England’s first ‘prisoner of war’ discovered

England’s first ‘prisoner of war’ discovered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The earliest use of “prisoner of war” in England appears after the Battle of Poitiers, fought in 1356 The earliest known use of the term “prisoner of war” in England has been discovered by a historian at the University of Southampton. Court documents from 1357 show the term first […]

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Image copyright SinVR Image caption SinVR is a virtual reality porn game A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to 20,000 user names and email […]

Carillion directors to be investigated

Carillion directors to be investigated

Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? The government has ordered a fast-track investigation into directors at the failed construction firm Carillion. The UK’s second biggest construction firm went into liquidation on Monday, after running up losses on contracts and struggling with heavy debts. The Business Secretary has asked for an investigation by the […]

Donald Tusk: EU’s ‘heart still open to UK’ over Brexit

Donald Tusk: EU’s ‘heart still open to UK’ over Brexit

Image copyright AFP The UK would be welcome to stay in the EU if it changed its mind about Brexit, Donald Tusk has suggested. The European Council President told MEPs that the UK would leave the bloc unless it had a “change of heart”. “We haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still […]

UK inflation rate drops back to 3%

UK inflation rate drops back to 3%

Image copyright EPA The UK’s inflation rate has fallen for the first time since June, mainly because of the impact of air fares. The inflation rate dipped to 3% in December, down from November’s rate of 3.1% – a six-year high. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that while air fares rose last month, […]

Brexit: EU ‘tightens transition guidelines’ on immigration, trade and fishing

Brexit: EU ‘tightens transition guidelines’ on immigration, trade and fishing

Image caption EU politicians want freedom of movement rules to continue until the start of 2021 The UK’s freedom to determine its own rules on immigration, trade and fishing in a transition period after Brexit may be further restricted, according to revised EU guidelines on a transition. Draft EU documents would see full freedom of […]

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Media captionA neighbour said the children were always accompanied by the parents A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child […]

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, have been held on charges of torture and child endangerment Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing and endangering their 13 children seemed to preside over a happy American family. If the photographs the couple posted on Facebook are anything […]

Car crashes into building in California

A car in Santa Ana, California mounted a central reservation and crashed into a dental office. The two people in the car escaped with minor injuries. Car crashes into building in California