MoT: Q&A on test suspensions in Northern Ireland

Image caption Most MoT tests for cars and light vehicles have been suspended The vast majority of MoT tests in Northern Ireland have been suspended due to safety concerns about equipment used during the tests.BBC News NI looks at the background to the situation and how it is affecting thousands of motorists.Why have MoT tests […]

'Lose in Paris and England's run to the World Cup final will be forgotten'

Martin Johnson steered England to Six Nations triumphs as a head coach, second row totem and captainGuinness Six Nations 2020Dates: 1 February-14 MarchCoverage: Watch live coverage on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, Connected TVs and online; listen to match commentaries, shows and podcasts on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and BBC Sounds; follow text coverage […]

Christian Eriksen: Inter Milan complete signing of midfielder from Tottenham

Christian Eriksen made 225 appearances for Totteham since joining the club in 2013Inter Milan have completed the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham for a fee of around £16.9m. The 27-year-old Denmark midfielder has signed a contract until 30 June 2024.Eriksen told Spurs in the summer he wanted a fresh challenge with his contract set […]

Migrant salary threshold fall 'would boost public sector'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The government should drop the salary threshold for immigrants by more than £4,000, a committee has advised.Skilled migrants from outside the EU currently need to have a job offer with a minimum salary of £30,000.But the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) said it should fall to £25,600 for all workers to help […]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border travel as virus spreads

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam wore a face mask to speak to the media Hong Kong has announced plans to slash cross-border travel between the city and mainland China as the new coronavirus continues to spread.More than 100 people have now died in China, with confirmed infections surging to more […]

Coronavirus: Britons in China want more support from UK

Image caption Canadian Lauren Williams and her British husband Tom are trapped in Wuhan with a baby on the way Britons in parts of China affected by the new coronavirus have criticised the lack of government support for returning home.UK citizens in Wuhan and surrounding areas said that while other countries prepared evacuations, they had […]

Banks asked to explain 40% overdraft rates

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s financial regulator has asked banks to explain how they have decided their new overdraft rates.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said most High Street banks had set “very similar prices”, after it demanded changes to the system.Several big brands including Santander, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC are set to bring […]

Federer saves seven match points in Australian Open quarter-final win

Federer has reached the Australian Open semi-finals for the 15th time in the past 17 years2020 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 […]

News Daily: Coronavirus death toll rises and UK faces Huawei decision

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Image copyright Reuters Coronavirus: Death toll passes 100China has put more restrictions on travel as it tries to stem the spread of the flu-like coronavirus. The death toll has increased to 106, with more than 4,500 cases confirmed across the country.Most of the […]

Bride Price: 'My husband can't afford me'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNewsbeat Documentaries: Bride Price “I don’t view the Bride Price as me being paid for… Geoffrey can’t afford me,” says Angela, a British-born Ghanaian describing a family tradition common across Sub-Saharan Africa. “Instead I like the idea that my fiancé and his side are thinking about me […]