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May 2018

Could Brexit mean a return to violence in Northern Ireland?

A shadow that hangs over the debate on the Irish border and Brexit is the implied threat of renewed violence if anything happens to make the invisible border more obvious. The Chief Constable of the…

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Do Sats really matter – and if so, to whom?

Image copyright Getty Images Children in their final year of primary school in England sit their national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, this week – but who is really being tested? Are Sats a…


Grenfell Tower: Safety clearance for fridge-freezer model

Image copyright PA No product recall is required for the make of fridge-freezer blamed as the origin of the Grenfell Tower fire, an investigation has concluded. The independent review assessed that the Hotpoint FF175B model…



UK urges ‘greater restraint’ by Israel after Gaza violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour tabled an urgent question about Gaza in the Commons Middle East Minister Alistair Burt has said the UK wants an investigation into the “shocking” violence in…


Bohemian Rhapsody trailer whets fans’ appetite

Image copyright Photo Credit: Alex Bailey Image caption Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee go back to the 80s The first full-length trailer for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has finally arrived. The movie stars Rami Malek…


Ipso probes Manchester Arena attack press ‘hounding’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some media behaviour in the aftermath of the attack was criticised by Lord Kerslake Accounts of “troubling” conduct by journalists after the Manchester Arena bombing amount to “grave breaches”…


Jlloyd Samuel: Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender dies in car crash

Jlloyd Samuel played in the Premier League for more than a decade Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car crash in Cheshire. The 37-year-old, most recently player-manager of non-league…


Second Durham rugby player dies in Sri Lanka

Image copyright DCRFC Image caption Thomas Baty (left) and Thomas Howard complained of breathing difficulties on Sunday A second British amateur rugby player has died after complaining of breathing difficulties on returning from a nightclub…


Victoria Derbyshire debates the issue of higher prices for bigger sizes

Victoria Derbyshire debates the issue of higher prices for bigger sizes. Plus-size designer, Anna Scholz, who has designed clothes for Adele, Dawn French and Aretha Franklin, thinks varying costs involved in producing larger sizes should…


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