"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness."
—Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) American memoirist, lecturer
- Light drinking 'is preterm risk' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:15:24 GMT
- Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, according to researchers in Leeds.
- Children's diets 'far too salty' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:56:24 GMT
- Children in the UK are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, research suggests.
- Hurricane Fly heads Cheltenham field Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:47:47 GMT
- Jump racing's showpiece Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday with more than 230,000 people expected to attend.
- Do skiing apps encourage dangerous behaviour? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:46:57 GMT
- Smartphone apps which measure skiing speed have been criticised for encouraging dangerous behaviour on the slopes. But are they really so bad?
- Diamonds: Natural and unnatural wonders Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:23:02 GMT
- Diamonds may be the ultimate status symbol, but beautiful specimens no longer come only from deep holes in the ground.
- Libya 'takes control' of oil tanker Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:43:52 GMT
- Libyan officials say they have taken control of a North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil at a port occupied by rebel forces.
- 'Withdraw' major stem cell findings Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:40:51 GMT
- A Japanese scientist behind a seemingly groundbreaking stem cell study says the findings should be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.
- Bayern boss admits massive tax fraud Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:03:22 GMT
- Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).
- 'Long-dead Mexico drug lord killed' Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:22:11 GMT
- Officials in Michoacan, Mexico say that they have shot dead drug lord Nazario Moreno - The Craziest One - who was reported killed in 2010.
- Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:49:11 GMT
- A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
- US Army sex crimes case in doubt Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:12:04 GMT
- A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general.
- RMT general secretary Bob Crow dies Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:15:50 GMT
- General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow dies aged 52
- Co-op boss offers his resignation Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:26:57 GMT
- Co-op Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered his resignation, the BBC's Robert Peston learns
- Carney faces MPs over fixing probe Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:03:17 GMT
- Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to be quizzed by MPs over claims some of the bank's officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
- Rise in parents fined for absences Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:37:50 GMT
- A BBC study suggests there has been a big rise in the number of parents fined for taking their children out of school for holidays