Victoria Derbyshire Show to come off air as part of BBC cuts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The BBC2 show presented by Victoria Derbyshire has landed countless exclusive interviews The BBC’s award-winning Victoria Derbyshire Show is coming off air, the broadcaster’s media editor has learned.Amol Rajan said the cost of running the news and current affairs programme on a linear channel “when savings are needed” had […]

Wuhan: Virus-hit Chinese city to shut public transport

Wuhan, a Chinese city of nearly nine million people, is to temporarily shut public transport amid a virus outbreak.Those living in the city have been told not to leave, and the airport and train stations will be closed to outgoing passengers.Bus, subway, ferry, and long-distance transport networks will be suspended from 1000 local time on […]

Premiership to release report into Saracens' salary cap breaches

Saracens have won back-to-back Premiership titles but will compete in the Championship in 2020-21Premiership Rugby will release the report into Saracens’ breaches of the league’s salary cap.The move comes after the defending champions said they were “keen” for the report to be published in full.The north London club will be relegated to the Championship at […]

Labour leadership: Long-Bailey says party must sell 'message of aspiration'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour needs to sell a message of aspiration to voters, says Long-Bailey Labour had “a great set of policies” at the general election but got its “messaging” wrong, Rebecca Long-Bailey has told the BBC.”We should have been talking about aspiration,” the Labour leadership contender said, but too […]

Alex Salmond sex offences trial to start in March

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Salmond appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh on Wednesday morning The trial of Alex Salmond, who is accused of carrying out a series of sexual offences against 10 women while serving as Scotland’s first minister, will begin on 9 March.The date was confirmed when Mr Salmond appeared at […]

Six Nations build-up 'different' after Saracens punishment – Farrell

Owen Farrell has played 188 times for SaracensEngland and Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell is hoping the Six Nations will provide an escape after a “different” build-up to the annual tournament.Saracens will be relegated from the Premiership at the end of the season following salary cap breaches.Eddie Jones’ England gather for the first time on Wednesday […]

Labour leadership: Nandy joins Starmer on final ballot

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLisa Nandy: ‘No support’ for those on Universal Credit Lisa Nandy is the second Labour leadership hopeful to get onto the final ballot, after Chinese for Labour announced it was supporting her.The Wigan MP joins shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, having already got backing from the […]

Jeff Bezos hack: Saudi Arabia calls claim ‘absurd’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The relationship between Jeff Bezos and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman soured after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder Saudi Arabia has denied that its crown prince was responsible for hacking Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ phone.A message from a phone number used by the prince has been implicated in the data breach, […]

Does a milk advert show Harry and Meghan's future?

Image copyright Bright Dairy Image caption The Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips is shown endorsing Jersey milk in a series of adverts in China It evokes a quintessentially English image of lush green fields and grand stately homes and ends with the Queen’s grandson taking a satisfying sip of fresh milk.A Chinese television advertisement, unearthed by […]