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Honda set to close Swindon car plant

Honda set to close Swindon car plant

Japanese carmaker Honda set to announce closure of Swindon plant in 2022, putting 3,500 jobs at risk, sources say. The Japanese carmaker will shut the plant in 2022 but retain its European headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire. Sources say Honda will...

yesterday, 14:27 in Business
 
Flybmi won't be the last airline failure, say analysts

Flybmi won't be the last airline failure, say analysts

In two short sentences, Flybmi's announcement that it had collapsed summed up the airline industry's woes: fuel costs, green taxes, Brexit uncertainty, falling passenger numbers. It might have added fierce competition, but that is probably a statement...

yesterday, 13:51 in Business
 
Police officer Peter Drummond had sex with girl aged 14

Police officer Peter Drummond had sex with girl aged 14

A police officer has been found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl he befriended on social media. Anti-terrorism officer Peter Drummond, 38, had sex with the girl twice at her home in Cornwall after speaking to her on Kik messenger, Snapchat...

yesterday, 13:35 in Regional
 
YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests

YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests

YouTube is playing a significant role in convincing some people that the Earth is flat, research suggests. A study quizzed people at flat earth conferences and found most cited videos viewed on the site as a key influence. They were won over by videos...

yesterday, 13:02 in Science &Technology
 
Google searches 'hijacked' to link Pakistan flag to toilet paper

Google searches 'hijacked' to link Pakistan flag to toilet paper

Google searches for "best toilet paper in the world" appear to have been manipulated to return images of the Pakistan national flag. The results are believed to be the work of Indian protesters acting in response to the 14 February attack in...

yesterday, 12:04 in Science &Technology
 
Holocaust row: Poland shuns Israel talks over Netanyahu 'racism'

Holocaust row: Poland shuns Israel talks over Netanyahu 'racism'

Poland has pulled out of a summit of central European leaders in Israel because of comments on the Holocaust by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu's comments were "racist and unacceptable", Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki was quoted as...

yesterday, 11:36 in World News
 
Yemen war: Parties agree Hudaydah port withdrawal plan

Yemen war: Parties agree Hudaydah port withdrawal plan

Yemen's government and the rebel Houthi movement have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal of forces around the key port of Hudaydah, the UN says. A statement said the two sides had made "important progress on planning for the...

yesterday, 11:28 in World News
 
Parents' anger over Fortnite Live Norwich festival

Parents' anger over Fortnite Live Norwich festival

Angry parents have hit out at a festival themed around the video game Fortnite, complaining of long queues and underwhelming attractions. Fortnite Live Norwich billed itself as the "Fortnite event of the year", with outdoor laser-tag, a...

yesterday, 11:22 in Art & Culture
 
50 Cent: Claims police told to 'shoot' rapper investigated

50 Cent: Claims police told to 'shoot' rapper investigated

Police in New York are investigating claims a senior officer told members of his team to "shoot" the rapper 50 Cent. It's alleged Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez made the remark in June last year at a police roll-call for a boxing match...

yesterday, 11:01 in World News
 
India vandals forced to fix Hampi monument pillar

India vandals forced to fix Hampi monument pillar

Four men, who were earlier arrested for vandalising a Unesco World Heritage site in the southern Indian town of Hampi, were made to fix the pillar that they had pulled down. In a video clip that went viral earlier this month, three of them are seen...

yesterday, 10:38 in World News
 
Seven MPs leave Labour Party

Seven MPs leave Labour Party

UK MPs Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey quit Labour This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest...

yesterday, 10:20 in Regional
 
Shamima Begum: Lawyer says IS teenager 'damaged' by ordeal

Shamima Begum: Lawyer says IS teenager 'damaged' by ordeal

Shamima Begum - the UK schoolgirl who joined the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to come home - is "damaged" and will need mental health support, her family's lawyer has said. Tasnime Akunjee also told the BBC that her family are...

yesterday, 09:52 in Regional
 
Oscars 2019: Roma's success shows there's more to movies than Hollywood

Oscars 2019: Roma's success shows there's more to movies than Hollywood

Alfonso Cuaron's Netflix epic Roma could become the first ever winner of both best picture and best foreign language film at the Oscars. Its success could change how the category is perceived - and shine a light on the four other worthy nominees. In...

yesterday, 09:18 in Art & Culture
 
Pulwama attack: India warns of backlash against Kashmiri Muslims

Pulwama attack: India warns of backlash against Kashmiri Muslims

Kashmiri Muslims are being warned to stay vigilant, amid reports of threats and intimidation after last week's deadly attack on Indian forces. Isolated incidents of students from Kashmir being beaten up or evicted from their accommodation in northern...

yesterday, 06:29 in World News
 
Obituary: Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn

Obituary: Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn

Paul Flynn was the MP for Newport West for over thirty years. Although he served briefly in Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet in 2016 after several Labour MPs quit the front bench, he treasured the role of backbencher and was a serial rebel. He...

yesterday, 05:44 in Regional
 


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