Boris Johnson faces growing criticism over burka jibe

Boris Johnson faces growing criticism over burka jibe

Boris Johnson faces growing criticism over burka jibe

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 11:02 AM PDT

A former minister says he would quit the party if Mr Johnson became leader.

Pound falls lower against the dollar and euro

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 05:53 AM PDT

Sterling touches a near-one year low against the dollar as worries about a no-deal Brexit continue.

US mid-term elections: Women break records for nominations

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 06:52 AM PDT

Tuesday's results mean more female candidates than ever will contest US governorships and House seats.

European Championships 2018: Adam Peaty wins gold in 50m breaststroke

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 10:36 AM PDT

Britain's Adam Peaty retains his 50m breaststroke title to win a third gold medal at the European Championships in Glasgow

Oscars introduce new award for outstanding popular film

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 09:19 AM PDT

The Academy's board of governors has approved changes for a new award for outstanding popular film.

WW1 centenary: William and PM mark Battle of Amiens

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 08:10 AM PDT

A ceremony is held in France to commemorate the centenary of a key World War One battle.

Homebase owner 'plans to close 60 stores'

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 09:16 AM PDT

The DIY chain's new owners will announce plans that could threaten up to 1,500 jobs.

Why Pussy Riot crashed the World Cup final

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 08:48 AM PDT

Members of the group already served prison sentences for the stunt but could face further charges.

Ben Stokes 'was main aggressor in nightclub fight'

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 11:03 AM PDT

The England all-rounder is one of three men accused of fighting outside a nightclub in Bristol.

Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 08:31 AM PDT

Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.

New South Wales drought now affects entire state

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 02:06 AM PDT

"There isn't a person in New South Wales who isn't hoping to see some rain," its government says.

Beauticians dropped from new cosmetic filler register

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 08:05 AM PDT

Beauticians are banned from joining a new register designed to make cosmetic fillers safer.

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 08:15 AM PDT

Spain's defence ministry is investigating after a missile was mistakenly launched over Estonia.

Grandson's doodles to help his illiterate gran

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 04:51 AM PDT

Unable to read or write, Encarna Alés learnt to use her phone book thanks to her grandson's drawings.

The Brooklyn scene you don't hear about

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 01:52 AM PDT

Black-owned businesses in Brooklyn are challenging the perception that gentrification has pushed out African American entrepreneurs.

Scanning homeless people with smartphones to donate money

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 02:14 PM PDT

A scheme in Oxford wants to provide homeless people with QR codes, so people can donate to them using smartphones.

Why GDP includes the illegal drugs trade

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 04:31 PM PDT

Our main measure for the economy is GDP and it includes the illegal drugs trade

Remembering the 1988 Burma Uprising

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 02:28 PM PDT

On 8 August 1988, the Burmese military cracked down on anti-government demonstrations, killing hundreds of protesters.

How a meeting he wasn't at could hurt Donald Trump

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 03:46 PM PDT

The US president said a meeting with Russian lawyers was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Lego-building robot aspires to bigger things

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 04:34 PM PDT

A robot that can build small models from Lego may be a breakthrough for automated manufacturing.

How Tuna the dog became an Instagram star

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 04:17 PM PDT

Tuna, a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix, has 1.9 million followers on Instagram.

'Amish Uber' takes to the streets of Michigan

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 12:08 PM PDT

It's $5 a ride, no mobile phone or credit card needed.

TV network HGTV outbids pop star Lance Bass for Brady Bunch house

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 01:56 PM PDT

The Los Angeles home featured on the classic American sitcom will be restored "to its 1970s glory".

Boris Johnson's burka jibe: Why do some Muslim women wear the veil?

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 10:13 AM PDT

The differences between a hijab, niqab and burka - and why some women wear them while others don't.

Netflix's Insatiable: Was the backlash justified?

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 08:34 AM PDT

The series is released on Friday - but the critics are already weighing in.

'I was kidnapped in London and trafficked for sex'

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 04:52 PM PDT

Anna came to London from Romania in 2011 intending to study, but she was snatched off the street, flown to Ireland and sold for sex.

'I saved my teenage son's life with a defibrillator'

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 04:53 PM PDT

Stuart Askew helped save his son's life with a device which he had himself installed just two days previously.

A charity made up an 'ivory brand', and not everyone is happy

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 12:04 AM PDT

Ivory Lane Singapore was a luxury brand that sounded too controversial to be true, and it was.

Premier League 2018-19: BBC Sport pundits pick champions and top four

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 10:38 PM PDT

More than 20 BBC pundits predict who will win the Premier League title and who will finish in the top four.

Snapchat: Does drop in users spell trouble?

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 06:57 AM PDT

The social network reports three million fewer people are using its app on a daily basis.

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper pays £71m release clause before Chelsea move

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 05:17 AM PDT

Chelsea target Kepa Arrizabalaga pays his release clause of £71m to La Liga, which allows him to leave Athletic Bilbao.

England v India: Ollie Pope to bat at number four at Lord's

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 08:11 AM PDT

Surrey batsman Ollie Pope will bat at number four as he makes his England debut in the second Test against India at Lord's on Thursday.

Gianni Moscon: Team Sky rider banned for trying to hit a rival at Tour de France

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 06:02 AM PDT

Team Sky rider Gianni Moscon is banned for five weeks by the sport's governing body, the UCI, after he tried to hit another rider during stage 15 of this year's Tour de France.

Gender-based violence in sport: Researchers call for 'urgent attention'

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 04:48 AM PDT

The level of violence against women and girls in sport needs to be given "urgent attention" by worldwide sporting organisations, new research says.

Ian Bell: Warwickshire batsman wants to add to 118 Test caps

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 04:47 AM PDT

Warwickshire's Ian Bell still has the hunger to play for England - 12 months on from doubting whether he wanted to play cricket at all.

Touring a county with 'special energy' - using a 1939 guidebook

Posted: 03 Aug 2018 08:04 PM PDT

In 1939, Penguin Books published motoring guides to six English counties. Emma Jane Kirby went to Somerset to see how much had changed.