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East Coast rail back in private hands

1 March 2015 Last updated at 05:08 The East Coast rail route between London and Scotland has returned to private hands after more than five years in the public sector. Services on the line have been operated by a Department … Continue reading

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Political second-jobs clarity urged

1 March 2015 Last updated at 04:44 Election candidates are “riding for a fall” if they do not state whether they plan to have a second job if elected to Parliament, an adviser to the PM says. Lord Bew told … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup

England slipped to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka comfortably chased 310 to win by nine wickets in Wellington. Lahiru Thirimanne hit an unbeaten 139 and Kumar Sangakkara 117 not out to seal victory … Continue reading

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Emwazi ‘felt like dead man walking’

1 March 2015 Last updated at 03:39 The man identified as extremist “Jihadi John” said he felt like a “dead man walking” after being contacted by UK security services, a newspaper reports. Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man from west … Continue reading

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Ukrainian journalist killed in shelling despite ceasefire

KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian journalist was killed by shelling in east Ukraine on Saturday, his newspaper said, even as the Ukrainian military reported a significant drop in rebel attacks, boosting hopes for a two-week-old ceasefire. Photographer Serhiy Nikolayev died … Continue reading

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Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia’s future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin. Thousands of people laid flowers and lit candles … Continue reading

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Maduro says Venezuela detains U.S. citizens; announces moves against U.S.

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. Maduro also said his … Continue reading

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China PMI shows factory activity shrank again in February

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Hours after China’s central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China’s factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February. The … Continue reading

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Laptop found in missing girl search

28 February 2015 Last updated at 14:37 A laptop computer was found by members of the public searching for Rebecca Watts A laptop computer has been found during the search for missing 16-year-old Rebecca Watts in Bristol. The machine has … Continue reading

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MPs call for energy switch ‘refunds’

28 February 2015 Last updated at 09:17 Shopping around could save some customers a significant amount, Ofgem says Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who were not given the cheapest deals, MPs have said. Sites have previously been criticised … Continue reading

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