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Twitter: Fake Elon Musk scam spreads after accounts hacked

Media captionWho is Elon Musk? Several popular verified Twitter accounts have been hacked by scammers to promote an ad using Tesla boss Elon Musk’s name and likeness. British fashion retailer Matalan, film distributor Pathe UK and US publisher Pantheon Books were among those whose accounts were taken over by scam artists. The scam used promoted […]

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NHS prevention plan aims to boost healthy life expectancy

Media captionMatt Hancock outlines new plans for an emphasis on illness prevention People in England are being told to cut back on alcohol, sugar, salt and fat in a bid to boost the nation’s healthy life expectancy by five years. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is setting out his long-term vision for the NHS on Monday […]

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Firework packaging should show graphic injuries, doctors say

Image copyright BAPRAS Image caption Plastic surgeons want graphic images like this one of an injured hand on fireworks packets Senior doctors are calling for graphic images of injuries to be displayed on firework packaging. Plastic surgeons say the number of life-changing injuries is rising every year despite numerous safety campaigns. They believe shocking images, […]

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World Cup ambulance damage: Four people charged

World Cup ambulance damage: Four people charged

Image copyright LAS Image caption A fundraising page set up to pay for repairs raised £10,000 after photos of the damaged car were shared online Three men and a woman have been charged with criminal damage after an ambulance was smashed up while football fans celebrated England’s quarter-final win over Sweden at the World Cup. […]

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Children with learning disabilities ‘failed by society’

Image copyright Getty Images Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert. Prof Sir Michael Marmot said they die 15-20 years earlier than other people due to poor housing, low incomes, social isolation and bullying. He said 40% of people with learning difficulties […]

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Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign homestretch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Media mogul Oprah Winfrey travelled to Georgia to campaign with Stacey Abrams ahead of the mid-term election Race-baiting allegations have mired the homestretch of the US mid-term elections, turning it into one of the ugliest campaigns in recent times. US networks have withdrawn President Donald Trump’s ad about a […]

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Iran sanctions: Face creams and carpets among products affected

The US is re-imposing sanctions lifted on Iran as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. Now any company doing business with Tehran could potentially face massive fines. It follows President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal, which was designed to curb the country’s nuclear programme. The BBC’s Martin Patience reports from […]

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Cameroon school kidnap: More than 70 pupils seized in Bamenda

Image copyright . Image caption In the video released of the children the man holding the camera turns it on himself at the end Dozens of people, mostly school pupils, have been kidnapped from a boarding school in the west of Cameroon. At least 78 students and three others, including the principal, were seized early […]

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Iran sanctions: US vows ‘relentless’ pressure as sanctions resume

Media captionMartin Patience reports from Lebanon, where Iranians are already feeling the effects of the sanctions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the US will exert “relentless” pressure on Iran unless it changes its “revolutionary course”. His comments came hours after the Trump administration restored all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, […]

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Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia ‘sent experts’ to cover evidence

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Washington Post contributor disappeared on 2 October Saudi Arabia sent a toxicologist and a chemical expert to its consulate in Istanbul after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, a senior Turkish official has told the BBC. The Saudis admit the journalist was killed there last month, but their accounts have […]

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