News archive from 9 February 2017

BREAKING: WW3 fears as Iran launches ANOTHER missile test JUST DAYS after Trump warning

BREAKING: WW3 fears as Iran launches ANOTHER missile test JUST DAYS after Trump warning

Although Trump warned Iran that they were “playing with fire”, officials told Fox News that the short-range air missile was released from the same launch pad as the last set of missile tests. This latest test comes days after the US placed new...

 
Trump attack on judges 'demoralising' says Supreme Court pick

Trump attack on judges 'demoralising' says Supreme Court pick

Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court has described the president's attacks on the judiciary as "demoralising" and "disheartening". Neil Gorsuch's comments were made to a Democratic senator and confirmed by his spokesman....

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 

Hundreds of jobs could be created at junction 32 park

Hundreds of jobs could be created at a new industrial development close to junction 32. If given the go-ahead, the proposed ‘Park 32’ would transform an 11-acre site into four industrial units and would be the latest addition to the out-of-town...

 
White House plans directive targeting 'conflict minerals' rule - sources

White House plans directive targeting 'conflict minerals' rule - sources

President Donald Trump is planning to issue a directive targeting a controversial Dodd-Frank rule that requires companies to disclose whether their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, sources familiar with...

 

U.S. forces killed 11 al Qaeda operatives in two air strikes in Syria - Pentagon

U.S. forces killed 11 al Qaeda operatives in two air strikes near Idlib, Syria, this month, including a member with links to the late Osama bin Laden and other top leaders of the group, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. It said a Feb. 4 strike killed...

 
Last night’s TV reviewed: Torture to watch slavery

Last night’s TV reviewed: Torture to watch slavery

Since we lived near Liverpool and I’d been taken to see the iron rings at the docks where the slaves had been chained up, the two became fused together. I’ve never thought of docks, or ships, or even the wonderful city of Liverpool, without some...

 
Coronation Street sex danger, fight and missing child: 10 big spoilers and full episode guide

Coronation Street sex danger, fight and missing child: 10 big spoilers and full episode guide

Several characters are getting themselves into risky situations as Coronation Street continues – not least of all Bethany Platt, who is drawn even further into Nathan’s dangerous web. Elsewhere, Luke Britton dices with danger by crossing Pat Phelan...

Metro, 00:03 in Showbiz
 
Squeeze on rental properties predicted

Squeeze on rental properties predicted

Tax changes will mean landlords may reduce the properties they have on their books, leading to sharp rent rises, surveyors suggest. Rental prices could rise faster than house prices over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 

Postal firm Whistl to open new depot for northern operations creating 100 jobs

Postal operator Whistl is to move into a new depot for its northern operations, creating at least 100 jobs. The company has taken a 10-year lease on a development in Bolton - the seventh deal at the site in the past three years. Whistl said it will...

 

Report highlights medically fit patients waiting weeks for hospital discharge

Almost three quarters of hospitals in England have had patients wait for more than 100 days to be discharged, even though they are medically fit to leave, a report suggests. One patient had to wait for more than a year, according to a BBC...

 

Taxi driver jailed for murder first person extradited from Pakistan since 2005

A taxi driver who has been jailed for a minimum of 32 years for murdering two men in Bradford is the first person to have been extradited from Pakistan in more than a decade, prosecutors have said. Mohammed Zubair, 36, was given a life sentence at...

 

Student who denies rape calls incident 'a failed one-night stand'

A University Challenge contestant who denies raping a fellow student told a jury what happened was "a failed one-night stand". Bartholomeo Joly de Lotbiniere, 21, said both he and the undergraduate felt "disappointment and regret"...

 

London Stock Exchange issues ESG guidelines for listed companies

Feb 9 The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) on Thursday issued guidelines on how companies should incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into disclosure statements alongside traditional financial reporting. Global asset...

 
Mothers told to weigh their babies themselves in bid to save money

Mothers told to weigh their babies themselves in bid to save money

The cost-cutting measures have been dubbed “counter-productive” by campaigners. Instead of being able to drop into clinics to have their babies weighed by health visitors, some mothers are now being told to weigh them themselves at their nearest...

 
Exclusive: Tesla aims to start pilot production of Model 3 cars on February 20 - sources

Exclusive: Tesla aims to start pilot production of Model 3 cars on February 20 - sources

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has told suppliers it planned to begin test-building its Model 3 sedans on Feb. 20, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could allay concerns about the company meeting its target to start production in July. The...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 


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