Has the UK changed its mind on immigration?

It was undertaken as part of the BBC’s Crossing Divides season, which is bringing people together across lines of ethnicity, class, faith, politics and generation. It appears Britain has changed its mind about immigration and there are three important reasons why that might have happened: The Brexit vote itself may have led some to assume that the immigration issue has been dealt with and therefore it is not seen as such a risk. The national debate on immigration during elections and the Brexit referendum may have focused people’s minds on the social, practical and economic trade-offs involved in cutting migrant numbers, resulting in a more nuanced response to the issue. The millions of European migrant workers who came to the …

Five surprises about your housing costs

In fact, there were more homes bought with a mortgage by first-time buyers in 2018 than existing owners with mortgages moving to a new home. The same is expected in 2019. Living with parents is far ahead of living as a couple, either with or without children. The “other” category includes multi-family households. That may not be hugely surprising for 20-somethings, but the breakdown of those living with mum and dad is notable. Both men and women are living with their parents for longer than they did 20 years earlier, but it is men who are more likely to stay with their parents than women. In 2017, some 37% of men aged between 18 and 34 lived with their parents, …

‘Parents won’t let my sick child in class’

The patient at home has an app on their iPad where they control it completely. Mr Wallace was given the go-ahead to trial the robot at St John’s RC School in Portobello in October 2017. But it has never made it inside the school. John told BBC Radio Scotland’s Mornings with Laura Maxwell: “There are 850 of these in use around the world and this is the only school in the world where there has been a complaint. “A tiny minority of vocal parents complained. They said they never knew about the security of it. “But they have been given the facts. This thing is so secure – It has a 128-bit encrypted video stream that is impossible to crack. …

Should smartphones be banned at school?

Image copyright Peter Freeth Image caption Peter Freeth, here with his daughters, says “It’s too late to take phones off kids so get them using them for something valuable” “Schools expect children to do their homework on computers. They need to use apps in the classroom as part of the process, to watch videos, stream content, log attendance and participate in study groups. Basically, all the things that smart businesses do.” Image copyright Astrid Natley Image caption Astrid says there’s a hypocritical divide where adults “choose to reject the reality of the 2019 world and how so many people function and communicate” Astrid Natley, an English teacher at a secondary girls grammar school in Lincolnshire, incorporates phones into her classroom. …

America’s fight with Huawei is messing with the world’s 5G plans

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The US-led offensive against Chinese tech firm Huawei is creating big problems for mobile operators as they start building the next generation of wireless networks. The international rollout of 5G has become a front line in the broader clash over advanced technology between the United States and China that is reshaping the relationship between the world’s top two economies. The United States doesn’t have a heavyweight globalcompetitor to Huawei in telecommunications equipment. The Chinese firm’s biggest rivals are Ericsson (ERIC) of Sweden and Nokia (NOK) of Finland. But they have struggled for years with losses and job cuts while Huawei has powered ahead, generating annual revenue of more than $100 billion, building a strong base in China …

Instagram to remove graphic self-harm images

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInstagram boss Adam Mosseri says he hopes new technology will help to flag images All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC. The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had “helped kill” his daughter. Molly’s family found she had been viewing graphic images of self-harm on the site prior to her death. Adam Mosseri said Instagram was trying to balance “the need to act now and the need to act responsibly”. He added the site was “not where we need to be on the issues of self-harm …

Momo challenge: The anatomy of a hoax

What is ‘momo’? Earlier this week, versions of the momo story went viral on social media. They attracted hundreds of thousands of shares and resulted in newspaper articles reporting the tale. According to the false story, children are contacted on WhatsApp by an account claiming to be momo. They are supposedly encouraged to save the character as a contact and then asked to carry out challenges as well as being told not to tell other members of their family. The UK Safer Internet Centre told the Guardian that it was “fake news”. Several newspaper articles claim the momo challenge had been “linked” to the deaths of 130 teenagers in Russia. The reports have not been corroborated by the relevant authorities. …

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison

(CNN)Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison and is serving out the rest of his sentence in a halfway house, records show. The Bureau of Prisons says residential re-entry centers are designed to reduce the chances that inmates will relapse into criminal behavior and are intended to provide assistance to inmates nearing release. CNN has reached out to the Brooklyn facility where Weiner was transferred but they declined to comment. In October, Weiner was granted a release date three months earlier than the initially scheduled date of August 2019 due to good behavior. The ex-congressman is set for a full release on May 14 this year. In addition to his prison sentence, Weiner is also subject to three years …

Mars rover named after Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin played an integral role in the discovery of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid. It was her X-ray images that allowed James Watson and Francis Crick to decipher its double-helix shape. Franklin’s early death from ovarian cancer in 1958, aged just 37, meant she never received the recognition given to her male peers. The attachment to the European Space Agency (Esa) rover will now see her name travel beyond Earth. “In the last year of Rosalind’s life, I remember visiting her in hospital on the day when she was excited by the news of the [Soviet Sputnik satellite] – the very beginning of space exploration,” Franklin’s sister, Jenifer Glynn, said on Thursday. “She could never have imagined that over …

IS teenage bride Begum gives birth

“It’s made me stronger, tougher. I married my husband. I wouldn’t have found someone like him back in the UK.” She continued: “I had my kids, I did have a good time there. “It’s just that then things got harder and I couldn’t take it anymore.” IS teen’s return to UK ‘could be prevented’ What can the UK do about the IS teenager? Trump tells allies to take back IS fighters Earlier, Mohammed Tasnime Akunjee, a lawyer for Ms Begum’s family, told Radio 4’s The World This Weekend: “They are obviously very happy and joyous that Shamima has successfully given birth and that she’s healthy.” But he added that following the reported death of Ms Begum’s other two children in …

Much politicking, little legislating as China congress meets

Here are some facts and figures about the event. ___ MANY SPEECHES AND REPORTS As always, the 2019 session will include reports, speeches and media events, starting with Premier Li Keqiang’s lengthy Report on the Work of the Government, a sort of State of the Nation address, that kicks off the session on Tuesday. Li will reveal the economic growth target for the year and the annual defense budget, now the world’s second largest after the United States. Reports will also be issued on the work of the Supreme People’s Court and the state prosecutor, the budget and the latest plan for economic and social development. The foreign and commerce ministers also meet with journalists, and the entire 10 to …

What’s your area like for young people?

The best places to live for young people are Bristol, Oxford and Glasgow. For the full interactive experience, please update your browser or enable JavaScript. Loading interactive map… + Better No data 4G coverage Going out Mental health care Rent Youth population More information Know Your Place lets you check how your local area performs in 11 different categories. The data, which was selected by BBC News, also looks at the number of bars, pubs, clubs and music events in each local authority, as well as access to sports facilities and 4G. The project also carried out a poll of more than 1,000 young people to help ensure that the measures used are important to them. If you want to …

Spotify is finally available in India

New Delhi (CNN Business)Spotify has launched in India after keeping music fans waiting nearly a year. The launch ran into a legal hurdle earlier this week whenWarner Music Group (WMG) filed an injunction on Monday to prevent Spotify (SPOT) from using its artists’ songs. A Spotify spokeswoman told CNN Business that the company went ahead with the launch without WMG content while the court battle continues. “We’re hopeful for a negotiated solution with Warner,” she said. WMG didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Like other global tech companies, Spotify is tailoring its service to the Indian market. It has added several features for Indian users, such as customized playlists and fewer limitations on its free service. The company …

Teen rapist jailed for park murder

‘Black house’ Jurors heard Lithuanian-born Viktorija was lured to West Park late at night after being contacted by her killer on Facebook Messenger. Once there, the pair met at a pavilion referred to as the “black house”, where Viktorija was struck over the head at least 21 times causing multiple fractures to her skull and spine. Latest news from the West Midlands The sentencing judge said Viktorija – described in court by her mother as her “one and only” – had been left “degraded” after she was “battered” and her body dragged 150 yards to a bench. Following the killing, the youth was caught on CCTV as he attempted to cover up the offence by hiding clothing, having already deleted …