National / International News

Water bills 'to fall by 5% by 2020'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:38
Water bills for England and Wales will fall by an average of 5% - not including inflation - by 2020, the regulator Ofwat rules.

'Man City can cope without Aguero'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:37
Robbie Savage on why he expects Manchester City to show they are not a one-man team without the injured Sergio Aguero.

Scherzinger debuts in Cats musical

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:37
Singer Nicole Scherzinger has made her West End debut as Grizabella in Cats - watched by Elaine Paige, who created the role more than 30 years ago.

VIDEO: Why do Japan's women give up work?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:35
Ahead of Japan's general election, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Shinzo Abe's attempts to get women back into the workforce after they have children

Abbott takes career-best 6-14

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:17
Sean Abbott takes 6-14 in the second innings of his first match since his bouncer led to the death of Phillip Hughes.

Plan to reduce suicides is launched

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:58
A new plan to reduce suicides in Wales by focussing more on at risk groups is launched.

The challenges facing Sam Burgess

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:53
As Sam Burgess prepares to make his first start for Bath, can the rugby league star translate his success to the 15-man code?

VIDEO: 'Pineapple express' storm hits California

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:43
A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.

PSNI medal plans to be reviewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:29
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says it is reviewing plans to award service medals to staff.

VIDEO: Pharrell and Sheeran win at BBC Awards

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:28
The US producer-songwriter Pharrell Williams has been named named best international artist at the first ever BBC Music Awards with Ed Sheeran named British act of the year.

Prime ministers to resume NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:22
The UK and Irish prime ministers are to resume their roles in cross party talks at Stormont later.

Boys' self-harm A&E visits 'rising'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:01
The number of young boys admitted into accident and emergency units in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show.

Biggest native title claim filed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:45
Australia's biggest native title claim - covering 14.6m ha (36m acres) of land and waters - is filed in a court in Brisbane, Queensland.

Duke to dedicate WW1 truce memorial

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:33
A memorial to the World War One Christmas Day truce, when soldiers stopped fighting and played football, is to be dedicated later by Prince William.

VIDEO: 'Abuse turned me off gaming online'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:26
Nineteen-year-old Matt received death threats and abuse when gaming online, so now he only plays with friends.

Games 'deserve respect' as culture

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:19
Developers call for video games to get the same legal status as TV and film to boost funding for UK industry.

Quiz: Gaming nerd or newbie?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:13
How much of a gaming expert are you?

VIDEO: The Acropolis made out of Lego

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 19:51
The University of Sydney has created the Acropolis from 120,000 Lego blocks and given it, of course, to the Acropolis museum in Athens.

Jakarta Post rejects blasphemy claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 19:36
The Jakarta Post defends the publication of a cartoon criticising Islamic State (IS) militants, after its editor was named in a defamation case.

Funds audit clears Islamic charity

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 19:26
Britain's biggest Islamic charity says an audit of its activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has shown no evidence accusations it has funded terrorism are accurate.