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Body found in missing mum search

30 January 2015 Last updated at 17:15 Samantha Henderson was last seen outside Corfe Castle Primary School on 21 January A body has been found in the search for missing mother Samantha Henderson. The body was found in a lake … Continue reading

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Cumberbatch in call for gay pardons

31 January 2015 Last updated at 00:12 Benedict Cumberbatch (centre) with co-stars of The Imitation Game, in which he plays Alan Turing Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry are among signatories of an open letter asking the government to pardon 49,000 … Continue reading

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Midnight tax return deadline looms

31 January 2015 Last updated at 00:18 By Simon Gompertz Personal finance correspondent, BBC News The deadline for filing a tax return is midnight on Saturday A million taxpayers who need to submit a self-assessment tax return must do so … Continue reading

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Churches oppose three-person babies

30 January 2015 Last updated at 18:26 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Rev Dr Brendan McCarthy: “This is such a big change in the ethical and moral landscape” Senior church figures have called on the UK … Continue reading

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Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi killed at least 27 people. The Sunni Islamists have often battled Iraqi security … Continue reading

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Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost … Continue reading

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Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) – Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began. Rebel delegates flew to the Belarus capital … Continue reading

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Syria battle between al Qaeda and Western-backed group spreads

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Fighting between the Syrian arm of al Qaeda and Western-backed rebels in northern Syria spread from Aleppo province into neighboring Idlib on Friday, the rebel group and an organization monitoring the civil war said. Clashes began on … Continue reading

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Men’s pay falls ‘more than women’s’

30 January 2015 Last updated at 09:02 Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The think-tank has looked at how … Continue reading

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Fresh snow brings travel disruption

30 January 2015 Last updated at 11:17 Snow ploughs have been clearing roads across Cumbria Wintry weather has continued to cause travel disruption in parts of England. Several roads and dozens of schools, including in Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire, have … Continue reading

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