News archive from 14 May 2018

Saint Peter's baseball team storms to victory ending 77-game losing streak

Saint Peter's baseball team storms to victory ending 77-game losing streak

It was a good Sunday for the Saint Peter’s baseball team: they trotted to a 7-1 victory over Iona and barely looked troubled all afternoon. The only problem was what had come before: a 77-game losing streak dating back to 19 May 2016, when they...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
UK businesses warned over risk of Brexit-driven crime surge

UK businesses warned over risk of Brexit-driven crime surge

British businesses are at risk of being drawn into corrupt practices after the UK leaves the European Union in a Brexit-driven surge in crime, law enforcement officials have warned. UK-based companies looking to increase trade with countries outside...

 

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Older people more likely to be drinking too much

New figures suggest nearly half a million adults in the North East are drinking enough alcohol to increase the health risks. The figures, released by Balance, show the majority are under-estimating their intake. And they reveal it's not young people...

 

Older people more likely to be drinking too much

New figures suggest nearly half a million adults in the North East are drinking enough alcohol to increase the health risks. The figures, released by Balance, show the majority are under-estimating their intake. And they reveal it's not young people...

 
Khloe Kardashian slams troll who claims baby True ‘proves OJ Simpson is her dad’

Khloe Kardashian slams troll who claims baby True ‘proves OJ Simpson is her dad’

Khloe Kardashian has hit back at a fan that claims baby True being black ‘proves’ that OJ Simpson is the star’s father. The new mum, who debuted pictures of her baby daughter online on Saturday as she turned one month old, has been dogged with rumours...

Metro, 00:21 in Showbiz
 
Pilot and 7-year-old boy killed in plane crash in County Offaly, Ireland

Pilot and 7-year-old boy killed in plane crash in County Offaly, Ireland

A man and young boy were killed when a plane crashed in Ireland, minutes after 16 parachutists jumped from the aircraft. The pilot, believed to be from the UK, and a seven-year-old local boy were onboard when the plane went down in bog land in County...

 

Could these be the best jobs available in the East Midlands right now?

As temperatures soar and your eye drifts towards the office window, wondering what else is out there, it might be time for you to consider a change in career. But what would you like to do? There are actually a whole host of interesting and fulfilling...

 
Sadiq Khan: UK citizenship fees leave children in limbo

Sadiq Khan: UK citizenship fees leave children in limbo

Children and teenagers born in Britain are being left in limbo without access to education or employment because of £1,000 fees to gain citizenship, Sadiq Khan has said, saying the government may face another Windrush-style scandal. The mayor of...

Guardian, 00:28 in Politics
 
Defence secretary gives go-ahead for £2.5bn spend on submarines

Defence secretary gives go-ahead for £2.5bn spend on submarines

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson is set to give the go-ahead for £2.5bn in spending on the UK’s submarine programme, including its nuclear fleet. The work had already been agreed in principle but Williamson will confirm the Ministry of Defence has...

Guardian, 00:28 in Politics
 
Hollyoaks cast open up about their mental health illnesses in moving video ahead of special Alfie episode

Hollyoaks cast open up about their mental health illnesses in moving video ahead of special Alfie episode

Hollyoaks cast and behind the scenes staff have been speaking about their own battles with mental health illnesses in an important and moving video that encourages people to talk as part of their #DontFilterFeelings campaign.  Hollyoaks has been...

Metro, 00:31 in Showbiz
 

Older people more likely to be drinking too much

New figures suggest nearly half a million adults in the North East are drinking enough alcohol to increase the health risks. The figures, released by Balance, show the majority are under-estimating their intake. And they reveal it's not young people...

 
Commonwealth Bank chief financial officer resigns after less than a year

Commonwealth Bank chief financial officer resigns after less than a year

The Commonwealth Bank chief financial officer, Rob Jesudason, has resigned with immediate effect after less than a year in the role. Jesudason is returning to Hong Kong, where he was previously CBA’s international financial services group executive,...

 
Footfall suffers 'unprecedented' decline

Footfall suffers 'unprecedented' decline

Poor weather and a squeeze on hip pockets caused a slide in the number of people visiting shops last month. Footfall fell by 3.3% last month according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. That was lower than the 6% decline in March,...

BBC, 00:35 in Business
 

More workers ask for mental health help

More employees are approaching their managers with concerns around mental health, but most companies fail to offer appropriate training, new research has found. An Institute of Directors poll of 700 managers found four in ten had been approached by...

BBC, 00:35 in Business
 


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