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Diane Abbott ‘sorry’ for drinking on train

Image copyright PA Image caption A photo of Dianne Abbott drinking on the Overground was printed in The Sun Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has apologised after a photo emerged of her sipping a can of M&S mojito on a London Overground train. Since 1 June, 2008 it has been illegal to drink alcohol on […]


Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adele and Simon Konecki married in secret in 2016 Adele has separated from her husband Simon Konecki, representatives for the singer have confirmed. In a statement on Friday, they said the pair were “committed to raising their son together lovingly”. Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, in 2012. […]


TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space

Image copyright Rocket Lab Image caption Rocket Lab has had five successful launches from a base in New Zealand Peter Beck is a space entrepreneur with a rocket and launch pad in New Zealand that has permission for flights “every 72 hours for the next 30 years”. The 25 satellites his firm Rocket Lab has […]


Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health. It’s being backed by the National Garden Scheme at a time when house plants are becoming increasingly popular – particularly among young people who can’t afford gardens. In the UK, plants which don’t produce […]


HMRC: Beware of tax rebate text message scams

Image copyright Getty Images Earlier this month John, who believed he was due a tax refund, received a text message from “InfoHM”. “I was bleary-eyed from waking up early,” he says. “The excitement of what my tax refund would be overwhelmed my normally pretty rational brain.” He followed online instructions, and unwittingly provided personal and […]