General election 2019: Why social media is full of political Twitter screenshots

Image copyright Twitter It might seem like a clunky way to get a message out. But as the UK gears up for an election on 12 December, social media is being flooded with screenshots of political tweets.Twitter has fewer users than other big social media sites, but it frequently kick-starts conversations elsewhere when pictures of […]

Sheffield United's John Fleck & Billy Sharp play Football Focus Honesty Cards

Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck reveals what sits on his bedside table, while striker Billy Sharp does a good impression of a team-mate.WATCH MORE: Doherty reveals a naked truth about team-mate SavilleWatch Football Focus at 12:00 GMT, every Saturday on BBC One, the BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app. Source link

Israel-Gaza 'ceasefire begins' after two days of fighting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The reported ceasefire follows two days of violence A ceasefire has come into effect after two days of fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza, Egyptian and militant sources say. The cross-border violence began after an Israeli air strike killed a commander from the militant group.Israel has not confirmed the […]

England flooding: Fishlake residents braced for more rain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s David Shukman views the scale of the flooding in the Doncaster area from a helicopter Residents in a flood-stricken village are braced for more rain with forecasters warning there could be a danger to life.The village of Fishlake near Doncaster has been cut off by […]

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herbal compounds such as garlic, ginger and ginseng can delay the healing of skin wounds Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard.Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, can […]

General election 2019: Tories promise to cut 'immigration overall'

The Conservatives will reduce “immigration overall” to the UK after Brexit if they win the general election, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said.Senior Tory figures have so far stopped short of making such a commitment before the party’s post-Brexit immigration policy is set out.Ms Patel made the promise as she launched an attack on what […]

Kumanjayi Walker: Policeman charged with Aboriginal teenager's murder

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Walker’s death has sparked protests around Australia, such as this one in Melbourne An Australian policeman has been charged with murder over the shooting death of an Aboriginal teenager in a case that has drawn national attention.Kumanjayi Walker, 19, died after being arrested at a house in the Northern […]

Getting NHS back on track 'could take many years'

Image copyright Getty Images NHS waiting times have lengthened so much that it could take many years to get them back on target in England, experts say.There are three flagship NHS waiting time targets covering cancer, A&E and routine operations.It is more than three years since any of them were hit in England.And despite the […]

General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender pay gap by 2030

Image copyright Getty Images The Labour Party has vowed to close the gender pay gap by 2030 if it wins the election.The difference between men’s and women’s average pay would take another 60 years to close under a Conservative government, the party said.But the Conservative Party said that Labour was “over-promising”.The Tories said the pay […]

General election 2019: Don't give up on stopping Brexit – Tusk

Image copyright Reuters Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk has urged British voters not to “give up” on stopping Brexit. As campaigning ramps up ahead of next month’s general election, he warned that leaving the EU would leave the UK a “second-rate player”. In a speech, he also said Brexit would likely mark the “real […]