Health

Abortion pills prosecution could have ‘chilling effect’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women in Northern Ireland only have access to abortions when a woman's life is at risk, or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health The decision to prosecute a woman accused of buying abortion pills for her 15-year-old daughter could have a "chilling effect" on woman and girls in a similar situation, a court has heard.A lawyer
Health

WWE’s Alexa Bliss: Bodybuilding helped me face anorexia

[ad_1] WWE star Alexa Bliss (Lexi Kaufman) has told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake how bodybuilding helped her overcome an eating disorder.She said “The only reason I got better was because of bodybuilding." Click here to listen to the latest episode of the Headliners podcast featuring Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, and Elias and Bobby Lashley.Details of organisations that can offer support can be found here. [ad_2] Source link
UK News

Woman who spent £16m in Harrods arrested

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zamira Hajiyeva is said to have spent more than £4,000 pounds a day at Harrods A woman who spent £16m at Harrods and became the subject of the UK's first Unexplained Wealth Order has been arrested and faces extraditionZamira Hajiyeva, 55, is the wife of an ex-state banker who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for embezzlement in their home country of Azerbaijan.Mrs
Education

Uncomfortable ideas part of learning, says regulator

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Uncomfortable ideas should not be suppressed on campus and students should learn to deal with them through debate, a university regulator says.Sir Michael Barber, head of the Office for Students (OfS), says universities need to be places of "vigorous debate".They should, he says, be places where "the pursuit of truth is not a platitude but a daily quest".He said the OfS, the new main regulator
UK News

Grenfell fire: When does causing offence become a crime?

[ad_1] A video shared on social media of a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being set alight by a laughing crowd has prompted outrage, condemnation and some difficult questions. Prime Minister Theresa May called the effigy, complete with paper figures at the windows, "utterly unacceptable".And Rukayet Mamadu, a survivor of the 2017 fire in which 72 people died, said it was "chilling".As five men are arrested on suspicion of a
UK News

Derek Whyteside ‘murdered’ by boy with cricket bat

[ad_1] Image copyright West Mercia Police/Family Handout Image caption Derek Whyteside died after being assaulted A stepfather looking for two stolen bikes was murdered by a 16-year-old armed with a cricket bat, a jury has heard.The teenager "crept up behind" Derek Whyteside in Telford, Shropshire, attacking him with a full swing of the bat, Stafford Crown Court was told.Mr Whyteside, 42, suffered a skull fracture and died two days later.The
US & World

Nepalese festival celebrates ‘day of the dogs’

[ad_1] Image copyright @pappu_the_pug_nepal Image caption The Nepalese festival Kukur Tihar celebrates dogs by blessing them with a red mark on their forehead Every dog has its day, and for canines in Nepal that phrase could not be more literal.The five-day Nepalese Hindu festival of Tihar started this week and the second day is known as Kukur Tihar or "day of the dogs".Dogs are celebrated and blessed with a Tika
Politics

Knife debate: Street, McGovern, Blakeley, Halligan, Campbell

[ad_1] The Politics Live panel looked at the causes of knife crime in Britain's bigger cities, and what the potential solutions might be. There have been 119 homicides in the capital so far in 2018 - three times the figure for 2017.After London's mayor said it could take 10 years to solve the problem, Jo Coburn heard from Conservative mayor for the West Midlands Andy Street, Labour MP Alison McGovern,
Science/Nature

Metop weather satellite prepares for lift-off

[ad_1] Image copyright ESA Image caption The Metop satellites circle the globe probing the state of the atmosphere Europe is about to put a front-line weather satellite in orbit that has components which are over a decade old. The Metop-C spacecraft is due to launch from French Guiana late on Tuesday local time, and will circle the globe, gathering data that will feed into daily forecasts. The satellite was procured
US & World

Emmanuel Macron: Six held in ‘attack’ plot against French president

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arrests come as Mr Macron tours the battlefields of northern France Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a "violent" attack on President Emmanuel Macron, officials say.The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France.An investigation is now taking place
UK News

Death threats at ‘pick your own turkey’ farm shop

[ad_1] Image copyright Greendale Farm Shop Image caption Staff have reported the vandalism to the police Staff at a farm shop offering a "pick your own Christmas turkey" service say they have received death threats.The words "Murder" and "Go vegan" have been spray-painted on the door at Greendale Farm Shop in Woodbury Salterton, Devon.Greendale is providing a service where people can name their own turkey and "help look after it
UK News

Piccadilly line 24-hour Tube strike called off

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption A 24-hour walkout remains in place on the Central and Waterloo & City lines, the RMT union said A planned 24-hour strike on London Underground's Piccadilly Line on Wednesday has been called off.The 24-hour walkout will still go ahead on the Central and Waterloo & City lines, the RMT union said.The union said it was suspending the action after progress was made in talks
UK News

Secret cameras reveal reindeer abuse at animal centres

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Man caught on camera kicking reindeerCaptive reindeer are seen being kicked and abused at a centre in Kent in undercover filming carried out by animal rights activists.Animal Aid set up cameras at The Reindeer Centre near Ashford and said what it found was "shocking". Twice, a staff member was caught deliberately booting the animals. The centre said the employee had
Technology

Facebook treated voters with ‘disrespect’ over data collection

[ad_1] Image copyright Parliament Live TV Image caption Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and her deputy gave evidence to MPs about the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook and others involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal showed a "disturbing level of disrespect" for the personal data of voters, the Information Commissioner has said.Elizabeth Denham was giving evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into fake news.She said she was "astounded" by the amount of data
UK News

Lit firework ‘put in homeless army veteran’s coat by youths’

[ad_1] Image copyright The Paper Cup Project Image caption Andy Shute of the Paper Cup Project charity, who helped the Army veteran, said the attack was "inhumane" A homeless Army veteran suffered leg injuries after a youth allegedly put a lit firework in his pocket and said "have a sparking good night mate".A volunteer from a homelessness charity said he helped the victim after the "appalling" and "inhumane" attack on
Entertainment

Matt Hancock: GPs should prescribe concerts and mixtapes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government's 'social prescribing' plans could see doctor's recommend concerts and music playlists. Doctors should prescribe song playlists as well as medication, the health secretary has said.Patients with mental health conditions could be given dancing and music classes, under new "social prescribing" plans. Matt Hancock has criticised the reliance of treating long-term illnesses with drugs, and said culture therapy could save the NHS
US & World

Xinjiang: China’s Muslim camp spending ‘revealed’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption China is accused of detaining huge numbers of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang China massively increased security spending in 2017 in the far-western region of Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are alleged to have been detained, a new report says.Spending in areas "that explain nearly all security-related facility construction" rose by 213% between 2016 and 2017, said the US-based Jamestown Foundation.Satellite
Business

New Look set to close up to 100 UK stores in radical revamp

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fashion blogger Sarah Benziane promotes New Look New Look may close about 100 UK stores in a radical revamp intended to cut costs and improve profitability.In March creditors approved the fashion retailer's plan to shut 60 stores and cut 1,000 jobs.On Tuesday the chain said 85 stores had closed or were closing, while talks with landlords on a further 13 were continuing.A further
UK News

Nottingham cattle market fire: Blaze was ‘fireworks arson’

[ad_1] Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police Image caption Police want to speak with two men and a woman caught on CCTV A major fire that ripped through a former cattle market is being treated as an arson attack involving fireworks, police said.The blaze broke out in Nottingham's cattle market at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday, engulfing several buildings and destroying businesses.Nottinghamshire Police wants to speak with three people caught on CCTV