News Daily: Johnson-Merkel Brexit talks and children 'living in containers'

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 6:22am
Your morning briefing for 21 August 2019.

Focus on Farming - Beehive Live

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 5:54am
Watch this live webstream to see daily life and interviews from a typical English apiary.

The Matrix: Keanu Reeves to reprise role for fourth chapter

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 4:17am
Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Neo for the latest instalment in the popular sci-fi franchise.

Spike in wildfires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 4:00am
Smoke from the fires caused a blackout in Sao Paulo, more than 2,700km (1,700 miles) away.

Irish workhouse victim wins compensation battle

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 3:55am
Mary Cavner was forced to work at a Magdalene Laundry after her father died when she was 11.

‘Men have always taken the glory': Why more women are becoming farmers

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 3:10am
A growing proportion of the UK's farmers are female - we meet some of the women joining the industry.

Barking police surrounded flats as man barricaded himself in

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 3:03am
Police surrounded the flats in Barking, east London, as nearby residents were evacuated.

Brexit: PM to meet Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 2:56am
It comes after the PM said the plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland was "anti-democratic".

Trump cancels Denmark visit over Greenland sale spat

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 2:41am
The US president abruptly cancels his visit after the Danish PM says he cannot purchase Greenland.

Why body image is a weighty issue at the Fringe

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 2:22am
There are more than 3,000 diverse types of show at the Fringe yet body image is a recurring theme.

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 1:52am
NHS England is funding a new treatment for patients with severe haemophilia A.

The DMZ 'gardening job' that almost sparked a war

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 1:44am
In 1976, North Koreans killed two US officers in the DMZ over a tree, sparking a huge military gardening operation.

Barcelona crime wave tarnishes boom in tourism

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 1:44am
Violence and thefts have surged in Barcelona - and officials are struggling to find a solution.

The unbelievable hangover caused by Pure-O

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 1:22am
Sarah Collins' OCD tricks her into thinking she's made a horrible mistake after a night out celebrating her A level results.

Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine for two users

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 1:19am
A panel of judges will review the ruling allowing two people to "possess, transport and use cocaine".

Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers'

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 1:15am
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sexual abuse convictions

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 1:04am
Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, will serve the rest of his six-year sentence.

Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 12:59am
Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless.

The Cold War spy technology which we all use

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 12:21am
Radio-frequency identification, famously used to bug the US embassy in Moscow, is a cheap way to track objects and data.

UK bosses earn 117 times average worker despite pay cut

BBC News - 21 August 2019 - 12:10am
The average salary of the bosses of the UK's largest companies has fallen 13% in the last financial year.


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