31st October 2018


UK business leaders more optimistic after May meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Wilson tells the BBC’s Simon Jack about his meeting with Theresa May and Philip Hammond. UK business leaders are sounding more optimistic after a meeting with…


Boris Johnson’s £14,000 Saudi visit revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made an all-expenses-paid trip to Saudi Arabia costing £14,000, it has been revealed. He has declared the visit – which was funded by the Saudi foreign…



Mobile phone shop staff ‘enabling Sim swap scams’

Image copyright Getty Images Staff in mobile phone shops have become key to the execution of “Sim swap” scams, Watchdog Live has discovered. Undercover filming revealed that O2 and Vodafone employees are bypassing basic ID…




Clampdown on violence against NHS staff

Image copyright iStock Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he will introduce new measures to help protect NHS staff from violence. The NHS Violence Reduction Strategy expands on work previously carried out by a body that…


MSPs call for solution to devolution row ‘impasse’

Image copyright PA Holyrood’s constitution committee has called on Scottish and UK ministers to resolve the “impasse” over devolution and consent “as a matter of urgency”. A new report from the group said MSPs should…


Bitcoin: The first ten years

Ten years ago today, Bitcoin was born. A mysterious person going by the fictitious name Satoshi Nakamoto released a paper, saying how his new money would work. It was meant to be a global, digital…