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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some parents give their children alcohol from an early age Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn. Two universities found that one in six parents gives their children alcohol by the age of […]

A year after her life was saved by a cycle helmet, a 12-year-old girl from Hampshire is calling for them to be made compulsory. Maisie was run over by a car on her way to school in November 2016. Her pelvis was shattered in five places, and doctors say that her cycle helmet saved her […]

Image copyright Universal Pitch Perfect 3 is outstanding. Quite literally. Not only is the third instalment of the successful film franchise highly entertaining – but also highly unusual for Hollywood. Seeing an all-female ensemble cast in a storyline where the main objective isn’t finding a boyfriend is something you don’t often see. Which is perhaps […]

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Image copyright Seehotel Jagerwirt Image caption Christoph Brandstatter (third from right) had his Austrian hotel hacked four times The internet of things (IoT) promises many advantages – smart cities with integrated transport systems, for instance – but it comes with a significantly increased cybersecurity risk. So how should we be tackling this new threat? Christoph […]

Image copyright LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images If you’d travelled across the world to pursue a better life, would you move back in return for money? Germany is betting that the answer is yes. The country has long offered migrants and asylum seekers financial incentives to leave its shores, and until 28 February 2018 it’s prepared to […]

Image copyright Other Image caption A computer generated image of an HS2 train on the Birmingham and Fazeley viaduct Unauthorised redundancy payments made by the state-owned company managing the HS2 rail project were a “shocking waste of taxpayers’ money”, MPs have said. The Public Accounts Committee said the firm overseeing construction of a high-speed rail […]

Image copyright Courtesy Peter Lang-Stanton Image caption Allan Stanton, the author’s father, in a photo dated April 1969 Peter Lang-Stanton set out to make a radio documentary about the truth of his father’s role in one of the largest clandestine missions in US history, but he didn’t realise the emotional minefield of investigating a loved […]

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Date: Sunday, 17 December Time: 18:45 GMT Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website Tennis star Roger Federer has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time after a public vote. The 36-year-old Swiss topped the […]

Image copyright PA The last Question Time of the year saw Conservative Nicky Morgan and Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey joined on the panel by Professor Robert Winston, comedian Geoff Norcott and journalist Isabel Oakeshott in Barnsley. So what happened? Coming the day after Theresa May’s first Commons defeat as prime minister on a key Brexit vote, […]


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