BBC

Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 min 55 sec ago

Warmest year on record predicted

Tue, 2014-12-02 19:14
Forecasters believe this year could be the UK's warmest for almost 250 years, as measured by the world's oldest record of temperature.

Why do we overlook the criminal state of mind?

Tue, 2014-12-02 18:52
We persistently fail to learn lessons from the health issues of people who perpetrate heinous crimes, says Danny Shaw.

Hopes for postgraduate loans plan

Tue, 2014-12-02 18:42
Universities welcome suggestions that postgraduate student loans will be included in the chancellor's Autumn Statement.

Sailors speak of asylum boat trauma

Tue, 2014-12-02 18:40
Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy say they have been traumatised by pulling dead asylum seekers from the ocean while on border patrol.

Europe to press ahead on new rocket

Tue, 2014-12-02 18:33
Research ministers approve the development of a new Ariane rocket for Europe, with pledges of 5.924bn euros for space programmes.

VIDEO: Controversial DNA test comes to UK

Tue, 2014-12-02 17:39
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US launches in the UK.

Iran 'conducts air strikes' in Iraq

Tue, 2014-12-02 17:29
Iran has made air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, though not in co-ordination with the US, the Pentagon says.

Australia's growth disappoints

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:35
Australia reports weaker-than-expected growth for the July-to-September quarter largely due to a drop off in mining investment.

Pupils in £1m compensation payouts

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:33
More than £1m was paid in compensation to school pupils in Worcestershire in 2013, a freedom of information request reveals.

New appeal over bookie's 1994 murder

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:30
Police say they hope allegiances have changed as they make a fresh appeal for information 20 years after a bookie was murdered.

Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:27
Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?

Medieval city 'detected' by experts

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:25
A detailed plan of a medieval city is produced by experts without the need for a single archaeological dig.

Vigilantes take fight to Boko Haram

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:03
Attacks provoke men to take up arms against Boko Haram

Tablet computers in '70% of schools'

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:03
Young people's lives at school and home are immersed in online technology, according to a UK study of tablet computers in education.

Tracey Emin Brits statue unveiled

Tue, 2014-12-02 15:43
Artist Tracey Emin's creative take on the Brits trophy is unveiled ahead of 2015's ceremony.

Guidance says home births can be best

Tue, 2014-12-02 15:42
Hundreds of thousands more babies could be born outside hospital, under new guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales.

Med diet 'keeps us genetically young'

Tue, 2014-12-02 15:39
Eating a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep us genetically younger, say researchers.

Tax changes, and the safest way to give birth

Tue, 2014-12-02 15:37
There are more hints at what may be in Wednesday's Autumn Statement in the newspaper's first editions, as well as advice on the safest place to have a baby.

Cycling over the Pyrenees with one leg

Tue, 2014-12-02 15:36
Cycling across the Pyrenees - with one leg

VIDEO: Change in search could help blind

Tue, 2014-12-02 15:25
Google scientists claim a breakthrough in the way software can describe the content of pictures.

Pages