National / International News

Borders rail works at 'final phase'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:29
The final phase of earthworks gets under way ahead of the return of rail services between the Borders and Edinburgh.

Searching for the truth about my mother

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:28
My mum, who went to war when I was one, and never returned

Final week to win Scottish vote

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:28
Scottish political parties are likely to clash over election issues at First Minister's Questions, with exactly a week until voters go to the polls.

VIDEO: Solving the big cat conflict

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:28
How thorn bushes and donkeys could save Africa’s predators

The birth of the weather forecast

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:27
How accurate were the first weather forecasts 150 years ago?

What's it like living under a curfew?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:23
What's it like living under a curfew in a big city?

'Mayweather not most dangerous'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:20
Manny Pacquiao's fight against Floyd Mayweather is "not his most dangerous", according to his advisor Michael Koncz.

Pluto may have ice cap at pole

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:20
Pluto may have a polar cap of nitrogen ices. This is the tantalising prospect revealed in the latest images to come down from the New Horizons spacecraft.

Tories planned benefit cuts-Lib Dems

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:14
Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says the Tories proposed to "slash" child benefit while the two parties were in government together.

Your Tough Job Might Help Keep You Sharp

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:10

In an eight-year study of older people, those who had held mentally demanding, stimulating jobs tended to retain their mental agility better than people whose work was less stimulating.

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What next for Greece?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:07
As a series of important deadlines loom for debt-laden Greece, we ask five experts what could and should happen next for the troubled eurozone country.

Giving everyone an address

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:02
How to get post if your street has no name

Sex discrimination case winner: 'Everybody loses'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:02
The banker who won her £3.2m sex discrimination case

Mali peacekeepers repel rebel attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:01
UN peacekeepers in Mali repel a rebel attack on Timbuktu for the second time in two days, amid an increase in fighting in the north.

Pearson's bizarre post-match rant

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:59
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson singles out a journalist in bizarre scenes at his post-match press conference

Sun reveals choice for election

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:57
The Sun reveals which party it will be backing for the general election, as many voters appear still not to have made up their mind.

Court: Corporations May Be People, But 'Judges Are Not Politicians'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:57

The Supreme Court has increased campaign spending limits, but not when it comes to judges. It found an "unavoidable appearance that judges who personally ask for money may diminish their integrity."

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Would alternative vote have affected the election?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:56
What if the UK had voted in favour of the alternative vote system four years ago?

Assault letter response wows student

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:32
A university student who wrote an open letter to the man who sexually assaulted her says the public response has made her feel "positive" about the ordeal.

Founder of Weight Watchers dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:26
The founder of international dieting company Weight Watchers, Jean Nidetch, dies at home in Florida, aged 91.