BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News feed BBC News
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 49 min ago

Storm Abigail forecast shuts schools

12 November 2015 - 5:09pm
Every school in the Western Isles and Shetland will be closed to pupils on Friday because of the expected arrival of Storm Abigail.

Unpublished Bronte works discovered

12 November 2015 - 4:58pm
The Bronte Society has won a lottery grant to purchase an unpublished works by Charlotte Bronte, which were discovered inside a rare book belonging to her mother.

Apple 'launching money transfer app'

12 November 2015 - 4:29pm
Shares in Apple rise following reports the tech company will release a payment app allowing users to send each other money over their phones.

Climate risk 'threatens markets'

12 November 2015 - 4:25pm
Global investment portfolios could be hit hard amid changes in short-term market sentiments, triggered by climate impact concerns.

Facebook launches Notify news app

12 November 2015 - 4:23pm
Facebook releases an app for iPhone owners called Notify that gathers news and entertainment stories into one regularly updated feed.

VIDEO: 'There are snipers. We need to be careful'

12 November 2015 - 4:10pm
Kurdish forces have launched what they say is a major offensive to drive militants of so-called Islamic State out of the town of Sinjar, in the north-west of Iraq.

Russian body 'to admit' some charges

12 November 2015 - 4:04pm
Russia's athletics federation plans to admit to some of the charges made against it by the World Anti-Doping Agency commission.

Football League to be renamed 'EFL'

12 November 2015 - 3:49pm
The Football League is to be renamed the "English Football League" from the end of the 2015-16 season.

Osborne 'wants oversight of Trident'

12 November 2015 - 3:48pm
The government refuses to confirm or deny reports that George Osborne wants the Treasury, not the Ministry of Defence, to oversee Trident renewal.

Wenger asked to explain doping claims

12 November 2015 - 3:45pm
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is asked to explain his recent comments on doping to the Football Association.

VIDEO: Modi on 'important UK relationship'

12 November 2015 - 3:44pm
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a three-day visit to the UK.

Catalonia crisis forces Spain into unknown territory

12 November 2015 - 3:32pm
Catalan pro-independence leaders are on a collision course with Madrid amid political uncertainty, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports.

VIDEO: Leader of communist cult on trial

12 November 2015 - 3:15pm
Aravindan Balakrishnan, the leader of a communist cult has gone on trial.

'Series win would be a springboard'

12 November 2015 - 3:07pm
England coach Steve McNamara believes a series win over New Zealand could inspire his side to 2016 Four Nations success.

Race protests spread on US campuses

12 November 2015 - 2:59pm
Protests against racial injustice spread beyond the University of Missouri as students at least two other US campuses have walked out of classes.