News archive from 3 July 2013, page 6

Young jobseekers want more support

Many unemployed young people are dissatisfied with schemes to help them into jobs, with some losing hope that they will find work, a survey has found. Almost six in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned said there is not enough for support to help...

 

'Lower BMI mark for ethnic groups'

The standard test to see whether people are a healthy weight does not work consistently across different ethnicities, health officials have said. The body mass index (BMI), used to identify people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease,...

 

Probe into E.coli in raw meat fears

Health officials are to examine whether there are any potential risks to humans in raw meat which contains a strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Scientists are to test different kinds of meat, including chicken, beef and pork, to test whether...

 

Migrants to be charged £200 NHS fee

Foreigners who come to the UK will be charged hundreds of pounds a year to access NHS treatment under new plans to ensure migrants "contribute towards the cost of their healthcare", health officials said. Ministers will outline plans to...

 
BP oil spill payments to be investigated by ex-FBI chief

BP oil spill payments to be investigated by ex-FBI chief

A former FBI chief will probe alleged misconduct over payments to settle claims for the BP Gulf oil spill. Louis Freeh was appointed by Judge Carl Barbier, who is hearing civil cases over the disaster in 2010. BP, which has warned that the...

BBC, 00:29 in Business
 
Why China's financial jitters matter

Why China's financial jitters matter

Pay attention to China. The US has had its crisis, and so has Europe. Now it's China's turn. The immediate cause of the recent freeze-up of China's bank-to-bank lending market is still being debated. What is clear, and potentially more important, is...

BBC, 00:29 in Business
 

Young jobseekers want more support

Many unemployed young people are dissatisfied with schemes to help them into jobs, with some losing hope that they will find work, a survey has found. Almost six in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned said there is not enough for support to help...

 

'Lower BMI mark for ethnic groups'

The standard test to see whether people are a healthy weight does not work consistently across different ethnicities, health officials have said. The body mass index (BMI), used to identify people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease,...

 

Briton dies in Kabul suicide blast

A British man killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan has been named by the Foreign Office. Mark Duffus was one of at least seven people who died in the blast at a Nato supplier's compound in Kabul. According to BBC News Mr Duffus was a...

 

Probe into E.coli in raw meat fears

Health officials are to examine whether there are any potential risks to humans in raw meat which contains a strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Scientists are to test different kinds of meat, including chicken, beef and pork, to test whether...

 

Young jobseekers want more support

Many unemployed young people are dissatisfied with schemes to help them into jobs, with some losing hope that they will find work, a survey has found. Almost six in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned said there is not enough for support to help...

 

Migrants to be charged £200 NHS fee

Foreigners who come to the UK will be charged hundreds of pounds a year to access NHS treatment under new plans to ensure migrants "contribute towards the cost of their healthcare", health officials said. Ministers will outline plans to...

 

'Lower BMI mark for ethnic groups'

The standard test to see whether people are a healthy weight does not work consistently across different ethnicities, health officials have said. The body mass index (BMI), used to identify people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease,...

 

Probe into E.coli in raw meat fears

Health officials are to examine whether there are any potential risks to humans in raw meat which contains a strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Scientists are to test different kinds of meat, including chicken, beef and pork, to test whether...

 

Young jobseekers want more support

Many unemployed young people are dissatisfied with schemes to help them into jobs, with some losing hope that they will find work, a survey has found. Almost six in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned said there is not enough for support to help...

 


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