News archive from 8 December 2016

Slaven Bilic confident he can turn things around at West Ham after poor start to life at London Stadium:...

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic believes he has the backing of the club's owners after a disastrous start to life at the London Stadium. The Hammers are languishing in 17th place in the Premier League without a win in their last five, but Bilic believes...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 
Babies missing out on key checks after fall in health visitor numbers

Babies missing out on key checks after fall in health visitor numbers

Babies are no longer receiving vital checks of their health and development at key stages of their young lives because the number of health visitors is falling, ministers have been told. Health visitors, who for decades have advised new parents on how...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Junk food ads targeting children banned in non-broadcast media

Junk food adverts aimed at children are to be banned online, in print and in the cinema after a detailed consultation on the damage they do by encouraging children to eat fattening and unhealthy food. The announcement of curbs in non-broadcast media...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Baby boomers 'should work for longer to stay healthy'

Baby boomers 'should work for longer to stay healthy'

The baby boomer generation, now in their 50s to 70s, should stop thinking about putting their feet up when they retire – and maybe not retire at all for the sake of their health, according to the government’s chief medical officer. Professor Sally...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Junk food advertising ban aims to tackle childhood obesity

JUNK food advertising will be banned on all children’s media in tough new regulations to crack down on childhood obesity. The new rules, announced by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) after a public consultation, will widen existing...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Girl, 8, injured in Edinburgh 'stabbing'

Girl, 8, injured in Edinburgh 'stabbing'

An eight-year-old girl has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after police were called to a house in Edinburgh. A 48-year-old woman from the same address in Danube Street was also taken to hospital but her injuries were not said to be...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Kettering parents jailed for 'sickening' baby abuse

Kettering parents jailed for 'sickening' baby abuse

A couple who inflicted such "sickening" injuries on their five-week-old daughter that she will never be able to walk or talk have been jailed. Rocky Uzzell, 29, and Katherine Prigmore, 24, pleaded guilty last year to causing or allowing a...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
‘It is absolutely TERRIBLE’ rants Leicester City fan after 5-0 Champions League mauling

‘It is absolutely TERRIBLE’ rants Leicester City fan after 5-0 Champions League mauling

Coming off the back of their mind-blowing Premier League-winning season, Foxes fans had high hopes for the season ahead. A Champions League debut promised to excite the fans with consolidating their league status the only real goal domestically. But...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
UK housing, hiring stay resilient despite Brexit vote - surveys

UK housing, hiring stay resilient despite Brexit vote - surveys

British house prices hit a seven-month in November and companies hired more workers, surveys showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy remained resilient five months after Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The Royal Institution of Chartered...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 
Australian regulator will not block ChemChina's Syngenta bid

Australian regulator will not block ChemChina's Syngenta bid

Australia's competition regulator said on Thursday it will not oppose state-owned Chinese chemicals group ChemChina's proposed $43 billion (£34 billion) acquisition of Swiss seeds group Syngenta. The deal would be China's biggest ever foreign...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 
Hundreds of police accused of sexual exploitation

Hundreds of police accused of sexual exploitation

More than 300 police officers have been accused of using their position to sexually exploit people, including victims of crime, a report says. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said abuse of authority for sexual gain was now the "most...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
Why has this Nobel winner been ignored for 30 years?

Why has this Nobel winner been ignored for 30 years?

In 1980, soon after Pakistani professor Abdus Salam was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to developing the theory of electroweak unification in particle physics, he was invited to a ceremony at the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Tamil Nadu faces political vacuum after Jayalalitha's death

Tamil Nadu faces political vacuum after Jayalalitha's death

Jayaram Jayalalitha was the undisputed leader of the governing party in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, but her sudden death has raised questions over who will replace her and what direction the party will take. It will take a while for...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

Brexit: French financial regulator wooing London banks

France's leading financial regulator has told the BBC that major banks are in advanced stages of planning to shift some operations from London to Paris. Benoit de Juvigny said that "large international banks" have undertaken the due...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 

Getting ready for the world of work

Sweaty palms, butterflies in your stomach and a dry mouth which makes it difficult to talk. It’s a feeling that we have all experienced before a job interview. Nerves were jangling among students at Headlands School as they took part in a Mock...

 


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