News archive from 1 September 2015

Oliver Bonas becomes first UK high street chain to pay living wage

Campaigners against low pay are claiming a breakthrough victory as Oliver Bonas, the fashion and gift retailer, has become the first high street chain in Britain to promise its staff an independently calculated living wage. Employees aged 18 and over...

Guardian, 00:03 in Business
 

Bruce Forsyth to return to Strictly Come Dancing for two shows

Sir Bruce Forsyth will return for the Children in Need and Christmas editions of Strictly Come Dancing. Last year Forsyth announced he was standing down as presenter of Strictly after a decade, handing over duties for the 12th series to Claudia...

Guardian, 00:06 in Showbiz
 
Scots scientists lead way in bid to save orang-utan

Scots scientists lead way in bid to save orang-utan

SCOTTISH scientists' research could help pave a way to save the iconic orang-utan in its native Borneo. Tropical botanist Dr Peter Wilkie, of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), is part of a vital vanguard preparing to advance conservation...

 
IS militants damage ancient temple in Palmyra

IS militants damage ancient temple in Palmyra

Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion on Sunday, activists said. The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient...

 
Ban lifted to allow HIV-positive visitors into Singapore

Ban lifted to allow HIV-positive visitors into Singapore

SINGAPORE said yesterday that it had lifted a two-decade-long ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. The health ministry said the ban was lifted on 1 April, “given the current...

 
Greek coastguards rescue 2,500 migrants

Greek coastguards rescue 2,500 migrants

Greece's coastguard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations over the weekend - part of a relentless flow of people seeking the safety of Europe. The coastguard said yesterday it had rescued 2,492 people...

 
Female Bangkok bomb suspect had Thai ID

Female Bangkok bomb suspect had Thai ID

Thai police issued two new arrest warrants and released images yesterday of more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago. During a televised statement,...

 
Police officer killed by protester grenades in Ukraine

Police officer killed by protester grenades in Ukraine

A GRENADE exploded outside Ukraine's parliament yesterday during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer, the interior ministry said. About 100 other officers were...

 
UK-bound migrants to get better Calais camp

UK-bound migrants to get better Calais camp

The EU has handed France £3.6 million to build a better camp for migrants attempting to cross to Britain. The five million euro of funding will help create improved facilities for around 1,500 of those clustered at the makeshift Calais site dubbed The...

 

Arsenal in Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot transfer talks, say reports

Arsenal have held talks over a double deal to sign Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint Germain, according to reports. The Gunners are still in the market for new signings ahead of the close of the summer transfer window. And the Daily...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 

The dog who sniffed a tumour, the cat who called for help and the horse who detected cancer: Meet the...

Using animals to help detect illness may sound like quackery, but it's gaining the backing of scientists. After a small trial found that specially trained dogs can sniff out prostate cancer in 93 per cent of cases, last month it was announced that...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Health
 

Tiny pinprick in your gums that could stop you needing false teeth 

Colin Errington has always taken great care of his teeth. So when he was told by his dentist that not only did he have badly receding gums, but he could end up losing his teeth, the retired banker was shocked. 'I could see my gums were receding, but I...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Health
 

Justine had her appendix out. So why was she still in agony 20 years later? 

Since she was a teenager, TV presenter Justine Gale had suffered stomach pain and diarrhoea which doctors put down to everything from irritable bowel syndrome to food poisoning. She even had her appendix removed. Then last year Justine, 43, was struck...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Health
 

Accused killer of Texas police officer has history of mental illness

The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said on Monday. Sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth of Harris County was ambushed and shot 15 times, the...

 
T in the Park at Strathallan plunged into doubt

T in the Park at Strathallan plunged into doubt

THE future of T in the Park at its new venue, Strathallan Castle, is in doubt. It follows traffic mayhem and crowd crushes in July, when Scotland’s biggest music festival ended in chaos. Local councillor Tom Gray, who is one of the representatives of...

 


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