US & World

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with 'clear eyes'

Image caption Kang Kyung-wha: “I think we understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the most” of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign Minister […]


East of England ambulance delays kill 20, says MP

Image copyright PA Image caption Norwich South MP Mr Lewis said the trust could have called in the army Twenty people died due to late ambulances over 12 days when a trust failed to move into its highest state of emergency, an MP has said. Labour’s Clive Lewis told the Commons senior managers wanted to […]

How nursing in the NHS has changed

NHS 'haemorrhaging' nurses as 33,000 leave each year

When you can (and can't) eat carbs for dinner


BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

Image copyright Reuters Image caption BT will pay some customers £20 if their internet speeds drop below 100Mbps Consumers are being guaranteed minimum speeds of 100Mbps in two new ultrafast broadband services from BT. Those who signed up to either package would get £20 compensation if their internet download speed fell below 100Mbps, up to […]

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices – but how?


Moustached monkey is separate species

Image copyright Global Wildlife Conservation Image caption The Blue Nile patas monkey is found in parts of Ethiopia and Sudan A monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a “handlebar moustache” has been identified as a distinct species. Scientists took a fresh look at the distribution and physical appearance of patas monkeys in Ethiopia, confirming there […]


UK firm contracts to service satellites

Image copyright EFFECTIVE SPACE Image caption Artwork: The “Space Drone” (yellow) would dock with the ageing telecommunications satellite (orange) A UK-headquartered company says it has won a contract to send spacecraft to dock with two existing satellites to extend their lives. Effective Space will not name the satellites’ owner at this stage – only that […]


Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: A plan to ‘nurture’ environment Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet greenhouse gas targets, ministers have been warned. Homes also need to be built to a higher standard, the Committee on Climate Change – the official watchdog – says. The […]