Politics

CRC Brexit donation to DUP not reported to watchdog

[ad_1] Image caption The DUP took out a wraparound ad in the Metro urging voters to "Take Back Control" during the EU referendum campaign A pro-Brexit group which gave £435,000 to the DUP during the EU referendum campaign broke electoral law by failing to report the donation.The Constitutional Research Council was fined £6,000 for failing to notify the Electoral Commission.Following an investigation, the CRC declared the 2016 donation and the
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Enfield fatal shooting: Three arrested over killing

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The man was pronounced dead in St Joseph's Road, Enfield, on Tuesday night A man has been found shot dead in the street in north London.The victim died at the scene in Enfield, after Met Police officers responded to reports he had suffered a gunshot wound.Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the man's death in St Joseph's Road, at about
US & World

Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island

[ad_1] Image copyright unicef Image caption The drone carried the medicine in a small styrofoam box A baby on a small Pacific island has become the first person given a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone.Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged mountains in Vanuatu that otherwise take hours to cross.About 20% of children in Vanuatu don't receive important vaccinations because the supply
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European Union diplomatic communications ‘targeted by hackers’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hackers successfully targeted the European Union's diplomatic communications over a period of several years, The New York Times reports.Thousands of messages were intercepted in which diplomats referenced a range of subjects from US President Donald Trump to global trade.The breach was reportedly discovered by the cyber-security company Area 1.European officials say that information marked as confidential and secret was not affected by the three-year hack.One
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Rappers and songwriters: Is it OK to get help writing songs?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images/Jennifer McCord Imagine a person writing a grime track. You might be picturing a lone figure in a dark room, bent over a laptop.You're probably not thinking of what industry professionals have told Radio 1 Newsbeat is "the norm" - the rapper getting help from a professional songwriter.But in a genre that's all about self-expression, how much influence can a songwriter have without making the music
Education

Derby pub’s ‘sign-a-long’ for boy with Down’s syndrome

[ad_1] Regulars and staff at a pub have performed a "sign-a-long" of a five-year-old boy's favourite song. They used Makaton sign language for a rendition of Labi Siffre's (Something Inside) So Strong for Oliver Callis, who has Down's syndrome.It combines signs, symbols and speech to help him communicate.The Oaklands pub in Littleover, Derby, is one of only three in the UK which has "Makaton friendly" accreditation. [ad_2] Source link
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Bus travel: Fewer passengers as funding falls

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Disruptions on England's rail network have been in the spotlight over the past year - but only 20% of all trips on public transport are on trains, although passenger numbers have been rising.Buses are the most common mode of public transport, accounting for 60% of all trips - but on the buses, passenger numbers are falling. There were 9% fewer journeys on local bus services
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The mothers learning the signs of radicalisation

[ad_1] A new scheme, funded by the government's counter-terrorism Prevent programme, is teaching mothers the signs of radicalisation to help them safeguard their children.Those attending volunteer to do so - they have not been referred and it is not in response to any particular threat.Shabnam Mahmood has been to meet those taking part in Bradford, for the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC
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Dillian Whyte: ‘Warrior’ ready for Dereck Chisora rematch

[ad_1] British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte will take on Dereck Chisora in a rematch in London on Saturday.Radio 1 Newsbeat’s spent the last three months behind the scenes with the 30-year-old as he prepares for the fight.Dillian used to train himself in south London and up until 2015 had never even seen a physio, but is now based at Loughborough University as he chases his dream of becoming heavyweight champion