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Building material fire tests ‘fail to properly assess risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of buildings have been tested following the Grenfell Tower fire last June The standard UK fire safety test of building materials fails to properly assess risk, a study…

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Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds

Image copyright Getty Images The press regulator has ruled the Times “distorted” its coverage of a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers. The newspaper ran three front-page stories in August 2017…


Blossoms on the essence of cool

Image copyright Virgin EMI Image caption The band named themselves after Stockport pub The Blossoms Blossoms’ first album debuted at number one and earned them a Mercury Prize nomination – but they never let it…


Reality Check: Who controls your data?

Image copyright Getty Images New data protection rules will come into force in the UK in May. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data….


How can businesses tackle sexual harassment?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almost half of British women and a fifth of men have been sexually harassed at work, according to a recent BBC survey “I’ve just moved house, do you want…


The Yorkshire Dales farmer helping asylum seekers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAsylum seekers get a taste of life on a Yorkshire Dales farm A Yorkshire farmer who takes on asylum seekers and refugees to help during lambing season…


Will Salisbury ever recover from the Skripal poisoning?

Image caption New signs have been put up around the Maltings to encourage people to visit local businesses Nearly two months have passed since the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were…


WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

Image copyright Getty Images Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead of…


Joanna Lumley: ‘Terrified all men are seen as bad’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lumley said ‘it felt right to wear black… in support of MeToo’ Joanna Lumley says she is “terrified that all men are seen as bad” in the wake of…


New prostate therapy recommended on NHS

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, a very common condition in older men, has been recommended for use by the NHS. It’s called prostate artery embolisation. And…


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