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Four sports lose Olympic funding

Tue, 2014-02-04 07:18
Basketball, synchronised swimming, water polo and weightlifting have their Olympic funding withdrawn by UK Sport.

VIDEO: Video emerges of Pacific 'castaway'

Tue, 2014-02-04 07:15
Video footage emerges of a fisherman who claims he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific after setting sail from Mexico.

To-do list for Microsoft's new boss

Tue, 2014-02-04 06:41
A to-do list for Microsoft's new boss Satya Nadella

Greenland glacier hits record speed

Tue, 2014-02-04 06:10
A river of ice in Greenland has become the fastest-flowing glacier currently known in the world, a study suggests.

Facebook asked to change Paper name

Tue, 2014-02-04 06:06
Facebook is challenged over the name of its new app Paper by a firm with an app of the same name.

Cellar servant sentences increased

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:53
A couple who trafficked a 10-year-old girl to the UK and kept her as a servant for almost a decade have their sentences increased.

VIDEO: 'Ungentlemanly behaviour' in Tory vote

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:44
A Conservative MP deselected by her constituency association says it was "the result of some ungentlemanly behaviour" ahead of Friday's ballot in her Thirsk and Malton seat.

Bug shuts hospital wards to visitors

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:34
Three wards at two south Wales hospitals are closed to general visitors because of an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Top Nigerian photographer dies

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:34
One of Africa's most prominent photographers, JD 'Okhai Ojeikere, dies in Lagos, Nigeria, aged 83.

Tech firms detail NSA-FBI demands

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:32
National security request disclosures indicate Yahoo was ordered to hand over content from more accounts than other tech firms in early 2013.

Two new fracking sites announced

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:29
Cuadrilla, one of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's shale gas resources, announces two new exploration sites in Lancashire.

ICC revamp will benefit all - Clarke

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:28
ECB chairman Giles Clarke says a revamp of cricket's governing body is necessary to give countries more financial security.

VIDEO: Prince Charles visits Somerset floods

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:27
Prince Charles is meeting residents, farmers and emergency services staff in the flood-hit Somerset Levels.

'Cat claim' laser PCSO sentenced

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:24
A PCSO who claimed he was looking for a cat when he was caught shining a laser pen beam at a police helicopter is given a two-year community order.

Patients 'in dark' over database

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:20
The roll-out of a new NHS data-sharing scheme involving medical records should be delayed as patients have been left "in the dark", a patient watchdog says.

Pakistan Taliban peace talks delay

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:18
Pakistani government representatives fail to turn up to meet Taliban negotiators in Islamabad as preliminary peace efforts get off to a chaotic start.

Cancer: A global threat

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:18
Why global killer is an ever-greater threat

Two jailed over police officer death

Tue, 2014-02-04 05:13
Two men are jailed, one for manslaughter, for the death of Constable Philippa Reynolds, who died when a stolen car crashed into a police car in Londonderry last year.

Day in pictures: 4 February 2014

Tue, 2014-02-04 04:57
24 hours of news photos: 4 February

Car products firm creates 100 jobs

Tue, 2014-02-04 04:46
One hundred jobs are being created with a £32m investment by a motor parts firm in County Antrim.

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