News archive from 2 June 2015

Barring complications, Kerry injury unlikely to impact Iran talks

Barring complications, Kerry injury unlikely to impact Iran talks

Kerry, 71, broke his leg while cycling in France on Sunday, after an intense round of negotiations with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif the previous day, and is being flown home to Boston on a U.S. military aircraft. Saturday's six hours...

 

Britain is the 'worst-placed G7 country to withstand another financial crisis'

Britain is the worst-placed country in the G7 to withstand another financial crisis, according to a report published today by a think tank. The New Economics Foundation says the UK financial system is the least resilient of major Western economies –...

 

Why politics makes us so angry: Researchers find debates can trigger the same parts of the brain as WAR

We all squabble about musical taste, film choice and food preferences.  But let the conversation turn to politics, and light-hearted conversation can quickly turn ugly. Now a new study has found that this may be because talking about politics engages...

 

No more £3,500-a-shift doctors, Jeremy Hunt tells NHS

Jeremy Hunt has told the NHS to cut its soaring £3.3bn bill for agency staff, which has resulted in hospitals paying up to £3,500 for a doctor to work a single shift. The health secretary is introducing curbs on the use of employment agencies, some of...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

Doctors aim for single test to detect risk of four cancers in women

Doctors have raised the possibility of a single screening test which could detect the risk of four different cancers in women, raising hopes of catching them early and saving lives. A four-year Europe-wide trial was announced on Monday with the aim of...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

UK financial system needs urgent overhaul, says thintank

The UK’s financial system remains at risk of upheaval despite the regulatory changes undertaken since the 2008 banking crisis, according to a thinktank. A report published by the New Economics Foundation on Tuesday places the strength of the UK’s...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 

Stoke City's top five players in 2014-15

1) Steven Nzonzi - 9/10 The Frenchman that everyone hates to love... Nzonzi could easily become one of the club's legends - if only he'd sort out whatever issues he has with his brother/agent/father/whoever-sorts-out-his-contracts. After winning...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 

Chelsea's Diego Costa wants a transfer away from Stamford Bridge? Don't bet on it...

In what is one of the most surprising transfer rumours of the summer so far, Spanish newspaper Marca have reported that Diego Costa is unhappy in London and would prefer to move back to Spain. It's claimed that although Costa is happy with Jose...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 
South Sudan conflict: UN condemns expulsion of Toby Lanzer

South Sudan conflict: UN condemns expulsion of Toby Lanzer

The United Nations has condemned the expulsion of the UN humanitarian co-ordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer. Mr Lanzer, a UK citizen, was given no explanation as to why he had been asked to leave the country, the UN said. UN Secretary-General Ban...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Tobacco firms fined billions in Canadian court ruling

Tobacco firms fined billions in Canadian court ruling

A Canadian court has ordered three tobacco companies to pay 15.5bn Canadian dollars (£8bn; $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history. The plaintiffs were Quebec smokers who said the firms failed to warn them of health risks...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Charity saved after last-minute donations

Charity saved after last-minute donations

A mental health charity that helps thousands of people in the area has raised the £20,000 it needed to be saved from closure. Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind (SWR Mind) was able to stay open after more than £10,000 was pledged in the last 24...

 

Morgan Schneiderlin's transfer link makes more sense for Manchester United than Arsenal

Yesterday evening an update from French media channel InfoSport+ suggested that Southampton's defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was close to signing Manchester United rather than Arsenal. For the past two months it has been almost common...

Metro, 00:13 in Sport
 
44 Scotland Street: I may be some time

44 Scotland Street: I may be some time

VOLUME 10, Episode 57: Hiding with the Duke of

 
Office workers told to stand or risk health

Office workers told to stand or risk health

OFFICE workers should be on their feet for a minimum of two hours a day during working hours, according to the first official UK guidance. The rise in the sedentary office culture has major health implications for workers such as an increased risk of...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Health
 

The phone app challenging violence against women in a Mumbai slum

Bhanuben lets out a throaty laugh when asked if the men of Dharavi are scared of her and her team. “Not yet ... but they are a tad wary of us these days,” says the 42-year-old community worker for SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health...

 


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