Coronavirus: Mandatory MOTs to be reintroduced from August

Image copyright Getty Images Mandatory MOTs for vehicles in England, Scotland and Wales will be reintroduced from 1 August, the government has said. Drivers have been allowed to delay the test for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are growing concerns about road safety.Roads Minister Baroness Vere said MOTs would be key…

Boeing: Critical 737 Max test flights begin

Image copyright Getty Images The US aviation regulator has started formal test flights for Boeing's troubled 737 Max.The test flights, which will run through a series of potential emergency scenarios, are expected to take place over several days.Boeing's best-selling aircraft was grounded last year after two crashes killed all 346 people on the flights.The tests…

Coronavirus: Restaurants are 'hurting', says Deliveroo boss

Image copyright Getty Images Restaurants "are hurting" due to the coronavirus pandemic, the boss of food courier Deliveroo has told the BBC."Even if restrictions are lifted soon, there's going to be a long period of socially-distanced dining," said Will Shu.Deliveroo has expanded its UK customer base, with coronavirus accelerating the adoption of delivery apps, he…

'My chronic acne inspired me to start my own skincare company'

Image copyright Alpha-H Image caption Michelle Doherty set up the business in Queensland 25 years ago The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Michelle Doherty, founder and boss of skincare business Alpha-H.Michelle Doherty says that during her almost 14-year battle against chronic acne…

Who needs Wimbledon? Strawberry sales soar

When Covid-19 forced summer events like Wimbledon to be cancelled, along with all weddings, strawberry growers worried about their sales. However, a surge in demand for eating strawberries at home means sales have leapt by one-fifth this year.Video by Jeremy Howell, Nick Woolley and Sarah Corker

Coronavirus: Holiday bookings 'explode' as travel restrictions ease

Image copyright Reuters Travel companies say holiday bookings have "exploded" after the government announced current restrictions will be eased. Ministers said from 6 July, blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK.Holidaymakers will be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend 14 days in quarantine upon their…