Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos

Image copyright Getty Images The no-fly zone for drones around airports is to be extended following the disruption at Gatwick in December, the government says. From 13 March it will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, rather than the current 0.6-mile (1km) exclusion zone. The government also said it […]

Gender pay gap grows at hundreds of big firms

Image copyright Getty Images Four in 10 private companies that have published their latest gender pay gap are reporting wider gaps than they did last year, according to BBC analysis. The BBC looked at a company’s median pay gap – that is the difference in pay between the middle-ranking woman and the middle-ranking man. This […]

Ford scales back in South America

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ford has operated its Sao Bernardo do Campo plant since 1967 Ford has said it will close a factory in Brazil after more than 50 years as it stops selling heavy commercial trucks in South America. The US carmaker said it saw “no viable path to profitability” for the […]

Shamima Begum: IS teenager to lose UK citizenship

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShamima Begum: ‘The poster girl thing was not my choice’ Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, is to lose her UK citizenship. Whitehall sources said it was possible to strip the 19-year-old of British nationality as she was eligible for citizenship […]

France anti-Semitism: Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrench President Macron visits desecrated Jewish graves Nearly 100 graves at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France have been desecrated with swastikas. The damage was discovered on Tuesday, ahead of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. French President Emmanuel Macron visited the cemetery, in a […]

Estonia orders Danske Bank branch to shut

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Tallinn branch must close by 19 October Estonia has told Danske Bank to close its branch in Tallinn before the end of 2019 after a money-laundering scandal. Chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned last year after an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£174bn) which were made through the branch. […]

House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia

Image copyright MANDEL NGAN VIA GETTY IMAGES Image caption President Trump at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh in 2017 The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report. A Democrat-led House panel has launched an inquiry over concerns about the White House plan […]

Asda sales growth slows amid ‘challenging’ trade

Image copyright Reuters Supermarket chain Asda has reported a slowdown in sales growth amid another “challenging year” for retailers. In the final three months of 2018, like-for-like sales grew 1%, compared with a 2% rise in the previous quarter. Asda chief executive Roger Burnley said that Brexit uncertainties were “playing on our customers’ minds”. Asda […]