News archive from 2 January 2015

Mount Pleasant's sobering lessons for London in 2015

Mount Pleasant's sobering lessons for London in 2015

Last year produced plenty of media stories about London housing issues. Some were less significant or straightforward than they seemed, while the themes of the crisis narratives they nurtured – community churn, outward migration, foreign ownership,...

Guardian, 00:00 in Politics
 
Artistic touch humanises Australia's androids

Artistic touch humanises Australia's androids

Once the domain of nerdy scientists, robotics research is reaching out to new disciplines, including the arts, with some surprising results. In the bowels of a university building off Oxford Street in Sydney, a quiet revolution is taking place. The...

 
‘SNP recruits may soon be disillusioned and quit’

‘SNP recruits may soon be disillusioned and quit’

THE tens of thousands of Yes supporters joining the SNP after the referendum could become disillusioned with the party, with many quitting in frustration, a pro-independence MSP has claimed. Central Scotland MSP John Wilson says the “centralised”...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Rail firms forced to stop ‘hiding’ cheap fares

Rail firms forced to stop ‘hiding’ cheap fares

Rail passengers are to be told by train companies if they can get cheaper tickets for their journeys, following an agreement by rail companies. Train operators across Britain will sign up to a code of practice designed to help travellers get the best...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

New energy efficiency rules in play

A raft of new energy efficiency measures come into effect today governing household appliances ranging from smart televisions to coffee machines. The new rules require online retailers to provide shoppers with an electronic version of the energy label...

 
Leeds family’s new cancer blow

Leeds family’s new cancer blow

SHE spent New Year's day in her Leeds hospital bed, as she awaits a potentially lifesaving bone marrow transplant. But it is hoped that 2015 could finally bring the all-clear for recovering leukaemia patient Courtney Turner. The brave 11-year-old from...

 

New energy efficiency rules in play

A raft of new energy efficiency measures come into effect today governing household appliances ranging from smart televisions to coffee machines. The new rules require online retailers to provide shoppers with an electronic version of the energy label...

 
Nick Clegg denies harnessing his wife’s popularity for his own ambitions

Nick Clegg denies harnessing his wife’s popularity for his own ambitions

Nick Clegg has denied wishing to use the popularity of his wife Miriam González Durántez to enhance the Liberal Democrats’ electoral fortunes in the couple’s first joint interview. In an article in Red magazine, the deputy prime minister acknowledged...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 
Making NHS seven-day service could threaten patients’ safety, say doctors

Making NHS seven-day service could threaten patients’ safety, say doctors

Doctors have warned that plans to transform the NHS into a seven-day service are a waste of vital resources that could threaten the quality of care during the week and prove a danger to patient safety. In a strongly worded attack, the British Medical...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 
Nigel Farage targets hedge funds as key to Ukip’s financial future

Nigel Farage targets hedge funds as key to Ukip’s financial future

Nigel Farage, who has pledged to build a “people’s army” separate from vested interests, has identified hedge funds and their owners as crucial to Ukip’s financial future. A leaked internal report shows the party’s leader argued that “the key to money...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 
Normanton street stabbings 'not part of organised gang crime', insists leading councillor

Normanton street stabbings 'not part of organised gang crime', insists leading councillor

A LEADING councillor is adamant that two street stabbings in Normanton within 48 hours are not the result of organised gang crime. Councillor Fareed Hussain is the chairman of Arboretum neighbourhood board, which covers that area of the city. He said:...

 
Rockets kill 28 at Afghan wedding

Rockets kill 28 at Afghan wedding

At LEAST 28 people, many of them women and children, were killed when rockets fired by Afghan army soldiers hit a wedding party in southern

 
Al-Jazeera trio win retrial but must stay behind bars

Al-Jazeera trio win retrial but must stay behind bars

AN EGYPTIAN appeal court has ordered a retrial in the case of three al-Jazeera journalists held for more than a year on charges of spreading false news, overturning the original verdict in a case that has ensnared the

 
Kim goes on TV to suggest talks with South Korea

Kim goes on TV to suggest talks with South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said he is open to more talks or even a summit with his South Korean counterpart. His statement, in a New Year speech, was welcomed by Seoul, which in turn urged the North to take concrete steps towards the...

 
Rail fare rises come into effect

Rail fare rises come into effect

Rail fare rises have come into effect, as campaign groups and trade unions complained that the increases continued to outstrip average wage growth. The rail industry says the average rise of 2.2% is the lowest for five years. Regulated fares -...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 


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