National / International News

Himalayan remains are missing son

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 00:04
The remains of a backpacker found in Nepal, whose mother travelled from her Luton home to help in the search, are confirmed as Matthew Allpress, missing since November.

Jailed voyeur teacher is sacked

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:49
A deputy head teacher who was jailed for five years for filming pupils in the toilets of his school has been formally dismissed, Cardiff Council confirms.

Shooting Rampage Near UC Santa Barbara Leaves 7 Dead

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:48

Several others were wounded in what authorities call a "premeditated mass shooting" near a UC Santa Barbara student community. The shooter and six victims were killed.

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Rugby final worth £24m to economy

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:44
The Heineken Cup final in Cardiff is the most economically lucrative single day major event Wales has hosted, the Welsh government claims.

VIDEO: Glasgow art school 'mostly saved'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:41
Firefighters say they have saved the majority of the historic Glasgow School of Art, which caught fire on Friday.

Labour defends election performance

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:29
Ed Miliband's Labour says it has performed well where it matters in English town halls amid complaints about the campaign from some in the party.

Pakistan PM to go to Modi ceremony

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:19
Pakistan's prime minister is to attend the inauguration of his Indian counterpart on Monday - the first such move since independence in 1947.

Queen's baton to arrive in Wales

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:11
Communities around Wales are preparing to welcome the Queen's baton as it arrives for a seven-day tour ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Action taken against rap song police

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 22:57
Two Essex police officers who were filmed blasting a rap song from their patrol car in Chelmsford are given "words of advice" by a senior officer.

China arrest over Urumqi attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 22:41
Authorities in China say they have arrested a suspect over Thursday's attack in the city of Urumqi that killed 39 people.

Farage's victory pint, and dementia 'breakthrough' - papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 21:00
Images of Nigel Farage celebrating UKIP's gains in the local elections feature in Saturday's papers, along with hopeful news of a breakthrough in the battle against dementia.

Gates: Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Scouts

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 20:03

Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy, said that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization but said he opposes any further attempts to address the policy now.

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ITV looks to a dramatic future

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 19:36
How ITV drama became a force to contend with

How reliable are medical research checks?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 19:15
Is the system for reviewing medical research working?

US ship finds hull of missing yacht

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:48
The hull of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic, the US Coast Guard says.

Mali Tuareg rebels agree ceasefire

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:22
Tuareg rebels in northern Mali agree to a ceasefire, two days after clashes with the army threatened to throw the country back into chaos.

Parents fail to block gay adoption

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:20
A Catholic Roma couple from Slovakia fail in their bid to prevent their two young children being adopted by a same-sex couple in Kent.

New approach to video games at show

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:01
Innovative video games including one exploring the death of Alan Turing go on show at the Abertay digital graduate show in Dundee.

Duchenne drug 'nears approval' in EU

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 16:55
The European Medicines Agency has given the green light to a drug for treating a particular form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects about 200 children in the UK.

VIDEO: Detroit cracks down on carjackers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 16:54
Authorities in the US city of Detroit have set up a special force to deal with the escalating problem of carjacking.
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