News archive from 11 August 2016, page 4

Domestic abuse victim wins £75,000 in police training privacy case

A domestic abuse victim whose personal details and a recording of a 999 call were used in a training session without her permission has received a payout of £75,000 from police. The woman took legal action against Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on...

 
High risk of modern slavery in nearly 60 percent of countries, global index finds

High risk of modern slavery in nearly 60 percent of countries, global index finds

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labour in their supply chains, according to a new global index launched on Thursday, which also ranked North Korea as having the worst record of slave...

 
Ebola crisis: Pregnant women in Guinea still avoid hospital

Ebola crisis: Pregnant women in Guinea still avoid hospital

Guinea has been free of Ebola since June. But pregnant women are still afraid of the virus, avoiding hospital and giving birth alone, writes the BBC's Tamasin Ford. Mamanata Soumah told me she didn't once see a midwife, a nurse or a doctor during her...

BBC, 00:33 in World News
 

Holiday in Switzerland for Theresa May after first month as PM

Prime Minister Theresa May is taking a two-week summer holiday to Switzerland. Mrs May became Prime Minister on July 13 following the resignation of David Cameron in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union. A Number 10 spokeswoman said:...

 
Arsenal legend: This is who I think will succeed Arsene Wenger

Arsenal legend: This is who I think will succeed Arsene Wenger

The Gunners boss is into the final year of his contract. A number of names have been bandied about in the past as to who could manage the north London outfit next. And former Arsenal star Ray Parlour reckons Atletico Madrid’s Simeone is best suited to...

 

Holiday in Switzerland for Theresa May after first month as PM

Prime Minister Theresa May is taking a two-week summer holiday to Switzerland. Mrs May became Prime Minister on July 13 following the resignation of David Cameron in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union. A Number 10 spokeswoman said:...

 

Holiday in Switzerland for Theresa May after first month as PM

Prime Minister Theresa May is taking a two-week summer holiday to Switzerland. Mrs May became Prime Minister on July 13 following the resignation of David Cameron in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union. A Number 10 spokeswoman said:...

 

Holiday in Switzerland for Theresa May after first month as PM

Prime Minister Theresa May is taking a two-week summer holiday to Switzerland. Mrs May became Prime Minister on July 13 following the resignation of David Cameron in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union. A Number 10 spokeswoman said:...

 
House prices pause for breath post-Brexit, say surveyors

House prices pause for breath post-Brexit, say surveyors

The UK housing market paused for breath after the Brexit vote, but could take off again over the next 12 months, a poll of surveyors suggests. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) survey showed house price rises slowed significantly in...

BBC, 00:37 in Business
 

Ricky Gervais denies courting controversy in David Brent film

Ricky Gervais has denied his film about his comedy creation David Brent was courting controversy but said he hopes people get the joke as the movie received its world premiere. David Brent: Life On The Road catches up with the former office manager 12...

 

I'd like Top Gear return, says Matt LeBlanc

Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc has said he would like to return for another series of the motoring show but is not sure if he will. His co-host Chris Evans quit the show after one series, saying he gave it his best shot but it was "not enough"....

 

Right to buy rules 'restricting councils replacing homes sold under scheme'

Less than 20% of homes sold under the right to buy (RTB) scheme were replaced by councils last year, new figures show. The Local Government Association said 12,246 council homes were sold to tenants under RTB in England in 2015/16 with just 2,055...

 

Forty mobile phones and SIM cards seized in prisons daily, as crackdown launched

Soaring numbers of mobile phones are being seized in prisons, figures have revealed as the government launches a new crackdown to target inmates who use devices to run criminal operations from behind bars. Nearly 15,000 handsets and SIM cards were...

 

More than 21,000 UK passports lost or stolen abroad last year

More than 21,000 British passports were lost or stolen abroad last year, costing tourists hundreds of pounds just to get home, according to the Foreign Office. Consulates around the world had to issue more than 30,000 emergency travel documents for...

 

Muslims need support to tackle employment inequality, MPs say

Targeted support must be introduced to help tackle employment inequalities faced by Muslims in the UK, MPs have said. A new report by the Women and Equalities Committee highlights the fact that Muslim people face the highest level of unemployment of...

 


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