General election 2019: Pound and shares surge

Image copyright Getty Images The pound and shares have surged after the Conservatives won a clear majority in the UK general election.Sterling gained 2.1% to $1.34 – its highest level since May last year – on hopes that the big majority would remove uncertainty over Brexit.The pound also jumped to a three-and-a-half-year high against the […]

Scotland election results 2019: Sturgeon says SNP landslide 'mandate for indyref2'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: “I have a mandate to offer that choice” The SNP has made big gains across Scotland, with Nicola Sturgeon saying the country had sent a “clear message” on a second independence referendum. With all of the Scottish results in, the SNP has won 47 of […]

BBC Sport advent calendar: Iceland celebrate in style after beating England at Euro 2016

Day 13 of BBC Sport’s advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade features a unique celebration from one of Europe’s smallest nations at Euro 2016.Having just knocked England out of the tournament, Iceland celebrated their place in the quarter-finals with their supporters in their own style.Available to UK users only Source link

New Zealand volcano: Divers deployed to find last two missing bodies

Image copyright NZ Police Image caption The rescue team was equipped with high-level safety gear New Zealand police have deployed divers to look for two bodies near White Island volcano – after six bodies were retrieved in a recovery operation. The volcano erupted on Monday with 47 people there. Eight people were missing on the […]

Exit poll 2019: What is the forecast election result in my constituency?

The Conservatives are expected to have a majority in Parliament with a possible 357 seats, according to an updated BBC forecast. The forecast, based on the exit poll and declared results, puts Labour on 201 seats, the SNP on 55 and the Liberal Democrats on 13. Plaid Cymru is forecast to win four seats and […]

Election results: McDonnell blames Brexit for predicted Labour defeat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn McDonnell: “I think most people thought the polls were narrowing” Labour’s John McDonnell has blamed a campaign “dominated by Brexit” for a predicted poor performance by Labour in the election.The shadow chancellor said his party had been hoping “other issues would cut through”.A BBC/ITV/Sky exit poll […]

Newspaper headlines: 'Rejoice for Boris' or the 'Nightmare before Xmas?'

Newspaper headlines: ‘Rejoice for Boris’ or the ‘Nightmare before Xmas?’ By BBC News Staff Image caption The Tories are “set for the biggest win since Thatcher”, says the Times, with the paper also declaring that the 2019 general election could be the “worst result for Labour in more than 80 years”, if the exit poll […]

England's primary school league tables to be published

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s education editor Branwen Jeffreys explains primary league tables New primary school league table data for England will be published later by the Department for Education.The tables are based on how 11-year-olds in each school performed in national curriculum tests – or Sats – taken at […]

Election results 2019: Tories on course to win majority – exit poll

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHuw Edwards announces the results of an exit poll for the BBC, ITV and Sky The Conservatives are set to win an overall majority of 86 in the general election, according to an exit poll for the BBC, ITV and Sky News.The survey taken at UK polling […]