Twitter shares jump on possible deal
01 Feb 2016 7:35:44
Shares of Twitter shoot up, following speculation of a potential deal between the social media company and the private equity firm Silver Lake.
Emissions boosted England storm risk
01 Feb 2016 7:01:36
A new study says that man-made climate change increased the chances of a once in century wet January in southern England in 2014 by 43%.
Levy charged to tackle loan sharks
01 Feb 2016 6:38:22
Thousands of loan providers in the UK will be required to pay a levy to fund teams tackling illegal money lending, the government has announced.
China airlines to ban rowdy passengers
01 Feb 2016 6:36:08
Five Chinese airlines are to blacklist unruly passengers amid increasing rowdy behaviour as the country's air travel market grows.
A delightful way to teach kids about computers | Linda Liukas
01 Feb 2016 6:08:57
Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up to be optimistic and brave about technology and use it to create a new world that is wonderful, whimsical and a tiny bit weird.
1MDB scandal: Singapore seizes accounts
01 Feb 2016 6:06:19
Authorities in Singapore seize numerous bank accounts as part of their investigation into the Malaysia 1MDB scandal.
Fears grow amid Brazil's Zika crisis
01 Feb 2016 4:59:40
An alarming mixture of confusion and fear is blighting the pregnancies of thousands of women across Brazil, writes David Shukman.
Boots to cut 300 to 350 managers
01 Feb 2016 3:46:45
Chemist chain Boots announces that it is cutting between 300 and 350 assistant store manager jobs in the UK.
Why does Sainsbury's want to buy Argos?
01 Feb 2016 3:40:13
Why does Sainsbury's want to buy Argos?
Panda-monium at the box office
01 Feb 2016 3:35:07
Why Hollywood is tailoring its panda for a Chinese audience
Lions rediscovered in Ethiopia park
01 Feb 2016 3:32:28
A previously unknown population of at least 100 lions is discovered by a wildlife charity in a remote park in north-western Ethiopia.
'Living fossil' breeding ends in triumph
01 Feb 2016 3:25:52
A reptile believed to pre-date most species of dinosaur hatches at Chester Zoo after a 38-year wait by conservationists.
Taxpayers turn to online returns
01 Feb 2016 2:32:08
A record 89% of self-assessment taxpayers who filed their return by Sunday's deadline did so online, as many turn their back on paper filing.
Scientists get 'gene editing' go-ahead
01 Feb 2016 1:33:02
UK scientists win permission to genetically modify human embryos for the first time.
Transfer window spending to hit £1bn
01 Feb 2016 1:31:18
Premier League football clubs are thought to have spent a record £1bn on transfer fees this season - the deadline for January transfers ends at 11pm tonight.
Welsh banknotes 'for equal status'
01 Feb 2016 1:04:23
Wales should have its own banknotes to give it equal status with Scotland and Northern Ireland, Plaid Cymru has said.
UK manufacturing growth accelerates
01 Feb 2016 0:50:25
UK manufacturing achieves a three month high in growth but exports fall in the sector.
Premier Oil shares soar on amended deal
01 Feb 2016 0:37:55
Premier Oil's shares more than double in value in early trading after a deal to buy E.On's UK North Sea assets was amended.
FTSE 100 gives up early winnings
01 Feb 2016 0:20:41
Shares in London reverses early gains, hurt by losses for shares in insurance firms and oil companies.
Women's pension changes 'were clear'
01 Feb 2016 9:46:26
A government minister has insisted that letters sent to women informing them of changes to their state pension age were clear.
Nigeria seeking World Bank loan
01 Feb 2016 9:30:48
Nigeria is holding talks with the World Bank to help it fund a forecast record $11bn (£7.7bn) budget deficit as it copes with falling oil revenue.
Rolls-Royce wins big Norwegian deal
01 Feb 2016 9:09:00
Rolls-Royce announces a $2.7bn (£1.9bn) order to manufacture and service Boeing 787 Dreamliner engines for Norwegian.
Challenger and the misunderstanding of risk
01 Feb 2016 8:11:57
How the misunderstanding of risk destroyed a shuttle
Ryanair expects fares to fall 6%
01 Feb 2016 7:50:47
Ryanair forecasts a 6% fall in average fares this quarter, to be balanced by 26% growth in traffic.
BT reports a jump in quarterly profits
01 Feb 2016 7:40:20
BT reports a "standout quarter" with pre-tax profits up 24% to £862m in the three months to the end of December