Trail-blazing gardening women of Kew

Image copyright Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Image caption The first female gardeners London in 1896, and a curious turn of history. Women gardeners were employed for the first time at Kew, and on equal pay, decades before women gained the vote. Made to wear the same garb as male gardeners so as not to distract […]


Security holes found in big brand car alarms

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Security holes found in third-party smart car alarms Security flaws in three specialist car alarms have left vehicles vulnerable to being stolen or hijacked, say researchers. The bugs were found in alarm apps by Clifford, Viper, and Pandora. The alarms are on three million vehicles. The […]

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iranian-Briton to get diplomatic protection

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / FREE NAZANIN CAMPAIGN Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter Gabriella, who she saw during a temporary release from prison Jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be given diplomatic protection by Britain, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. It means the case will now be treated as a formal, legal […]


Corbyn to open Scottish Labour conference

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn and Richard Leonard will both address delegates in Dundee Scottish Labour is to kick off its spring conference in Dundee with a speech from UK leader Jeremy Corbyn. Activists are gathering in Dundee for the three-day event, with Mr Corbyn and Shadow Scottish Secretary Lesley Laird the main […]


Students with a food waste problem

Image caption Can Helen and Will reduce their food waste? A third of all food produced worldwide is never eaten. But how easy is it to reduce our food waste? Two students have been finding out. “That’s not a very pleasant smell,” says Loughborough University student Helen Chigwende, standing with the entire contents of her […]