News archive from 8 March 2018

Energy drinks: MPs investigate popularity among young people

Energy drinks: MPs investigate popularity among young people

MPs have launched an investigation into energy drinks and their popularity with young people in the UK, amid growing concerns about negative health outcomes due to their high caffeine and sugar content. The Commons science and technology committee...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

Allerdale councillors vote to accept pay rise

Councillors in Allerdale will receive an allowance increase in the coming year – but senior politicians will not get an extra financial boost. Members across the council were this week asked to decide whether to accept allowance increases recommended...

 
Meet 5 Indian women shaking up London’s food scene

Meet 5 Indian women shaking up London’s food scene

There’s a lot of debate about why there aren’t enough women in the food industry – but in fact, Indian women have been actively involved for decades. One of London’s first modern Indian restaurants, Chutney Mary, was set up in 1990 by two sisters,...

Metro, 00:05 in Lifestyle
 
International Women’s Day: 8 people share stories of women who changed their lives

International Women’s Day: 8 people share stories of women who changed their lives

International Women’s Day 2018 is around the corner and this year’s campaign theme is #PressforProgress. The annual occasion, which takes place on 8 March and celebrates the achievements of women everywhere, comes at a time when gender equality is...

Metro, 00:05 in Lifestyle
 
Magic and workrate of Dybala and Chiellini edge Juve past Spurs

Magic and workrate of Dybala and Chiellini edge Juve past Spurs

For an hour at Wembley, with the quarter-finals of the Champions League beckoning and the scalp of Juventus already partially hacked from its canary‑yellow neck, Tottenham found themselves playing like a team in the process of becoming something else,...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
Growth 'more important than Brexit'

Growth 'more important than Brexit'

Brexit should not overshadow plans to boost growth, a business lobby group conference will be told on Thursday. The biggest challenges facing businesses in the UK are to do with "fundamentals" rather than Brexit, the British Chambers of...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Why some firms are still using models to sell cars

Why some firms are still using models to sell cars

Sex sells. It's an old mantra, but one which the car industry has been wedded to for many years. Since the 1960s and 70s, it has been common at the major motor shows to see models next to the latest shiny machinery. Here in Geneva this year, there are...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Stormy Daniels: White House seems to confirm Trump contract with porn star

Stormy Daniels: White House seems to confirm Trump contract with porn star

The White House has made a mysterious claim that Donald Trump won a case “in arbitration” against a pornographic film actor who alleges that she had sex with him a decade ago. Press secretary Sarah Sanders’ surprise assertion appears to confirm that a...

 
Frida Kahlo's intimate belongings go on display at the V&A

Frida Kahlo's intimate belongings go on display at the V&A

Clothes, jewellery, makeup and a defiantly red-leather-booted prosthetic leg belonging to Frida Kahlo, which were sealed in her house for more than 50 years, are to be shown at the V&A in London, the first time they will have been seen outside...

 
Green groups target Adelaide festivals ahead of SA election – and reviews are mixed

Green groups target Adelaide festivals ahead of SA election – and reviews are mixed

Renewable energy groups are targeting Adelaide’s festival season ahead of the South Australian election with scorecards rating the major parties’ environmental policies, with the Greens and Labor leading the way. A scorecard distributed by the...

 

PICTURE GALLERY: Northampton business opens new headquarters in former council offices

PICTURE GALLERY: Northampton business opens new headquarters in former council offices A Northampton-based business has opened its new headquarters in the former county council offices in The Lakes. The ribbon was cut at Opus Energy’s new HQ by the...

 

School class sizes increasing across West Midlands - with unions blaming cuts

The average class size in Wolverhampton's schools has increased by more than one pupil in two years, with unions blaming the Government’s 'underfunding' of education. New research by the School Cuts coalition of unions shows that class sizes are...

 

Funding for Birmingham City Council cut in half since 2010

Government funding for Birmingham City Council has almost been cut in half since 2010, the national spending watchdog has warned. As a result, the council is increasingly focusing on social care while other services such as housing and cultural...

 
Domestic abuse suspects face electronic tagging

Domestic abuse suspects face electronic tagging

Domestic abuse suspects face being banned from contacting their victims, drinking alcohol or taking drugs, and face electronic tagging to monitor their movements under a new civil protection order as part of a consultation launched by Theresa May on...

Guardian, 00:14 in Politics
 
Labour would punish firms for not closing gender pay gaps

Labour would punish firms for not closing gender pay gaps

Labour will fine employers who do not close their gender pay gaps, the party will pledge on International Women’s Day. Under a Labour government, the party said all private and public employers who have 250 workers or more would not only have to audit...

Guardian, 00:14 in Politics
 


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