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Websites to be fined over 'online harms' under new proposals

Image copyright PA Image caption Molly Russell took her own life after accessing distressing material on Instagram Internet sites could be fined or blocked if they fail to tackle "online harms" such as terrorist propaganda and child abuse, under government plans.The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has proposed an independent watchdog and a code…
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'Why I quit as a barrister to follow my dream job'

Image copyright Mowgli Street Food Image caption Nisha Katona was a barrister before she became a restaurateur The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to 48-year-old Nisha Katona, founder of Mowgli Street Food - a contemporary Indian restaurant chain in the UK.When Nisha Katona decided…
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Safe Car Wash app reveals hundreds of potential slavery cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The National Crime Agency says hand car washes are a high-risk business for human exploitation Nearly 1,000 reports of potential human trafficking were made in the first five months of an app enabling hand car wash users to report concerns over workers.The Safe Car Wash app was launched by…
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Germany's economy: Should we be worried?

By Andrew Walker & Daniele Palumbo BBC World Service economics correspondent, Data Journalist Image copyright Getty Images It has been a poor week for German economic news. On Friday, we learned that industrial production in February - excluding energy and construction - had fallen. The previous day, new official data showed that manufacturing orders also…
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Brexit plea over Scotland's perishable exports

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK government has arranged additional freight capacity Scotland's transport secretary has called for time-sensitive exports to be given priority in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Michael Matheson has written to his UK counterpart Chris Grayling asking for goods such as Scottish seafood to be given space on ferries.He…
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Debenhams: Mike Ashley says make me boss for £150m

Image copyright PA Retail tycoon Mike Ashley has offered a £150m cash injection to ailing retailer Debenhams - as long as he can become its chief executive.Mr Ashley, who is Debenhams' biggest shareholder, has been embroiled in a battle for control with its board.Last week, the retailer challenged Mr Ashley to table a firm takeover…