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.
Wednesday 10 Oct 2018
Australia defies climate warning to back coal
Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Pret a Manger confirms second allergy death
Banksy posts video of £1m painting shredding stunt at Sotheby’s
Utah toddler puts more than $1,000 in the shredder
The robot that can perform DIY and other technology news
Don’t shoot, I’m disabled
Waitrose unpacks groceries while you’re out
Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden
Netflix viewing eats up world’s data
‘China spy attack hits Apple and Amazon’
Lowestoft pupils use pedal power to accelerate learning
Disposable nappies: What’s their environmental cost?
Attenborough: ‘Population growth must come to an end’
Second Brit dies after ‘Brazilian butt lift’ surgery
Ryder Cup: Spectator blinded in one eye says she could have died on golf course
Architectural Photography Awards 2018 shortlist revealed
Is it worth giving up alcohol for a month?
Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’
Apple silent amid iPhone ‘chargegate’ complaints
Vaginismus: When your body just says no to sex
Indonesia tsunami: Palu hit by ‘worst case scenario’
Landmark cancer therapy wins Nobel prize
Indonesia quake survivors looting: ‘We need to eat’
Pret allergy death: Father had to ring wife to say daughter would die
The 26-year-old with a £100m sportswear brand
Catalan referendum: One year on
Waiters to be paid all tips under new law, Theresa May says
New tax on foreign home buyers to help rough sleepers, PM says
Elon Musk reaches deal over tweets about taking Tesla private
The truth behind my fried chicken
The extraordinary healing powers of music
BBC Music website offers dementia lifeline
CES 2016: BMW shows off gesture-controlled concept car
Elon Musk: Apple car is an ‘open secret’
Bees in South African plane’s engine delay flights
Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3
Will we soon be renting rather than buying our clothes?
Europe migration: ‘Horrific experiences’ on the crossing from Libya
Is being vegan better for the environment?
Life expectancy progress in UK ‘stops for first time’
Pret baguette inquest: Plea for help after allergic reaction
How food can improve your mental health
Mediterranean diet ‘may help prevent depression’
Girlguiding says girls not at risk from trans inclusion
Mamoudou Gassama: Balcony rescue highlights French immigration row
Six minute English:
Sir David Attenborough: Tributes paid as he turns 90
‘A new bladder made from my cells gave me my life back’
How translation apps are ironing out embarrassing gaffes
Portuguese 400 year old shipwreck found off Cascais
Italy migrant crisis: Government passes tough bill
Water shortages fuel ongoing protests in Basra, Iraq
Why Asia turned to China during the global financial crisis
Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab
Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again
France removes toxic tyres from failed reef project
London knife crime: Can Chicago’s model cure the violence?
Friday 21 Sept 2018
‘We’re in love but never have sex’
Australia strawberry needle scare: Apple and banana fuel ‘copycat’ fears
New York inmate’s golf drawings lead to exoneration in murder
MEPs vote to ban ‘killer robots’ on battlefield
Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs
Yoghurts (even organic ones) ‘full of sugar’
The Gateshead artist whose work makes you look twice
Town centres could become ghost towns, warns former retail chief
Officials watch as fiery cyclone grows over 200 ft high
Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?
‘How breastfeeding on mountain race made me go viral’
‘Sexist, unsafe’ world experienced by young girls
The satellite that can clean up space rubbish from Earth’s orbit
The heartbreaking photo that raised $43,000 in one day
Canada bans Soylent meal replacement over nutrition claims
Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch
Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX ‘Moon loop’
‘Twerking’ and ‘selfie’ added to Oxford dictionary
Trending: Selfies at serious places, selfies at funerals…
Self-portraits and social media: The rise of the ‘selfie’
‘Selfie’ named by Oxford Dictionaries as word of 2013
#Instaperfect: Is inequality fuelling the rise of the sexy selfie?
Gordon Brown: ‘We’re sleepwalking into the next crisis’
What Airbnb really does to a neighbourhood
Why it’s OK to have ‘bad manners’
Labour calls for ban on early foetus gender test
Storms, viruses, bankers: What could cause another economic crisis?
Dua Lipa ‘proud’ of fans after concert removal
‘It’s Prince, thinking aloud on the piano’
Why feeling like a fraud can be a good thing
Europe and nationalism: A country-by-country guide
EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over ‘breaches’ of core values
Recovery and clouds on the Spanish horizon
Chemnitz unrest: Nazi salute man jailed in east Germany
EU migrant row: Call to screen rescued asylum seekers at sea
Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are officially ending
The day Lehman Brothers went under
#BlackLove: What Twitter hashtag really means
British Asian families debate mixed race relationships
Whose problem is cultural appropriation?
‘Why I filmed a man take his final breath’
Labour’s Tom Watson ‘reversed’ type-2 diabetes through diet and exercise
High School Musical inspires UK student’s US college dream
Hockney painting set for record $80m
Lehman anniversary: The five most surprising consequences
Hurricane Florence: ‘Life-threatening’ storm starts to lash US
Reality Check: Are migrants driving crime in Germany?
Alabama ‘miracle’ boy wakes before doctors pull plug
Workers are £800 a year poorer post-crisis
most popular internet slang
Peng? Beef? The secret world of slang
‘Southern’ accents replacing dialects, language app finds
The Korean who became famous doing British accents
Understanding ‘Eh’ll heh a peh’ is like being bilingual
‘Some mothers will bawl for days’
Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star ‘not socially responsible’
Serena Williams and the trope of the ‘angry black woman’
Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast
Fake news ‘crowding out’ real news, MPs say
Facebook will not remove fake news – but will ‘demote’ it
How to shake the fakes out of politics
The dad who feeds his son burgers almost every day
The waterslide with virtual reality
Onion eating champion clocks faster time at Newent Fayre
Climate change: What could be wiped out by temperature rise
Giant plastic catcher heads for Pacific Ocean clean-up
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
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?