News archive from 12 June 2018

Anger over new trend of dumping dog dirt AFTER it's been put in a bag

Residents have expressed their disgust as a new trend of dumping dog faeces, after it's been picked up in a bag, is sweeping Boston. Dog walkers appear to be going to the trouble of bagging up their pet's mess, but then dumping the bag in the street....

 
Eden Hazard limps off as Belgium beat Costa Rica in World Cup warm-up

Eden Hazard limps off as Belgium beat Costa Rica in World Cup warm-up

Belgium manager Roberto Martínez has played down injury fears over Eden Hazard after he lim in his post-match press conferenceped out of Monday’s 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica. Hazard, Belgium’s captain, hobbled off in the 70th minutewith a dead...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
Developer criticised for plan to dredge Queensland wetland and build 3,600 homes

Developer criticised for plan to dredge Queensland wetland and build 3,600 homes

Australia’s largest private property developer has launched a third attempt to dredge and reclaim the Ramsar-listed wetland south of Brisbane to build an artificial harbour and 3,600 homes. Toondah harbour is listed by the Queensland government as a...

 
Blackpool ailing piers to receive World Monuments Fund help

Blackpool ailing piers to receive World Monuments Fund help

Blackpool’s three piers came safely through more than a century of storms, fires, ships crashing into them and war, but are now threatened by climate change and the violent storm surges of recent winters. Last year they made it on to a list of the...

 
Businesses less confident about recruiting due to Brexit and slow down in high street spending

Businesses "less confident about recruiting" due to Brexit and slow down in high street spending

East Midlands businesses are less confident about talking on staff in the light of Brexit uncertainty, lower-than-expected economic growth and falling consumer confidence. The latest Employment Outlook Survey by recruitment firm Manpower said despite...

 
Drug use less prevalent among students than thought, poll suggests

Drug use less prevalent among students than thought, poll suggests

A survey of illegal drug use among students has suggested it may not be as prevalent as indicated by earlier research, with almost three-quarters of those who took part claiming not to have used drugs at university. The small-scale survey conducted on...

Guardian, 00:16 in Learning
 

RSPCA launch investigations as horses worked to exhaustion at Appleby Horse Fair

Chief Inspector Rob Melloy said his team were looking out for a minority of people who don’t look after their horses as well as they could and those who deliberately abuse animals. “It has been a busy fair for the RSPCA with exhaustion of horses being...

 

Police investigate damage to Millom shop windows

On June 5 windows of the Barbeque Shop in Crown Street were smashed by offenders unknown. Anyone with any information is asked to email 101@cumbria.police.uk or call 101 and ask to speak to PC Turnbull, quoting incident number 151 of June 5....

 

Music education vital for youngsters says Ulverston music star

The 19-year-old saxophonist was recently invited to blog for The Big Issue magazine on how she came to pick up an instrument. She went on to express her passionately held believe every child should be exposed to music as early as possible, knowing all...

 

£1.3m funding to improve Edgbaston junction where doctor Suzanna Bull was killed

A busy Birmingham crossroads where a doctor was killed last year while cycling has been awarded more than £1 million to fund improvement work. The Department for Transport has granted £1.3 million to build a new cycleway at the junction of Pershore...

 

Ian Murray: Fellow MPs must join me in voting for jobs

It is going to be a whirlwind week in the Commons as we walk through the voting lobbies to shape our post-Brexit future. It is going to be a whirlwind week in the Commons as we walk through the voting lobbies to shape our post-Brexit future. I will be...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 

May strikes deal with pro-EU rebels ahead of crunch Brexit votes

Theresa May struck a deal with pro-EU rebels in her own party last night after making an appeal for unity ahead of two days of crucial votes on flagship Brexit legislation. The deal avoids what could have been a damaging defeat over the customs union...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 
World Cup 2018: Kaliningrad - the venue next door to the West

World Cup 2018: Kaliningrad - the venue next door to the West

For European football fans wary of Russia, a World Cup match just 50km (31 miles) across the border from the EU could be just the ticket. The westernmost host city for the tournament, Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave squeezed between Lithuania and...

BBC, 00:29 in World News
 
Poundworld could be rescued by founder from administration

Poundworld could be rescued by founder from administration

Poundworld's founder has said he is considering buying back some of the discount retailer's stores after it fell into administration on Monday. Christopher Edwards, 67, who sold the business in 2015 for £150m to TPG Capital, said the chain could be...

BBC, 00:41 in Business
 
UK economy shows greatest signs of stress since 2012

UK economy shows greatest signs of stress since 2012

The British economy is showing the greatest signs of stress since the eurozone crisis and fears of a double-dip recession six years ago, as worrying reports show the steepest fall in manufacturing output and the greatest degrees of pessimism among...

Guardian, 00:41 in Business
 


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