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China makes 'biggest cash haul'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:53
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.

Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:50
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

Harris loses conviction appeal bid

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:38
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:21
Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other technology news

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:02
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.

Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:00
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.

VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:59
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.

Miliband in English buses pledge

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:56
Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

Greyfriars Bobby's nose rubbing plea

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:47
Tourists are being asked to only touch Greyfriars Bobby's nose "gently" after work to restore the statue failed again.

Wheelchair drag driver handed ban

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:42
A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.

Man charged with Gibson murder

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:33
A 57-year-old man appears in court charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

Costa set to make Chelsea return

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:30
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR.

Silva out of Manchester derby

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:28
Manchester City's David Silva will miss the Manchester derby and could be out for three weeks with a knee injury.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's crocodile farms

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:23
Crocodile farming in Zimbabwe is an expensive, niche business, as the BBC's Brian Hungwe finds out.

Westwood has hole-in-one on PGA Tour

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:16
Lee Westwood posts a hole-in-one in a second round 65 to move into third, three shots behind Billy Hurley III, in Kuala Lumpur.

Global tax rules 'need tightening'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:09
People may not like paying tax. But what is even less popular is the thought they have no choice while others have much more control over their tax bill, says the BBC's Sebastian Chrispin.

French radio station catches fire

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:08
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

Hungary scraps controversial web tax

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:57
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Wenger concerned about Twitter

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:52
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.

The metal detectors saving marriages

BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:41
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages
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