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BBC | How can physical activity help a child do better in school?


Did you know that children are expected to achieve 60 minutes of health enhancing physical activity every day? 30 minutes of which should occur during school. Only one in ten achieve the in-school target; only one in five achieve the…

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Posted by: Neda on: 12/11/2018 in: Health & Safety, UK, Europe & World News

Australia strawberry scare: Accused saboteur 'motivated by spite'


An Australian woman accused of putting sewing needles inside strawberries in a high-profile sabotage case was motivated by spite, a court has heard. My Ut Trinh, 50, was arrested on Sunday following a nationwide police investigation that began in September.…

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Posted by: Neda on: 12/11/2018 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone


The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still missing, officials have said. Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking the toll…

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Posted by: Neda on: 12/11/2018 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | NHS outpatients service 'stuck in the 18th Century'


The way hospitals in the UK run outpatient clinic appointments is stuck "in the 18th Century", leading doctors say. Every year millions of people travel to hospitals, where doctors check up on their health and discuss their care. The Royal…

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Posted by: Neda on: 09/11/2018 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Sir David Attenborough lends voice to Netflix's Our Planet series


Sir David Attenborough is to narrate a documentary series for streaming service Netflix about "the beauty and fragility of our natural world". It has been produced in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill made Planet Earth and The…

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Posted by: Neda on: 09/11/2018 in: General News & Updates

BBC 'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates


There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust" - meaning there are insufficient children…

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Posted by: Neda on: 09/11/2018 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Firework packaging should show graphic injuries, doctors say


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, like the one they have…

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Posted by: Neda on: 05/11/2018 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Fireworks and fizzes of Bonfire Night


People across the UK have been celebrating Bonfire Night. Here is a selection of the best images from firework displays across the country. Ellison Hacker saw these sensational fireworks in Battersea Park on Sunday. Read more    

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Posted by: Neda on: 05/11/2018 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Viva Four-Ever: Spice Girls to announce reunion tour (without Victoria Beckham)


The Spice Girls are to announce their first tour for a decade - but Victoria Beckham won't be taking part. Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm are set to reveal details of the reunion tour later on…

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Posted by: Neda on: 05/11/2018 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Almost three-quarters of jobseekers quit lengthy job applications


More than 70% of jobseekers would quit online job applications that exceed 15 minutes to complete research by recruitment firm Hays has revealed. Simon Winfield, Managing Director Hays UK & Ireland, says today’s candidates are more digitally fluent than ever…

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Posted by: Neda on: 30/10/2018 in: General News & Updates, Graduates, UK, Europe & World News