National / International News

VIDEO: Swedish film scoops top Venice award

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 20:23
Swedish director Roy Andersson's comedy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival.

S African is oldest channel swimmer

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 20:19
A 73-year-old South African heart surgeon becomes the oldest person to swim the English Channel.

Immigration centre disorder probed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 19:39
The Home Office is investigating a disturbance at an immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire on Saturday, which began following the death of a detainee.

Deadly disease v untested treatment

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 18:49
Is it time to unleash unproven drugs on Ebola patients?

Moths to the flame

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 18:43
US based storytelling event The Moth arrives in the UK

Regulated rail fare increases capped

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 18:31
Train companies in England will not be allowed to increase regulated rail fares by more than the rate of inflation, George Osborne announces.

MPs' 9% pay rise 'should go ahead'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 18:05
MPs' salaries should go up by the planned 9% to £74,000 after May's general election, the body in charge of their pay and expenses says.

VIDEO: Blind nine-year-old is jazz prodigy

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 17:49
A blind jazz musician is wowing South American audiences, despite being only nine-years-old.

VIDEO: 'Every day is Bill Murray day'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 17:48
The Toronto Film Festival celebrated Bill Murray day as the star attended the premier of his new film, St Vincent.

Thousands set for Great North Run

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 17:43
About 57,000 people are set to take part in the 34th Great North Run on Tyneside.

Dozens accused in Petrobras scandal

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 17:39
A former director of Brazil's state oil company accuses dozens of politicians of involvement in a kickback scheme, weeks before an election.

iPhones 'most likely' to get stolen

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 17:24
Apple's latest iPhone models are the smartphones most likely to be stolen, a new list published by the Home Office suggests.

Teenagers 'moved from care to B&Bs'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:49
More than half of English councils placed young people leaving care in bed-and-breakfast accommodation last year - in breach of government guidelines - new data shows.

Federer belief not dented by defeat

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:46
Roger Federer says his shock defeat by Marin Cilic at the US Open does not affect his hopes of winning more Grand Slam titles.

VIDEO: Heavy shelling reported near Mariupol

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:42
There has been heavy shelling on Saturday night on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, raising concerns over whether the ceasefire is holding.

Swedish film scoops top Venice award

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:29
Swedish director Roy Andersson's comedy, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, wins the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival.

Donating by numbers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:08
Choosing a charity by using your head as well as your heart

The WW1 game that's still popular today

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 16:06
The WW1 pastime that is still popular today

'Deal to save the Union' - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:37
With the Scottish independence referendum 11 days away, Sunday's papers note the progress made by the "Yes" campaign - and suggest Scottish voters will be presented with an alternative to the "status quo" if they vote "No".

Kurds retake key Iraqi mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 15:27
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq recapture a strategically important mountain from Islamic State militants, helped by US air strikes.

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