BBC news articles

I must admit, I am addicted to reading the news. I check BBC news on my phone at least 3 to 4 times a day and probably read 20 to 30 articles daily. I don’t really like reading novels or books in general but I just can’t resist news articles.

For students, news articles in English can be a great way to learn about what is happening in the world, and at the same time studying the English language. You may hear or watch the same news in your own language and then see it in English- reinforcing the information that you already are conscious of.

On this page I will be periodically adding links for interesting articles to read. These are articles that I have read and think could be interesting material for Escuela Oficial topics or have interesting vocabulary or expressions.

Thursday 06 Sept 2018

The tree that bleeds… metal?

Facebook, Twitter ‘too slow’ to tackle meddling

The plastic smokers leave behind

Sacha Baron Cohen: More criticism and mixed reviews for star’s new show

Sacha Baron Cohen ridicule prompts Georgia lawmaker to quit

Sailor stranded on ship at Great Yarmouth for 15 months

Scholarship to counter ‘unconscious bias’ in physics

Burberry stops could/might/will  unsold goods and using real fur

Monster iceberg’s pivot and turn

Will going vegan make you healthier?

Samsung: Time for folding smartphones


Wednesday 05 Sept 2018

Scottish Gin Society rapped over Facebook adverts

Meat testing: A fifth of samples reveal unspecified animals’ DNA

Amazon’s market value tops $1tn

Hair transplants: Fighting against my receding hairline

The race to make the world’s most powerful computer ever

Make-up on the train: What’s the problem?

Colin Kaepernick to be face of new Nike ad campaign

Kevin Hart: Fans kicked out for using mobile phones at gigs

Tablet bends ‘like ancient scroll’

Scooter firms get a lesson in manners

‘World’s richest 1% get 82% of the wealth’, says Oxfam

Meet the world’s youngest self-made billionaire

What does it take to be a billionaire?

‘I had gender reassignment surgery at 81’

Homeless Swansea man walks 8,000 miles as thank you for help

PwC tells new staff they can choose what hours to work

Son Heung-min to avoid military duty after South Korea win Asian Games

Segway’s self-balancing e-skates prove a challenge

‘My robot makes me feel like I haven’t been forgotten’


Thursday 30 Aug 2018
Plastic bags: Charge set to rise to 10p and be extended to all shops

Reality Check: Where does the plastic bag charge go?

Britain’s First Insect Restaurant Opens

Government proposes energy drinks ban for children

London knife crime: ‘Parents could do more to protect children’

US Open 2018: Alize Cornet’s code violation for on-court shirt switch ‘unfair’, says WTA

US homeless man sues couple over $400,000 fundraiser money

Scotty Allen: iPhone hacker puts headphone jack back

Chemnitz protests: Far-right on march in east Germany

Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel

What is ‘primitive technology’ and why do we love it?

Could this be the end of global trade?

The virtual land selling for millions

Wonga ‘considering all options’ as compensation claims surge

Uber ‘to focus on bikes over cars’

Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit

Food prices ‘to rise 5%’ because of extreme weather

Scrapping 1p and 2p copper coins ‘won’t increase prices’


Sunday 26 Aug 2018
Can Venezuela halt hyperinflation?

Why some men in Papua New Guinea cut their skin to resemble crocodiles

No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

Rodrigo Alves removed from the Big Brother house

From slavery to Windrush: My family’s story

KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube heavyweights ready for boxing showdown

Ryanair brings in new rules on cabin bags

KSI: Jake and Logan Paul ‘need a slap’ in the boxing ring

KSI: I want YouTube lessons to be taught in schools

Quiz: Who’s the surprise bride?

Pope’s Ireland visit: ‘Church has fallen over a cliff’

Drug tunnel ran from old KFC in Arizona to Mexico bedroom

Farnborough Airport cocaine: Four guilty of smuggling

Trump insists hush money payments by Cohen were legal

Being English ‘is about fish and chips’

How plastic waste has been turned into benches

Ancient fossil turtle had no shell

Jamie Oliver’s jerk rice?

Why so much ‘fauxffence’ over Jamie Oliver’s jerk rice?

Bristol University graduate sells Ziylo firm for £623m

Ryanair compensation cheques with no signatures ‘bounced’

Trump directed hush money, says his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen

How easy is it for Donald Trump to be impeached?

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Sunday 19 Aug 2018
Gladbeck: The deadly hostage drama where the media crossed a line

‘It never entered my mind that I wasn’t coming back’

Alibaba: Chinese retailer to list on New York stock exchange

Las Vegas shooting: Gun shares rise in wake of attack

The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash

Yemen conflict: What you need to know

Yemen war: Boys dig friends’ graves after air strike

‘There are boats floating above my head in Times Square’

Children ‘at risk of robot influence’

Tent Tech: Is AI more than just a buzzword?

Body scanners to screen LA subway riders

Public ‘back’ taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Teenager recovers after lightning strike in Arizona

Musician Stormzy on why he’s funding university scholarships

Man sentenced for filming up women’s skirts in London

Boob pools, climbing walls and raining dollar bills

NFL players protest during US national anthem in pre-season games drawing Trump criticism

Hillary Clinton praises girl for US Pledge of Allegiance protest

Which fast-food chain is going upmarket?

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

‘Your word against God’s’: Survivors of Pennsylvania clerical abuse

The world’s first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam

Can you speed-read these news stories?

Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the imperfections in AI

Celebrities warned over social media ads

FBI sought Google location data of many to catch robber

Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’, dies aged 76

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, charged with murder

Going plastic-free with kids

Fraser Anning: Australia MPs condemn ‘final solution’ speech

Madonna at 60: The Queen of Pop in seven charts

The drug that makes people jump off buildings

‘Epidemic’ of psychotic patients hooked on monkey dust

Effects of psychedelic DMT ‘similar to near-death experiences’

Could psychedelic drug ayahuasca have health benefits?

Why do people take ayahuasca?

Could psychedelic drug ayahuasca have health benefits?

Could psychedelics transform mental health?