Form Time News

Current BBC News stories to read and discuss with your tutor group.

Sunday
25th August 2019

Around the world

Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

The government is accused of ignoring illegal deforestation and burning in the Amazon.

Amazon Fires: Why the rainforest helps fight climate change

Fires in the Amazon rainforest have prompted concern around the world.

In the UK

Johnson: US must compromise to get UK trade deal

Boris Johnson will meet US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit in France on Sunday.

Airport security: 3D baggage scanners could end liquid restrictions

Airports must introduce 3D baggage screening before the end of 2022, the government announces.

Politics

Boris Johnson warns Trump US must compromise to get UK trade deal

Boris Johnson will meet US President Donald Trump at the G7 summit in France on Sunday.

Boris Johnson: UK will not retreat from global community

Speaking ahead of the G7 summit, the prime minister says the UK will be an "energetic partner" after Brexit.

Education

Glasgow University's 'bold' move to pay back slave trade profits

A Glasgow University study reveals it benefited to the tune of tens of millions of pounds from racial slavery.

GCSE results: Pass rates and top grades edge upwards

The GCSE pass rate and top grades edge up slightly, despite concerns about exam difficulty.

Health

Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing

Are sugary sports drinks and gels the problem?

Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the researchers.

Business

British Airways strike causes five days of flight cancellations

Customers received emails saying their flights were cancelled - but many have been unable to rebook.

US-China trade war: Trump announces new retaliatory tariff hikes

The president hits back at Beijing's plans by hiking tariffs on Chinese imports by another 5%.

Science

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.

Technology

Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

The supermarket chain had issued a lawsuit against Tesla over a series of solar panel fires.

Android ditches desserts as Q becomes 10

The next version of the Android operating system (OS) will not be named after a dessert.

Entertainment

Edinburgh Comedy Awards: 'Unique' Jordan Brookes wins top prize

Jordan Brookes wins best comedy show for I've Got Nothing, scooping a £10,000 prize.

Pictures: Ed Sheeran plays first Ipswich homecoming gig

The Suffolk star's world tour is drawing to a close over four nights in his home town of Ipswich.