5th November 2018

Landmark day for state pension equality

Image copyright Getty Images From Tuesday women in the UK will begin to qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – currently 65. The move to equalise male and female pension…



Ryanair to shut online operations for upgrade

Image copyright Getty Images Online bookings and check-in with Ryanair will close for 12 hours after the airline said it needed to shut down its website and mobile phone app. It said the shutdown from…


Ireland warns UK over post-Brexit border issue

Image copyright Reuters The UK government has been told by Ireland to “stand by its commitments” on avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said an arrangement…


NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatt Hancock outlines new plans for an emphasis on illness prevention People in England are being told to cut back on alcohol, sugar, salt and fat in…



Brexit uncertainty hits Brittany Ferries’ bookings

Image copyright BF UK holidaymakers are delaying booking Channel crossings for next summer amid concerns about the consequences of Brexit, Brittany Ferries has said. Forward bookings were down between 4% and 5% from some of…



Kenyans cash in on avocado craze

Image caption The avocado’s reputation as a healthy food has fuelled its popularity Avocado on toast, in a salad or a smoothie? There are many ways to eat the green fruit which is popular with…