National / International News

Nursery child 'left in woodland'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:30
A young child was left behind in woodland by nursery school staff at the end of a walk, the BBC understands.

Snow warning for parts of Wales

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:28
A yellow 'be aware' weather warning is issued for parts of Wales with the risk of snow over higher ground across Wales.

NIE: 2,000 homes without power

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:18
Two thousand homes in Cullybackey, County Antrim, are without power, according to Northern Ireland Electricity.

People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:05

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.

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Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:03

Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.

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Liberia's President: Ebola Re-Energized Her Downtrodden Country

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

In an exclusive interview, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf remembers how Liberia was "the poster child of everything that could go wrong." But people lived up to the local proverb: "Go fix it."

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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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Reduced BBC bad for UK - Tony Hall

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:59
A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the corporation's director general Tony Hall will warn in a speech.

A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:58

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

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GP shortages put pressure on doctors

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:41
Where have all the GPs gone?

UK house prices fall in February

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:38
UK house prices dropped in February for the first time in five months, according to Nationwide.

'Nothing has changed on Pietersen'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:23
The ECB says "nothing has changed" with its stance on Kevin Pietersen returning to the England side in future.

Jeremy Guscott's Six Nations review

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:19
Jeremy Guscott on Ireland's tactics, Wales' title hopes and England's indiscipline, plus his try, player and team of the week.

Sony and Microsoft focus on price

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:02
Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress.

VIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants work

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 22:57
The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.

What next for the grammar school?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 22:53
How Kent is finding itself the focus of the debate on grammar schools.

VIDEO: Prince William welcomed in China

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 22:46
The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.

Iraq launches Tikrit operation

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 22:25
Iraq launches military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says.

Two arrested after suspicious death

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 22:23
Two men are being questioned after the suspicious death of a 42-year-old man at a former public house in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

VIDEO: How GPs lives changed over 30 years

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 22:04
BBC Inside Out looks at how the lives of GPs have changed over the last 35 years by comparing life in a doctors' practice in Yorkshire in 1979 and today.