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Use forecast to talk about climate change, urges ex-BBC presenter

Bill Giles calls on broadcasters to add slot explaining humans’ impact on climateThe veteran weatherman Bill Giles is calling on the BBC and other major broadcasters to radically overhaul their forecasts to incorporate information about climate change.The former head of BBC weather presenters has said more needs to be done by broadcasters to highlight climate change to face the “reality more squarely and openly”. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Media, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Bbc, Television industry, UK Weather, Bill Giles


Big Finish Is Reviving Doctor Who's Infamous First Companion Kill

Despite dozens of heroes from across time and space venturing in and out of the TARDIS doors, not a lot of Doctor Who’s companions have actually left via the grim exit of death itself. You might cast your mind back to someone like Adric, but the first companion kill goes back much further...and is about to come back…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Katarina, Big Finish, Audio Drama, The Daleks Master Plan, Adric


Years of MySpace music deleted; Internet weeps

It’s not so much that anyone expected MySpace to be alive at this point, let alone a safe place for music uploads. The demise of years of MySpace music is more like a sad reminder of the direction of the Internet. First, there’s actually a few events in the timeline of how so much music disappeared from the service in the first place. Remember that about ten years ago it had only just been surpassed by Facebook. Since then, relative traffic, revenue, and headcount have plunged dramatically. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Opinion, Germany, Tech, Web, History, Bbc, Rants, Stories, Editorial, Myspace, Archiving


UK Speaker Deals Potentially Fatal Blow To Theresa May’s Ailing Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intended to try a third time to get lawmakers to back the deal, ideally before May joins EU leaders Thursday at a Brussels summit where she is set to ask the bloc to postpone Britain’s departure. May has warned opponents t...
Tags: UK, London, News, Eu, European Union, World news, Ap, Bbc, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Bercow, Belgium


Lady Gaga Is Bringing Pink Eyeshadow Back In A Big Way

When it comes to eyeshadow and eye makeup, celebrities are getting real comfortable with the unexpected. Over the past year alone, we've seen unlikely shades like yellow, green, blue, and even red pop up on red carpets with the nonchalance of just another been-there-done-that smokey eye. Now, it seems that pink is making a major comeback. One quick glance at Lady Gaga 's glam meets dreamy makeup look of petal-pink eyeshadow studded with dainty rhinestones is all the proof we need.As with any bo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, London, Bbc, Kylie Jenner, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Collins, Elizabeth Holmes, Cardi, Hale, Boynton, Bobbi Brown, JO Baker, Lily Collins, Lucy Hale


Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenJohn Bercow rules out third meaningful vote without ‘substantial’ changeDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 4.14pm GMT The SNP’s Pete Wishart says Bercow has made a substantial ruling, and “a correct ruling”. 4.14pm GMT According to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, the solictor general, Robert Buckland, is saying the government may have to prorogue parliament to get round the ruling by John Bercow (because Erskine May says...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, John Bercow, Bercow, SNP, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Laura Kuenssberg


Fifty roles to go across BBC Radio Production and Operations

The BBC is asking for volunteers to take redundancy in its Radio & Music Production and Operations department to help cut 50 jobs. The roles will go from a workforce of 706 people working in locations including Salford, Birmingham and London. But production teams for Radio 1, 1Xtra, the Asian Network, and 6 Music will not be affected, staff have been told in an email on Friday afternoon. The Ops department has been asked to release savings to meet corporate efficiency targets and to reinvest ...
Tags: England, London, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Alerts, BBC Radio, Asian Network, BBC Radio Production and Operations, Radio Music Production and Operations, Salford Birmingham


Three dead in Netherlands tram shooting

Police are hunting for a gunman who shot at least four passengers on a train in Utrecht, killing three of them, then fled. BBC: Police say the gunman is still at large. Trains and trams have stopped running and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed. Counter-terror police reportedly say the shooting "appears to be a terrorist attack". Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said all efforts were now focused on catching the gunman. He also said there could be more th...
Tags: Post, News, Bbc, Netherlands, Utrecht, Tanis, Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg


One dead and three wounded in Netherlands tram shooting

Police are hunting for a gunman who shot at least four passengers on a train in Utrecht, killing one of them, then fled. BBC: Police say the gunman is still at large. Trains and trams have stopped running and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed. Counter-terror police reportedly say the shooting "appears to be a terrorist attack". Dutch anti-terrorism co-ordinator Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said all efforts were now focused on catching the gunman. He also said there could be more than...
Tags: Post, News, Bbc, Netherlands, Utrecht, Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg


Disco teens saw resuscitation bids

Nigel Ruddell, Medical Director at NI Ambulance told the BBC large crowd "witnessed resuscitation attempts".
Tags: News, Bbc, Nigel Ruddell, NI Ambulance


Sue Sweeney in sudden radio departure from BBC Newcastle

Long-serving BBC local radio presenter Sue Sweeney has made a sudden exit from BBC Newcastle. Sue started work at BBC Radio Cleveland over 20 years ago before moving to Newcastle where she hosted a number of different programmes. She was most recently hosting weekends. No mention was made of her impending departure during her last programme, with Sue telling listeners she’ll be back as usual ‘next week’. This has left fans believing Sue was told of her exit after her last show. Sue tweeted to...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Newcastle, Sue, North East, Local Radio, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Newcastle, BBC Radio Cleveland, The North of England, Tamsin Robson, Sue Sweeney


UK Brexit-backing lawmaker says 'a lot of people' still oppose May's deal

LONDON (Reuters) - A Brexit-supporting British lawmaker said a "lot of people" in parliament still remained opposed to Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union withdrawal deal, with hostility going beyond opposition to the so-called Irish backstop. "This is a very bad agreement," John Redwood told BBC radio. "Quite a number share my overall concerns that we don't need this kind of binding treaty. "It's a lot of people and it goes far wider than the ERG group who have been particul...
Tags: London, News, European Union, Bbc, Theresa May, Reuters, Michael Holden, John Redwood, UK Brexit


Finding elite Russian troops during 2014 Crimea annexation

On the anniversary of Crimea's annexation, this is how the BBC discovered Russian troops were involved.
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, Crimea


What did Americans think of the British acts at the South By Southwest festival?

The BBC brought a bunch of up-and-coming musicians to Texas. So what did the locals think?
Tags: Texas, News, Bbc, South By Southwest


Can Hibernian be caught in gallop to Premiership top six?

BBC Scotland analyses the remaining fixtures to see if anyone can beat Hibernian into the top six.
Tags: News, Scotland, Bbc, Hibernian


Liverpool’s Andy Robertson pulls out of Scotland match because of his teeth

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson to miss Kazakhstan Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson won’t be involved in Scotland’s upcoming international match against Kazakhstan. That Euro 2020 qualifier is scheduled for Thursday. As confirmed by the BBC, the Liverpool defender has been forced out of the Kazakhstan game due to problems with his teeth: Scotland captain Andy Robertson is out of Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Kazakhstan. The Liverpool full-back had met with the squad in Glasgow, but did no...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Bbc, Soccer, Chelsea, Liverpool, Glasgow, Uefa, James Milner, Kazakhstan, Andrew Robertson, Fulham, Reds, Gary Neville, San Marino, Sadio Mane


New Zealand's biggest online classifieds site bans sale of semi-automatic guns

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack, New Zealand is looking to step up on gun control.It's led to the country's biggest online marketplace, Trade Me, stopping the sale of semi-automatic firearms until it receives further instruction from the government.SEE ALSO: Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting, but questions remain"We have listened to public sentiment following Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch and decided to remove all se...
Tags: Facebook, News, Australia, Bbc, New Zealand, Christchurch, Police Association, Jacinda Ardern, delete Facebook, Ardern, Chris Cahill, Radio NZ The New Zealand Police Association


BBC Visits 'Hated and Hunted' Ransomware Expert

In "Hated and hunted," a BBC reporter describes visiting a ransomware expert "who has devoted himself, at huge personal cost, to helping victims of ransomware around the world." They hate him so much that they leave him angry threats buried deep inside the code of their own viruses... "I was shocked but I also felt a real sense of pride," says Fabian. "Almost like, a little bit cocky. I'm not going to lie, yeah, it was nice...." He works remotely for a cyber security company, often sitting for ...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Fabian, Emsisoft


Finding elite Russian troops during 2014 Crimea annexation

How the BBC discovered elite Russian troops were involved in the annexation of Crimea.
Tags: News, Bbc, Crimea


How To Juggle A Hit Reality Dance Show And A West End Choreography Gig

Oti Mabuse is one of the professional dancers on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – and then she got the call to choreograph a new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. – BBC
Tags: Art, Bbc, Dance, Oti Mabuse, 03.17.19


Swimming with giants in Madagascar

“Préparez-vous! Préparez-vous!” our captain shouts. Then “Allez! Allez! A droite!” Flippers on, masks down and snorkels up, we slide rapidly into the water from the rear of the boat. For a few seconds we can see nothing but bubbles. When they clear, we spot a huge whale shark swimming straight towards us – flat-headed with a yard-wide mouth. We paddle back to avoid him, but the enormous creature takes no notice. He glides past us – all 18 sleek feet of him. We turn and follow. The next few minut...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Taiwan, Beijing, Northern Ireland, Heathrow, New Zealand, Madagascar, Pacific, Galapagos Islands, Indian Ocean, Pierce, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Diamant, Omura, Simon Pierce


'Farrell's captaincy, rollercoaster rugby & second-half frailties - England v Scotland analysis

Owen Farrell's workload, Scottish pride and England's second-half frailties - BBC pundits on the incredible 38-38 draw at Twickenham.
Tags: England, Scotland, Bbc, Owen Farrell, Rugby, Farrell


'Farrell's captaincy, rollercoaster emotions & second-half frailties - England v Scotland analysis

Owen Farrell's workload, Scottish pride and England's second-half frailties - BBC pundits on the incredible 38-38 draw at Twickenham.
Tags: England, Scotland, Bbc, Owen Farrell, Rugby, Farrell


In Solidarity Gesture, Man Keeps Watch During Prayers At Manchester Mosque

A picture of a man identified as Andrew Graystone by the BBC went viral Saturday, in which he’s standing outside a Manchester mosque during prayers to keep watch. Outside a mosque in Manchester today… pic.twitter.com/m3CeaBTgEg — BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) March 15, 2019 Graystone held a sign reading “you are my friends. I will keep watch while you pray.” The display comes the day after a massacre in New Zealand left at least 49 people dead. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Bbc, Manchester, New Zealand, Gun Control, Solidarity, BBC Radio Manchester, Graystone, Livewire, Kate Riga, New Zealand massacre, Andrew Graystone, Manchester Mosque


Video: Emotional Heurelho Gomes brought to tears following Watford’s win over Crystal Palace

Footage of Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes’ emotional celebrations following his side’s victory versus Crystal Palace has emerged online this afternoon. Watford vs Crystal Palace Javi Gracia’s men welcomed Palace to Vicarage Road a short time ago, for an FA Cup quarter-final showdown. The Hornets secured their place in the tournament’s final-8 courtesy of a 1-0 win at QPR last month. Roy Hodgson’s Eagles, meanwhile, put League One outfit Doncaster Rovers to the sword by 2 goals to nil in the...
Tags: Sport, Bbc, Soccer, Qpr, Manchester City, Swansea City, Spurs, Wembley, Ben Foster, Crystal Palace, Watford, Palace, Doncaster Rovers, Etienne Capoue, Vicarage Road, Michy Batshuayi


What we learned this week

Are we on the road to civilisational collapse? asks Luke Kemp for the BBC. “Collapse may be a normal phenomenon for civilisations, regardless of their size and stage… We may be more technologically advanced now. But this gives little ground to believe that we are immune to the threats that undid our ancestors.” Depressing to […]
Tags: Future, Miscellaneous, Bbc, Luke Kemp


Witnessing the Islamic State exodus

The battle against the IS in Syria is coming to a close. The BBC's Quentin Sommerville investigates.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Syria, Bbc, Quentin Sommerville


‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Sequel Short Adds Lily James and Alicia Vikander

Toward the end of last year, we learned that a Four Weddings and a Funeral sequel was being planned as a short film to support the charitable Red Nose Day campaign. Writer Richard Curtis is back to script the sequel, and Mike Newell will be directing again, too. But let’s be honest, it’s the returning cast you’re excited to see after 25 years. And while pretty much everyone from the original movie will be back, there are a couple of new cast members getting in on the fun. Baby Driver star Lily ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Romance, Bbc, United States, United Kingdom, Sequels, Richard Curtis, Tomb raider, Alicia Vikander, Hugh-Grant, Lily James, Andie Macdowell, Kristin-Scott-Thomas, Short Films, Mike Newell


Matt Wallace diary day three: 'I had to batten down the hatches to make the cut'

In an exclusive diary for BBC Sport, England's Matt Wallace explains how he had to ride out some rough spells to make the cut at Sawgrass.
Tags: Sport, Bbc, Sport England, Matt Wallace


Comic Relief 2019: Stars line up for Red Nose Day on BBC TV

The BBC's charity telethon features a Four Weddings sequel plus other sketches and performances.
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, BBC TV