World Bank warns of recession risk due to Ukraine war
07 Jun 2022 5:51:33
Many countries around the world, including many in Europe, are expected to face recession, it says.
HS2: Government scraps plans for £3bn West Coast Main Line link
07 Jun 2022 5:50:28
Rail bosses react angrily to the scrapping of plans for the line in Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
The brain science (and benefits) of ASMR | Craig Richard
07 Jun 2022 5:00:30
A curious, quiet revolution of sound has taken over the internet. Physiologist Craig Richard explains the soothing brain science of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), tracking its rise in popularity and why this fascinating phenomenon is so relaxing to millions of people around the world.
Apple announces buy now pay later, among iOS 16 plans
07 Jun 2022 2:44:07
The tech giant is introducing the controversial service as part of its iOS 16 update.
Stuck Brits scramble to get home after axed flights
07 Jun 2022 1:03:07
Many travellers are taking drastic action to get home after being stranded due to flight cancellations.
Rangers, JD Sports and Elite Sports accused of fixing kit prices
07 Jun 2022 0:20:09
UK competition watchdog warns Rangers, JD Sports and Elite Sports can expect fines if found guilty.
Cost to fuel a lorry is up £20,000 a year, says haulage boss
07 Jun 2022 0:02:26
Customers are having to pay more for goods as truck firms pass on higher fuel prices, a freight boss says.
KFC Australia forced to swap lettuce for cabbage
07 Jun 2022 5:57:51
It comes as Australian shoppers have been hit with soaring prices for some fresh fruits and vegetables.
Top Gun maker Paramount sued over copyright breach
07 Jun 2022 3:51:21
The lawsuit claims the film studio did not have the rights to release Top Gun: Maverick.
AstraZeneca boss: I don't think I would do anything differently
07 Jun 2022 0:55:38
Pascal Soriot was knighted in the Queen’s Jubilee birthday honours for his contributions to science.
India's loan scams leave victims scared for their lives
06 Jun 2022 3:06:33
Bogus apps are being used by hackers to access mobile phone data to threaten and blackmail victims.
Shoppers spent less for second month in a row, says BRC
06 Jun 2022 3:03:37
Shoppers are buying footwear and beauty items, but not furniture and electronics, new figures suggest.
South Africa: Wealthy Gupta brothers arrested in UAE
06 Jun 2022 1:36:06
The pair are accused in South Africa of large-scale corruption and exerting unfair political influence.
Revolut's banking app crashes for some customers
06 Jun 2022 8:53:06
The fintech firm says it is working to fix the problem "as soon as possible".
Elon Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal
06 Jun 2022 5:59:18
The billionaire accuses the company of "thwarting" his requests to learn more about spam accounts.
How to preserve your private life in the age of social media | Bryce Dallas Howard
06 Jun 2022 4:45:43
Growing up in the public eye, multi-hyphenate creator Bryce Dallas Howard experienced the familiar pressure to share her life with the world on social media. But with her mother's steadfast guidance, Howard learned to set personal boundaries and savor the beauty of private moments. In this personal talk, she draws on three generations of family wisdom to remind us that "a private life makes a public life worth living."
Ryanair Afrikaans test: South African fury over language quiz
06 Jun 2022 1:41:39
South Africans flying on Ryanair must take a test in the Afrikaans language to prove their nationality.
Cancelled flights fuel summer holiday fears
06 Jun 2022 1:32:00
Travel agents say staff are dealing with calls from holidaymakers anxious about their plans.
Fuel prices surged over bank holiday break, says RAC
06 Jun 2022 0:54:33
Petrol costs jumped over the past week and could soon hit 180p a litre, the motoring body says.
Gatwick Airport apologises to disabled passenger left on plane
06 Jun 2022 8:30:31
Victoria Brignell was forced to wait for an hour and a half before being assisted from the plane.
Talks to resolve ScotRail pay dispute resume
06 Jun 2022 7:19:26
The dispute has had a major impact on services after drivers refused to work on their rest days.
London Metal Exchange sued for $456m over cancelled nickel trades
06 Jun 2022 6:04:48
Fund manager Elliott Associates claims that cancelling trades of the metal in March was "unlawful".
Mercedes recalls almost 1m cars over faulty brakes
06 Jun 2022 2:48:10
The German carmaker said the brakes of some older cars may be affected by "advanced corrosion".
Flight cancellations: Children and teachers stranded abroad as school starts
05 Jun 2022 3:34:58
Hundreds of flights cancelled over the half-term break mean some pupils are missing the start of school.
US climate envoy John Kerry warns the world is "cooked" if countries continue using coal.