News archive from 7 July 2015

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study. Women across all socio-demographic groups were likely to drink - but those who...

 
Hungary MPs approve border fence and anti-migrant law

Hungary MPs approve border fence and anti-migrant law

Hungary's parliament has passed new legislation tightening asylum rules, and backed plans to erect a border fence to keep out migrants. The new law allow the detention of migrants in temporary camps, speeding up of the asylum application review...

BBC, 00:00 in World News
 

Charities face fundraising probe

Four of the country's biggest charities are being investigated amid claims fundraisers contacted people on the Government's "opt-out" database. The NSPCC, British Red Cross, Oxfam and Macmillan Cancer Support have been accused of making...

 

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

Six bank staff have been sacked after filming themselves staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out. The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they staged a beheading scene,...

 
Gainsborough: Time to apply for the Gainsborough Business Awards

Gainsborough: Time to apply for the Gainsborough Business Awards

Organisers of the Gainsborough Business Awards are expecting the Apprentice of the Year category to attract a bumper number of entries this year. The awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the best in business in Gainsborough. Last year saw the...

 
SNP and pro-life MPs back devolution of abortion

SNP and pro-life MPs back devolution of abortion

SNP MPs joined a group of pro-life MPs last night to call for the devolution of abortion to Holyrood despite concerns raised by 13 Scottish women's and human rights groups. The final day of the committee stage of the Scotland Bill saw Catholic MPs –...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 

Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Catholic church during Ecuador visit

Pope Francis has used his first mass in Ecuador to ask for support in his efforts to reach out to Catholics who feel shunned by the Church when the world’s bishops gather at the Vatican in October. Speaking to 800,000 people on the first leg of his...

 

George Osborne's budget to include shakeup of Sunday trading laws

The biggest shakeup of trading laws since the reforms of the 1990s is set to be unveiled in the budget on Wednesday. George Osborne will hand responsibility for Sunday trading laws to Britain’s towns and cities, allowing them to decide how long shops...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 

Billions in gas projects stranded by climate change action, says thinktank

More than $280bn (£180bn) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects being planned over the next decade risk becoming “stranded” if global action is taken to limit climate change to 2C, according to a report by the thinktank Carbon Tracker. LNG projects...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 
The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

Hospitals have long relied on the trusty pager to alert doctors to an emergency. But the technology now looks embarrassingly primitive in the age of the multimedia smartphone. So some healthcare start-ups are looking at ways to improve how doctors and...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Shops could open for longer on Sundays under radical Budget plans

Shops could open for longer on Sundays under radical Budget plans

SHOPS could be allowed to open for longer on Sundays under radical plans to devolve powers over trading hours to major towns and cities to be unveiled in tomorrow's summer Budget. In the biggest shake-up of Sunday trading laws since the 1990s,...

 
Huge Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and City blow as Juve say Vidal and Pogba will not leave

Huge Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and City blow as Juve say Vidal and Pogba will not leave

Several top English clubs are interested in either or both superstars this summer but Juve's CEO Beppe Marotta insists they will not be leaving. Chilean midfielder Vidal has been heavily linked with Arsenal over the past months while Manchester United...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 

Manchester offers best quality of life for young graduates, says report

Young people looking for somewhere to live and work should avoid London and head for Manchester, according to research. While many graduates go to look for work in the capital after finishing university, prohibitive housing costs and a poor work-life...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 

Cuts to the BBC would threaten the whole TV industry, says Pact chair

Cuts to the BBC would threaten the rest of the TV ecosystem and the UK’s entire creative sector, according to the chair of the trade body representing independent TV producers. “There is a very real concern that if the licence fee is reduced, frozen...

Guardian, 00:11 in Showbiz
 

7/7 London bombings: How we went from triumph to tragedy in 24 hours

The 7/7 bombings saw London go from a city of celebration to a city in mourning in just 24 hours. The night before the attacks thousands of people had partied in Trafalgar Square as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the capital had...

Metro, 00:12 in Hot News
 


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