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BBC | Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit 'crisis'


The Tory party has "failed" the UK and a general election is the "change of direction the country needs", Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader said the UK is facing a Brexit "crisis" and vowed to do "everything necessary"…

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Posted by: on: 19/08/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | The little-known spinal injury 'costing the NHS millions'


Failure to identify and treat a little-known spinal condition probably costs the NHS hundreds of millions a year, according to a leading consultant. Cauda equina syndrome requires surgery within hours to avoid damage to the bowel, bladder, sexual organs and…

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Posted by: on: 19/08/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Trump plays down fears of US recession


Donald Trump has tried to reassure markets about the risk of the US falling into a recession by saying the economy is doing "tremendously well". The US president said he did not see a recession - usually defined as when…

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Posted by: on: 19/08/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Monkey problem: St Kitts' great attraction becomes great headache


Browse tourist snaps of St Kitts and some of the most photographed faces have olive-brown tresses and piercing hazel eyes which peer inquisitively from trees, private gardens and beach bars alike. The Caribbean island's green vervet monkeys are as iconic…

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Posted by: on: 16/08/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Beautycon, SneakerCon, VidCon: The new-age conventions


Instagram booths, endless glitter, top influencers and limited edition Air Jordans - welcome to the new era of conventions. Over the last decade they've become a big way of connecting enormous digital communities in real life. From sampling the latest…

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Posted by: on: 16/08/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Thames Valley Police officer killed in Berkshire


A police officer was killed when he was "dragged along by a vehicle" while attending a reported burglary. PC Andrew Harper, 28, who got married four weeks ago, died at about 23:30 BST on Thursday in Berkshire. Thames Valley Police…

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Posted by: on: 16/08/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | School uniform: Can it be bought more cheaply?


t's the time of year when many parents are buying their children's school uniform, which some say can cost more than £200. What can they do to make it cheaper? The cost of school uniformResearch by market analysts Mintel suggests…

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Posted by: on: 13/08/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Princess Diana musical about woman who 'rocked the Royals' heads to Broadway


A stage musical about Princess Diana's life is to hit Broadway next year. Simply titled Diana, the show is billed as the story of the woman who "rocked the Royals" and "chose to be fearless, and as a result became…

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Posted by: on: 13/08/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | New Paddington Bear 50p coins enter circulation


They may not be enough to buy a decent jar of marmalade, but new 50p coins featuring Paddington Bear have entered circulation. Two new coins - featuring the bear from darkest Peru at the Tower of London and St Paul's…

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Posted by: on: 13/08/2019 in: General News & Updates

Hong Kong protests: Airport cancels flights as thousands occupy


Hong Kong International Airport cancelled all departures on Monday, as thousands of anti-government protesters occupied and caused disruption. Passengers have been told not to travel to the airport, which is one of the world's busiest transport hubs. In a statement,…

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Posted by: on: 12/08/2019 in: General News & Updates