September 2022

BP in oil field where ‘cancer is like the flu’

BBC investigation uncovers the deadly impact of the oil giant’s toxic air pollution on children. Communities living close to oil fields, where gas is openly burned, are at elevated risk of leukaemia, a BBC News Arabic investigation has revealed. The UN told the BBC it considers these areas, in Iraq, to be “modern sacrifice zones” […]

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UK not in recession, new figures suggest

The economy grew in the second quarter of this year, but it remains smaller than pre-Covid levels. Image source, Getty Images The UK’s economy grew in the second quarter of this year, contrary to an initial reading which said it had shrunk, revised official data suggests. Economic output rose by 0.2% between April and June, […]

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Covid infections rise by 14% in a week in UK

But there is no clear evidence of an autumn wave starting, says the Office for National Statistics. Image source, Getty Images Covid infections in the UK are rising and have topped more than one million, according to official estimates. There has been a 14% rise in people testing positive – which is the biggest weekly […]

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Steve Wright hosts his final BBC Radio 2 afternoon show

The DJ tells listeners he wants to “celebrate the show’s success and long run” after 23 years. This video can not be played To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser. Steve Wright told listeners to his final daily BBC Radio 2 programme that he wants to “celebrate the show’s success […]

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Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Further arrest over Liverpool shooting

A man is held on suspicion of assisting an offender after the killing of Olivia Pratt-Korbel. Image source, Family handout A man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot in her own home. The nine-year-old was killed as her mother tried to stop a gunman entering their house […]

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Moors Murders: Search for Keith Bennett’s body restarts

Police search for the body of Keith Bennett, killed in 1964, after “potential remains” are found. Image source, PA Media The search for the body of one of the Moors murderers’ victims has restarted after “potential human remains” were found on moorland, police have said. Keith Bennett, 12, was one of five children tortured and […]

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