News archive from 8 March 2016

Frustrated Obsorne still wants cut in top rate of tax to 40p

Frustrated Obsorne still wants cut in top rate of tax to 40p

George Osborne has privately said that he is tempted to reduce the top rate of income tax from 45p to 40p after figures revealed that a previous cut had raised revenues. Mr Osborne claimed vindication last week for his decision to reduce Labour’s top...

 
Britain pays extra £250m to Turkey in migrant ‘blackmail’

Britain pays extra £250m to Turkey in migrant ‘blackmail’

Turkey successfully doubled yesterday the amount of EU funding it will receive in return for stopping the flow of migrants to Greece to €6 billion (£4.6 billion) over the next three years. As negotiations dragged on at the EU summit in Brussels, David...

 

Analysis: political pride turned triumph into a disaster

When EDF bosses strode into the French energy company’s London offices last October to announce a deal on Hinkley Point C with China, the body language was clear. “We’ve done it,” they declared to British and French journalists. The tone was...

 

Minister behind costly deal now works for EDF lobbyist

The minister who agreed that EDF, the French nuclear company, could charge twice the wholesale cost for electricity generated by the new Hinkley Point plant now works for the lobbyists who advise the company. Sir Edward Davey, who announced the deal...

 

Are CARBS the new cigarettes? White bread, bagels and rice 'increase the risk of lung cancer by 49%',...

Many studies suggest that consuming carbohydrates is bad for your waistline. And now, a new study revealed that carbohydrates may also be bad for your lungs. Consuming a diet with a high glycemic index increases the risk of lung cancer, scientists...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Where prostate cancer spreads determines how long a patient will survive - with 'the liver the most deadly...

The organ site where prostate cancer spreads directly impacts a patient's chances of survival, scientists have revealed.  Those whose cancer only metastasizes to the lymph nodes have the longest overall survival rate. Meanwhile, those whose cancer...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Is it right we screen out embryos for cancers they may never get? Paula did - and says it's the only way...

Having watched her mother battle breast cancer and then ovarian cancer, only to learn that she, too, had inherited the faulty gene that dramatically increases the risk of both, Paula Macrae made a brave and selfless decision. Determined not to pass on...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 
Man United handed huge boost as Luke Shaw gets set to return

Man United handed huge boost as Luke Shaw gets set to return

The England international is targeting a place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad after a horror double leg break against PSV in September. After suffering the injury in the Champions League it was unknown if Shaw would return at all this season. The...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Unite secures £1.6m payout for work injury

Foundry worker speaks out after losing leg A FOUNDRY worker has received a massive £1.6 million in compensation after losing a leg in an industrial accident, his union Unite revealed yesterday. The payout — fought for by union solicitors Thompsons —...

 
Late Liverpool penalty against Crystal Palace was the wrong decision, says ex-referee

Late Liverpool penalty against Crystal Palace was the wrong decision, says ex-referee

Andre Marriner awarded the controversial match-winning spot kick in the 94th minute at Selhurst Park, after Christian Benteke fell in the box under a challenge from Damien Delaney. Delaney and Palace manager Alan Pardew have accused the striker of...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Thierry Henry: This Liverpool star can be as good as Luis Suarez for Jurgen Klopp

Thierry Henry: This Liverpool star can be as good as Luis Suarez for Jurgen Klopp

After the Reds saw off Crystal Palace thanks to a controversial late Christian Benteke penalty, the former Gunner praised Firmino. The 24-year-old has been in good form since Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers and has just been called into the...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Mums pay penalty in the workplace

Young mothers take home 15% less than childless women MOTHERHOOD is being penalised in workplaces across Britain with young mums earning 15 per cent less than childless women, figures released today show. Shocking new data published by the TUC on...

 

Grieving Didcot families: ‘Get them out and back home’

by Our News Desk A FAMILY member of one of the three men lost under the rubble of the collapsed Didcot power station called the delay in their retrieval “diabolical” yesterday. John Howley, the uncle of Ken Cresswell, signed a 1,200-strong petition...

 

EU chiefs urge Turkey to take back refugees

Summit held as 14,000 stuck at Greek border by Our Foreign Desk EUROPEAN UNION leaders pressed Turkey yesterday to accept the return of refugees deported from Europe and prevent more from coming. Leaders of the 28 EU member states met with Turkish...

 

Indonesian leader renews Palestine freedom pledge

THE Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) will become “irrelevant” if it can’t win freedom for Palestine, Indonesian President Joko Widodo warned yesterday. “Jokowi” quoted the late president Sukarno, who vowed that Indonesia would fight the...

 


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