US & World

Finnish travellers warned about flawed passports

[ad_1] Finnish travellers warned about flawed passports By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright IDEMIA/YouTube Image caption No problem with the cover Police in Finland are calling on the public to check their passports to see whether they have defective watermarks, as this could cause problems when travelling.The National Police Board also warned border guards to be on the look-out for the flaws, namely upside-down watermarks
Politics

Anti-Semitism row: John McDonnell worried about Labour split

[ad_1] Image caption Mr McDonnell said he wanted to avoid a split 'at all costs' Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed he is "worried and saddened" about the prospect of the Labour Party splitting over the anti-Semitism row.Mr McDonnell told the New Statesman he wanted to avoid a split "at all costs" and was happy to talk to unhappy MPs.The party has been at war with itself over the issue
Entertainment

Great British Bake Off: A baker’s dozen of things to know about the new series

[ad_1] Image copyright Mark Bourdillon / Love Productions Ah, it's that time again. Great British Bake Off is back next week, easing us into those cooler autumn evenings with talk of proving, the gingham altar and, of course, soggy bottoms.This time we can relax - following last year's controversial move to Channel 4 from the BBC, our worst fears weren't realised. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding had more chemistry than
UK News

Bodyguard: What the critics say about new BBC drama

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The BBC's latest drama, Bodyguard, has debuted with largely positive reviews from the critics.Richard Madden plays David Budd, a troubled war veteran who is assigned to protect a controversial politician.The Daily Telegraph's Michael Hogan said it was "riveting" and he "had to remind myself to breathe"."Starting with a suicide bomb attack and only becoming more breathless, this was edge-of-the-seat, shush-the-family fare."Daily Express critic Molli Mitchell
Business

Brexit deal or no deal: What about my pension?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Anyone dreaming of retirement in the sun may have lost some sleep after reading the no-deal documents published by the government on Thursday.They outlined the risk of insurance companies being unable to pay pensions to their UK customers living in the EU.These problems are not insurmountable, according to trade bodies calling for a deal between the UK and the EU.But the situation has led to
Politics

Brexit: NHS managers warn about impact of no deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The group representing hospitals and ambulance services in England has warned of a lack of "contingency planning" to deal with the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the health service.In a leaked email to NHS England boss Simon Stevens, NHS Providers says leaving the EU without agreement would immediately be a real risk to services.The group warns it would make it harder to stop the
Entertainment

Stormy Daniels: Celebrity Big Brother no-show ‘never about money’

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Image caption Stormy Daniels as she appeared on Monday's Loose Women Adult film star Stormy Daniels has appeared on TV to explain why she did not appear on Celebrity Big Brother.She denied asking for more money and accused the show's producers of trying to "deport" her."It was never about the money," she said, insisting she'd always asked for her fee to be donated to charity.Daniels -
Business

Elon Musk was ‘not on weed’ when tweeting about taking Tesla private

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Elon Musk has attempted to explain his controversial tweet about taking Tesla private, saying he was "not on weed" at the time.The electric carmaker's founder has been facing intense scrutiny about the 7 August tweet which said he wanted to take Tesla private at $420 a share. He told the New York Times that the price of $420 seemed like "better karma" than $419."But I was
Education

A-level results 2018: What was new about this year’s exams?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their A and AS-level results. There have been some changes to A-level qualifications recently - the BBC News website sets them out.What changes have there been to A-levels in England?New AS and A-level syllabuses have been phased in across schools in England since September 2015. The change was brought in by the then education