HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid backs project ahead of crucial meeting

Image copyright Siemens/ PA Image caption A proposed design for an HS2 train Sajid Javid has decided to throw his support behind HS2 ahead of a key meeting with Boris Johnson later.The chancellor is expected to tell the PM he supports the controversial London to Birmingham rail link after studying Treasury analysis of its impact, […]

Muguruza beats Halep to set up Australian Open final with Kenin

Garbine Muguruza won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 20172020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app; Watch highlights on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.Garbine Muguruza continued her […]

Two satellites in close shave over US city of Pittsburgh

Image copyright NASA Image caption A drawing of one of the satellites on the near miss course Two satellites hurtling across the sky at nearly 33,000 mph (53,000 km/h) narrowly missed a collision over the US state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday.The two objects “crossed paths without incident,” a spokesman for US Space Command told the […]

US-Mexico border: 'Longest ever' smuggling tunnel discovered

Image copyright CBP/Reuters Image caption The sophisticated tunnel had a rail track US officials say they have discovered the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the border with Mexico.Stretching for 4,309ft (1,313m), the tunnel had a lift, rail track, drainage and air ventilation systems, and high voltage electrical cables.The passageway connected an industrial site in […]

Kenin beats top seed Barty to make Australian Open final

Sofia Kenin has won three WTA Tour titles2020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app; Watch highlights on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.Sofia Kenin reached her first Grand Slam final […]

Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The WHO warns the virus holds the potential for a much larger outbreak The death toll of the coronavirus has risen to 170 and with a confirmed case in Tibet, the virus has now spread to every region in mainland China.Chinese health authorities have said there were 7,711 confirmed […]

Sun's surface seen in remarkable new detail

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionScientists can study features as small as 30km (18 miles) across in this sped-up movie Behold the Sun’s convulsing surface at a level of detail never seen before!The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope on Hawaii has released pictures that show features as small as 30km across.This is […]

Most children sleep with mobile phone beside bed

Image copyright Getty Images More than half of children say they sleep with their mobile phone beside their bed, according to an annual survey of young people’s use of media.The Childwise report found children getting mobiles at an earlier age, with most now having their own phone by the age of seven.The average time spent […]

The nursery putting fitness at the heart of learning

The statistics are terrible – study after study shows children all over the world are weaker, do less exercise and are less fit than in the past. In England alone, despite a slight improvement last year, fewer than half of five to 16-year-olds achieve the government’s recommended 60 minutes’ exercise a day and poorer children […]