News archive from 11 January 2017

Town bow out of Southern League Cup on penalties

Town bow out of Southern League Cup on penalties

FOR the second successive season, Stratford Town exited the Southern League Challenge Cup after coming out second best in a penalty shoot-out, writes Bryan Hale. Last time it was Hitchin, who proved more clinical from the spot and on Tuesday evening...

 
Child 'sugar scourge': thousands having teeth removed in hospital

Child 'sugar scourge': thousands having teeth removed in hospital

More than 40,000 children and young people a year are having rotten teeth removed in hospital in further evidence of what doctors call the “costly scourge of sugar”. New NHS figures obtained by the Local Government Association (LGA) show that 40,800...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Plans for seven-day GPs not thought out, says spending watchdog

Plans for seven-day GPs not thought out, says spending watchdog

Whitehall’s spending watchdog has criticised government plans to let patients see GPs every day of the week as poorly planned and likely to cost much more than weekday family doctor services. In a new report, the National Audit Office said that Jeremy...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
NHS 'will fail' this winter without cash injection, doctors tell Theresa May

NHS 'will fail' this winter without cash injection, doctors tell Theresa May

Hospital doctors have warned Theresa May that the NHS “will fail” this winter and patient care will suffer unless she provides an emergency cash injection. The leaders of 33,000 doctors from 30 medical specialties urged the prime minister to recognise...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

Stars sign up for charity match in memory of Leeds United superfan

A team of celebrities are preparing to lace up their boots for a charity football match in memory of a Leeds United superfan. Michael Kew, from Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, died aged 40 after losing a battle with cancer in April 2015. Now his best friend,...

 
Rainbow Six Siege PS4, PC and Xbox One Patch Notes CONFIRMED

Rainbow Six Siege PS4, PC and Xbox One Patch Notes CONFIRMED

For those eager to find out what Ubisoft will be changing in the latest Rainbow Six Siege update, they’ve kindly put together a list of changes and released it a day early. There aren’t a ton of eye-catching tweaks coming to the games on PS4, Xbox One...

 
New York to scrap tuition fees for middle class

New York to scrap tuition fees for middle class

New York is planning one of the biggest schemes in the world to abolish tuition fees for students. The US state wants to extend free tuition to middle-class families, as well as the disadvantaged, with young people in almost a million households...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
How to nap successfully at work

How to nap successfully at work

It takes real chutzpah to have a bed in your office, and to openly sleep in it during work hours. Back in the 1990s, Bhim Suwastoyo was a busy reporter for Agence France Presse in its Jakarta bureau in Indonesia. And he became notorious within the...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Man United seal defender switch: Mourinho wants him to compete for starting spot - report

Man United seal defender switch: Mourinho wants him to compete for starting spot - report

The 19-year-old made the breakthrough at Old Trafford under Louis Van Gaal last term. And he was sent to Wolves on a season-long deal last summer to continue his development. Borthwick-Jackson struggled to make his mark at Molineux though. Top 20 best...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Corbyn proposes to cap fat-cat salaries

JEREMY CORBYN called yesterday for a cap on executive salaries in the public sector and government-contracted firms to narrow Britain’s huge pay gap. The Labour leader’s proposal, for which a figure has yet to be announced, aims to counter growing...

 

Nine-year-old pens letter to Southern to sort out mess

Frankie Cottrell calls on company to negotiate with unions so his parents can get home on time A NINE-YEAR-OLD has written to Southern Rail pleading with it to end the train strikes because he is tired of his parents coming home late. Frankie Cottrell...

 

Withdraw plan to cut 170 tax offices, urges McDonnell

SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell called yesterday for plans to close dozens of tax offices to be ditched after a “damning” report was released by Whitehall spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO). He said HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC)...

 

Syria: Isis hits back against Kurds at Ja’bar castle

Recapture spells setback for YPG guerillas SYRIAN Kurdish militia suffered a major setback yesterday when Isis recaptured the Ja’bar castle west of its stronghold Raqqa. The 11th-century castle on the north bank of Lake Assad on the Euphrates river...

 

Egypt: Militants kill 8 at Sinai checkpoint

EGYPT’S Isis affiliate claimed responsibility yesterday for an attack on a police checkpoint in the Sinai peninsula that killed eight on Monday. The group has carried out scores of attacks, mainly targeting Egyptian security forces, since the 2013...

 

South Korea: Park’s pal refuses to testify to impeachment hearing

SOUTH KOREAN President Park Geun Hye’s embroiled confidante refused to testify at impeachment hearings yesterday, in what MPs called a delaying ploy. The Constitutional Court had expected to hear from Choi Soon Sil, Ms Park’s childhood friend, who is...

 


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