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Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

24 October 2014 Last updated at 12:09 By Lucy Adams BBC Scotland A public awareness campaign will warn drivers not to drink The Scottish government has announced plans to reduce the country’s drink-drive limit in time for Christmas. Justice Secretary … Continue reading

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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

24 October 2014 Last updated at 11:38 By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Breaks can be 300% more expensive if taken during school holidays The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take … Continue reading

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Canada attack ‘not linked to IS’

24 October 2014 Last updated at 08:56 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV footage explained by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson There is no evidence so far that a gunman who attacked Canada’s capital had links to … Continue reading

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GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

24 October 2014 Last updated at 12:22 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Chancellor George Osborne: “Britain is leading the pack in an increasingly uncertain global economy” UK economic growth slowed in the three months to September, … Continue reading

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Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

23 October 2014 Last updated at 12:47 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Alvin Stardust performed My Coo Ca Choo on Top Of The Pops. Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a short illness. He … Continue reading

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Tesco shares slump on profits error

23 October 2014 Last updated at 18:11 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Chief executive Dave Lewis says customers aren’t turning their backs on Tesco Tesco shares closed the day 6.5% down after the firm announced that … Continue reading

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Payout to mother of secret PC’s child

23 October 2014 Last updated at 21:59 By June Kelly and Dominic Casciani BBC News Bob “Robinson” Lambert with the child he fathered while an undercover officer The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose … Continue reading

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NHS funds rise ‘tough but possible’

23 October 2014 Last updated at 18:03 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Simon Stevens, the head of NHS England, has suggested a range of measures, as Dominic Hughes reports Raising NHS spending in England – as … Continue reading

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Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

23 October 2014 Last updated at 01:04 Lloyds operates more than 2,000 branches through its Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs – around a tenth of its entire … Continue reading

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Tesco boss to quit over profits error

23 October 2014 Last updated at 08:34 Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent has announced that he will be leaving the firm, following the firm’s announcement of a bigger-than-forecast hole in its profits. Tesco now says that profits in the first … Continue reading

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