Education

Sylvia Pankhurst raised phone-tap concerns in 1930s

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst raised concerns about phone-tapping in the 1930s, decades before MI5 revealed it had kept her under surveillance.At the time, Pankhurst was a prominent human rights campaigner. In 1934, she wrote to the postmaster general about the case of a lawyer who had installed a duplicate phone line to eavesdrop on his wife's conversations with a lover. The letters were discovered in the
Entertainment

Lil Pump: Rapper labelled ‘racist’ over song

[ad_1] Lil Pump: Rapper labelled 'racist' over song By Tom Gerken, BBC UGC & Social News And Kerry Allen, BBC Monitoring Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lil Pump has more than 17.4 million followers on Instagram US-Colombian rapper Lil Pump has been accused of racism after he teased a new song which uses a derogatory term.In the song's lyrics, Pump says "they call me [Chinese basketball player] Yao Ming
UK News

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Consumers will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups under a new government strategy.The strategy also compels councils to provide separate collections for food waste.Recycling will be made less confusing for households, and manufacturers will need to foot the cost of disposing of the goods they produce.The plan has been cautiously welcomed by green groups, but some business groups are
US & World

The millionaire make-up mogul behind Huda Beauty

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHuda Kattan is a celebrity in the make-up world, she meets her UK fans for the first time.How many times in life have you thought about quitting your job to do something you love instead?Huda Kattan made that decision 10 years ago and now runs beauty empire Huda Beauty, which Forbes recently valued at over $1bn (£800m).The American left Dubai -
Politics

Theresa May sets January date for MPs’ Brexit vote

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May announces Brexit vote dateMPs will vote on the UK's Brexit deal in the week beginning 14 January, Theresa May has told Parliament.The vote was due to be held last week but was put on hold after Theresa May admitted she was set to lose.Announcing a new date, Mrs May said the EU had made it clear the Irish backstop
Business

Student loan ruling adds £12bn to government borrowing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A change in how student loans are recorded in the public finances will add £12bn to the deficit, following an Office for National Statistics ruling.The amount expected not to be repaid, which could be 45% of lending, will be reclassified as public spending.Student loans will now significantly push up the UK's deficit - providing an incentive to reduce tuition fees.The government said the change would
Education

Raising girls ‘changes fathers’ views on gender stereotypes’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Fathers are less likely to hold traditional views about gender roles if they raise a girl, research suggests.This becomes particularly noticeable once girls reach school age, the study, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), says.The report finds fathers' likelihood of holding traditional views declined by 8% when their daughters reached primary school age and by 11% by secondary age.The study concludes
Technology

Apple FaceTime car crash lawsuit dismissed

[ad_1] Image caption FaceTime is pre-installed on most Apple devices A lawsuit blaming Apple for a child's death in a car crash, has been dismissed by a US appeals court in California.Garrett Wilhelm told police he was using FaceTime on the iPhone 6 when he crashed into the back of a family car.Five-year-old Moriah Modisette died from the injuries she sustained in the 2014 Christmas Eve accident in Texas.Her family
Science/Nature

Bloodhound supersonic car project saved

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Bloodhound car was tested in Newquay, Cornwall, last yearA 1,000mph race car project has been saved after an entrepreneur stepped in to buy the business.The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle - built with a jet engine bolted to a rocket - is all but finished.Its future was in jeopardy amid a failure to secure investment which forced the firm financing it into