National / International News

Tory quits over anti-Islamic tweets

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:54
A Conservative council candidate resigns from the party and apologises for posting anti-Islamic and homophobic comments on Twitter.

East Ukraine stronghold 'surrounded'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:52
Eastern Ukraine is preparing for more unrest between government forces and pro-Russian gunmen, days after 42 died during clashes in Odessa.

Call for independent exams watchdog

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:51
Head teachers are calling for an independent exams watchdog to be set up in Wales with immediate effect.

Superb Khan easily outpoints Collazo

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:46
Britain's Amir Khan easily outpoints Luis Collazo in his welterweight debut in Las Vegas.

Labour's rail and food plans, and what Clarkson will do next

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:38
The Sunday papers examine Labour policy proposals about Britain's railways and regarding food and drink, and there is further speculation over the Jeremy Clarkson race row.

Obama Cracks Wise At White House Correspondents Dinner

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-03 22:31

The president's punchlines spared no one, least of all himself, at the annual schmooze-fest for political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.

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Mayweather outpoints game Maidana

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 21:59
Floyd Mayweather outpoints Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas to unify the welterweight division and remain unbeaten in 46 professional fights.

Obama riffs on healthcare policy

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 20:49
Barack Obama cracks jokes about his flagship healthcare policy and ribs some of his critics at the annual White House correspondents' dinner.

VIDEO: Obama: 'You will miss me when I am gone'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 20:23
President Barack Obama attended the White House Correspondent Association dinner in Washington.

Adams 'quizzed for 17 hours a day'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 20:08
A source close to Gerry Adams tells the BBC the Sinn Fein leader is being questioned for up to 17 hours a day by detectives investigating the murder of Jean McConville.

'Nothing learnt' at shut free school

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 19:13
Many pupils at the first free school to be shut due to poor standards were "taught nothing", a head teachers' leader is due to say.

Firefighters stage 12-hour strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 18:17
Firefighters in England and Wales have walked out for the second time during the Bank Holiday weekend - the latest strike in a long-running pensions row.

Hormone boost 'may help infertility'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 18:15
A study shedding light on the way key hormones affect the brain could pave the way for new fertility treatments, researchers say.

VIDEO: Communist symbols to be banned

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 17:18
The government of Georgia is introducing new measures to ban symbols of its totalitarian past, including statues of the former Soviet leader, and native Georgian, Joseph Stalin.

VIDEO: Football fans clash in Rome

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:42
Three Napoli football fans were injured by gunfire in Rome before the Italian cup final between Napoli and Fiorentina, Italian media report.

Crisp sales for Mackie's in Canada

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:41
Scottish crisp producer Mackie's reports a six-fold increase in annual export sales to Canada.

Action urged over pay inequality

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:38
The Scottish Greens are calling for action to tackle what they claim is a growing inequality in workers' salaries.

Nigeria cracks down before WEF event

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:20
Nigerian security forces detain several people in Abuja over recent bomb attacks, days before a World Economic Forum event.

Teacher death message man charged

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:12
A 21-year-old man from Leeds is charged with malicious communication following the stabbing to death of teacher Ann Maguire.

Would a Greater Birmingham work?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:11
Does the West Midlands need re-branding?
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