Move to cap ‘rip-off’ energy bills

Move to cap ‘rip-off’ energy bills

Image copyright Getty Images New legislation to free people from “rip off” energy tariffs should be operating next winter, a move which would protect 11 million customers. The law will allow energy regulator Ofgem to limit how much companies can charge customers for their standard variable tariffs. The government is under pressure to ensure that […]

Brexit law ‘will strengthen devolution’, claims UK minister

Brexit law ‘will strengthen devolution’, claims UK minister

Image copyright BBC News Image caption In a speech in Flintshire, Mr Lidington will claim changes to the repeal bill will “strengthen devolution” Changes to a proposed Brexit law will “strengthen and enhance” devolution settlements, a cabinet minister will claim. First Minister Carwyn Jones has repeatedly claimed the EU (Withdrawal) Bill amounts to a “power […]

UK Minister’s ‘warning’ to SNP over devolved EU powers

UK Minister’s ‘warning’ to SNP over devolved EU powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Lidington is preparing to make a major speech after controversial comments about devolved EU powers A senior UK minister is to warn the Scottish government it could cause the British economy to become “disjointed”. Cabinet minister David Lidington said negotiations could be damaged if a successful deal is not […]

Fighting female suicide in a country with a tragic record

How one former beauty queen made it her mission to reduce the rate of female suicide in her country. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help. A film by Tony Jolliffe. Produced by Tiffany Sweeney & Charlotte Pritchard. Fighting female suicide […]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta after UN ceasefire resolution

Residents of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria assess damage to the area after the UN’s ceasefire resolution. One doctor in the rebel-held enclave says there is still shelling, but less than before. Hundreds of people have died during a week-long bombardment by government forces. Syria war: Eastern Ghouta after UN ceasefire resolution

Desperate search for missing Nigerians

Desperate search for missing Nigerians

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Sandals lay strewn in the yard of Dapchi’s school after the attack Nigeria has deployed extra troops and planes to search for 110 schoolgirls believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram militants last week. The girls went missing after jihadists stormed their school in the town of Dapchi […]

Catalonia Spain: Protests greet King Felipe at MWC

Catalonia Spain: Protests greet King Felipe at MWC

Image copyright AFP Image caption Riot police faced off with Catalan protesters King Felipe of Spain has been met with protests on his first visit to Catalonia since last October’s failed independence bid in the Spanish region. Police held back hundreds of people as the king arrived in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress technology […]

China’s Geely buys into Mercedes owner Daimler

China’s Geely buys into Mercedes owner Daimler

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Made in Germany – but now with Chinese investment Chinese carmaker Geely has become the biggest investor in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler, saying it hopes to cooperate with the German giant on electric cars. Geely shares jumped in Hong Kong after the deal to buy almost 10% of the firm was […]

Sridevi: India mourns Bollywood superstar dead at 54

Sridevi: India mourns Bollywood superstar dead at 54

Media captionSridevi “paved way for other women in Bollywood” Tributes have been pouring in for superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, who has died aged 54. The actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of a heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. Over five decades, she featured in almost 300 films, including […]

Jacinda Ardern ‘creepy’ 60 Minutes interview sparks anger

Jacinda Ardern ‘creepy’ 60 Minutes interview sparks anger

Image copyright 60 minutes australia/youtube Image caption Ms Ardern and Mr Gayford were asked about the date their child was conceived An Australia TV interview with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in which she was called “attractive” has been widely criticised as “creepy” and inappropriate. In an interview on current affairs show 60 Minutes, […]