Job advert jargon puts off applicants, survey finds, as 'thought shower' and 'cloud-first' are decla

Jargon used in job adverts is putting off potential applicants, a new survey has found, as firms have been urged to stick to plain English.

Ban on international trade in otters aims to avert extinction by Instagram craze

The international trade in a social-media friendly otter has been banned, after influencers on Instagram were accused of fuelling their extinction.

Britain swelters in hottest August Bank Holiday ever with 33.3C highs

Britain’s weather records continued to tumble as the country basked in the hottest August Bank Holiday weekend ever, with temperatures reaching 91.

Clouds bring end to Salvini's summer of selfies as celebrity leader plunges Italy into crisis with e

It was just three weeks ago, but in political terms it seems like an eon.

Pictures of the Day: 25 August 2019

Pictures of the Day: 25 August 2019

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.

Secret of Charles Dickens's dramatic public readings all in his book annotations

It was said that when Charles Dickens staged readings of his works young ladies in the audience would faint, such was the force of his rendition of key scenes such as Nancy’s death in Oliver Twist.

HRT drugs rationed amid UK shortage set to last for months

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication is being rationed, with women being warned they could struggle to get hold of patches for nearly a year.

Teenage girl dies at Leeds Festival in suspected drugs overdose

A 17-year-old girl has died of a suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival.

Prince Andrew breaks silence on Epstein: I never 'saw, witnessed or suspected' anything illegal 

The Duke of York has broken his silence over his involvement with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, saying that he never saw him do anything illegal.

Royal Air Force

Royal Air Force

Brazil sends army to tackle wildfires as Bolsonaro defends expansion of logging in rainforest

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorised the deployment of Brazil's armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal.