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British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ is detained in Syria

Image copyright Gety Image caption The man was captured in Deir al-Zour, where US and Syrian Democratic Forces are fighting IS militants A British man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been…

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Crazy Rich Asians: What it’s really like being British East Asian

After the release of Hollywood’s first ever blockbuster featuring an all-Asian cast, we meet Emma and Mia. They tell us what it was like growing up as a British Asian – and what they’re hoping…



Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Musk (R) alleged that British diver Mr Unsworth (L) had a “child bride” A British cave diver is suing tech billionaire Elon Musk for defamation after his repeated claims…


British tsunamis ‘happen much more often’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images New research has found that devastating tsunamis hit the British Isles much more often than previously thought. Scientists had known that a huge wave had swamped large areas of what are…


UK growth forecast trimmed by British Chambers of Commerce

Image copyright Reuters The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has lowered its UK growth forecast, and warns by 2020 the economy will have experienced its second-weakest decade. The BCC has lowered its GDP forecast for…


Simon Yates: British cyclist wins first Grand Tour at Vuelta a Espana

Yates, who was joined on the podium by Enric Mas and Miguel Angel Lopez, is the fourth British man to win a Grand Tour Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana to complete a clean…


British man dies after falling ill on Jet2 flight to Ibiza

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ibiza-bound flight was diverted to Toulouse A British man has died after needing medical attention on a flight to Spain. The Ibiza-bound Jet2 flight from Manchester diverted to…


British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It isn’t clear how hackers boarded BA’s website and app – but cyber-security experts have some suggestions British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and…


British Airways probes customer data theft

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways says it is investigating “as a matter of urgency” the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. The airline said personal and financial details of customers…


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