Wuhan: Virus-hit Chinese city to shut public transport

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s online health editor talks us through what we know about the virus Wuhan, a Chinese city of nearly nine million people, is to temporarily shut public transport as it tries to halt the outbreak of a new virus.Those living in the city have been advised […]

Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs

Image copyright Reuters Trade tensions with the US have spiralled after the chancellor, Sajid Javid, took a defiant stance at Davos.US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin has threatened new tariffs on UK carmakers after the chancellor defied pressure to cancel a new tax on tech firms.Mr Javid said the UK would not back down over the […]

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 BBC media editor has learned.Amol Rajan said the cost of running the show on a linear channel “when savings are needed” had been “deemed too high”.On […]

Labour leadership: I can sell 'hope for the future', says Long-Bailey

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 […]

Brexit: MPs overturn changes to exit bill amid battle with Lords

Image copyright AFP MPs have overwhelmingly rejected all the changes made by peers to the government’s Brexit bill and sent the legislation back to the House of Lords.The Commons overturned five amendments passed by the Lords, including one on unaccompanied refugee children being allowed to join relatives in the UK.Ministers say they back the principle […]

Premiership to release report into Saracens' salary cap breaches

Premiership 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 the end of the season for persistently breaking the Premiership’s regulations.Sarries had already […]

'I'll be back before season ends' – injured Man Utd striker Rashford

Marcus Rashford injury unfortunate – Solskjaer Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford insists he will play before the end of the season as he recuperates from a stress fracture.The England international, 22, was injured after coming on as a substitute during the FA Cup third-round replay win against Wolves on 15 January.Some reports suggested the forward, […]

Terry Jones: Monty Python star dies aged 77

Image copyright Getty Images Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, after having lived with dementia, his agent has said.A statement from his family said: “We have all lost a kind, funny, warm, creative and truly loving man.”Fellow Python Sir Michael Palin described Jones as “one of the funniest writer-performers […]

Hunger Games prequel will reveal villain's origins

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jennifer Lawrence starred alongside Donald Sutherland in the Hunger Games films A new Hunger Games novel is to be published in May, focusing on the back story of the villainous President Snow.Suzanne Collins’s book series is a saga of rebellion and resistance in Panem, a dystopian version of America.The […]