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Doctor Who to skip Christmas Day for first time in 13 years

Image caption Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor can currently be seen on Sunday nights The festive edition of Doctor Who will be shown on New Year’s Day on BBC One instead of Christmas Day for the first…

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Scottish retail sales drop for first time since spring

Image copyright Getty Images Sales in Scotland fell flat in October, with retailers recording a decline for the first time since spring. Total sales in Scotland dropped by 0.2% compared with last year and were…



Britain’s first specialist wound hub to open

Image caption The centre will trial a new dressing, which can be used in conflicts to heal skin with less scarring Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are among those set to benefit from Britain’s…


Dido announces her first tour in 15 years

Image copyright BMG Image caption Dido will play four UK dates during the tour Multimillion-selling singer Dido has announced her first tour for 15 years. The 27-date world tour begins in Prague on 5 May,…


‘Hero’ boy backs first aid in schools campaign

Image copyright PA Image caption Cayden Mcauley from Glasgow wants more school children to learn basic first aid skills like he did A young boy who helped save his mother’s life is backing a call…


Michelin action group to meet for first time

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michelin says it will close the plant by mid-2020 An action group tasked with saving the jobs of Michelin workers in Dundee is due to meet for the first…


Chineke! Europe’s first majority black orchestra

The Chineke! Orchestra is Europe’s first classical orchestra with a majority of black musicians. Past members include Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the cellist who performed at the Royal Wedding in May. BBC What’s New? spoke to two…


First grey seal pups of season cared for by Scottish SPCA

Image copyright Scottish SPCA Image caption Harry was found injured in Aberdeenshire The first rescued grey seal pups of the season are being cared for by the Scottish SPCA. The seal, named Harry by staff…


Jean Winder: The first woman who won equal pay at Hansard

Image caption Jean Winder is standing in the middle of the 1947 Commons Hansard reporting team (copyright holder: Parliamentary Art Collection) This Saturday, 10 November, is 2018’s Equal Pay Day in the UK. After this…


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