Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

Image copyright Debbie Darling Image caption Debbie Darling says her tattoos have not held her back in her marketing career Having a visible tattoo at work has long been frowned upon in certain professions, such as law, healthcare and finance. But Debbie Darling, who runs her own marketing and PR agency, says her body art…

Illegal eel exporters exposed by Countryfile

Image caption European eels are one of the UK's most endangered species Dealers looking to illegally export European eels from the UK have been exposed by BBC Countryfile.Posing as a UK fisherman who had legally caught the eels on the River Severn in Gloucestershire, presenter Joe Crowley was approached by Chinese and Russian buyers and…

India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

Image copyright Reuters India has said that, from Sunday, it will impose tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples. The new duties, some as high as 70%, are in response to Washington's refusal to exempt Delhi from higher taxes on steel and aluminium imports. Earlier this month, US President Trump also announced the…

Why is building so slow and expensive?

While other industries have become vastly more efficient, construction has lagged behind. Now forward-thinking builders are looking at the ways technology can help.This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the full article here.Infographic: Zoe Bartholomew; Reporter: Ben King

The man who helped feed the world

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Norman Borlaug is credited with saving millions of people from starvation In the early 1900s, newlyweds Cathy and Cappy Jones left Connecticut in the US to start a new life as farmers in north-west Mexico's Yaqui Valley, a little-known dry and dusty place, a few hundred kilometres south of…

The Japanese estate agent selling 'haunted' houses

Akira has been selling 'haunted' houses for five years and has dealt with around 500 homes.In Japan, many people believe that houses can be haunted, and that the ghosts of people who died a lonely death, killed themselves or were murdered can haunt the living.These properties are on the increase with a declining Japanese population,…