Business

Pension contribution hike to hit pay packets

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers with auto-enrolment pensions will contribute 5% of their salary from April Millions of workers could see their take-home pay fall in six weeks' time when the amount they have to pay into their pension pot increases.Analysis for the BBC has examined how pay will be hit when higher contribution rates for those with auto-enrolment pensions kick in.Since 2012, 10 million eligible workers
US & World

Emiliano Sala: Former coach pays tribute to footballer

[ad_1] A former football coach and childhood friend have paid tribute to Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, whose funeral was held on Saturday.The 28-year-old died when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 21 January. The pilot of the aircraft, David Ibbotson, is still missing.Mourners gathered in Sala's hometown of Progreso in Argentina, as a wake was held at his childhood football club, San Martin de Progreso.Reporter: Natalio CosoyCamera:
Politics

Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside "personal preferences" and support a Brexit deal in the Commons.In a letter to all 317 Tory members of Parliament, the prime minister said "history will judge us all" over the handling of Brexit.It comes after the government suffered a defeat in a vote on its strategy.Mrs May says in the letter she will return to Brussels to
US & World

Heather Nauert withdraws nomination as US envoy to UN

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho is Heather Nauert?US President Donald Trump's pick to be America's new UN ambassador, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn her nomination for the post. Ms Nauert, a former Fox News presenter, said in a statement on Saturday that the decision was made "in the best interest of my family". "The past two months have been gruelling," the statement, issued by the state
US & World

Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands took part in anti-government protests on Saturday French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of "yellow vest" protesters in Paris. Police stepped in to protect the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut after he was bombarded with insults and anti-Jewish taunts in the French capital. President Macron said it was an "absolute negation" of what
UK News

How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Lidl Image caption Lidl opened its first store in the UK in 1994 Lidl, along with its fellow German discounter Aldi, might be growing strongly in the UK right now but it wasn't always that way. Its former UK boss, Ronny Gottschlich, says that in the early years the discounters were really small players."If anything it was considered to be a poor man's shop. The German discount
UK News

Has Meghan’s accent changed since marrying Prince Harry?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Do you Adam and Eve it? It might not be full Cockney Rhyming Slang, but some say the duchess is sounding more British A lot has been written about the Duchess of Sussex in recent months, from speculation on her relationships with other members of the Royal Family to endless discussion of how much she cradles her baby bump.Now even her accent has
Entertainment

The soldier with a secret talent – ballet

[ad_1] Image copyright Rosie Kay Dance Company Twenty-two-year-old Alex Smith is a serving soldier in the British Army who nearly went into a very different profession - ballet. For two years he kept his talents a secret from his fellow soldiers.Trooper Alex Smith of the Queen's Dragoon Guards is wearing his uniform and he's ready for duty. But today, unusually, he's in a theatre.Alex is appearing in a contemporary dance
Education

The boy who taught himself to play

[ad_1] Student Nuradean Arreythe loved classical music so much he taught himself how to play, even though he doesn’t read music or own a piano.He practised on an old keyboard until it broke. But even that hasn’t stopped him from playing where he can.Produced and filmed by Rozina Sini and Kash Jones. [ad_2] Source link