Tesco removes ‘best before’ dates on some fruit and veg

Image copyright Tesco Tesco is removing “best before” labels from many of its fresh produce lines, which it says will help reduce waste. The supermarket will remove the advice from about 70 pre-packaged produce lines to avoid “perfectly edible food” being thrown away. The items that will lose the label include apples, potatoes, tomatoes, lemons, […]

Ads on the frontline: changing hearts and minds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Troubles ads made to change hearts and minds A boy visiting his father in prison, a young man turning away from violence and a vision of a peaceful future for Northern Ireland. Those were some of the images beamed into living rooms across Northern Ireland, hoping […]

Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

Image copyright Ana Suda Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America. Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a petrol station in rural Montana when the Border Patrol agent demanded to see their identification. The two US citizens were […]

Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sony is set to announce its latest strategic plan for growth later on Tuesday Sony says it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3bn (£1.71bn) as it looks to boost its music portfolio. The deal would mean Sony would indirectly own about 90% of […]

More Car Share? ‘Never say never’, says Sian

With the apparent finale of Peter Kay’s Car Share airing over the upcoming bank holiday, its star Sian Gibson has revealed it could return. When asked ahead of next Monday’s broadcast if it really is the “last-ever Car Share”, the actress and writer replied: “Never say never.” Many fans hope Monday’s episode will see John […]

Cuba plane crash: Mexico suspends Aerolíneas Damojh

Image copyright AFP Image caption The plane crashed in a field near Havana international airport Mexico’s civil air authority has suspended a Mexican company’s operations following a plane crash in which 110 people died. Officials said in a statement on Monday that Aerolíneas Damojh is under “extraordinary verification”. The charter company owned the aircraft that […]

Who is to blame for ‘self-driving car’ deaths?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walter Huang, 38, was killed in a crash while using Tesla’s Autopilot function The confusion between fully autonomous self-driving cars and those that simply offer driver assistance technologies is leading to deaths on the road. Who is to blame and what should be done about it? Self-driving cars already exist […]

Comcast boosted in battle for Sky

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sky is at the centre of a bidding war US cable TV giant Comcast appears to have gained the upper hand in its battle to take control of Sky. The firm’s £22bn bid for Sky is unlikely to be referred to the competition authorities, the culture secretary Matt Hancock has […]