World

North Korea confirms it fired missile from submarine

Image copyright KCNA via REUTERS Image caption A picture released by North Korea’s news agency said to be of the missile North Korea has confirmed it test-fired a new type of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, a significant escalation from the short-range tests it has conducted since May. The projectile launched on Wednesday – the north’s […]

UK

Ruling expected in women’s state pension age case

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“t makes me angry. It makes me very emotional” Campaigners will learn later whether the government’s handling of the rise in women’s state pension age discriminated against them. The retirement age for women rose from 60 to 65, in line with men, and will go up to […]

Business

‘We get our money’s worth with package holidays’

Image copyright Kate Rawson Image caption Colin and Kate Rawson on their recent honeymoon Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary recently declared package holidays “over” after the collapse of Thomas Cook. But travel experts say they are growing in popularity, particularly among younger travellers. Kate and Colin Rawson, aged 30 and 40 respectively, recently opted for […]

UK

Thomas Cook staff forced to turn to family for cash

Image caption Abi Anderson (centre) with colleagues Shelley Matthews and Donna Kelly outside Downing Street. After 23 years with Thomas Cook, cabin crew member Abi Anderson learned over messaging app WhatsApp that last-ditch rescue talks to save the firm – and her job – had failed. About 9,000 staff in the UK were left jobless […]

UK

Scotland to be first in UK to ban smacking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The change to the law will make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their child on the bottom Scotland is to become the first country in the UK to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children. Parents and carers are currently allowed to […]