National / International News

Call for smear tests for under-25s

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:35
The twin sister of a Liverpool woman who died of cervical cancer says smear tests should be made available routinely to under-25s.

Iraq vote count gets under way

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:32
Vote counting is under way in Iraq as the US and UN hail the country's first parliamentary poll since the withdrawal of US troops three years ago.

Travel problems ease after IT fault

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:27
Airports and sea ports are returning to normal following an IT glitch which led to lengthy delays at immigration desks.

House price rises hit double digits

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:27
Annual house price growth in the UK has hit double digits for the first time in four years, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

Schools set for £20m standards boost

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:25
Forty underperforming schools in Wales are being selected to take part in a £20m scheme to improve standards.

Kate McCann backs child rescue alert

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:23
Kate McCann, the mother of missing Madeleine, is throwing her support behind a revamped child rescue alert system.

Bone in field from murdered woman

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:20
A human bone found in a field is that of a murdered woman whose body was discovered there, police say.

Sony predicts bigger full-year loss

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 01:12
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its losses for the year to March will be bigger than expected due to higher restructuring costs.

Two forces crime recording boost

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:57
Two of Wales' police forces are among the best performers when it comes to the recording of crimes, according to an interim report.

The slow death of purposeless walking

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:51
Does 'aimless' walking help with creative thinking?

Trump plays down Robertson's record

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:37
Neil Robertson's 100th century break of the season does not compare with making a 147 Crucible break, says Judd Trump.

Airport expansion given go-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:37
Plans to expand London Luton Airport and increase capacity to 18 million passengers a year, are given the go-ahead by the government.

Troubled Serco plans to raise £170m

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:36
Troubled outsourcing firm Serco announces plans to raise £170m through an issue of new shares and says its finance director is stepping down.

Lloyds Bank to float TSB in June

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:29
Lloyds Bank plans to float 25% its revived TSB business at the end of June it has said, with at least some of the shares being made available to the public.

VIDEO: Trace back your DNA 1,000 years

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:26
A scientist claims he has a found a way of tracing where our DNA was formed, over 1000 years ago.

VIDEO: Teen chooses from 8 Ivy League offers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:15
Kwasi Enin, 17, has held a news conference to announce his university choice after being offered a place at all eight Ivy League institutions.

VIDEO: Many 'cannot afford a decent diet'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:15
Many people do not have enough income for a "decent diet", public health experts have claimed in an open letter to the prime minister.

Alliance Party office attacked again

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:04
An Alliance Party office in east Belfast has been attacked for a second consecutive day.

Storm-damaged railway line reopens

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 23:54
Another section of the Cambrian Coast railway line damaged by severe storms reopens after repair work.

Is It Still College Without Football?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 23:40

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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