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Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims in Chile

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Pope said he was sorry for the “irreparable damage” caused by abuse committed by clergy Pope Francis has met a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile. The meeting at the Vatican’s mission in Santiago was “strictly private”, his office said, ...

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UK university could access European funds post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been concerns from UK universities about losing access to European research projects A leading UK university has launched a close partnership with a top French research agency, in a relationship that could continue to provide UK academics with access to European research ...

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University of Bath vice-chancellor voted out in pay row

Image caption Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell has faced criticism over excessive pay The University of Bath’s governing body has voted for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor, who is the highest-paid in the UK. The university court is also demanding the chair of its governing council and remuneration committee step ...

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SEE IT: Man barred from flight for layering clothing

British Airways may appreciate your patronage, but you better check your antics at the gate. Ryan Carney Williams, known on Twitter as Ryan Hawaii, drew eyes from every corner of the internet after sharing a harrowing airline experience during which he claims he was held at Iceland Keflavik ...

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Carillion apprentices among casualties as firm collapses

Image copyright Kyle Fitzsimmons Image caption Carillion apprentice Kyle Fitzsimmons is weeks away from achieving a higher level carpentry qualification “I’m really worried I might lose access to all my work,” says Kyle Fitzsimmons, who until Tuesday morning was studying for a higher level carpentry apprenticeship with Carillion in Liverpool. ...

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Uber to introduce limit on drivers’ hours

Image copyright PA Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers’ hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. A licensed driver on its app must take an uninterrupted six-hour break after 10 hours of driving with a passenger or ...

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