bbc.co.uk Archives - 23 March 2017, Thursday

  • The 'cool' dog helping kids with vitiligo, and Singapore's selective dating app - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 Mar '17, 2pm

    Image copyright Facebook/White Eyed Rowdy "It is because of them that my little boy smiles again," a mum's heartfelt thanks to the owners of a dog with skin condition vitiligo, and the Singaporean creator of a selective dating app comes to its defence. Road to Rowdy Two young kids wit...

  • Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 Mar '17, 12am

    Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy' 22 March 2017 Last updated at 00:02 GMT With Theresa May expected to invoke Article 50 next week, kickstarting the process for the UK to leave the EU, BBC News asks if businesses are changing their strategies to cope with Brexit. ...

  • Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 Mar '17, 12am

    Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy' 22 March 2017 Last updated at 00:02 GMT With Theresa May expected to invoke Article 50 next week, kickstarting the process for the UK to leave the EU, BBC News asks if businesses are changing their strategies to cope with Brexit. ...

  • Volunteers revive a 500-year-old dying language - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Mar '17, 12am

    For hundreds of years the unique Kristang language thrived in the Malayan archipelago, but there are now just a handful of people who speak it. A group of volunteers in Singapore called Kodrah Kristang hope to change that and revive the dying creole of Portuguese and Malay. Video by T...

  • How to revive a 500-year-old dying language - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Mar '17, 12am

    Media caption Volunteers in Singapore are teaching people the Kristang language Until two years ago, university student Kevin Martens Wong had never even heard of his ancestral tongue, let alone spoken it. The Singaporean linguist was researching endangered languages when he stumbled ...

  • Singapore anger at 'too lenient' child sex sentence - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Mar '17, 10am

    Image copyright YouTube Image caption US Mixed Martial Arts instructor Joshua Robinson was jailed four years on child sexual assault charges, a sentence being criticised by Singaporeans for being too light There is public anger in Singapore over what is seen as a too lenient sentence ...

  • Why high-flying Singapore is scrapping grades - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Mar '17, 12am

    Image caption Singapore is top of education rankings - but now wants to focus on well-being Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. But it wants the next upgrade of the school system to focus on keeping students positive and resilient, as well as high ac...

  • Yellow taxis 'have lower accident rate than blue ones' - Singapore study suggests colour plays a part in whethe...

    Yellow taxis 'have lower accident rate than blue ones' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Mar '17, 9am

    Taking a yellow taxi instead of a blue one reduces your risk of an accident, a study in Singapore suggests. Researchers analysed three years worth of accident data from the city-state's largest taxi operator, whose fleet is predominantly blue and yellow. It concluded yellow vehicles h...

  • Singapore's otters get upwardly mobile - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Mar '17, 9am

    Singapore's otters get upwardly mobile 7 March 2017 Last updated at 08:46 GMT Singapore's famous and much-loved urban otters have a new skill - climbing ladders. Photographer Bernard Seah filmed two of them coming out a drain last week.

  • Singapore's ladder-climbing otters - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Mar '17, 8am

    Singapore's ladder-climbing otters 7 March 2017 Last updated at 08:46 GMT Singapore's famous and much-loved urban otters have a new skill - climbing ladders. Photographer Bernard Seah filmed two of them coming out a drain last week.

  • Singapore student inspired by the pipes teaches himself Gaelic - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 06 Mar '17, 6pm

    Singapore student inspired by the pipes teaches himself Gaelic 6 March 2017 Last updated at 18:53 GMT A student from Singapore has taught himself Gaelic after being inspired by learning to play the pipes. Chi-Yan Lew has now travelled to study a term at Glasgow University and is makin...

  • #China to increase #military spending by 7% in 2017

    China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017 - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 04 Mar '17, 6am

    Image copyright AP Image caption China said the rise was necessary to "preserve peace and security" in the region China says it will increase military spending by about 7% this year, just days after Donald Trump outlined a boost to the US defence budget. The scheduled announcement was...

  • Bitcoin buyer

    'I bought Bitcoins in 2011 - now they're worth £19,000' - BBC Newsbeat

    bbc.co.uk 03 Mar '17, 4pm

    Drew Llewellyn bought his first Bitcoin in 2011. Over the years, he has paid up to £899 ($1,100) and as little as £14.70 ($18) for one Bitcoin, as the value of the digital currency has dramatically risen and crashed. But now, for the first time, one Bitcoin has topped the value of an ...

  • Bitcoin tops gold for first time ever - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Mar '17, 1am

    For the first time, a unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold. It peaked at $1,265 on Tuesday while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,233. The current high is attributed to surging demand in China where authorities warn it is used to channe...

  • Bitcoin tops gold for first time ever - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Mar '17, 1am

    For the first time, a unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold. It peaked at $1,265 on Tuesday while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,233. The current high is attributed to surging demand in China where authorities warn it is used to channe...

  • Edinburgh taxi driver robbed of his £7,500 Rolex at knifepoint https://t.co/AzdYZjKOpl

    Taxi driver's hand cut during Edinburgh robbery - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 02 Mar '17, 10am

    Image caption The taxi driver's Rolex watch was stolen during the robbery in Wardlaw Place A taxi driver was threatened with a knife and had his hand cut during a robbery in Edinburgh. The 55-year-old private hire driver also had his Rolex watch, worth £7,500, stolen. The driver had p...

  • Gentle Bones: Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Feb '17, 12am

    Gentle Bones: Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran 28 February 2017 Last updated at 00:01 GMT Singer-songwriter Joel Tan, known as Gentle Bones, angered his parents by choosing music over university, but he is now one of Singapore's most successful artists. Produced by Helier Cheung

  • Singapore could face choice between US or China, PM says - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Feb '17, 12am

    Singapore could face choice between US or China, PM says 28 February 2017 Last updated at 00:03 GMT Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, told BBC's Hard Talk that increasing tensions between the US and China pose a difficult problem for his country. "We will be coerced to choo...

  • Singapore could face choice between US or China, PM says - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Feb '17, 12am

    Singapore could face choice between US or China, PM says 28 February 2017 Last updated at 00:03 GMT Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, told BBC's Hard Talk that increasing tensions between the US and China pose a difficult problem for his country. "We will be coerced to choo...

  • Gentle Bones: Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Feb '17, 12am

    Gentle Bones: Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran 28 February 2017 Last updated at 00:01 GMT Singer-songwriter Joel Tan, known as Gentle Bones, angered his parents by choosing music over university, but he is now one of Singapore's most successful artists. Produced by Helier Cheung

  • #Trump lays out hike in #military spending

    Trump lays out hike in military spending - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Feb '17, 3pm

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump's budget blueprint calls for a "historic increase in defence spending" US President Donald Trump is seeking to boost defence spending by $54bn (£43bn) in his proposed budget plan for 2018, which is about a 9% increase. The blueprin...

  • Woman deported to Singapore despite 27-year marriage - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Feb '17, 6am

    Image caption Mrs Clennell has been married for 27 years and has two sons and a granddaughter in the UK. A woman who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been deported to Singapore. Irene Clennell was being held in a Scottish detention centre, but has now told the BBC sh...

  • Woman deported to Singapore despite 27-year marriage - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Feb '17, 2am

    Image caption Mrs Clennel has been married for 27 years and has two sons and a granddaughter in the UK. A woman who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been deported to Singapore. Irene Clennel was being held in a Scottish detention centre, but has now told the BBC she ...

  • Woman deported to Singapore despite 27-year marriage - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Feb '17, 1am

    Image caption Mrs Clennel has been married for 27 years and has two sons and a granddaughter in the UK. A woman who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been deported to Singapore. Irene Clennel was being held in a Scottish detention centre, but has now told the BBC she ...

  • Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Feb '17, 3am

    Image copyright Fazidah Mokhtar A rare cloud phenomenon over Singapore has delighted people in the city-state. The multi-coloured glow appeared in the sky on Monday in the late afternoon, lasting for about 15 minutes, and was seen across the island. Media reports said it was likely a ...

  • Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky

    Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Feb '17, 3am

    Image copyright Nayla Yg Tercakiti A rare cloud phenomenon over Singapore has delighted people in the city-state. The multi-coloured glow appeared in the sky on Monday in the late afternoon, lasting for about 15 minutes, and was seen across the island. Media reports said it was likely...

  • Now Playing Tom Waits - Singapore @tomwaits

    Tom Waits - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music

    bbc.co.uk 18 Feb '17, 10pm

    Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding like "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then tak...

  • South Belfast: Woman assaulted with hammer during attempted handbag robbery

    South Belfast: Woman assaulted with hammer during attempted robbery - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Feb '17, 3pm

    A woman has been assaulted with a hammer during an attempted robbery outside a south Belfast restaurant. The attack happened in the Lisburn Road area shortly after 23:00 GMT on Friday night, police said. A man armed with a hammer attempted to take the woman's handbag after she refused...

  • The skills shortage pushing Dyson to Asia - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Feb '17, 8am

    The skills shortage pushing Dyson to Asia 14 February 2017 Last updated at 08:28 GMT UK tech firm Dyson has opened a new $400m research centre in Singapore. It says the move was in part because of the lack of qualified scientists and engineers in Britain. Produced by Simon Atkinson