National / International News

A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:10
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:08
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:05
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:59
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film

Independent review of Ofsted urged

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:57
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.

Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:47
A poll suggesting Labour "wipeout" in Scotland, the continuing threat from Ebola and the future of an abuse inquiry chief make headlines.

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:46
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:36
Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:13
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:10
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:10
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:08
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history

Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:07
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:05
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:02
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.

The metal detectors saving marriages

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:59
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages

Labour pledge to boost English buses

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:59
Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

Grant urges action over gender gap

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:52
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.

Hamilton critical of double points

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:08
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.

Murray seals World Tour Finals place

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:47
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.