News archive from 14 September 2016

Fluoride in water doesn't lower IQ or cause cancer, says health agency

Fluoride in water doesn't lower IQ or cause cancer, says health agency

Australia’s chief health and medical research agency says fluoride in drinking water does not lower a person’s IQ, cause cancer or cause any other negative health effects. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) analysis of more than...

Guardian, 00:00 in Health
 

Kick Hungary out of EU, says minister from Luxembourg

by Our Foreign Desk CRACKS widened in the European Union yesterday when Luxembourg’s foreign minister said Hungary should be suspended or expelled over its attitude to refugees. Senior officials in other EU countries distanced themselves from Jean...

 

Natural Scotland facing new crisis

One in 11 species of plants and animals in Scotland is in danger of extinction, according to a new report by the leading wildlife experts. The threat is even greater for some groups of species, with 18 per cent of butterflies, 15 per cent of...

 

Confusion over waste affecting recycling rates

Blue bin on Monday, brown on Friday, red box on Tuesday. Or is it blue Friday, red Wednesday and brown Thursday? New research shows householders are increasingly confused and frustrated over disposing of their rubbish. A recent UK survey by waste...

 
Plan to open HS2 high speed rail service in 2026 'may not be realistic'

Plan to open HS2 high speed rail service in 2026 'may not be realistic'

The planned high speed rail line linking Birmingham and London could be delayed by a year - and the Government must make a decision, MPs have warned. They told the Department for Transport it must “act now” to clear up confusion about when the High...

 
Birmingham on track with £1bn HS2-fuelled investment

Birmingham on track with £1bn HS2-fuelled investment

Prime Minister Theresa May has today confirmed a HS2-fuelled £1 billion investment in Birmingham city centre and hailed it as a sign the city is open for business post Brexit. The investment will see new offices, a tram line and 4,000 new homes built...

 
Aston Villa: The gap between us and the top is already a concern, says striker

Aston Villa: The gap between us and the top is already a concern, says striker

Ross McCormack admits the gap between Aston Villa and the top of the Championship is already playing on his mind. Early pace-setters Huddersfield are ten points ahead of Villa while second-placed Newcastle have started to find their form with five...

 

Ministers urged to set out 'realistic timetable' for delivering HS2

Ministers must set out a realistic timetable for delivering the High Speed 2 rail project, MPs have warned. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is "not convinced" that the target for completing phase 1 between London and the West Midlands by...

 

Sperm and skin cells 'could one day be fused to create babies'

A landmark experiment has opened a window to a sci-fi future in which babies are conceived from skin cells. Scientists admitted that such a scenario was "speculative and fanciful", but did not rule it out in principle. Working with mice, the...

 
Bollywood films dubbed in Spanish for new US TV channel

Bollywood films dubbed in Spanish for new US TV channel

An Indian media company has launched a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the United States, in an effort to woo Latino audiences. Zee Entertainment Enterprises said its entire catalogue of Bollywood films, recorded with Hindi dialogue, would...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 

West Indies split with World Cup winning coach Phil Simmons as Joel Garner steps in

West Indies have parted company with coach Phil Simmons and announced Joel Garner will take charge of the team for the upcoming matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Simmons, 53, took over the West Indies at the end of the 2015 World...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 

MPs maul 'opportunist' Cameron over Libya bombing campaign

Britain's military intervention in Libya was based on "erroneous assumptions" and an "incomplete understanding" of the rebellion against former dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi, a parliamentary inquiry has found. In a scathing report,...

 

MPs maul 'opportunist' Cameron over Libya bombing campaign

Britain's military intervention in Libya was based on "erroneous assumptions" and an "incomplete understanding" of the rebellion against former dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi, a parliamentary inquiry has found. In a scathing report,...

 
Would you treat Jose Mourinho like this? Stoke chairman Peter Coates blasts refs

Would you treat Jose Mourinho like this? Stoke chairman Peter Coates blasts refs

Hughes was sent to the stands for leaving his technical area during Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Tottenham. But Mourinho escaped punishment for entering the field during the Manchester derby, despite a new Premier League crackdown on touchline behaviour....

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

David Weir and Ellie Simmonds surrender Paralympics titles in Rio

Wheelchair racer David Weir and swimmer Ellie Simmonds surrendered titles they had won at the previous two Paralympics in Rio on Tuesday night. Simmonds relinquished the S6 400 metres freestyle title she first won in Beijing aged 13 and won again four...

 


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