Ariana Grande kicks off Sweetner world tour in New York

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star thanked fans for their support after a turbulent year Ariana Grande has kicked off her Sweetner world tour in New York with a hit-packed, 31-song setlist. Performing on an innovative stage built around two spherical video screens, the star focused on tracks from her recent albums Sweetener […]

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Boeing expects 737 Max software fix by end of March

Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has told airlines it expects to have new software for its troubled 737 Max ready by the end of the month. The plane has been grounded following the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crash earlier this month, which caused the loss of 157 lives. The documents confirm the software update will limit […]

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UK employment figures continue to rise

The number of employed people in the UK has risen again, to a new record number of 32.7 million people between November and February, official figures show. That is the highest figure since records began in 1971. Unemployment fell by 35,000 between November and January to 1.34 million, putting the rate below 4% for the […]


Fund to boost female and black physicist numbers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell donated her prize money to help others follow in her footsteps The Institute of Physics is launching a bursary scheme to help female and black students to become physics researchers. The scheme is funded by one of the world’s leading astronomers, Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell […]

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Human embryo smuggling: Malaysian arrested at India airport

Image copyright SPL Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after discovering a live human embryo in a suitcase at Mumbai’s airport. A Malaysian national was allegedly found with the embryo in a canister concealed in his luggage on 16 March. The man, who reportedly admitted this was not the first time he had […]

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Colchester mosque: Man charged over threatening call

Image copyright Google Image caption Essex police said they were called by Colchester Jamiah Masjid Mosque on Priory Street at about 14:45 on Saturday, 16 March A man has been charged with malicious communications after a threatening phone call was made to a mosque. Essex police said John Thursting, 18, was arrested after a call […]


Ocado revenue hit by warehouse fire

Image copyright Reuters Ocado’s revenue grew by 11.2% in the 13 weeks to 13 March compared with the same period last year, although the online food retailer’s income was hit by a fire in its warehouse in February. It brought in £404m during the period, but the fire in its Andover base had a 1.2% […]


Bonmarché predicts deeper losses – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Clothing chain Bonmarché is warning losses could reach £5-6m this year, far worse than the £4m loss previously predicted. The warning, in a trading update to investors, is the third in six months from the Yorkshire-based firm. Bonmarché, which has 312 outlets specialising in clothing for the over-50s, said sales post-Christmas […]


People don’t become ‘adults’ until their 30s

Image copyright Getty Images Have you ever been told to “grow up” in your 20s or need an excuse as to why you still find cat videos on the internet really funny? Well now you might have an official reason as to why you’re not acting like a mature adult. People don’t become fully “adult” […]


Brexit: Theresa May to discuss next steps after Bercow ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption With 10 days to go before Brexit, Theresa May will meet her cabinet on Tuesday Prime Minister Theresa May will meet her cabinet later as she considers her next steps on Brexit, after her plans were thrown into doubt by the House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow. Mrs May had […]