News archive from 8 April 2018

Spina bifida charity accuses midwives of 'scaremongering' for telling women that taking folic acid in...

Midwives have been accused of ‘scaremongering’ for telling women that taking folic acid later in pregnancy raises the risk of tongue-tie in newborns. There is no evidence that folic acid increases the likelihood of the condition, which makes...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Hit the road, Jack, and take home North Coast 500 litter

It has been hailed as one of the world’s best road trips since a drive to attract more visitors to remote parts of the North Highlands was launched exactly three years ago. But now a new campaign is to be launched to help keep the North Coast 500...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 

The Big Interview: David Durlacher, CEO of Julius Baer

David Durlacher knew, when he took biology at university, that while it would not form the foundation of his career, he wanted to study something he really enjoyed, “that intellectually I found curious, I found fulfilling”. Ultimately, however, he...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Business
 

Five things we learned: Reading 1-0 Preston North End

Preston’s play-off hopes hang by a thread after defeat at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday. MATCH REPORT: Reading 1-0 Preston North End We take a look at the main talking points after Mo Barrow’s early goal left PNE some six points shy of the top...

 

WATCH: Dave Seddon's verdict on Preston's defeat to Reading

Preston North End are six points adrift of the play-off places with five games to go after a third straight defeat. Mo Barrow scored the only goal of the game 12 minutes in as Alex Neil's side again came up short in the final third at the Madejski...

 

Bill Jamieson: Diet of low growth ambrosia has begun to cloy

Happiness can blossom where you least expect it. Some years ago I chaired a Scottish election hustings in Edinburgh. Leading figures from the main political parties earnestly stressed their commitment to economic growth. But as the meeting broke up,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Fire breaks out on 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York City

Fire breaks out on 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York City

Emergency crews attended a fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday evening. The skyscraper was the primary residence of Donald Trump before he was elected president in 2016. Trump was in Washington. The cause of the fire was...

 
Tim Farron’s pledge to voters: Lib Dems won’t make coalition deals

Tim Farron’s pledge to voters: Lib Dems won’t make coalition deals

The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has ruled out any form of coalition with the Tories or Labour after the general election as he sets out a bold ambition to attract enough Remain voters to form the main opposition party in parliament. In a...

Guardian, 00:07 in Politics
 

Kirkby cannabis man caught through no insurance

A Kirkby man who smoked cannabis the night before was caught the next morning with more than twice the legal limit in his blood stream, magistrates heard. Dean Ward’s Vauxhall Vectra was pulled over on Searwood Avenue, just before midday on November...

 

Patrick Reed goes into final round at the Masters three shots clear of career Grand Slam chasing Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy versus Patrick Reed, only this time it’s not for glory and honour at the Ryder Cup but a place in golf history at the 82nd Masters. The gold of the Sam Ryder Trophy at Hazeltine and one of the great singles matches of all time has been...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 
Irish novelist warns of Brexit-style revolt against elite on abortion vote

Irish novelist warns of Brexit-style revolt against elite on abortion vote

One of Ireland’s most critically acclaimed novelists has warned that the country’s referendum on abortion in May could be a “Brexit/Trump” moment for Ireland, exposing similar divisions between rural voters and city-dwellers. Patrick McCabe, the...

 
'I'm dying a slow death': Hazara refugees plead for release from Nauru

'I'm dying a slow death': Hazara refugees plead for release from Nauru

“I constantly take sleeping tablets because being awake is too hard,” says Narges. “I understand that as a 27-year-old woman, the Australian Border Force considers me an independent. However, this is not the case in our culture and therefore life...

 
Peter Kay stage appearance delights Car Share fans

Peter Kay stage appearance delights Car Share fans

Peter Kay has appeared on stage for the first time since cancelling all future work projects, including his stand-up tour, for family reasons. The comedian greeted almost 3,000 fans at Blackpool Opera House, following the last of three charity...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Labour has antisemitism problem, 51% of voters say

Labour has antisemitism problem, 51% of voters say

Half of the electorate believes that there are at least pockets of antisemitism in the Labour party, according to a poll. A third (34%) of voters also believe that Jeremy Corbyn is among those in the party who hold antisemitic views, despite his...

Guardian, 00:20 in Politics
 
Tax on sugary drinks will only be partly effective, claims study

Tax on sugary drinks will only be partly effective, claims study

The new sugar tax on soft drinks may see young people switch to healthier beverages, but it is unlikely to help those who have a high-sugar diet, a new study finds. Three economists at the Institute for Fiscal Studies – Pierre Dubois, Rachel Griffith...

Guardian, 00:20 in Politics
 


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