National / International News

UK seen as soft touch - Calais mayor

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 09:03
The UK is seen as a "soft touch" by migrants and its benefits system acts as a "magnet" to them, the Mayor of the French city of Calais has told MPs.

A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-28 09:03

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.

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Trott makes international return

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 09:02
Jonathan Trott vows to prove himself again at international level after being named in the England Lions squad.

Asian girls 'also victims of grooming'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 09:00
Asian girls, as well as white girls, are being groomed for sex by groups of Asian men in Rotherham, victim support groups tell the BBC.

Israeli cult leader jailed for abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:53
An Israeli court has sentenced polygamist and cult leader Goel Ratzon to 30 years in prison for sex crimes

VIDEO: 'I'm delighted the children are here'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:51
The British businessman whose wartime actions saved hundreds of children from the Nazis has been honoured with the Czech Republic's highest award.

Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:51

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

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Teenage boy hurt in Belfast disorder

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:46
A teenage boy has been treated in hospital after suffering head injuries during disorder in east Belfast.

VIDEO: Why Lloyds is closing branches

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:44
The BBC's Business Editor Kamal Ahmed visits a Lloyds branch to see why the company wants to change the way people do their banking.

Brad Pitt's Fury tops UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:36
Brad Pitt's World War Two drama Fury tops the UK and Ireland box office in its first week of release.

Mother 'takes baby son to Syria'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:36
Police investigate reports a Birmingham mother has travelled to Syria with her one-year-old son to support Islamic State militants.

Family of four found dead in house

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:30
Four members of the same family, including two teenage girls, are found dead at a house in Bradford.

'Thousands' set to cash in pensions

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:20
Up to 200,000 people are set to cash in their pension pots all in one go next year, according to research from provider Hargreaves Lansdown.

Ebola warning posters sent to GPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:10
Ebola virus warning posters are sent to GPs, pharmacies and hospitals across Wales.

World Bank plea for Ebola volunteers

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:08
The president of the World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

UK opposes migrant rescue missions

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 08:08
The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, a Foreign Office minister says.

Peshmerga fighters head to Turkey

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 07:55
Iraqi Kurdish forces are flying to Turkey, from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle Islamic State (IS) militants besieging Kobane.

The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-28 07:53

What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.

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University abolishes library fines

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 07:52
Sheffield University is scrapping fines for overdue library books, marking another step in the move towards students being seen as customers as well as scholars.

Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 07:51
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the net closure of 150 branches over the next three years.