National / International News

Spain to vote in regional elections

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 19:04
Spain is preparing for regional and municipal elections that could challenge the grip of the country's two main parties.

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:43
Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.

VIDEO: Barack Obama, selfie stick memes, and other trends of the week

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:40
And other trends of the week, in 60 seconds

Is Thomas Cook permanently tarnished?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:34
There are calls for people to boycott Thomas Cook, but will it do any long-term damage?

What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in church

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:33
What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in church

VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 18:20
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.

Apprenticeship system 'fails young'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:55
The apprenticeship system in Britain is "failing" and needs reform to address youth unemployment, a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association says.

Cameron urged to make case for EU

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:40
One of Europe's most senior politicians warns David Cameron to make a positive case for Europe if he wants successful negotiations with other leaders.

Gentrification 'threat' to Brick Lane

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:32
Could the Bangladeshi community that made Brick Lane famous for its curries be forced out as the area gentrifies?

Putting human trafficking centre stage

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:15
The writer who links The Vagina Monologues and Mad Max

Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 17:06
Celebrations at the 60th anniversary show in Vienna

Murder probe after three found dead

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 16:44
A murder investigation is launched after the bodies of a man, a woman and a girl are found at a property in Oxfordshire.

VIDEO: Eurovision 2015: Winner announced

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 16:39
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has been crowned winner of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, held in Vienna, Austria.

PM announces freeze in ministers' pay

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 16:37
Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Irish Church needs 'reality check'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 16:18
One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

VIDEO: Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 16:08
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has been crowned winner of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, held in Vienna, Austria.

Polish voters to decide on president

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 15:54
Poland prepares to go to the polls as Andrzej Duda and Bronislaw Komorowski vie for the presidency in a run-off vote.

Can California learn to live with drought?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 15:49
Californians are facing their fourth year of severe drought - can they adapt to find a way forward?

The swelling migrant security crisis

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 15:46
As more and more migrants desperately try to escape to Europe, how will governments deal with the crisis, asks Jonathan Marcus.

'No peace dividend' for Panama border force

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-23 15:31
Farc deal "no cure" for Panama's border problems