24th May 2019


‘I drive in the bus lane’

Image caption Dagfinn Hiehe says he no longer sits in traffic jams “I drive in the bus lane because I have an electric car. It saves me 30 minutes on every journey to work.” Dagfinn…


Thames Water boss Steve Robertson steps down

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of Thames Water has stepped down after failing to turn around the performance of one of the UK’s largest utility companies. Steve Robertson will be replaced with immediate…


Liberal Democrats start leadership contest

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vince Cable will be replaced with a new leader on 23 July The Liberal Democrats have begun the process of choosing their next leader. The party’s current leader, Sir Vince…




UK set for new PM as Theresa May quits

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMrs May became emotional as she concluded her announcement Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a…


UK retail sales stall in April

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scottish shops are outperforming the rest of the UK Retail sales stalled in April, but warmer weather boosted sales of clothing, which offset falls in other areas of spending….


Mothercare sales plunge as losses widen

Image copyright Newscast Sales in the UK arm of baby goods retailer Mothercare plunged almost 9% last year as its losses widened to £87.3m. The firm said its sales had fallen following reduced consumer confidence…


How the microscope became a million dollar idea

They’re vital tools for science and medicine – especially for finding harmful germs and viruses. But the person who invented the first microscope, three centuries ago, didn’t have such noble aims in mind. He was…