4th October 2019

India shelves crackdown on single-use plastic

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on the nation to work towards ending the use of plastic. It comes after India shelved a blanket ban on single-use plastics saying it was too disruptive during…




US unemployment rate falls to 50-year low of 3.5%

Image copyright Getty Images The US unemployment rate has fallen to a 50-year low, possibly easing recession worries after recent weak economic data. The Labor Department figures showed that the rate fell to 3.5% in…




Car sales: September figures deepen industry gloom

Image copyright Shutterstock Hopes of a big rise in UK car sales in September have been dashed, spreading more gloom about the sector’s health. Sales in what is the industry’s second most important month rose…


How the highlighter pen became a million dollar idea.

Highlighter pens have become indispensible tools for the office worker and the student alike. But their history stretches back to the carefree, drug-addled hippy generation of the 1960s. Aaron Heslehurst tells their story… Video journalist:…