New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?

United Kingdom

Sir Stirling Moss to retire from public life after illness

Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss decides to retire from public life following a long illness.


Lancashire Police uses Amazon Alexa to deliver updates

The force says the home app is being used to tell "the public about important neighbourhood issues".


Llanelli meeting for Chooselife drug centre and school row

Concern over a new school opening near a drugs drop-in centre prompts a public meeting.


Better Pay For Teachers Can No Longer Be Ignored

Teaching is a demanding and important profession and teachers’ pay should reflect this. At the moment, it doesn’t. A pay rise for all public sector workers is long overdue.

United Kingdom

Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals

The public will be repaying Private Finance Initiative deals into the 2040s, a watchdog says.


Prince Harry and Meghan Cardiff Castle visit open to public

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle will visit Cardiff Castle and a community group on Thursday.


Carillion: Welsh minister accuses Tories over outsourcing

Wales' Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford accuses the Tories of expecting the public to pay for the mistakes of outsourcing, following the collapse of contractor Carillion.


Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.

United Kingdom

Carillion collapse: Ministers hold emergency meeting

Ministers will discuss how to keep vital public services going after the major UK contractor fails.


Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California

The group oppose a rule in El Cajon, California, which prohibits food sharing in public places.

Northern Ireland

Public transport and education to get funding boost

Education and public transport are to benefit from the reallocation of money across Stormont departments.


Warning system?

What plans are there for alerting the British public in the unlikely event of an attack?


'Shocking' Pembrokeshire toilet attacks as loos damaged

Pembrokeshire council closes two more public toilets as a spate of vandalism continues.


Hawaii missile false alarm triggers shock, blame and apologies

State officials apologise as some criticise President Trump for a lack of public response.


RSPCA ends probe at 'improved' South Lakes Safari Zoo

Concerns were raised about animal welfare and public safety at South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria.


France's first panda cub makes its public debut

Yuan Meng, a five-month-old panda cub, draws visitors from all over France for his public debut.


Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Northern Ireland

Civil Service boss in plea for restoration of NI devolution

Officials are finding it increasingly difficult to plan ahead, says man running NI's public services.


CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

Tech firms try to convince the public their robots are ready to buy despite several stumbles.

United Kingdom

Flu cases: Levels 'very high in hospitals'

Hospitals in England are seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England.


Irish abortion plan 'may be step too far'

The public may deem allowing unrestricted abortions up to 12 weeks a step too far, says Irish prime minister.


Michael Douglas denies sex claim before it's made public

The actor denies an allegation of improper sexual conduct, before it's even been made public.


Fusion GPS: Trump-Russia firm chief's transcript released

Testimony to Congress by the head of the firm that probed Mr Trump's ties to Russia is made public.

Northern Ireland

Cash-for-ash cost controls removed twice

The public inquiry into the RHI scheme hears cost controls were twice removed from the scheme.


Will Wales ban smacking after a public consultation?

A public consultation is set to get under way which could ban physical punishment against children.


Support for full Beaumaris town council by-election

About 300 people attend a public meeting called by eight former town councillors on Monday.


Cardinal Pell: Man who accused cleric of abuse dies

Damian Dignan made a public allegation of sexual abuse, which the Catholic cleric denies.

United Kingdom

Police complaints process overhaul begins on Monday

Ministers say the changes will make the process quicker and increase accountability to the public.

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