National / International News

Sharp fall in Scottish jobless total

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 02:13
Unemployment in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for almost five years, according to official figures.

VIDEO: 'Tougher clean air targets needed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 01:18
A study confirming a link between atmospheric pollution and heart attack risk strengthens the EU case for tougher clean air targets, according to experts.

Drugs 'lottery' and motorway pubs - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 23:29
Health stories make several front pages, while the papers hear from adults living with their parents and reporters sample Britain's first motorway pub.

VIDEO: Snow blast returns to US east coast

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 23:24
The US east coast is hit by the second major winter storm of the year, with up to 12in (30cm) of snow, blowing wind and bitter cold forecast.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's eerie inspirations

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 23:24
It's strictly music now for Ellis-Bextor

VIDEO: BBC reporter 'harassed' at China trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 20:59
BBC reporter Martin Patience is approached by men who move him on and disrupt his broadcast as he reports on the trial of a Chinese activist.

Defending champion Azarenka beaten

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 19:36
Defending champion Victoria Azarenka is out of the Australian Open after losing in the last eight to Agnieszka Radwanska.

IBM top executives to forgo bonuses

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 19:25
The chief executive and senior management of IBM, the world's biggest computer-services provider, say they will forgo their bonuses for 2013.

VIDEO: Leaders gather for Davos meeting

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 18:36
Around 2,500 of the world's most powerful business leaders and policymakers are gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum.

Lib Dem peers meet amid Rennard row

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 18:31
Liberal Democrat peers are to meet for the first time since the row over Lord Rennard's future with the party began.

Low expectations in Syria Geneva talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 18:27
Expectations for Syria peace talks are low, says Paul Wood

US east coast pummelled with snow

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 18:10
The US east coast is hit by the second major winter storm of the year, with up to 12in (30cm) of snow, blowing wind and bitter cold forecast.

West End star to join EastEnders

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 18:04
Declan Bennett, star of West End musical Once, is to join EastEnders as Dot Branning's grandson.

Free nursery scheme delay urged

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:49
A report calls for the rollout of free nursery places for disadvantaged two-year-olds to be halted until enough good quality provision is available.

Argentina restricts online shopping

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:31
Argentina introduces new curbs on purchases from international websites such as Amazon, in a bid to stop foreign currency reserves falling further.

EU pollution target 'still too high'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:23
The EU may need more stringent clean air targets, say experts after a large study confirms the link between atmospheric pollution and heart-attack risk.

Buying A Detroit House For $500, And Then Explaining Why

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:23

Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.

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Call for safe staff levels across NHS

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:18
Safe staffing levels should be extended beyond nurse numbers in England to include midwives and doctors, especially in A&E units, MPs say.

Crimewatch plea over sex attack raid

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:11
The BBC's Crimewatch programme will feature an appeal to find an armed man who tied up, robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in her home.

Pre-referendum budget to be backed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:09
The Scottish government's final budget before the independence referendum is expected to be backed in principle by parliament.

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