News archive from 2 November 2017

Intensive care for children is ‘under strain’

Intensive care for children is ‘under strain’

Children’s intensive care units were operating under increased pressure as they coped with rising numbers of patients and a lack of specialist nurses last year, according to new figures released by the University of Leeds. Many units, including Leeds...

 
Jayne Dowle: Payday delayed? Welcome to the world of the self-employed

Jayne Dowle: Payday delayed? Welcome to the world of the self-employed

I FOUND it hard to have much sympathy for the HSBC customers caught out by the bank’s latest online and mobile banking meltdown. “But it’s payday!” they complained. “I’ve got direct debits and standing orders going out!” they bleated. Or, the...

 
Eddie Redmayne to be a dad for the second time as wife Hannah debuts baby bump at London bash

Eddie Redmayne to be a dad for the second time as wife Hannah debuts baby bump at London bash

Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe are expecting their second child together. The 35-year-old actor and his wife, 34, announced the news as Hannah debuted her baby bump for the first time in public. ‘Eddie and Hannah Redmayne are delighted to...

Metro, 00:01 in Showbiz
 
UK interest rate decision looms

UK interest rate decision looms

The Bank of England will deliver one of the most closely watched interest rate decisions since the financial crisis later on Thursday. Economists and investors are expecting the first increase in a decade. In September, the Monetary Policy Committee...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

Baby numbers reveal 'extraordinary' growth of IVF

More than 300,000 children have been born in the UK over the last quarter of a century thanks to IVF and other fertility techniques, new figures show. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said the figure, which includes the number...

 

British shoppers to increase Christmas spending in 2017

British consumers are expected to put Brexit uncertainty aside this Christmas and increase their spending over last year, a survey suggests. British families will spend an average £821.25 on gifts, food and drink and decorations, up 1.3% on last year...

 

Hammond 'must loosen purse strings on NHS'

Record number of nurses are leaving, warns Unite CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond must loosen the purse strings on the NHS in his upcoming budget, Unite argued yesterday as an alarming number of nurses are leaving the profession. Around 10 per cent of nurses...

 

South African miners rally against mass redundancies

SOUTH African miners rallied against the latest round of 7,000 redundancies in the nation’s key industry yesterday. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) called a mass meeting yesterday afternoon at the workers’ hostel at Sibanye Gold’s Cooke mine...

 

Labour calls for inquiry into British complicity with the Amritsar massacre

SIKHS and Labour MPs have demanded an independent public inquiry into the alleged cover-up of the British military’s involvement in the 1984 massacre at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. A report called Sacrificing Sikhs was launched yesterday at...

 

World condemns Washington after Trump renews defence of Cuba embargo

DEVELOPING nations lined up to condemn the US blockade of Cuba at the UN yesterday after Donald Trump renewed decades-long hostility towards the socialist island. Latin American and Caribbean regional bloc Celac, Asia’s Asean, the Group of 77 and...

 
Sturgeon poised to pull trigger on higher taxes for better off Scots

Sturgeon poised to pull trigger on higher taxes for better off Scots

Nicola Sturgeon has paved the way for income tax rises as she today puts forward plans to fight “UK austerity”. The First Minister is launching a discussion paper on Thursday that will lay out the Scottish Government’s “alternative approaches” to...

 

At least 29 civilians die in Saudi air raid on Yemen

THE SAUDI-led invasion coalition massacred at least 29 civilians in an air raid in northern Yemen yesterday. The latest atrocity in the three-year war occurred when jets pounded a hotel in the al-Layl market in the Sahar district of Sa’ada province,...

 

Is May trying to mislead us over tax?

Britain's richest aren't shouldering the biggest burden, Prime Minister IS THERESA MAY genuinely ignorant or did she try to mislead the Prime Minister’s Questions TV audience by exaggerating the tax share of the richest 1 per cent in Britain? Labour...

 

The government is willingly perpetuating failed drug policies

The three-day pop-up Museum of Drug Policy will illustrate the harms caused by the war on drugs, says Avinash Tharoor WE ARE in the midst of a public health crisis in Britain — drug-related deaths have reached the highest number ever recorded. More...

 

Black Cats name McKinlay in temporary charge

BILLY McKINLAY and Robbie Stockdale have been placed in interim charge of Sunderland after Simon Grayson was sacked. The Black Cats, currently in the Championship relegation zone, are searching for their 11th permanent manager in less than nine years...

 


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