National / International News

Troubles 'not an environment excuse'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:28
Northern Ireland can no longer use its troubled past as an excuse for failings over the environment, according to one of the UK's foremost environmentalists.

Farah pulls out of Birmingham race

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:28
An "emotionally and physically drained" Mo Farah pulls out of Sunday's Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.

Ceremonies held for China ferry dead

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:19
Mourning ceremonies are being held to remember the hundreds of people who died in Monday's Chinese ferry disaster.

Ex health boss moves for cancer drug

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 00:19
The former head of a Welsh health board moves to England for cancer treatment, the Sunday Times reports.

Is this the greatest Barcelona team?

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 23:58
Is the thrilling Barcelona side that triumphed over Juventus in Berlin the finest in their illustrious history? Phil McNulty examines the evidence.

VIDEO: The school children running a mile a day

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 23:44
A primary school in Stirling has instituted a 'daily mile', getting the pupils to walk or run for a mile every day.

£1.2m bandstand completion delayed

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 23:42
Work on a new £1.2m bandstand on Aberystwyth's seafront is two months behind schedule.

Prosecutions call over NHS neglect

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 23:10
Calls are renewed to make it easier to prosecute those who neglect patients in the wake of a critical report about a Denbighshire mental health unit.

HMS Bulwark 'rescuing 500 migrants'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 23:10
Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark is heading towards four boats carrying migrants off the coast of Libya, the Ministry of Defence says.

VIDEO: Details of Fifa 'bribes' uncovered

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 22:56
A BBC investigation has uncovered exactly what happened to $10m sent from Fifa to accounts controlled by its former vice-president, Jack Warner.

How to be a mother and win marathons

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 22:52
Paula Radcliffe explains how she dealt with training and competition during pregnancy and subsequent motherhood.

Documents 'show Fifa bribe payments'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 21:56
A BBC investigation sees evidence that details what happened to the $10m sent from Fifa to accounts controlled by former vice-president Jack Warner.

US manhunt for jail break killers

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 20:31
Two convicted murderers are on the run after they used power tools to escape from a maximum security jail in New York state.

South Koreans win robotics challenge

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 20:17
South Korea's Team Kaist win the $2m prize for the fastest robot at the US Department of Defence's Darpa Robotics Challenge.

Fifth Mers death in South Korea

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 18:47
Fourteen more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) have been confirmed in South Korea and a fifth person has died, health officials say.

VIDEO: US searches for prison escapees

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 18:35
Police in New York are searching for two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison with the help of power tools.

New Tory group to pressure PM over EU

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 17:49
More than 50 MPs form a group called Conservatives for Britain to put pressure on David Cameron to demand more in his EU negotiations.

G7 leaders prepare for German summit

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 17:37
Leaders from the world's major economies are expected to use the G7 summit to maintain pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Turkey votes in crucial election

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 17:22
Voters in Turkey go to the polls on Sunday, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking a big enough parliamentary majority to change the constitution.

SNP to seek Scotland Bill changes

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-06 17:22
The SNP are to seek changes to legislation the UK government says will meet promises made during the Scottish independence vote.