Las Vegas shooting: Gun shares rise in wake of attack (Text story for BBC News)

Shares in gun manufacturers rose on Monday, just hours after a gunman killed at least 50 people in Las Vegas.

It is thought investors anticipated a rush to buy weapons as people fear a tightening of gun control laws.

American Outdoor Brands Corp, which owns gun maker Smith and Wesson, saw its stock price rise more than 3%.

Another gun manufacturer, Sturm Ruger & Co, was also up around 3%. Meanwhile, ammunition manufacturer, Vista Outdoors Inc. rose more than 2%. Continue reading “Las Vegas shooting: Gun shares rise in wake of attack (Text story for BBC News)”

Hurricane Irma: Survivors on Tortola want more UK help (Text and photos for BBC News)

People queue for petrol on Tortula

The BBC’s Paul Blake and Laura Bicker report from the British Virgin Islands, where Hurricane Irma’s force has destroyed communities, and left at least five people dead. 

The flight into the island of Tortola should feature sweeping views of lush green hillsides and translucent-blue bays. Today it looks like the victim of a bomb blast.  Continue reading “Hurricane Irma: Survivors on Tortola want more UK help (Text and photos for BBC News)”