France bans short-haul flights to cut carbon emissions

The law came into force two years after lawmakers had voted to end routes where the same journey could be made by train in under two-and-a-half hours.

Seems very sensible to me. That threshold is way too low, though. You can't fly anywhere in 2 and a half hours once you factor in airport waits. Double that, at least. Or ban domestic flights outright. But, progress. If it's what they could get through it's what they could get through. Wedges and thin ends.


Boy sues Nintendo over “immoral” Mario Kart lootboxes, after spending $170 via dad's credit card

Big error for Nintendo, loot boxes. Their brand should be more wholesome than wholesome. Hopefully not a mistake they repeat.


Explaining the 'how' – the launch of BBC Verify

BBC Verify comprises about 60 journalists who will form a highly specialised operation with a range of forensic investigative skills and open source intelligence (Osint) capabilities at their fingertips. They'll be fact-checking, verifying video, countering disinformation, analysing data and – crucially – explaining complex stories in the pursuit of truth.


BT to cut 55,000 jobs with up to a fifth replaced by AI

Up to a fifth of those cuts will come in customer services as staff