West Midlands to get access to ultrafast home broadband

One million households in the West Midlands will be able to access to ultrafast gigabit-capable broadband from March, Virgin media says. The company says the switch-on of its gigabit ...

Learning difficulties ‘link to brain connections’

Differences associated with learning difficulties are found less in specific areas of the brain and more in the connections between them, experts say. After scanning 479 children’s ...

Dow falls more than 4% amid coronavirus stock rout

Financial markets suffered a sixth day of losses on Thursday, as traders dumped shares on fears that the spread of coronavirus will hobble the global economy. In the US, the Dow Jones ...

Investigate Trump wealth, Scottish ministers urged

Scotland’s first minister has been urged to use unexplained wealth orders to investigate how Donald Trump paid for his Scottish golf resorts. Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick ...

Obama slams ‘despicable’ attack ad against Joe Biden

Barack Obama has made a rare intervention in the 2020 White House race to blast a “despicable” racially charged attack ad against Joe Biden. A pro-Trump group put out ...

Northern Ireland diagnoses first coronavirus case

Northern Ireland has diagnosed its first case of coronavirus, bringing the UK’s total to 16. Authorities said the patient had come from northern Italy via Dublin and had showed ...

Coronavirus: Outbreak at ‘decisive point’ as WHO urges action

The coronavirus outbreak has reached a “decisive point” and has “pandemic potential”, World Health Organization head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus says. His comments ...

E. coli gut infection linked to bowel cancer

A common type of gut bacterium may increase a person’s chance of developing bowel cancer, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The bacterium is a type of E. ...

How does the UK’s Eurovision entry stack up against the competition?

James Newman has produced the UK’s best Eurovision entry in years – but will that be enough? The 31-year-old, whose younger brother is Brit Award nominee John Newman, ...

Taylor Swift literally plays The Man in new video

Taylor Swift plays a man-spreading, cigar smoking, strip-club-going male business executive in the new video for her track, The Man. The song, taken from her seventh studio album Lover, ...