postal regulator to show that it can react swiftly to changes in the postal market.

Farage on race, Clarkson's 'steak ta ta' - papers

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:06
UKIP leader Nigel Farage's suggestion that equality laws should be scrapped leads some papers, while others focus on Jeremy Clarkson's BBC suspension.

UN failing Syrians say charities

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:05
A group of 21 aid agencies says the UN Security Council has failed to implement resolutions meant to secure protection and help for civilians in Syria.

VIDEO: Are we ready for a truckers' Budget?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:01
What lorry drivers want from the Budget

Road safety comparison website axed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:58
The Department for Transport is axing a website comparing data about car accidents in England because of a lack of interest.

MPs criticise England cancer services

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:56
The push to improve cancer services in England has "lost momentum" in the past two years, says a report from the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

VIDEO: Has the world failed Syria's civilians?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:51
A report by a global coalition of aid agencies says the United Nations Security Council has failed in its duty to end the four-year-long war in Syria.