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Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy’s centre

Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy’s centre

Science
The team that took the first ever image of a black hole has announced plans to capture "razor sharp" full colour video of the one at the centre of our galaxy.Satellites would be launched to supplement the existing network of eight telescopes to make this movie.The researchers say the upgraded network will be able to see the supermassive black hole consuming the material around it. The team has been awarded the Breakthrough Award for Physics.Prof Heino Falcke, of Radboud University in the Netherlands, who proposed the idea of the so-called Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), told BBC News that the next step was to see a black hole in action."Just like planets, a black hole rotates. And because of its incredibly strong gravity, it disto...
BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

Entertainment
Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey, Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service BritBox when it launches this year.The broadcasters are joining forces to set up the subscription service in the UK as a rival to the likes of Netflix.It will cost £5.99 per month in HD, launching between October and the end of December.New programmes will also be made specially for BritBox, with the first arriving next year.Other existing series to be made available will include Victoria, Happy Valley, Les Miserables, The Office and Benidorm.How will BritBox work?The monthly fee will cover multiple screens and devices, "which is less than other streaming services", a statement said.Many ITV and BBC programmes
Money Shop plans £18m customer payout pot

Money Shop plans £18m customer payout pot

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor One of Britain's biggest short-term consumer lenders is to ring-fence an £18m compensation pot for creditors as it prepares to wind itself up following a surge in customer complaints.Sky News has learnt that Instant Cash Loans (ICL), which owns The Money Shop, Payday Express and Payday UK, has been in talks with the City watchdog for several weeks about the programme. Sources said that ICL would begin writing to up to 2 million customers on Tuesday to seek their support for a scheme of arrangement, under which they could receive payments if they have a valid complaint about a loan they took out from the company.ICL is owned by the US-based hedge fund HPS Investment Partners, which has taken the decision to close a business
Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas & James Sillars, business reporters Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build new electric vehicle models at its Castle Bromwich plant, a decision it says safeguards thousands of jobs at the site and in the supply chain.Britain's biggest carmaker said it had forced itself into the decision despite continued Brexit uncertainty but signalled future investment in its home market was not guaranteed as it needed to see the "right deal". The company said the first electric vehicle to be produced at the Birmingham factory would be Jaguar's flagship saloon, the XJ. Image: The Jaguar I-PACE is made in Austria It will be seen as a boost for the British car industry after JLR...
William Hill plans 700 store closures putting 4,500 jobs at risk

William Hill plans 700 store closures putting 4,500 jobs at risk

Business
Bookmaker William Hill has said it plans to close about 700 betting shops, which could lead to 4,500 job losses.The firm said the move followed the government's decision in April to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2.Since then, the company added, it had seen "a significant fall" in gaming machine revenues.William Hill, which has 2,300 shops and 12,500 employees, said the closures could begin before the end of the year."The group will look to apply voluntary redundancy and redeployment measures extensively and will be providing support to all colleagues throughout the process," its statement said. What are fixed-odds betting terminals? Gambling firms pledge £60m to help addicts The government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds