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Roaming charges: What will happen after Brexit?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images In June 2017 the European Union scrapped additional charges for roaming on smartphones when you travel to another EU country.Roaming is when you use your mobile phone abroad. Since last year, UK consumers have, within reason, been able to use the minutes, texts and data included on their mobile phone tariffs when travelling in the EU.There are fair use limits, which mean you can use
Entertainment

Singing farmer is a hit

[ad_1] The drought this summer means that many farmers are experiencing low yields as they bring their crops in from the fields. One farmer from Herefordshire is keeping his spirits high by singing karaoke in his combine.In recent years Ally Hunter Blair has been sharing his #CombineKaraoke on social media, and it's proving quite a hit.Produced by Lucy Bickerton [ad_2] Source link
UK News

Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham – BBC Sport

[ad_1] Dele Alli scored on the opening day for the second consecutive season for Tottenham at NewcastleTottenham opened their Premier League campaign with a victory at Newcastle for the second year running as goalline technology set them on their way.Jan Vertonghen's early header put Spurs ahead with technology confirming his effort had crossed the goalline by 9mm.That advantage was short-lived as the hosts equalised 149 seconds later, when Joselu headed
US & World

Weedkiller glyphosate ‘doesn’t cause cancer’ – Bayer

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many gardeners use the common weed killers Pharmaceutical group Bayer has dismissed claims that an ingredient used in weed killers is carcinogenic. The German company, which owns agriculture giant Monsanto, says herbicides containing glyphosate are safe. On Friday, Monsanto was ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed the products caused his cancer.A Californian jury said Monsanto should have warned
Technology

Tesla’s Elon Musk faces investor lawsuit

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk has complained before about "negative propaganda" Elon Musk's bombshell announcement that he is thinking of taking the electric car company Tesla private has landed him a lawsuit from unhappy investors. The American entrepreneur said on Tuesday that de-listing from the stock exchange could be the "best path forward" for the firm. His comments caused the share price to shoot up 11% to
Technology

Hacking the US mid-terms? It’s child’s play

[ad_1] In November, Americans will go to the polls to vote in the crucial mid-term elections. But as intelligence chiefs in the country continue to warn of Russian interference, there is great concern about how vulnerable the US voting infrastructure could be to cyber-attack. At the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, our North America technology reporter Dave Lee met some children who were competing to hack replicas of
Politics

Stormont deadlock: The crisis that spawned a video game

[ad_1] Politics is often seen as a game but rarely does a political crisis form the basis for an actual video game.Northern Ireland has not had a devolved government for 18 months, after a power-sharing deal between the two main parties - the DUP and Sinn Féin - collapsed.Now, the political parties are gearing up for a fight: albeit in the glorious eight-bit quality that only an arcade-style video game
US & World

‘Stolen’ plane closes Seattle airport before crashing into sea

[ad_1] All flights were grounded at Seattle-Tacoma international airport in the US when a passenger plane took off without permission.Authorities said an airline employee had made "an unauthorised take-off" without any passengers on board.Officials said the plane later crashed into the sea. The identity and condition of the pilot are not known.US fighter jets were reportedly scrambled when the passenger plane took off. Skip Twitter post by @SeaTacAirport An airline
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California wildfires: Thousands evacuated as Lake Elsinore threatened

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Residents of Lake Elsinore are fleeing the advancing flames More than 21,000 people have been evacuated from the path of a fast-moving wildfire in Southern California.The mandatory evacuation orders were issued as the blaze, dubbed the Holy fire, threatened homes around Lake Elsinore in Orange County.The fire, one of several across the state, has destroyed more than 19,000 acres of forest north of San
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Newspaper headlines: ‘Amazon tax’ to save High Street

[ad_1] Image caption The Guardian leads with comments from Chancellor Philip Hammond after retailer House of Fraser went into administration. In an interview with Sky News, Mr Hammond suggested extra taxation on online retailers - dubbed an "Amazon tax" - could be used to help the struggling High Street. Meanwhile, the main picture is of former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman who claims US President Donald Trump has used
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Lewys Ball: Why I put my teenage life on YouTube

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVlogger Lewys Ball explains how documenting his life online has helped himYouTube stars and fans are gathering in London for Summer in the City, the UK's largest and longest-running online video festival. We meet the people who get to call YouTube their job. Lewys Ball is a 19-year-old YouTuber whose make-up tutorials and vlogs of his daily life as a student
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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Boris Johnson burka probe is ‘show trial’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests Boris Johnson attracts extra criticism because people are envious of him A Conservative Party investigation into Boris Johnson is a "show trial" and is being used to stop him becoming leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed.Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the Tory backbencher blamed Theresa May's "personal rivalry" with Mr Johnson for "taking the heat off Labour".He said it was "hard to
UK News

Jalsa Salana: The youngsters welcoming 38,000 to a religious gathering on a farm

[ad_1] Tanveer, 12, and Shakeeba, 10, hand out water to the thirsty delegates in the sweltering Hampshire countryside. They are part of a 7,000-strong volunteer force of mainly young people running this event, known as the Jalsa Salana (annual convention), for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Some 38,000 international guests have gathered at an empty farm in Alton, transformed into a fully functioning makeshift village. Now in its 52nd year, the
Science/Nature

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Crops are often treated with the herbicide glyphosate Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and failed to warn consumers.It's the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging a glyphosate link
Politics

Brexit: What is the ‘no deal’ WTO option?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, says the chances of a "no deal" Brexit are "increasing by the day". The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has been quoted as saying the chances of no deal are "60-40". And the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, says they are "uncomfortably high." There seems to be a pattern developing here. Recent debate about no deal -
Entertainment

Caroline Hirons: ‘With YouTube people feel like they know you’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCaroline Hirons: 'With YouTube people feel like they know you'YouTube stars and fans are gathering in London for Summer in the City, the UK's largest and longest-running online video festival. We meet the people who get to call YouTube their job. Caroline Hirons, a 49-year-old aesthetician and beauty consultant turned blogger and YouTuber, says her existence on YouTube is all down
US & World

The Syrian refugee who feeds everyone she meets

[ad_1] She was alone, separated from her children, without her home or work. But facing circumstances that could break even the strongest spirits, Majeda refused to give in. She turned to something she hoped would build her a new life - food. The first big dinner Majeda Khoury hosted was a strange one - the menu was unappetising and the guests of honour couldn't attend.Though she had arrived in Britain