National / International News

Plaid leader standing for two seats

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 22:31
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood applies to stand for two seats in next year's Assembly election, her party confirms.

Virgin Galactic crash details emerge

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 22:02
For the first time, a Virgin Galactic pilot speaks to the media about the day one of its ships crashed last October.

Man sues over legs being amputated

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:45
An man is suing NHS Grampian for amputating both his legs in what it is claimed was an unnecessary operation.

VIDEO: Ali Smith 'in shock' at Baileys Prize win

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:42
Ali Smith has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her time-shifting novel How to Be Both.

VIDEO: Is Russia at risk of a 'brain drain'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:39
With tensions over Ukraine rising, and western sanctions beginning to bite, some of Russia's educated middle-class are opting to move abroad.

£30m work programme for unemployed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:39
A £30m work programme is launched to help thousands of long-term unemployed people find jobs.

VIDEO: Virgin Galactic pilot recalls colleague's crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:12
Eight months after Virgin Galactic's space plane crashed in the Californian desert killing one of the pilots, his British colleague has talked exclusively to the BBC about the accident.

Sixth Hillsborough witness appeal

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:11
Images of five people who were at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have been released by police as part of their witness appeal.

Beach and parks smoking ban plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:11
Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes could be banned on a Pembrokeshire beach as part of a pilot scheme.

Nauru refugees arrive in Cambodia

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:01
The first four refugees to be moved from an Australian detention centre on Nauru to Cambodia under a controversial deal arrive in Phnom Penh.

UK PM warned on German EU support

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:01
Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer warns David Cameron not to be too sure of German support in his drive to reform the EU.

Mental health patients 'smoke more'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 21:00
Patients in mental health care units smoke more than three times as much as the general population, Public Health England figures suggests.

The Syria suspect and the funeral

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 20:53
If you want an example of how much energy security officials are putting into the question of possible threats from Syria, have a look at the case of a man known by the cypher "AZ".

School merger 'racist attacks risk'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 20:52
Parents and children attending a south Belfast school could become the victims of racist attacks if their classes are moved to another location, warns the NI Council for Ethnic Minorities.

Guatemala Rios Montt lawyer shot

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 20:38
A lawyer who defended former Guatemalan military leader Efrain Rios Montt against genocide charges is shot dead.

Alton Towers 'shut until probe over'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 20:35
Alton Towers will remain closed until the cause of a rollercoaster crash that left 16 people injured is discovered, its chief says.

Warning over adult social care cuts

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 20:12
Adult social care firms are struggling to hire, retain and train staff as a result of cuts to council budgets, a survey of senior officials suggests.

Queen to join WI centenary meeting

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 19:51
The Queen will join members of the Women's Institute later at the organisation's centenary annual meeting at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

VIDEO: Leopard Shark gets cuddle from worker

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 19:38
A worker in an aquarium on the Pacific island of New Caledonia has been filmed hugging a leopard shark while taking a break from cleaning the tank.

Blair takes on anti-extremism role

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 19:25
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to be become the chairman of an organisation that combats anti-Semitism and racism in Europe.