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Dale Winton, radio DJ and Supermarket Sweep presenter, dies aged 62

Presenter of Supermarket Sweep and National Lottery’s In It to Win It died at his home<p>The television presenter and radio DJ Dale Winton has died at the age of 62.<p>Jan Kennedy – long-term agent to the Dale’s Supermarket Sweep star – confirmed “with great sadness” that Winton had died at his home …

Paddy McGuinness

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

<b>Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.</b><p>PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years to break down in the environment.<p>The modified enzyme, known as PETase, can start breaking down the same …


Brexit: Why Brussels seems relaxed about the end game

<b>After all the impatient European foot-tapping, the incessant talk of ticking clocks and of Article 50 time running out, there's a distinctly laid-back air in Brussels at the moment when it comes to Brexit.</b><p>"Relations are a lot more normalised between the UK and the rest of the us after the Salisbury …

United Kingdom

Brexit legislation caught in parliamentary logjam

Almost half the bills needed to pave way for leaving EU have yet to be introduced to parliament<p>A parliamentary logjam will mean the government is likely to struggle to pass vital legislation paving the way for leaving the EU before the parliamentary vote on the final Brexit deal.<p>Almost half of all …

United Kingdom

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

Stretch of road outside Stockholm transfers energy from two tracks of rail in the road, recharging the batteries of electric cars and trucks<p>The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden.<p>About 2km (1.2 miles) of electric …

Electric Vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover to cut production and 1,000 jobs in the Midlands – as it happened

Carmaker blames Brexit and confusion over diesel policy. European stock markets rise as Syria tensions ease.

London Stock Exchange

Will the Brexit Museum's main exhibit be a bus with £350m on the side?

Curators are looking for mementos of the historic moment Britain voted to leave, while the US Congress gives Mark Zuckerberg an easy ride<p><b>Monday</b><p>Though no suitable building has yet been found, plans are under way for the creation of a Brexit Museum to celebrate the historic moment when Britain voted …

Boris Johnson

Expats’ rights after Brexit

David Edwards says that Brits living in Estonia feel abandoned by the May government. It’s the same for non-UK EU residents of Britain, says Olivier Sykes<p>Lisa O’Carroll reports on British nationals grilling the British ambassador in France (12 April). We had a similar meeting in Estonia last year. …

United Kingdom

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after shock United defeat

• West Brom beat Manchester United to hand title to City • Kompany challenges team-mates to retain title<p>Vincent Kompany has challenged his Manchester City team-mates to retain their Premier League title after Manchester United’s shock defeat to the bottom side, West Brom, confirmed Pep Guardiola’s …


Zuckerberg: Facebook is in 'arms race' with Russia

<b>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told US Senators his company is in a constant battle with Russian operators seeking to exploit the social network.</b><p>"This is an arms race. They're going to keep getting better," he said.<p>Mr Zuckerberg was answering questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data …

Donald Trump

Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Roma manager Eusebio di Francesco says his side face "a machine" in Barcelona but retains hope they can pull off an unlikely Champions League comeback.</b><p>The Italian side host the Spanish league leaders on Tuesday (19:45 BST) having lost the first leg of their quarter-final 4-1 at the Nou Camp.<p>But Di …


A Quiet Place: The horror movie shaming cinema snack-eaters

<b>A Quiet Place - a newly released horror film about sound-sensitive monsters that hunt humans - is causing cinema goers to shun their snacks.</b><p>The film centres around a family trying to stay alive by living as silently as possible. It is directed by the star of US version of The Office, John …

Box Office

The Simpsons addresses Apu racial stereotype controversy

<b>The latest episode of the Simpsons has addressed controversy surrounding Indian character Apu for the first time.</b><p>Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu made a documentary last year, saying the character was founded on racial stereotypes.<p>Sunday's episode made a nod to the accusations, but some viewers …


Bahrain GP: Vettel wins as mechanic run over and Lewis Hamilton overtakes three cars

<b>Sebastian Vettel wins a dramatic Bahrain GP, which sees a mechanic run over and Lewis Hamilton's spectacular overtake.</b><p><b>More to follow</b><p>F1 'being held hostage' by Ferrari and Mercedes<br>• Monaco wants to bring back 'grid girls'<br>• Formula 1 bosses aim for 2021 budget cap<p>Bahrain Grand Prix result

Auto Racing

Paris-Roubaix: Michael Goolaerts in hospital after crash

<b>Belgium's Michael Goolaerts was taken to hospital after crashing during Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.</b><p>The 22-year-old fell on the second set of cobbles in the prestigious 257km one-day classic in northern France.<p>"Michael Goolaerts was involved in a crash and forced to abandon the race, he was taken to …

Road Bikes

Russell Crowe 'divorce auction': Memorabilia up for grabs in Sydney

<b>It's his 53rd birthday, and it would have been his 15th wedding anniversary, so it was time to clear out "stuff".</b><p>Actor Russell Crowe is holding his "Art of Divorce" auction - a sort of parting of the wares - in Sydney. He separated from singer Danielle Spencer in 2012.<p>There's armour from Gladiator, …

Australian Art

Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Inter striker Mauro Icardi missed two open goals and had a strike ruled out by the video assistant referee (VAR) as the Milan derby ended goalless.</b><p>Icardi thought he had put the visitors ahead when he slotted home one-on-one but VAR ruled he was offside.<p>Icardi then flicked a shot wide before …


Ray Wilkins: Former England captain dies in London hospital

<b>Former England and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins has died in hospital at the age of 61.</b><p>Wilkins, who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, was being treated at St George's Hospital in London following a cardiac arrest.<p><b>More to follow.</b>


Facebook scandal 'hit 87 million users'

<b>Facebook now believes up to 87 million users had information improperly shared with consultancy Cambridge Analytica</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>


YouTube shooting: Suspect visited shooting range before attack

<b>The suspect in a shooting at YouTube HQ visited a local shooting range just hours before the attack in San Bruno on Tuesday, police said.</b><p>Nasim Aghdam, who made videos on the platform, legally owned the semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting, police chief Ed Barberini said.<p>She was found dead at …

Social Media

Scores, Results & Fixtures

BBC coverage<p><b>Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has refused to rule out managing Juventus in the future as the two clubs prepare to meet in the Champions League.</b><p>Zidane won two Serie A titles as a player at Juve between 1996-2001.<p>The Frenchman's long-term future at Real is unclear despite signing a new …


Schwarzenegger has heart surgery

<b>Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoes emergency open heart surgery in Los Angeles</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

Los Angeles

How video games turn teenagers into millionaires

From making their own games, to broadcasting live online, to playing professionally in packed stadiums – how entrepreneurs in their teens and twenties earn a living on video games.<p>Alex Balfanz is an 18-year-old student at Duke University in North Carolina. Every day he has lectures or seminars, …

Computer Science

Facebook boss apologises in UK and US newspaper ads

<b>Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full-page adverts in several UK and US Sunday newspapers to apologise for the firm's recent data privacy scandal.</b><p>He said Facebook could have done more to stop millions of users having their data exploited by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in …

Cambridge Analytica

The week Facebook's value plunged $58bn

<b>Facebook ended the week $58bn lower in value after its handling of a historic data breach.</b><p>Its founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised for data breaches that affected 50 million users.<p>The apology did not stop investors from selling shares in Facebook, with many wondering just how bad the damage would be …

Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook's 'mistakes' over Cambridge Analytica

Following days of silence, CEO announces Facebook will change how it shares data with third-party apps and admits ‘we made mistakes’<p>The Cambridge Analytica saga is a scandal of Facebook’s own making<p>Facebook is changing the way it shares data with third-party applications, Mark Zuckerberg announced …


Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact

<b>Police have released two videos showing the moments leading up to a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday.</b><p>In the 14-second video, the autonomous vehicle is seen failing to slow down before hitting Elaine Herzberg, 49, who is walking her bike across the road.<p>One …

Driverless Cars

'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way<p>Facebook whistleblower gives evidence on Cambridge Analytica row - live<p>Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their …


Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

<b>The UK's Information Commissioner is to apply to court for a warrant to search the offices of London-based political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica.</b><p>The company is accused of using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election in 2016.<p>Its executives …


Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy and frees staff from secrecy orders

Statement from the board says move is a step towards justice for victims ‘silenced by Harvey Weinstein’<p>US film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it has filed for bankruptcy with an offer from an …

Harvey Weinstein