National / International News

Bigger classes for budget efficiency

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:11
Increasing class sizes in UK schools could make the education budget stretch further without damaging standards, according to an international analysis.

UK abuse probe into murdered TV host

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 16:38
Police in the UK are investigating sex abuse allegations made against a murdered US television host.

VIDEO: Tropical paradise in suburban Bristol

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:50
How a man transformed his Bristol garden into a tropical oasis

One in five child deaths 'preventable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:36
One in five child deaths in England could be prevented, according to reports in The Lancet.

Kidman memory movie buoys author

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:30
Kidman brings bestselling amnesia novel to the big screen

Vanishing islands

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:27
One photographer's view of the Pacific nation of Kiribati

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:23
Why is an ice bucket challenge being investigated by police?

What are the world's biggest crises?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:19
The biggest problems facing the world today

E-cigarettes: Debate - and confusion - is natural

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:09
Nick Triggle: ;Not enough is known to resolve the debate

Army reforms 'risk manpower gaps'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:09
The Army faces manpower "gaps" unless ministers step up their drive to recruit more reservists, MPs warn.

Innovate or face business extinction

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:09
Stark choice for big firms: Change or face extinction

VIDEO: Inside the mission to Mars

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:08
Incredible images from the Curiosity Rover

The elephant that flew

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:04
The story behind an amazing video of an elephant in a plane

Greens promise 'progressive' choice

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:01
The Green Party promises a "progressive alternative" to Labour and the Lib Dens, as its conference begins.

Bank customers to sign in with veins

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:01
A new way of accessing bank accounts is being launched, which identifies individuals through the unique pattern of veins in their fingers.

E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:00
Warnings about e-cigarettes are "alarmist" - and increasing their use could save thousands of lives a year in the UK, researchers say.

Four Cardiff Nato protest arrests

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:00
Four people are arrested in Cardiff during a demonstration against the Nato summit which is being held in Newport.

VIDEO: Finger scanner for internet banking

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:00
People could be able to get into their internet bank accounts just by putting their fingers into a portable scanner.

US ex-governor guilty of corruption

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 14:59
The former governor of the US state of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and his wife are convicted of corruption, after receiving gifts in return for endorsements.

Bombs kill at least 20 in Baghdad

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 14:51
Two separate bombs in Iraq's capital Baghdad leave at least 20 people dead and dozens more injured amid rising sectarian tension in the country.