UK News

Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Passengers stranded across Europe have told of their frustration after the UK regional airline Flybmi collapsed, cancelling all its flights.The company said uncertainty over Brexit and rises in fuel and carbon costs led it to go into administration.One Briton stuck in Belgium said the airline would not refund her fare and she could not afford an alternative.The airline has told affected travellers to contact their
US & World

Colobus monkeys in Kenya ‘threatened by humans’

[ad_1] A conservationist is providing a safe space for colobus monkeys in Diani, a Kenyan coastal region near Mombasa.Nancy Mungania from Colobus Conservation, an NGO, is on a mission to save the monkeys, who are facing the threats of deforestation and poaching.In this BBC One Minute story, Nancy urged people not to see the primates as enemies, and instead plant more trees to make safe homes for the monkeys.Video Journalist:
Politics

Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Theresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside "personal preferences" and support a Brexit deal in the Commons.In a letter to all 317 Tory members of Parliament, the prime minister said "history will judge us all" over the handling of Brexit.It comes after the government suffered a defeat in a vote on its strategy.Mrs May says in the letter she will return to Brussels to
Business

How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Lidl Image caption Lidl opened its first store in the UK in 1994 Lidl, along with its fellow German discounter Aldi, might be growing strongly in the UK right now but it wasn't always that way. Its former UK boss, Ronny Gottschlich, says that in the early years the discounters were really small players."If anything it was considered to be a poor man's shop. The German discount
Education

The boy who taught himself to play

[ad_1] Student Nuradean Arreythe loved classical music so much he taught himself how to play, even though he doesn’t read music or own a piano.He practised on an old keyboard until it broke. But even that hasn’t stopped him from playing where he can.Produced and filmed by Rozina Sini and Kash Jones. [ad_2] Source link
Health

Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

[ad_1] Image copyright Submitted picture Image caption After Gabriel was born 15 weeks premature, his mum had to leave her job Two thirds of fathers of premature and sick babies are being forced to return to work while their child is in intensive care, a charity has said.Of 737 parents surveyed by the neonatal charity Bliss and BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates, 77% said they were not given enough time
UK News

Airline Flybmi ceases operations – BBC News

[ad_1] British regional airline Flybmi has cancelled all its flights and filed for administration, the airline has announced.The company said it had been badly affected by spikes in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit.The East Midlands-based airline operates 17 planes flying to 25 European cities.Affected passengers have been told to contact their travel agents or insurance and credit card companies. [ad_2] Source link
US & World

Emiliano Sala: Cardiff footballer’s funeral taking place

[ad_1] Image copyright Gustavo Garello/Getty Images Image caption Sala's aunt Mirta Taffarel as she left the wake on Saturday morning Mourners are paying their final respects to Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala in his native Argentina.The 28-year-old died when the plane he was in with pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel en route from Nantes to Cardiff on 21 January.A wake is being held at the club Sala
Science/Nature

AAAS: Machine learning ‘causing science crisis’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Astronomy is one of the many areas of science in which machine learning is used to make discoveries Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong.Dr Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston said that the increased use of such systems was contributing to a “crisis in science”.She warned scientists that if