National / International News

Holborn pavement fire still burning

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:58
A road in central London remains closed as an electrical fire continues to burn under the pavement.

VIDEO: Peter Blake 'dazzle' ferry opens to public

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:25
A Mersey ferry has been treated to a dazzle ship makeover as part of plans to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

Gas firm E.on to pay £7.75m fine

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:23
Gas giant E.on is paying a £7.75m penalty to Citizens Advice for failing to protect customers who decided to switch suppliers.

How to stage a seven-leader debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:21
The BBC's Leala Padmanabhan on the challenges involved in staging TV election debates featuring seven party leaders.

Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:19
Egyptian security sources say at least five soldiers have been killed after gunmen attacked two checkpoints in the Sinai peninsula.

Rural terrorism link 'an eye opener'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:11
Revelations terrorists have been using rural Wales for preparations are "an eye-opener" but did not shock local councillors.

Police in 'retirement bailout plea'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 22:55
Devon and Cornwall Police approaches the Home Office about a multi-million pound bailout if it loses a legal challenge by officers who were forced to retire.

Rail users warned of Easter closures

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 22:41
Rail users are warned of major delays over Easter as a main route between London and the West Midlands will be closed for maintenance work.

US concern over Thai security law

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 22:32
The US says Thailand's replacement of martial law with new emergency measures does little to reduce the power of the military.

Marks & Spencer clothing sale boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 22:23
Marks & Spencer says sales for the three months to 28 March grew 1.9%, with a 0.7% gain for closely-watched general merchandising sales, the best performance in nearly four years.

VIDEO: Rail network to close for Easter repairs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 22:14
Several of the busiest train lines in England will be closed over the Easter weekend, as Network Rail carries out what it says is a "huge programme" of engineering work.

The race for Premier League riches

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 22:12
Form, facts and the men under pressure - why the tussle to claim the Premier League millions is unmissable viewing.

Leaders' debate: And the winner is…

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 22:08
Ahead of the live leaders' election debate, BBC political editor Nick Robinson asks what winning it really means - and how we will know.

Masters meltdown helped me - McIlroy

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:56
Masters favourite Rory McIlroy says his final-round collapse at Augusta in 2011 made him a better player.

Ambulance progress 'not fast enough'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:48
The ambulance service in Wales is not improving quickly enough, a cross-party committee of AMs warns.

Locals 'key to catching killers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:33
The key to catching the killers of Constable Ronan Kerr lies with local communities, says the detective in charge of the murder investigation.

Attack on Kenya university compound

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:31
Gunmen have stormed a university compound in the north-eastern Kenyan town of Garissa, near the border with Somalia.

NICVA issues warning over job losses

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:29
An umbrella group of voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland warns that hundreds of job losses are likely as a result of cuts in the sector.

Welsh parties row ahead of TV debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:09
Welsh political parties argue over who best represents Wales' interests, ahead of a televised leaders' election debate.

Queen in city for Maundy service

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:01
The Queen is visiting Sheffield to hand out Maundy Money to 178 pensioners at a service at the city's cathedral.