21st February 2019

AT&T and Hasbro pull YouTube ads over abuse claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AT&T is America’s biggest telecoms company AT&T and Hasbro have become the latest firms to pull adverts from YouTube over claims paedophiles are leaving offensive comments next to videos…


What’s wrong with gas hobs?

Image copyright Getty Images Gas hobs could become a thing of the past if recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change are implemented. What could this mean? What is wrong with using gas hobs? Gas…




Brexit: No deal threat focusing minds, says Hammond

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The threat of a no-deal Brexit is “focusing minds” and encouraging compromise, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond said the government was “determined to get a deal” before leaving the EU…


Russia charges US investor with fraud in high-profile case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Calvey denies all the allegations against him Russian investigators have charged US investor Michael Calvey with large-scale fraud, in a case that has further strained ties between the two…


Record UK government surplus in January

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s public finances have received a big boost ahead of the chancellor’s Spring Statement next month. Income from taxes beat public spending by £14.9bn in January, the largest monthly surplus since…


Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK-Swiss agreement signed in Bern on 11 February also applies to neighbouring Liechtenstein As a European Union member, the UK is automatically part of about 40 trade agreements…