News archive from 16 May 2018

Vegan advert banned for wrongly linking cow’s milk to cancer

Vegan advert banned for wrongly linking cow’s milk to cancer

A pro-vegan advert has been banned because the regulator found that linking cow’s milk to cancer has no basis in fact. The hard-hitting poster claimed to reveal ‘dairy industry facts’ that you didn’t know, and was seen on buses in Bristol last...

Metro, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Failure to act against 'dangerous' midwives resulted in deaths – report

Failure to act against 'dangerous' midwives resulted in deaths – report

Babies and mothers died after a health regulator failed to act against midwives suspected of providing dangerously poor care, despite the police raising concerns about their conduct, a damning report has concluded. The Nursing and Midwifery Council...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Diabetes patients denied life-changing device, UK charity says

Diabetes patients denied life-changing device, UK charity says

Thousands of people in the UK with diabetes are being denied new life-changing technology that helps them to safely manage their condition, reducing the risk of serious complications, according to a leading charity. Flash glucose monitoring uses a...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 

The 'recklessness, hubris and greed' that left Birmingham's half-built £350m hospital in limbo

The board of Wolverhampton-based construction giant Carillion presided over a “rotten corporate culture” and “responsible and culpable” for its massively costly demise, MPs have concluded. A Commons inquiry found that Carillion’s rise and spectacular...

 

Bernard Ingham: Brexit – and why claims of Remainers are tantamount to fraud

WHILE the Government this week seeks an antidote to EU customs union blackmail over the Irish border and David Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan renew the Remainers’ attack on Brexit, let us examine the great 50-year European fraud. I am not...

 

Tony Macpherson: Flying the flag to remember coal mining heritage

BANNERS hang in Wakefield Cathedral this week, their colours gaudy, bright and full of promise. We are pleased to be part of With Banners Held High, a collective spirit festival sponsored by the Trades Union Congress as part of its 150th anniversary...

 

Mike Regnier: Making sure maths adds up for public on National

LOOKING back on my maths lessons in school, I can’t remember anyone ever relating the formulas, equations and functions to everyday life. But the reality is those maths lessons were fundamental to helping me make financial decisions, and they still...

 

Police chief reveals scale of Manchester Arena bomb investigation one year on

The events of 22nd May will forever be etched into the history of Manchester. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said: "The attack caused huge loss of life and devastated the lives of so many. We knew quickly that 22 people had been murdered...

 
How tech took the bite out of France's rail strikes

How tech took the bite out of France's rail strikes

Twice in recent weeks the BBC in Paris has arranged to film "commuter hell" during France's recurrent rail strikes. Twice we have been confounded. Our first subject phoned the evening before to say that her university exam - the one for...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 
Cost of police inquiry into Manchester Arena bombing rises to £4m

Cost of police inquiry into Manchester Arena bombing rises to £4m

The investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing has so far cost £4m, with 7,000 people now referenced in the inquiry, Greater Manchester police (GMP) have said. The force provided an update on its investigation as it was awaiting the extradition...

 

Carillion board oversaw a 'rotten corporate culture', say MPs

Carillion's board presided over a "rotten corporate culture" and was culpable for its "costly collapse", two committees of MPs have concluded. They also accused the government and Big Four accounting firms of failing to stop...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
'Pension mountain' needed by older tenants

'Pension mountain' needed by older tenants

Tenants who will still be paying rent when they retire will need a pension pot of up to £445,000 to avoid falling living standards, research suggests. The calculations come from analysis by pension provider Royal London which said savers needed a...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
MPs criticise government clean energy policies

MPs criticise government clean energy policies

Heavy criticism has been levelled at UK government energy policies by two separate parliamentary committees. The Environmental Audit Committee says ill-thought out policies caused a dive in clean energy investment, which fell 10% in 2016, and 56% last...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Colombia's ex-fighters taught skills for peace

Colombia's ex-fighters taught skills for peace

When Sebastian Cadavid was recruited to join the FARC guerilla group in Colombia he had little idea of how it would shape his future. Lured with promises of cars and money the 12-year-old didn't hesitate to sign up. Sebastian spent four years fighting...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Would you pay your ex a 'break-up fee'?

Would you pay your ex a 'break-up fee'?

Earlier this month, police in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou responded to a call after bar staff reported finding a suspicious suitcase. It contained two million yuan in cash ($314,204; £233,323) - an extraordinary amount of money, maybe even...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 


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