News archive from 3 December 2015

Morecambe Bay NHS trust should come out of special measures, says inspector

An NHS trust running three hospitals in south Cumbria and north Lancashire should come out of special measures following progress in reducing risks to patient safety, the chief inspector of hospitals has said. His recommendation will be considered by...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

Humanitarian response treats women's health ‘as an afterthought’, says the UN

The health needs of women and girls must not be treated as an afterthought in times of crises, but placed at the centre of any humanitarian response, according to the UN’s state of the world population report. Humanitarian responses have failed to...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
MPs vote for air strikes in Syria

MPs vote for air strikes in Syria

British war planes are poised to begin a bombing campaign in Syria tomorrow after MPs overwhelmingly backed military action against Islamic State (IS). RAF jets and drones are ready to launch air strikes “very quickly” and raids on the jihadist terror...

 

This app may help you quit smoking

This app may help you quit smoking Harry Readhead for Metro.co.uk A new game devised for smartphones may help you to quit smoking. The app, which was designed by medical students, uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concepts to help smokers...

 
Take your Kindle to bed: Amazon rolls out ‘blue shade’ tool for its tablets to allow people to read at night and still sleep

Take your Kindle to bed: Amazon rolls out ‘blue shade’ tool for its tablets to allow people to read at...

Reaching for a tablet when you can’t sleep can make the problem worse. These devices – along with TVs, laptops and smartphones - emit blue light that can wreak havoc with our body’s inner clock. Now Amazon has begun to roll out a feature known as...

 

Fingers crossed: Orbital to launch first resupply rocket to space station since massive Antares explosion...

Nasa hopes to resume commercial shipments this week to the International Space Station, following months of frustrating delay. The last successful U.S. supply run was in April.  Russia and Japan have managed to fill the gap, but the 250-mile-high...

 

Arsenal want Isco and Jese Rodriguez in double transfer raid - report

Arsenal want Isco and Jese Rodriguez in double transfer raid - report gossip Tom Olver for Metro.co.uk Arsenal are eyeing a double transfer raid for Real Madrid's Isco and Jese Rodriguez in the January transfer window, reports in Spain say. Injuries...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic assessing Chelsea transfer offer from Jose Mourinho - report

Zlatan Ibrahimovic assessing Chelsea transfer offer from Jose Mourinho - report gossip Will Giles for Metro.co.uk Zlatan Ibrahimovic is assessing an offer to join Chelsea in next summer's transfer window, according to reports. Ibrahimovic, 34, will be...

Metro, 00:05 in Sport
 
From Hartlepool to Barcelona for Gary Neville!

From Hartlepool to Barcelona for Gary Neville!

Gary Neville is set to watch Hartlepool United on Friday night ... and Barcelona on Saturday! Neville will take his first steps in management at Spanish side Valencia after being named head coach for the remainder of the season. But he does not take...

 
Eurozone stimulus package looms

Eurozone stimulus package looms

Image copyright Reuters The European Central Bank is expected to announce further stimulus measures to boost growth in the eurozone's economy later on Thursday. At its policy meeting, the ECB has the option of stepping up "quantitative...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Trading Standards officers seize 15,000 unsafe hoverboards

Trading Standards officers seize 15,000 unsafe hoverboards

Image copyright Rex Features; Getty More than 15,000 unsafe hoverboards - otherwise known as self-balancing scooters - have been seized at ports and airports around the UK. Trading Standards officers said the boards were in danger of overheating,...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

English tenants face eviction threat every 90 seconds, charity claims

More than 352,000 rental sector tenants in England have faced the threat of losing their home over the last year – equating to one tenant every 90 seconds – according to analysis from Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Using Ministry of...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Hull City: 'If Chuba Akpom has an Arsenal dream, he needs to play more and sulk less'

Hull City: 'If Chuba Akpom has an Arsenal dream, he needs to play more and sulk less'

His early energetic performances for Hull City quickly made him popular with the fans. But Peter Swan thinks Arsenal loan star Chuba Akpom's attitude has changed, for the worse. CHUBA Akpom really needs to up his effort and show more for the Hull City...

 

Flaws in Home Office security forcing staff to rely on incomplete intelligence

A security database used to identify potential terrorists entering the UK is breaking down twice a week forcing frontline staff to rely on incomplete intelligence, an official report has revealed. Independent auditors found that the warnings index...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 
Manchester City hammer blow as superstar Sergio Aguero admits he wants to leave

Manchester City hammer blow as superstar Sergio Aguero admits he wants to leave

The 27-year-old says he will call time on his Eithad career to rejoin one of his old clubs when his contract expires in 2019. Aguero started his professional career with Argentine club Independiente and the striker dreams of returning one day. And the...

Daily Star, 00:12 in Sport
 


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