Politics

Big Brexit vote: What you need to know

Image copyright Getty Images On Tuesday MPs will pass their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to take Britain out of the European Union on 29 March. Here is what you need to know about the vote. When will the vote be held? On Tuesday evening, after a full day of debate. We won’t […]

Politics

Scots teacher strike off after pay offer

Scotland’s largest teachers’ union has called off its planned strike ballot after an improved pay offer was made. The ballot of EIS members was due to get under way on Monday. However, the new offer from the Scottish government was discussed by the union’s national council this morning and the union will urge members to […]

Technology

Urgent warning over ‘serious’ Windows 7 bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Windows 7 was released in 2009 but is still widely used Windows 7 users are at risk from a “serious” bug that could let malicious hackers take over their computer, Google has warned. Cyber-thieves are “actively exploiting” the vulnerability by combining it with a separate flaw found in the […]

Business

US jobs shock as growth slows

Image copyright Getty Images US jobs grew at their slowest rate for a year-and-a-half in February, coming in well below forecasts. Just 20,000 new jobs were created in February against expectations of a 180,000 increase, official figures show. It is the slowest growth in non-farm payrolls since September 2017 when employment was impacted by Hurricanes […]

World

Venezuela power cuts: Blackouts hit Caracas and spread

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMuch of the country, including Caracas, was plunged into darkness Schools and workplaces in Venezuela have closed as an electricity blackout continues into a second day. The power cut, which started on Thursday afternoon, was caused by issues at a major hydroelectric plant. The government of President […]