A new forest spanning the equivalent of 650 football pitches has been given the green light, in what will be England's largest woodland-planting scheme in decades, officials said. More than 600,000 trees, a mixture of broadleaf and conifers consisting mainly of spruce,...
What an encouraging boost for amateur filmmakers, that the President of America is willing to promote small independent films, as he has this week. Even though he must be busy running a superpower, he found time to put on Twitter some...
Bitcoin is all the rage, but there are also a handful of stocks that have equalled the digital currency’s gravity-defying surge this year. Lesser-known companies trading on stock exchanges in Japan, Hong Kong and India have seen their share prices soar at...
The Japanese Government is being urged to end a rule requiring transgender people to undergo sterilisation to legally change gender. People who seek to alter their legal sex must appeal to a family court under legislation entitled Law 111. Although the law affords...
The value of bitcoin has dropped just below $10,000 after hitting a record high earlier this week. The cryptocurrency, which is attracting a huge amount of mainstream attention, has fallen steadily since Wednesday 29 November, when it reached $11,342. Its value is $9,900 (£7,342) as of...
The Government has failed to provide any evidence that it will be able to avoid introducing a hard border between the UK and Ireland after Brexit, an influential House of Commons committee has said.  The Exiting the EU Committee said it appeared...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. There are no more made-up or imported days that promise discounts and savings. Yet despite a rocky economic outlook, or maybe because of it, we’re all set for a bumper Christmas. Research from...
RBS has announced plans to close 259 branches, cutting 680 jobs, in response to customers migrating towards online and mobile services. In total, 62 RBS branches and 197 NatWest outlets will be shuttered by the middle of next year. It said that in...
A European court ruling in favour of a gig economy worker who never got a paid holiday in 13 years has been declared an example of how Brexit would be “a disaster for workers’ rights”. The union representing those in the gig...
Bitcoin and bubble have become virtually synonymous in the minds of many skeptics during this year’s breathtaking rally. While the digital currency has defied doomsday prophesies, there’s a number of ways this party could end badly for the swelling ranks of...