News archive from 16 December 2018

MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns

MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns

The rollout of smart motorways, where the hard shoulder has been permanently converted into a fourth lane, should be stopped, a group of MPs says. The all-party group backed campaigners who say having no hard shoulder puts motorists and recovery...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
New £50 bank note 'must recognise ethnic minorities'

New £50 bank note 'must recognise ethnic minorities'

Comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar and presenter Sandi Toksvig are among those calling for a historic figure from a black and ethnic minority background (BAME) to feature on the new £50 note. The Bank of England last month asked the public to nominate a British...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 

Seahouses crew takes delivery of new fire engine

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has recently introduced two new fire engines to its fleet of operational response vehicles. The two new vehicles have been placed on the run at Seahouses and Pegswood community fire stations. The recent...

 

Alnwick in Bloom volunteers dig in for a colourful spring display

Volunteers dug deep to help brighten up their town. A team from Alnwick in Bloom joined forces with Loving Alnwick, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Alnwick Town Council to plant more than 4,000 bulbs in just an hour and a half on...

 
Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?

Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?

An announcement on Monday could affect the future of the student loans system. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be announcing the outcome of its review of how student loans are treated in the national accounts. That sounds like pretty...

BBC, 00:41 in Regional
 
What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?

What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?

Brexit is, to put it mildly, an unusual event. But there are precedents for some aspects of it. New Zealand provides one example. The country faced a sudden, adverse change in access to a key export market when the UK joined the European Economic...

BBC, 00:41 in Regional
 
Robyn: 'I didn't want to be a role model'

Robyn: 'I didn't want to be a role model'

In the eight years since Robyn last released an album, pop grew around the void she left. No self-respecting pop album is now complete without a "sadbanger" - a song you can cry and dance to at the same time - in the vein of Robyn's Call...

BBC, 00:46 in Art & Culture
 
Severn bridges: Final day of at least 800 years of tolls

Severn bridges: Final day of at least 800 years of tolls

Sunday marks the final day of a centuries' old tax of paying to cross between south Wales and south-west England before the toll is removed. Charges on both the M4 and M48 Severn bridges are being abolished - saving commuters as much as £1,400 a...

BBC, 00:51 in Regional
 
Anti-radicalisation chief: Wales 'far right hunting ground'

Anti-radicalisation chief: Wales 'far right hunting ground'

Wales has become a "hunting ground" for the far right, the leader of an anti-radicalisation project has warned. Young, poor, vulnerable people are most susceptible to recruitment, said Tony Hendrickson, co-ordinator of the lottery-funded...

BBC, 00:51 in Regional
 
How the global trade in tear gas is booming

How the global trade in tear gas is booming

When the US border control agents used tear gas against migrants seeking asylum at the southern border, it was a high-profile incident in a decade that has seen rising use of tear gas around the world. On the surface, Noor Noor and Terry Burns don't...

BBC, 00:57 in World News
 
Russia-Ukraine sea clash leaves Mariupol port deserted

Russia-Ukraine sea clash leaves Mariupol port deserted

Times are hard at Ukraine's major trading port at Mariupol. In fact, it's almost dead - and workers say things have not been this bad for decades. "If it carries on like this, the number of shipping companies working with us will plummet next...

BBC, 00:57 in World News
 
How a country suddenly went ‘crazy rich’

How a country suddenly went ‘crazy rich’

Indonesia, the nation with the world's largest Muslim population, is home to a rapidly growing middle class. As Rebecca Henschke reports from Jakarta, this has given rise to a striking phenomenon - the so-called "Crazy Rich" Indonesians. The...

BBC, 00:57 in World News
 

How a South African shepherd found a dinosaur graveyard

This is the story of how a shepherd, a geography teacher and a pensioner helped unearth one of South Africa's biggest discoveries of dinosaur bones. The shepherd, Dumangwe Thyobeka, stumbled across the dinosaur graveyard, with fossils up to 200...

BBC, 00:57 in World News
 
Children in special needs education face £1.6bn cash shortfall

Children in special needs education face £1.6bn cash shortfall

A crisis in support for children with special educational needs and disabilities could result in a £1.6bn funding shortfall and a surge in parents resorting to legal action for help, the Observer can reveal. The latest figures come as the government...

Guardian, 00:58 in Learning
 

What will Leicestershire's prisoners be eating on Christmas Day?

For most of us, we can't imagine what it's like to be an inmate in a prison at any time of the year. But it's even more difficult to imagine during the festive season. Are Christmas traditions upheld on the inside? Do prisoners get a slap-up three...

 


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