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
Entertainment

Lucy Moon: I made a YouTube video about my alcohol problem

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is life like behind the camera for YouTuber Lucy Moon?YouTube stars and fans are gathering in London for Summer in the City, the UK's largest and longest-running online video festival. We meet the people who get to call YouTube their job. Lucy Moon is a 23-year-old online influencer, whose days consist of creating videos for her YouTube channel, writing blog
Business

HSBC ‘cautiously optimistic’ about growth despite trade tensions

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images HSBC said it was "cautiously optimistic" about global growth as it announced a 4.6% increase in pre-tax profit for the first half of 2018.The bank said Asian economies remained robust despite growing trade tensions between China and the US. It also said its contingency plans for Brexit had not changed, despite growing warnings of a no-deal exit. HSBC is Europe's largest bank, but Asia is
Entertainment

The Hate U Give: Illustrator Debra Cartwright ‘wasn’t thrilled’ about casting

[ad_1] Image copyright Instagram/Debra Cartwright Image caption Debra Cartwright illustrated the cover art for The Hate U Give The cover art illustrator for The Hate U Give has said she "wasn't exactly thrilled" with the casting of the film adaptation.Debra Cartwright illustrated the cover for Angie Thomas's young adult novel, which was published in February 2017.Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg was cast in the lead role in the film, which
Education

Teens on 9-1 GCSEs: ‘Everyone’s worried about grade boundaries’

[ad_1] Image caption They're glad it's all over, but a little worried that grade boundaries could be high After weeks of stress, pressure and revision, GCSEs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finally over and teenagers can relax and enjoy the summer sunshine.The current Year 11s in England were the first cohort to sit the majority of their GCSEs under the new, more rigorous 9-1 grading system. So how
UK News

Royal wedding 2018: Meghan ‘cried’ about dad missing wedding

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch highlights of Meghan and Harry's big dayThe Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, has revealed his daughter cried when he told her he would not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry.He also revealed his upset at not walking her down the aisle."I'm a footnote to the greatest moment in history rather than the dad who walked his daughter down
Education

10 things about Harvard graduates: Liberals, virgins and iPhones

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Harvard University has been a launch pad for many high-powered careers - and this summer has seen another crop of graduates leaving the flagship US university.But if these are going to be the next generation of political and business leaders, what are their beliefs and experiences?The Harvard Crimson student newspaper has carried out a close-up survey of these new graduates, showing their attitudes on politics,