News archive from 8 December 2015

Gerard Baden-Clay's murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter

The Queensland court of appeal has overturned the murder conviction of Gerard Baden-Clay, finding him guilty of the lesser crime of manslaughter. The 45-year-old former Brisbane real estate agent and descendent of boy scouts founder Lord Baden-Powell...

Airbus seeks sale of services unit Vector - sources

Airbus seeks sale of services unit Vector - sources

Airbus Group SE (AIR.PA) is exploring a sale of Vector Aerospace Corp, a unit that services and maintains aircraft, in a deal that could be valued at more than $800 million (£531.17 million), people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Airbus,...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business

Mourinho's past success is the only reason keeping him at Chelsea - Wilkins

The Portuguese boss is under increasing pressure to get results at Stamford Bridge following their poor start to the season. Roman Abramovich has previously given his backing to Mourinho following speculation around his future. But a loss to Porto on...


NHS watchdog slams hospitals' handling of patient complaints

Three out of four investigations by hospitals into complaints that patients suffered avoidable injury or death fail to identify serious failings in care, leaving distraught families in the dark, the NHS ombudsman has warned. Inquiries by hospital...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health

Half of perinatal suicides by women 'could be prevented by better care'

Around half of suicides by women while pregnant or after giving birth could be prevented by better standards of care, experts have said. The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths, based at the University of Oxford and partially funded by NHS...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health

Trump faces backlash from both parties after call to bar Muslims entering US

Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslim immigration into the US, including that of tourists, was met with an immediate and massive backlash from across the political spectrum. Republican presidential candidates moved quickly to condemn their party’s...


Police failing to protect victims of 'honour-based' violence, finds study

Police are not doing enough to protect victims of “honour-based” violence (HBV), forced marriage and female genital mutilation, according to a report by the police watchdog. The first report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) on forces’...


Antibiotic use in food fuels humans' resistance to vital drugs – report

The use of antibiotics in agriculture is fuelling drug resistance and must be cut back or even banned where they are important for humans, a report commissioned by David Cameron has warned. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance said global use of...


Spain election: Voters in Murcia demand shake-up in classroom

When Antonio Angel Lopez Sanchez was at school in the small town of Bullas, in south-eastern Spain, he dreamt of becoming a doctor. But the dream faded and, at the age of 15, he left school to become a carpenter. Not an unusual step in the country...

BBC, 00:11 in World News

Lucas Moura approached over Liverpool transfer - report

Lucas Moura approached over Liverpool transfer - report gossip Will Giles for Liverpool have approached PSG winger Lucas Moura over a potential transfer to Anfield, according to reports. While Liverpool have been revitalised under Jurgen...

Metro, 00:12 in Sport
Police in Greater Manchester are not prepared enough to tackle 'honour crimes' claims new inquiry report

Police in Greater Manchester are not prepared enough to tackle 'honour crimes' claims new inquiry report

Police in Greater Manchester are not prepared enough to deal with ‘honour crimes.’ That’s the finding of a landmark report which says the force needs to do more to protect victims of honour violence, and offences such as forced marriage and female...


Bedroom tax harming children's learning amid stress and hunger, experts claim

Education experts are calling on the government to review its bedroom tax after early research indicated it was having an adverse impact on learning because affected children were stressed and hungry at school. Researchers from Manchester University...

Guardian, 00:14 in Learning

Charles Dickens' novels more relevant than ever, says Claire Tomalin

Food banks, the lack of state support for children’s services and the attack on the health service has made the work of Charles Dickens more relevant than ever before, according to the author’s acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin. Tomalin, who wrote...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz

David Attenborough laments ‘dreadful’ UK bombing campaign

Sir David Attenborough has spoken out about the horrors of war at Christmas, urging people to think about “refugees and migrants” and describing the UK bombing campaign as “dreadful” in an interview. Asked about his forthcoming Christmas television...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
Diesel farms in line for power payout

Diesel farms in line for power payout

Image copyright AFP Diesel farms could this week win contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds as part of a Government scheme to keep the lights on. The payments, which will add to our energy bills, are intended to ensure there is enough...

BBC, 00:14 in Business

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