Leaks show scale of bank laundering

BBC investigation reveals how criminals were helped to move dirty money around the world. Also: reprieve for We Chat after US judge blocks Trump ban order, hundreds protest against Madrid lockdowns and Gore-Tex creator dies.

Ending VAT-free shopping ‘will hit UK tourism and retail’

Image copyright Getty Images A government plan to end VAT-free shopping for international visitors at the end of the year could cost the UK billions of pounds in lost income, travel and retail bosses have warned. In a letter to the chancellor, the heads of firms such as Marks & Spencer, Heathrow and Selfridges said…

Coronavirus: UK firms voluntarily return £215m in furlough cash

Image copyright Getty Images UK firms have voluntarily returned more than £215m to the government in furlough scheme payments they did not need or took in error. According to HMRC figures, some 80,433 employers have returned cash they were given to help cover workers’ salaries.The money returned is only a fraction of the £3.5bn officials…

Covid: Welsh universities set for ‘different’ freshers’ week

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students will have to form a household bubble with their flatmates when they move into university halls Students starting university this month are in for a “very different” experience, the president of a Welsh student body has said. With coronavirus restrictions across Wales, students will see many typical freshers’…

Jogging when you’re black

The pursuit and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia prompted many African American men to come forward with stories of discrimination they face while jogging.In a recent incident, police wrongly arrested runner Mathias Ometu in Texas, even though he did not fit the description of a suspect. A law enforcement expert and the founder…

Avril Lavigne Teases ‘Big Announcement’ for Monday

Andrew Lipovsky/NBC Avril Lavigne performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 13, 2019. Avril Lavigne has some kind of news to announce on Monday. The singer dropped a vague teaser on social media Sunday afternoon (Sept. 20), leaving fans wondering what she could be gearing up to reveal. “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW 10AM…

Emmys 2020 Live Updates: What to Watch For

Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony as viewers — and the nominees — tune in from home.Right NowThe 72nd Emmy Awards will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern.ImageThe Staples Center in Los Angeles was selected as the new venue for the Emmy Awards because it can accommodate the dozens of remote feeds needed for the ceremony.Credit…Christian…