Politics

Brexit: May to be told EU Brexit delay decision

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAhead of meeting EU leaders, the UK PM is asked what she will do if they only grant a long extension. Theresa May has been called back into the EU summit in Brussels, after European Council president Donald Tusk confirmed a Brexit delay has been agreed by the 27 other EU leaders.Reuters is reporting that EU member states will offer an
Business

Pri-mania as world’s largest Primark opens in Birmingham

[ad_1] Image copyright Cloud 9 Photography Image caption About 5,000 people are expected to attend the opening of the store in Birmingham The world's biggest Primark is opening its doors to shoppers in Birmingham.Covering 161,000 sq ft over five floors, and with a Disney cafe plus two other eateries, a barber shop and beauty studio, as well as homewares and fashion, it could spell a new generation for the department
Entertainment

Jack Cole: The ‘scary’ dancer who made Marilyn sparkle

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy Image caption The sensuality of Marilyn Monroe's dance routine in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was ground-breaking for 1953 He's been called the father of American jazz dancing. But Jack Cole was also the man who gave Marilyn Monroe her dance moves. Another Cole pupil, Chita Rivera - star of the original Broadway West Side Story - recalls him as a demanding choreographer but, more than 60 years
Health

‘I’m 35, with two young children – and Parkinson’s’

[ad_1] At 29, Ellie Finch Hulme was diagnosed with a condition often associated with much older people - Parkinson's disease. She decided it wasn't going to stop her living her life the way she wanted to.Ellie doesn't fit the stereotype of someone with Parkinson's disease, as one of her recent tweets makes clear. People are often shocked when they meet her for the first time, she says."I volunteer in a
Business

The families who took on a housing giant

[ad_1] Image caption Families joined forces to protest outside a Taylor Wimpey development It took seven families two years, but a group of homeowners in Scotland has taken on a housing giant in order to have their "crumbling" new-build homes repaired. It's part of a broader, UK-wide issue - this is their story.Sheila Chalmers moved to Peebles with her husband 10 years ago.Her three-bed home was one of 250 built
Business

Why India is one of world’s most protectionist countries

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the "Make In India" project The world's largest democratic exercise begins today. Nine hundred million Indians are registered to vote in general elections taking place over the next five weeks. Much is at stake.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised to make India the world's third largest economy by 2030. Meanwhile, the opposition Congress
UK News

‘I delivered a baby over the phone’

[ad_1] A pub landlord has praised the 'calm and precise' instructions of a 999 call operator after she talked him through delivering his own baby.Simon Duffy, of the Perch and Pike in South Stoke, Oxfordshire, called 999 when he realised there was not enough time to get to the hospital. The operator has now met newborn baby Chloe and her parents in person and says 'it is really nice to
US & World

India elections: All you need to know

[ad_1] India's general election is the biggest democratic exercise in the world. Here are some of the numbers, leaders and issues you need to know about, as the country goes to polls in seven phases starting 11 April. Results will be out on 23 May.Produced by Kinjal Pandya-Wagh and Kavitha Prasad. Graphics by Fadi Gibara [ad_2] Source link
Education

Student reunited with mother after 12 years

[ad_1] Would you be able to leave your child at school knowing you would not see them again for more than a decade?That is the stark choice facing some parents in Nepal’s most remote villages who want a better future for their children. The story of one group of teenagers travelling to meet their parents for the first time in 12 years has been turned into the award-winning documentary, Children
Education

‘We’re artists that happen to be women’

[ad_1] "Women need to start coming up now and showing what we've got to offer."That is the advice of one Cardiff Metropolitan University art student.It comes as the National Museum Wales admitted its collections "embed historical injustice", after research showed men dominated its recent exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions between 2016 and 2018 featured the work of 83 women compared with 273 men.National Museum of Wales director general David Anderson said he