Glitter banned by Dorset children’s nursery chain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGroup manager Harriet Pacey said their nurseries already avoid a lot of single-use items Glitter has been banned by a chain of children’s nurseries because of the “terrible damage” it does to the environment. The art material is washed into the water …

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Malaysian data breach sees 46 million phone numbers leaked

Image copyright Getty Images  Image caption Malaysia’s communication watchdog is investigating a huge data breach affecting 46 million mobile subscribers A massive data breach has seen the customer data of more than 46 million mobile subscribers in Malaysia leaked on to the dark web. The leaked information includes mobile numbers, …

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‘Despicable’ fraud costs NHS in England £1bn a year

Image copyright Getty Images  More will be done to protect the NHS in England from “despicable” acts of fraud, the head of the health service’s new anti-fraud body has said. Sue Frith promised a crackdown as she released figures suggesting the yearly bill for fraud in the NHS topped £1bn. …

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On the rails

It has been one month since 23 commuters died in a deadly stampede on a footbridge at a busy railway station in Mumbai. The BBC’s Kinjal Pandya-Wagh, who has travelled on Mumbai’s trains for more than a decade, writes about her experience. Mumbai’s local trains are the lifeline of the …

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Bitcoin slides amid rollercoaster ride

Image copyright Getty Images   The price of digital currency Bitcoin has fallen sharply in a period of wild trading since it passed the $11,000 mark a day ago. Bitcoin is now around $9,600, down about 16% from the record $11,434 (£8,500) it hit on Wednesday. The digital currency is …

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Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

Image caption The Wurth family were told they might be evicted because their baby was crying A family renting in London have been threatened with eviction after complaints that their baby was crying. They were warned by the management firm that if the noise went on they could be given …

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Hastings Pier wins 2017 Riba Stirling Prize

Image copyright James Robertshaw  Image caption The restored structure was named Pier of the Year in April A historic pier in East Sussex that was devastated by fire in 2010 has won a prestigious architecture award after a multi-million pound redevelopment. Hastings Pier, which reopened in April 2016, beat five …

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