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Epileptic woman robbed while fitting

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:31
A "despicable" couple who robbed a woman while she suffered an epileptic fit - and then burgled her home - is jailed at Swansea Crown Court.
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Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:24
The big numbers from the past week visualised
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Galloway Belfast event to go ahead

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:23
A public speaking event at the Ulster Hall featuring Respect MP George Galloway will go ahead, Belfast City Council says.
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Jobs lost as shipbuilder goes bust

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:10
The last remaining shipyard on the lower Clyde - Ferguson in Port Glasgow - goes into administration with the loss of 70 jobs.
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Ukraine to inspect Russian convoy

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:08
Ukraine says its border guards are to inspect a Russian aid convoy parked at the border, as Nato condemns a Russian military "incursion".
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VIDEO: Pope poses for 'selfie' in S Korea

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:58
Pope Francis poses for a 'selfie' photograph at an Asian youth meeting in South Korea.
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Van Gaal 'questioned' Rooney captaincy

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:52
Louis van Gaal says he wondered if Man Utd's captaincy was affecting Wayne Rooney but feels he is the right choice.
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VIDEO: Giant turtle cruises Sydney Harbour

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:49
A giant inflatable turtle has drawn crowds of tourists in Sydney Harbour.
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Record high for university places

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:41
A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.
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Friday's gossip column

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:37
Raheem Sterling is set to quadruple his wages at Liverpool, Vargas for Arsenal, Fellaini loan move stalls and more.
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VIDEO: Mystery of Russia's 'empty' trucks

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:08
A convoy of Russian trucks carrying aid for eastern Ukraine is opened up to journalists at the border.
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Boss 'put rugby tickets on expenses'

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:05
A man accused of defrauding a charity claimed expenses for four Wales rugby tickets, cat litter and pet food, Swansea Crown Court hears.
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NI arts organisations' budgets cut

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:57
The Arts Council tells many of the large organisations it funds to plan for possible cuts from budgets.
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Man jailed over car crash murder

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:54
A man is jailed for life and ordered to serve 18 years for murdering a pedestrian who was hit by a stolen car in Kent.
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From death row to graduation ceremony

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:47
A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.
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VIDEO: Celebrities take on ice bucket challenge

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:30
The Ice Bucket Challenge involves people pouring cold water over themselves and posting videos on the internet.
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Couple claimed split to stage fraud

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:23
A married couple who falsely claimed over £50,000 in benefits after claiming to have split up are convicted after secretly going on a second honeymoon.
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Chelsea are in title hunt - Mourinho

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:08
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side can push for the Premier League title following the club's summer signings.
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Passengers with HIV sue China airline

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:07
Two passengers with HIV are suing budget Chinese carrier, Spring Airlines, for refusing to let them board a plane at Shenyang airport.
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VIDEO: Airport adopts infrared Ebola 'test'

BBC News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:07
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo has been speaking to people in Nigeria's most populous city Lagos as the authorities take measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
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