News archive from 7 January 2016, page 17

Three years on from the horsemeat scandal: 3 lessons we have learned

The horsemeat scandal of early 2013 sent shockwaves across the food industry. After weeks of bad headlines, the UK government finally responded by agreeing to an independent inquiry to look into how horsemeat got into ready meals and frozen...

 

Anti-war activist Ciaron O’Reilly explains why conventional protests are pointless

A quarter of a century has passed since Ciaron O’Reilly, with a sledgehammer and a bottle of his own blood, took his first tilt at the US war machine. The Brisbane-born man served what is believed to be the longest jail stint for a civilian protester...

 
Family amazed at support in memory of tragic Bootle mum Justine Thompson

Family "amazed" at support in memory of tragic Bootle mum Justine Thompson

The family of a popular Bootle mum thanked friends, family and strangers for their generosity after thousands of pounds was raised in her memory. Generous fundraisers donated more than £4,500 to help cover the funeral costs of Justine Thompson, who...

 
Heritage leader hits out at Mersey ferries plans

Heritage leader hits out at Mersey ferries plans

Heritage leaders have slammed proposals that could see the axe fall on one of Wirral’s two Mersey Ferries terminals. The closure of either Seacombe or Woodside terminal is one option listed in transport authority Merseytravel’s blueprint for the...

 
Revealed: Education watchdog’s 19 “outstanding” schools in St Helens

Revealed: Education watchdog’s 19 “outstanding” schools in St Helens

Today we reveal the are the 19 schools in St Helens given top marks by Ofsted inspectors. All these schools were described as “outstanding” after being visited by the education watchdog. As well as exam results, Ofsted inspectors also take into...

 
Planners to decide on proposed revamp of Stanley Park in Liverpool

Planners to decide on proposed revamp of Stanley Park in Liverpool

Liverpool’s Stanley Park is to undergo a major spruce up if council planners approve new proposals. The move would see the car park used by Liverpool and Everton supporters on match days also improved. However, the proposed revamp – due to be...

 
Man United Transfer News: One in, one out for Van Gaal, Guardiola exclusive, shock return

Man United Transfer News: One in, one out for Van Gaal, Guardiola exclusive, shock return

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to make an offer for deadly Leicester striker Jamie Vardy. The Telegraph claim the Red Devils are monitoring the England international who has scored 15 goals in 20 Premier League appearances. Juventus...

Daily Star, 05:20 in Sport
 

Hanley street is set for a makeover

ONE of the city centre's busiest streets is to be transformed – with new lighting, more benches and better CCTV. Wider pavements and new traffic regulations are also planned as part of the Trinity Street facelift. It follows the transformation of...

 
Manchester United can win the Premier League title if they sign this player - Redknapp

Manchester United can win the Premier League title if they sign this player - Redknapp

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for the Welshman with reports suggesting they could offer £75million to secure his signing. Chelsea are also said to be keen on bringing the former Tottenham player back to England and owner Roman...

 
NHS trust's governors 'misled' over Jacqui Smith's £50,000 salary

NHS trust's governors 'misled' over Jacqui Smith's £50,000 salary

Governors at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) claim they were "misled" after former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was parachuted in with a £50,000 salary. In a letter to the Post, members of the HEFT board were accused of...

 
University of Warwick praised for teacher training

University of Warwick praised for teacher training

Teacher training at the University of Warwick has been graded as 'outstanding' by education watchdog Ofsted in its latest inspection report. The University's Centre for Professional Education (CPE) offers qualifications in primary and secondary...

 
China lands more civilian planes on Fiery Cross reef

China lands more civilian planes on Fiery Cross reef

China has landed two civilian planes on an artificial island built in the disputed South China Sea, days after an earlier landing there prompted international concern. Xinhua state news agency released pictures of two commercial jets on the Fiery...

BBC, 05:39 in World News
 
Wrexham's derelict Groves School earmarked for demolition

Wrexham's derelict Groves School earmarked for demolition

A derelict school which has stood empty for nearly a decade could be demolished to make way for a new one. Wrexham council chiefs want to give the Groves School on Chester Road a new lease of life, if plans are approved at an executive board meeting...

 
UK new car registrations at all-time high in 2015, figures to show

UK new car registrations at all-time high in 2015, figures to show

UK new car sales hit an all-time record last year, figures released later are expected to show. Some 2.63 million vehicles were registered in 2015, up about 6% on 2014 and the fourth consecutive year of growth, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and...

BBC, 05:44 in Regional
 

Israeli TV reporter stabbed demonstrating 'knife-proof' vest

An Israeli journalist has been stabbed accidentally while demonstrating a protective vest for a TV report. Eitam Lachover, of Israel's Channel 1, was asked to don the supposedly knife-proof jacket and be stabbed several times in front of the camera....

BBC, 05:45 in World News
 


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