Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News

Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News
What he contributed, though, was songwriting - receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates.Appropriately for a former singer in a Green Day tribute act, he was the one who pushed the idea that a pop band could have guitar riffs. He might not have been directly responsible for sampling The Who's Baba O'Reilly in Best Song Ever, but it certainly fitted his vision for the band. "Little things like that were really important to

Counting the cost of school holidays – BBC News

Counting the cost of school holidays – BBC News
Image caption Susannah says she's lucky to have a supportive network of friends and family to help out This year we've tried to be organised. I've missed some school assemblies and trips and have saved two weeks annual leave for the summer. I'm also allowed to buy back another week, for a monthly deduction in my salary. But that still leaves three weeks of juggling between child minder, family, friends and holiday clubs.I am fortunate to have a support

A glimpse inside the Goldman Sachs nursery – BBC News

A glimpse inside the Goldman Sachs nursery – BBC News
According to the latest figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, only 5% of businesses in the UK now offer childcare in the workplace. Image copyright Goldman Sachs Image caption The onsite childcare at Goldman Sachs takes children from three months to 12 years old As an employer providing childcare to your employees, you have certain tax, National Insurance and reporting obligations. Workplace nurseries though don't - and they get relief for the day-to-day running costs and

‘Too many’ patients locked in for mental health care – BBC News

‘Too many’ patients locked in for mental health care – BBC News
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) looked at all specialist mental health services across England - inspecting NHS care and services provided by the independent sector. It said almost all services were rated as good or outstanding for having caring and compassionate staff and that there were many examples of excellent care.But the report found several areas of concern. CQC chiefs said in particular that locked rehabilitation wards (of which two thirds are run by independent providers) did not provide

BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News

BBC pay: Male presenters could face wage cut – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC executive James Purnell says "quite a lot of men" have taken pay cuts already Asked if he expected more male, on-air talent to take a pay cut, he responded: "I'm not going to start negotiating live on air, but that's clearly one of the levers we can pull, and we have been doing that."Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said stars should be conscious "how this looks in public", while Labour MP

Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News
A recent survey of workers in Shirebrook, to which 3,300 people responded, had showed that an "overwhelming majority" of people in the warehouse "currently feel they are treated with respect", he added.Staff had elected the company's first UK workers' representative and Mr Hellawell said he had "no doubt" their "contribution will prove invaluable to the board as the Sports Direct family continues to move forward together".'Selfridges of Sport'Sports Direct, which has been without a chief financial officer since last

Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable – BBC News

Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable – BBC News
While on night shifts, most employees providing care in people's own homes are allowed to sleep, providing they can be woken to deal with any incidents.According to minimum wage legislation, employers must take into account shifts where staff are allowed to sleep as long as they are "at work and under certain work-related responsibilities".Until recently, many overnight carers were paid a flat rate allowance for the 'sleep-in', with additional wages paid for work carried out.'Brink of disaster'Smaller care charities

Cornwall floods: Coverack wakes up to ‘devastation’ – BBC News

Cornwall floods: Coverack wakes up to ‘devastation’ – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods hit Cornish village of Coverack Emergency services are examining the damage caused after heavy rain sent a 4ft torrent of water through a Cornish village. Properties were damaged and several people had to be rescued in Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula, on Tuesday,Torrents of water swept through the village leaving roads into and out of the village impassable. A school bus remains stranded.A fire chief described the flooding as

Tackling university drop-out rate ‘is vital’ – BBC News

Tackling university drop-out rate ‘is vital’ – BBC News
It says institutions with a higher in-take of black students, students whose parents work in lower level occupations or students who come from low university participation areas are more likely to have higher drop-out rates.Statistics released by the Office for Fair Access in June showed that, in 2014-15, 8.8% of young, full-time, disadvantaged undergraduates did not continue their studies beyond the first year - up from 8.2% the year before.The SMF says it is "futile to direct significant efforts

Divers to recover World War Two Highball bombs from Loch Striven – BBC News

Divers to recover World War Two Highball bombs from Loch Striven – BBC News
Highball was the military codename for the weapons, a naval version of the "Upkeep" bouncing bombs used in the Dambusters raid in May 1943. It was one of five bombs developed by Sir Barnes Wallis and was designed to be used against ships. Image caption Lindsay Brown is one of the divers taking part in the operation to recover the bombs The British Sub-Aqua Club is sending divers from Cheshire, Tyneside, Dundee, Cannock, London and Swindon.Lindsay Brown, a member

In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News
Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours.Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid's family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a week. "There is a buzz ," he says.

News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News

News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News
Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman's shooting in US: Australian PM demands answersAustralia's prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. "It is a shocking killing," said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, "and

Prince William hails Poland’s ‘fortitude and bravery’ – BBC News

Prince William hails Poland’s ‘fortitude and bravery’ – BBC News
The duke and duchess are being accompanied on the trip by their children, Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, two. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince George required some gentle encouragement to leave the plane In Germany later this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a private meeting with the royal couple in Berlin before they visit the city's famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, The duke and duchess will also visit Berlin's Holocaust museum and memorial.A