News archive from 2 December 2015

Worcestershire NHS trust placed in special measures due to safety concerns

The health inspectorate for England has raised safety concerns over A&E, paediatrics and maternity and gynaecology departments at hospitals in Worcestershire, leading to the trust that runs them being put into special measures. The Worcestershire...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

George Osborne acknowledges 'lively debate' on how migration figures are counted

There have been fresh calls for the Government to remove overseas students from its migration statistics, after Chancellor George Osborne said that voters were mainly concerned about "permanent" migrants, not those who return to their home...

 

Chris Brown tour of Australia and New Zealand cancelled after visa denial

Chris Brown has cancelled his tour of Australia and New Zealand, seven days before his first show was due to take place. Ticketek released a statement on Wednesday morning announcing that the American singer’s tour of Australia and New Zealand had...

 
Former Argentine political prisoner reunited with son

Former Argentine political prisoner reunited with son

Image copyright Reuters A former Argentine political prisoner and her son have met for the first time since she gave birth in the cell of a clandestine detention centre in 1976. Mario Bravo was given for adoption to a non-communist family, a common...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 

French mayor calls for volunteer force to protect citizens in wake of Paris attacks

Robert Ménard, a right-wing politician close to the Front National, has called for former policemen, gendarmes, soldiers and firefighters to help local police in Béziers, a town in the Languedoc region, southern France. Volunteers in the force will...

 

China's peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

China started deploying hundreds of troops to South Sudan earlier this year to bolster the UN peace mission in the country - the first ever Chinese infantry battalion to be sent on external peacekeeping operations. As Africa's biggest trading partner,...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 

'Let us rejoice': Alabama church cheers Hillary Clinton at Rosa Parks celebration

Hillary Clinton staked a claim to the southern black vote Tuesday, receiving a warm welcome at one of the country’s most important black churches just a day after Donald Trump failed to win public approval from another group of black church leaders....

 

UK appears to put weapons sales above lives of Yemen's children, says charity

The British government is risking its status as a global humanitarian power by continuing to sell weapons bound for use in Yemen, where the conflict is killing three children every day, Save the Children has warned. In a strongly worded intervention...

 

Manchester United determined to seal January Pierre Emerick Aubameyang transfer - report

Manchester United determined to seal January Pierre Emerick Aubameyang transfer - report gossip Jamie Sanderson for Metro.co.uk Manchester United are determined to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports. The...

Metro, 00:15 in Sport
 

Arsenal transfer news: Gedion Zelalem deal close, Jese Rodriguez eyed, clubs eye Jon Toral - reports

Arsenal transfer news: Gedion Zelalem deal close, Jese Rodriguez eyed, clubs eye Jon Toral - reports gossip Mark Brus for Metro.co.uk There's a growing feeling that Arsenal's season hangs on the January transfer window, with Arsene Wenger in dire need...

Metro, 00:15 in Sport
 
LETTER: Stop using religion and start integrating

LETTER: Stop using religion and start integrating

I read in the Derbyshire Times that Chesterfield council, led by Huw Bowen, has banned a meeting by a group called Britain First. 
I've never heard of the group before but it seems their views differ from those of our council. Apparently...

 

Canadian smuggler had 51 turtles in his pants when he tried to cross border

A Canadian college student caught at a border checkpoint with 51 live turtles in his pants has pleaded guilty to six smuggling charges in the US. Kai Xu, 27, of Windsor, Ontario, admitted to smuggling or trying to smuggle more than 1,600 turtles of...

 

First female PC wins Theresa May's acclaim and apology

The home secretary, Theresa May, is to apologise for the Home Office’s historical role in challenging the appointment of Britain’s first female police officer with full power of arrest. May will mark the centenary of Edith Smith’s appointment as a...

 
Man United star categorically denies rumours that he is seeking Old Trafford exit

Man United star categorically denies rumours that he is seeking Old Trafford exit

The 26-year-old Spaniard has missed United's past two games with a hamstring injury but has not always been first-choice under Louis van Gaal when fit. The Dutch boss has also used him in a mixture of positions throughout his United career and, as...

Daily Star, 00:19 in Sport
 
Trawlerman died after falling overboard because crew mates did not know how to get him back on vessel

Trawlerman died after falling overboard because crew mates did not know how to get him back on vessel

A FISHERMAN died after he was dragged into the sea by a trawler net, an inquiry has revealed. Crewmates tried to haul leading deckhand Joshua Aryeetey, 47, back on board the Banff-registered Beryl. But they failed and an investigation by the Marine...

 


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