National / International News

Dangerous dog punishments proposed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 17:05
People who breed dogs to be aggressive or used as weapons could be among those most punished under new dangerous dog sentencing guidelines.

MPs slam 'Trojan Horse' inquiries

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:57
MPs criticise the "worrying lack of co-ordination" between overlapping investigations into the so-called Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools last year.

'Army of pharmacists' to help GPs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:40
Leading health experts are calling for pharmacists to step in to treat patients at every GP surgery in England to ease pressure on surgeries.

US tycoon Durst charged with murder

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:39
A US millionaire who was recorded in private appearing to confess to three killings is charged with murder and could face the death penalty.

The country where you can choose your tax rate

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:36
The country where can pick a tax rate - and even pay in rams

Harnessing the power of the ocean

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:34
Tidal and wave power offer hope for clean energy generation, but hurdles remain in maximising the potential power of the ocean.

VIDEO: City workers' Budget wish list

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:34
Surprising things City workers want from Osborne

Barge plan alternative to Longannet

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:34
Scotland's back-up energy supply could be provided by a power station on offshore barges under an alternative plan to keeping Longannet open.

Child mental health 'faces overhaul'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:33
Mental health services for children and young people in England need a "complete overhaul", the government will admit later.

VIDEO: What do Israeli voters want?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:30
Jeremy Bowen reports as rival party leaders in Israel make their final appeals to voters on the last day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's elections.

Minimum wage to rise by 20p an hour

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:27
The minimum wage will rise by 20p an hour to £6.70 and apprentices rates will jump by 20% to £3.30, the government announces.

Meeting the Houthis - and their enemies

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:26
Travelling through a country on the brink of falling apart

Call for more NHS death prosecutions

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:23
More Scottish health boards should be prosecuted when deaths occur or patients are harmed, according to the parents of a girl who died.

Liverpool can reach second - Rodgers

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:13
Liverpool's form has given them the opportunity to finish second in the Premier League, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

VIDEO: Why do penguins waddle?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:13
Scientists are trying to work out how and why the penguin's waddle evolved.

'Budget giveaway', and the Yard in the dock

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:11
A 'giveaway' Budget , featuring major reductions in inheritance tax, is predicted in Tuesday's papers. The investigation into a Scotland Yard 'cover-up' over sex crimes, is also examined.

If You're One Of The World's 382 Million Diabetics, Your Wages May Dip

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:03

The caseload could surge to 592 million by 2035, with a huge contribution from the developing world. And across the globe, people with diabetes tend to earn less — or lose their job altogether.

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VIDEO: Abuse probe 'scrapped after MP arrest'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:00
The BBC has heard claims that an investigation which allegedly uncovered child abuse by the late Liberal MP, Cyril Smith, was scrapped just after he was arrested in 1981.

Prince Harry to leave Army in June

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:00
Prince Harry says he is looking forward to a "new chapter" in his life after Kensington Palace confirms he will leave the Army in June.

Teens joining IS 'misguided' says PM

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 15:26
Young people who attempt to travel to Syria to join Islamic State are "deeply misguided," Prime Minister David Cameron says.