Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn vows to create 400,000 ‘green’ jobs

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn will promise to “kickstart a green jobs revolution” if Labour wins power, in his closing speech to his party’s conference. He will commit Labour to hitting a target of 60% of energy to come from low carbon or renewable sources by 2030. To achieve that, 410,000 skilled jobs will need […]

Theresa May: A general election isn’t in the national interest

Media captionTheresa May, who is in New York for a UN meeting, spoke to the BBC about immigration and Brexit Prime Minister Theresa May has said it would “not be in the national interest” for a general election to take place before the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019. Mrs May told journalists […]

What is a ‘Canada-style’ trade deal?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvesting Canadian oats, which used to attract a 54% tariff in Europe Free trade comes in many forms. It ranges from single markets to customs unions, to association agreements, to free trade agreements (FTAs) and beyond. The EU has negotiated 35 trade agreements for its member states, with another […]

Labour conference: Members vote to keep referendum option open

Media captionDelegates cheer as Keir Starmer says “nobody is ruling out remain as an option” in a further Brexit referendum Labour delegates have approved a motion that would keep all options – including a fresh referendum – on the table if MPs are deadlocked over Brexit. It was passed by a show of hands at […]

RHI: Ex-DUP advisers to give evidence to inquiry

Image caption John Robinson is the DUP’s director of communications, but also served as a special adviser to Simon Hamilton when he was economy minister Two former DUP special advisers will give evidence later to a public inquiry investigating NI’s flawed green energy scheme. John Robinson is the DUP’s director of communications, and a former […]

Kenyan Waihiga Mwaura wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

Media captionWaihiga Mwaura says he want to tell the African story in a different way A Kenyan journalist and TV presenter has won this year’s BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Waihiga Mwaura presents Kenya’s most-watched evening news bulletin on Citizen TV. As part of the prize, he will spend three months at the BBC […]

US-Iran: John Bolton warns Iran of ‘hell to pay’ if crossed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption John Bolton was speaking at United Against Nuclear Iran Summit in New York US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran’s rulers that there will be “hell to pay” if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. His comments came hours after President Donald Trump accused Iran of […]

Mirrorless cameras: Photography’s new decisive moment

Media captionWATCH: Dan Simmons takes a first look at Panasonic’s full-frame mirrorless camera Nearly 200 years after the birth of photography, the art form is experiencing a technological revolution. Smartphones are using multiple cameras and software-based smarts to deliver images that seemingly transcend the limits of their small lenses and sensors. And while handsets have […]

Bill Cosby jailed: ‘We’ve got justice!’

A judge in Pennsylvania has jailed comedian Bill Cosby for three to 10 years for sexual assault. Cosby, 81, was also categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry. The actor declined to make a statement when offered the opportunity. Bill Cosby […]

Why 27 hikers helped woman up mountain

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