News archive from 2 July 2015

SNP MP calls for full debate on English votes plan

SNP MP calls for full debate on English votes plan

The government's proposals for English votes for English laws have been branded a "state secret" by the chairman of the Scottish affairs committee as he called for a proper debate on the measures. SNP MP Pete Wishart claimed that the plans...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Ofsted praise for the way Leeds school responded to teacher’s murder

Ofsted praise for the way Leeds school responded to teacher’s murder

A LEEDS school has been praised by Ofsted for the way it responded to the tragic murder of teacher Ann Maguire. Inspectors said Corpus Christi Catholic College has made rapid improvements and have judged the school to be good overall. Pictured is...

 
Will you be taking unpaid leave to spend time with your children this summer?

Will you be taking unpaid leave to spend time with your children this summer?

Millions of working parents will be entitled to unpaid parental leave this summer following new rules, it has been estimated. The TUC said parents with at least one year’s service with an employer qualify for 18 weeks of leave per child after new...

 
Lucy Bronze starts for England

Lucy Bronze starts for England

Northumberland's Lucy Bronze has been named in England's starting eleven for tonight's World Cup semi-final against Japan. The 23-year-old from Alnwick has played a crucial role in the nation’s campaign, scoring two goals in the knock-out stage. The...

 
Sales grow at Bettys and Taylors despite competition and changing habits

Sales grow at Bettys and Taylors despite competition and changing habits

BETTYS & Taylors Group, home to some of Yorkshire's most iconic brands, said sales and profits rose last year in spite of growing competition and changing consumer habits. The family-owned company reported a 5 per cent increase in turnover to...

 

PSG transfer target Angel di Maria will show Manchester United just how good he really is next season

Angel di Maria joined Manchester United as one of the best players in the world, and supporters were baffled as to why Real Madrid would allow him to leave. The Spanish giants had just won their 10th European Cup and Di Maria was named man of the...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 

Petr Cech to play until 40 after making Arsenal transfer from Chelsea

Petr Cech says he plans to play for Arsenal for the next seven years and won't discuss retirement until he's 40. The goalkeeper completed an £11million switch to the Emirates Stadium this week from Chelsea. He turned 33 last month but despite his...

Metro, 00:07 in Sport
 

Aliens do exist and they look like HUMANS: Life on other planets may have evolved in a similar way to...

They are often depicted as little green men or even monsters with ferocious teeth and claws, but there may well be aliens that look a lot like humans, a leading evolutionary biologist has claimed. Professor Simon Conway Morris, a palaeontologist at...

 
Ofsted praise for the way Leeds school responded to teacher’s murder

Ofsted praise for the way Leeds school responded to teacher’s murder

A LEEDS school has been praised by Ofsted for the way it responded to the tragic murder of teacher Ann Maguire. Inspectors said Corpus Christi Catholic College has made rapid improvements and have judged the school to be good overall. Pictured is...

 
Yorkshire on top but Gillespie remains cautious

Yorkshire on top but Gillespie remains cautious

IT would be premature to proclaim the County Championship title race over at the start of July and yet the question must be posed: who is going to stop Yorkshire? Not Durham on the evidence of the past four days, the leaders relinquishing first place...

 

Budget 2015: Why are we having another Budget?

Budget headline numbers £730bn Government's approx annual expenditure £30bn The IFS says this would have to be cut from government depts to meet deficit targets by 2018-19 £12bn Planned cuts to welfare budget by 2017-18 £5bn Government plans to...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged

Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged

MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, the defence secretary is to say. The RAF has been carrying out such strikes in Iraq since last September but Michael Fallon will say Parliament should be asked consider the...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 
MSPs launch inquiry into 'end of life' care

MSPs launch inquiry into 'end of life' care

MSPs are to launch an inquiry into the quality of palliative and end-of-life care in Scotland. It comes after problems with palliative care were highlighted during scrutiny of the Assisted Suicide Scotland bill. The bill, which would have have allowed...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 

Barack Obama to Republican states: 'open your hearts' and expand Medicaid

Less than one week after the US supreme court vindicated his healthcare law, Barack Obama embarked on a push calling on recalcitrant states to expand access to Medicaid for low-income Americans. The president made his pitch during a stop on Wednesday...

 

Police culture must put child protection first, say inspectors

The police service must change its culture to respond to the shocking scale of child abuse in society and put the protection of children at the heart of its work, inspectors have said. In a series of reports that revealed that more than a third of...

 


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