Is this the end of owning music? – BBC News

Is this the end of owning music? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sales of vinyl are at a 25-year high, but growth stagnated in 2018 Sales of CDs plummeted by 23% last year, as consumers flocked to streaming services for their music. Just 32 million CDs were sold in 2018 – almost 100 million fewer than in 2008; and a drop […]

With medical cannabis legal in the U.K., Canopy Growth plans to start selling there in the first half of 2019 – The GrowthOp

With medical cannabis legal in the U.K., Canopy Growth plans to start selling there in the first half of 2019 – The GrowthOp

One of the largest Canadian cannabis producers reported to have established roots across the pond Canopy Growth has expanded its international footprint with the legalization of cannabis in U.K, as reported in a recent article.     “Mark Ware, chief medical officer for Canopy Growth (which generated $80 million in sales last year), said a […]

Magnitogorsk blast: Boy found alive in rubble flown to Moscow – BBC News

Magnitogorsk blast: Boy found alive in rubble flown to Moscow – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMagnitogorsk: Russian rescuers pull baby from rubble An 11-month-old boy rescued from the ruins of a collapsed apartment block in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk is said to be conscious but in an “extremely serious” condition. The country’s health ministry says he has severe frostbite to his […]

UK can 'turn a corner' if MPs back Brexit deal, says May – BBC News

UK can 'turn a corner' if MPs back Brexit deal, says May – BBC News

Image copyright PA The UK can “turn a corner” and start to “put its differences aside” if Parliament backs the proposed Brexit deal, Theresa May has said. In her new year message, the prime minister said 2019 would mark a new chapter for the country outside the EU. Should MPs approve the exit terms later […]

New Year celebrations: UK welcomes in 2019 – BBC News

New Year celebrations: UK welcomes in 2019 – BBC News

The UK has welcomed in 2019 with a flurry of new year fireworks. In London, Big Ben’s customary bongs marked midnight, with an estimated 100,000 people watching from the banks of the Thames. London mayor Sadiq Khan had said in advance that the theme of the event would be celebrating the capital’s links with Europe. […]

Channel migrants: UK and France to step up patrols – BBC News

Channel migrants: UK and France to step up patrols – BBC News

Image copyright PA The UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance to tackle a rise in the number of migrants trying to reach Britain in small boats. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who has cut short a family holiday, agreed a joint action plan with the French interior minister during a […]

June Whitfield: A life in pictures – BBC News

June Whitfield: A life in pictures – BBC News

Look back at memorable moments from the life of June Whitfield, the versatile and much-loved British actress. Image caption Born in south London in 1925, June Rosemary Whitfield made her first stage appearance at the age of three. Image caption She got her first break on radio, appearing in Take It From Here alongside Wallace […]

The theatre shows you won't want to miss in 2019 – BBC News

The theatre shows you won't want to miss in 2019 – BBC News

Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett will tread the boards, a string of Broadway hits will reach the West End and a Shakespearean classic will get a twist – there’s much theatre to look forward to around the UK in 2019. The Betrayal of Tom Hiddleston Image copyright PA The largest stage door selfie scrum of […]