BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 16 min ago

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:29
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

MPs criticise 'lax' waste schemes

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:21
Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.

Files reveal WW2 secret 'Agent Fifi'

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:18
World War Two records reveal the existence of a glamorous female secret agent whose job was to see if other agents could keep their mouths shut.

VIDEO: Examining a rare colossal squid

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:18
Scientists have had the extremely rare chance to examine an intact colossal squid after it was accidentally caught in the Antarctic, as Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports

Richard III death injuries revealed

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:05
King Richard III was likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new research.

VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers?

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:30
Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive

The PoW who built a $180m business

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:28
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:25
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

VIDEO: Mexico's earthquake 'moles'

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:21
The aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake saw the founding of the elite rescue group Los Topos or 'The Moles'

Golding Flies classic marks 60 years

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:19
Why Lord of the Flies holds true 60 years on

The freedivers who swim with whales

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:16
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales

How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:11
How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?

Odile storm moves up Mexico coast

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:07
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Chief executives face pay overhaul

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:06
Bosses of UK listed companies could see their pay packages overhauled under new rules from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Academy regulation 'too weak'

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:01
Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.

VIDEO: Nasa announces manned space missions

Tue, 2014-09-16 15:00
The US space agency Nasa has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build a new generation of spaceships to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

Tidal turbine firm signs power deal

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:54
The developers of a tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth sign a deal to sell electricity generated by the project.

Gutierrez having cancer treatment

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:30
Newcastle and Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he had a testicle removed after being diagnosed with cancer.

VIDEO: US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:25
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State (IS) militants if the current US-led strategy fails, top US General Martin Dempsey has said.

VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio's UN climate role

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:08
The Hollywood actor, Leonardo diCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change.

Pages