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?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45398434

Facebook, Twitter ‘too slow’ to tackle meddling
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45420175

The plastic smokers leave behind
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45426352

Sacha Baron Cohen: More criticism and mixed reviews for star’s new show
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44857677

Sacha Baron Cohen ridicule prompts Georgia lawmaker to quit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44949504

Sailor stranded on ship at Great Yarmouth for 15 months
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44320638

Scholarship to counter ‘unconscious bias’ in physics
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45425872

Burberry stops could/might/will  unsold goods and using real fur
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45430683

Monster iceberg’s pivot and turn
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45421315

Will going vegan make you healthier?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45409471

Samsung: Time for folding smartphones
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45418968

 

Wednesday 05 Sept 2018

Scottish Gin Society rapped over Facebook adverts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-45410742

Meat testing: A fifth of samples reveal unspecified animals’ DNA
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45371852

Amazon’s market value tops $1tn
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45414331

Hair transplants: Fighting against my receding hairline
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45415071

The race to make the world’s most powerful computer ever
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45273584

Make-up on the train: What’s the problem?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45343836

Colin Kaepernick to be face of new Nike ad campaign
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45403855

Kevin Hart: Fans kicked out for using mobile phones at gigs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45395186

Tablet bends ‘like ancient scroll’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45364434

Scooter firms get a lesson in manners
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45364604

‘World’s richest 1% get 82% of the wealth’, says Oxfam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42745853

Meet the world’s youngest self-made billionaire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41859941

What does it take to be a billionaire?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44815584

‘I had gender reassignment surgery at 81’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45367841

Homeless Swansea man walks 8,000 miles as thank you for help
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45360873

PwC tells new staff they can choose what hours to work
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45353786

Son Heung-min to avoid military duty after South Korea win Asian Games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45383556

Segway’s self-balancing e-skates prove a challenge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45373322

‘My robot makes me feel like I haven’t been forgotten’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45332710

 

Thursday 30 Aug 2018
Plastic bags: Charge set to rise to 10p and be extended to all shops
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45353073

Reality Check: Where does the plastic bag charge go?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45355566

Britain’s First Insect Restaurant Opens
https://teacherluke.co.uk/2018/08/23/543-britains-first-insect-restaurant-opens/

Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45342682

London knife crime: ‘Parents could do more to protect children’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45347916

US Open 2018: Alize Cornet’s code violation for on-court shirt switch ‘unfair’, says WTA
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/45341199

US homeless man sues couple over $400,000 fundraiser money
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45335808

Scotty Allen: iPhone hacker puts headphone jack back
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45333960

Chemnitz protests: Far-right on march in east Germany
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45328477

Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45337091

What is ‘primitive technology’ and why do we love it?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-45118653

Could this be the end of global trade?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/45242012

The virtual land selling for millions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45275461

Wonga ‘considering all options’ as compensation claims surge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45313958

Uber ‘to focus on bikes over cars’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45317025

Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45318100

Food prices ‘to rise 5%’ because of extreme weather
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45317023

Scrapping 1p and 2p copper coins ‘won’t increase prices’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45269390

 

Sunday 26 Aug 2018
Can Venezuela halt hyperinflation?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45258262

Why some men in Papua New Guinea cut their skin to resemble crocodiles
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45297699

No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45283401

US Senator John McCain dies aged 81
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45312217

Rodrigo Alves removed from the Big Brother house
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45307058

From slavery to Windrush: My family’s story
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45299683

KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube heavyweights ready for boxing showdown
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45271254

Ryanair brings in new rules on cabin bags
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45289432

KSI: Jake and Logan Paul ‘need a slap’ in the boxing ring
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-42944563

KSI: I want YouTube lessons to be taught in schools
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/34255907

Quiz: Who’s the surprise bride?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45285515

Pope’s Ireland visit: ‘Church has fallen over a cliff’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45290508

Drug tunnel ran from old KFC in Arizona to Mexico bedroom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45291978

Farnborough Airport cocaine: Four guilty of smuggling
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45286983

Trump insists hush money payments by Cohen were legal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45279047

Being English ‘is about fish and chips’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44333518

How plastic waste has been turned into benches
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45276311

Ancient fossil turtle had no shell
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45261121

Jamie Oliver’s jerk rice?
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/21/lefts-fixation-cultural-appropriation-will-alienate-traditional/amp/

Why so much ‘fauxffence’ over Jamie Oliver’s jerk rice?
https://www.google.es/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/world/europe/why-so-much-fauxffence-over-jamie-oliver-s-jerk-rice-20180822-p4zz06.html

Bristol University graduate sells Ziylo firm for £623m
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45268904

Ryanair compensation cheques with no signatures ‘bounced’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45262871

Trump directed hush money, says his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45265546

How easy is it for Donald Trump to be impeached?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39945744

Measles cases hit record high in Europe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45246049

Sunday 19 Aug 2018
Gladbeck: The deadly hostage drama where the media crossed a line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45226482

‘It never entered my mind that I wasn’t coming back’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44894414

Alibaba: Chinese retailer to list on New York stock exchange
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29258567

Las Vegas shooting: Gun shares rise in wake of attack
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41472895

The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45172211

Yemen conflict: What you need to know
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-44540676

Yemen war: Boys dig friends’ graves after air strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-45221950

‘There are boats floating above my head in Times Square’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45043859

Children ‘at risk of robot influence’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45183049

Tent Tech: Is AI more than just a buzzword?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45219902

Body scanners to screen LA subway riders
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45222815

Public ‘back’ taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45232167

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45235800

Teenager recovers after lightning strike in Arizona
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45189869

Musician Stormzy on why he’s funding university scholarships
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45208537

Man sentenced for filming up women’s skirts in London
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45211120

Boob pools, climbing walls and raining dollar bills
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45203923

NFL players protest during US national anthem in pre-season games drawing Trump criticism
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/45140972

Hillary Clinton praises girl for US Pledge of Allegiance protest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45211939

Which fast-food chain is going upmarket?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45215074

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45209587

‘Your word against God’s’: Survivors of Pennsylvania clerical abuse
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45213859

The world’s first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45130010

Can you speed-read these news stories?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45118647

Biometric Mirror: Reflecting the imperfections in AI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45102767

Celebrities warned over social media ads
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45206578

FBI sought Google location data of many to catch robber
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45208778

Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’, dies aged 76
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45169609

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40358138

Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, charged with murder
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45203740

Going plastic-free with kids
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45172563

Fraser Anning: Australia MPs condemn ‘final solution’ speech
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45191315

Madonna at 60: The Queen of Pop in seven charts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45112992

The drug that makes people jump off buildings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45186581

‘Epidemic’ of psychotic patients hooked on monkey dust
https://youtu.be/OxarOHluEj0

Effects of psychedelic DMT ‘similar to near-death experiences’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45181770

Could psychedelic drug ayahuasca have health benefits?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41333172

Why do people take ayahuasca?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27203322

Could psychedelic drug ayahuasca have health benefits?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41333172

Could psychedelics transform mental health?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44575139