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Cancer campaigner and Big C host Dame Deborah James dies – BBC News

Cancer campaigner Dame Deborah James has died at the age of 40, her family has said, describing her as an “inspiration”. Deborah was awarded a damehood by the Queen in…

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Spain heatwave brings record temperatures – BBC News

Temperatures in some areas of Spain are expected to hit or remain around 43 degrees celsius this week, as a sweltering heatwave continues to hang over the country. The soaring…

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How the world's first sand battery stores green power – BBC News

The world’s first fully working “sand battery”, which can store green power for months at a time, has been installed by Finnish researchers. The developers said this could solve the…

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Ukraine’s vulnerable port city of Mariupol prepares for feared invasion – BBC News

Millions of people in Ukraine are living with the fear of a Russian invasion. One possible target for a Russian attack is the strategic port city of Mariupol in the…

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Russia widens assault on Ukraine with deadly hit on military base near Poland – BBC News

At least 35 people have been killed and 134 injured in the Russian missile attack on a military training base in western Ukraine, the Lviv regional governor says. Russia is…

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Heatwave across Europe sees Spain and France swelter – BBC News

There are heatwave warnings for countries across Europe this week. Temperatures across Spain and France have been above average for several days and the heat is expected to peak this…

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Thousands of stolen parcels litter LA railway – BBC News

Thousands of parcels have been scattered across the railway tracks in east Los Angeles. According to locals, thieves have been targeting trains, both moving and stationary, to try and steal…

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War in Ukraine could last years warns Nato chief – BBC News

The West must prepare to continue supporting Ukraine in a war lasting for years, Nato’s chief has warned. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the costs of war were high, but the…

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Former US President Donald Trump accused of 'attempted coup' – BBC News

Former US President Donald Trump has been accused of orchestrating last year’s Capitol riot in an “attempted coup”. Trump supporters stormed Congress on 6 January 2021 as lawmakers met to…

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Ukraine rebels declare mobilisation as Joe Biden warns of Russian invasion – BBC News

Ukraine’s Russian-backed breakaway eastern territories have ordered military mobilisations amid a deadly escalation in fighting. Men of fighting age in the self-declared people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are being…