National / International News

Honda invests £200m in UK plant

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 00:38
Car maker Honda announces it is to invest £200m in its UK plant - a year after it cut hundreds of jobs due to falling sales.

VIDEO: Virginia Woolf's final letter

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 00:33
Virginia Woolf's final letter final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared.

97 mph winds batter parts of Wales

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 00:10
Winds of up to 97mph hit parts of Wales as motorists are warned to expect difficult conditions on the roads.

Ants in space grapple with zero-g

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 00:09
A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.

Yoox agrees Net-a-Porter deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 23:59
Italian online fashion retailer Yoox agrees an all-share merger deal London-based rival Net-a-Porter.

Myanmar drafts ceasefire with rebels

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 23:33
Myanmar's President Thein Sein witnesses the signing of a draft ceasefire agreement between the government and 16 rebel groups.

VIDEO: Disability village 'under threat'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 23:24
The village of Botton in North Yorkshire has been home to people with learning disabilities for 60 years, but there are claims that changes to employment laws are posing a threat to the community.

Depp injury delays Pirates filming

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 23:16
Filming on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film is delayed until 15 April as star Johnny Depp continues to recover from a hand injury.

VIDEO: Alps crash site search intensifies

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 23:14
One week on from the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps, the search for victims' remains intensifies.

Plaid 'needs to convince voters'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 23:01
Plaid Cymru has not yet convinced Welsh voters to switch from Labour, former Plaid leader Lord Elis-Thomas says.

Two rescued from sinking tug boat

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 22:59
Two men are rescued after the tug boat they were working on capsized and sank off Fawley marine terminal in Southampton Water.

Anger as Zayn Malik song is released

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 22:58
Louis Tomlinson calls Naughty Boy "inconsiderate" as a new Zayn Malik track is shared on Twitter.

Profits jump at tech giant Huawei

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 22:54
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies says profits jumped a third last year, boosted by strong performances in all its businesses.

B&Q set to close about 60 stores

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 22:21
Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.

VIDEO: Deadline day for Iran nuclear talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:57
Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.

Scots up for comic fiction prize

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:45
Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.

VIDEO: Syrian conflict: A mother's story

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:37
The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.

Will wiser Watson win Masters again?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:26
"I know what I need to do" - Bubba Watson is more relaxed as he defends a Masters title for the second time, writes Iain Carter.

Last day for NI education boards

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:16
Northern Ireland's five education and library boards will cease to exist as of midnight on Tuesday.

Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 21:13
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.