News archive from 17 March 2016

Zuma’s rich friends offered me finance ministry, says deputy

Zuma’s rich friends offered me finance ministry, says deputy

President Zuma faced fresh calls to quit last night amid allegations that he allowed a wealthy Indian family to wield power within his government. Mcebisi Jonas, the deputy finance minister, said he was offered a promotion not by Mr Zuma, but by...

 
Kurds challenge Damascus with declaration of self-rule

Kurds challenge Damascus with declaration of self-rule

Kurds in Syria have declared an autonomous federation after being excluded from peace talks. The move threatens to divide the war-ravaged country along ethnic and religious lines. A Federation of Northern Syria would span a belt of territory along the...

 

Young left on the scrapheap

GEORGE OSBORNE was accused of leaving Britain’s youth on the scrapheap by failing to address climate change yesterday. Despite pledging an extra £700 million for flood defences — funded by a higher tax on insurance — the Chancellor’s Budget neglected...

 

TV’s Oliver gets his sugar tax into Budget

THE cost of a gin and tonic and popular soft drinks will rise as a result of a sugar tax announced yesterday after a campaign led by TV chef Jamie Oliver. Companies will pay a levy on drinks which contain more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 millilitres...

 

Thousands take chance to stick it to the Tories

THOUSANDS of people are “sticking it to the Tories” with the launch of a major campaign against cuts and austerity. The People’s Assembly and Green #StickItToTheTories campaign has shifted 15,000 stickers in just a few days, including a special...

 

The old, books and fun all under further threat

Osborne slashes measly funding for local councils even more CARE for the elderly, libraries and leisure facilities all face further cuts after George Osborne handed out tax cuts yesterday at the expense of local council funding. The Chancellor...

 

Key budget points

BUSINESS TAXES - Capital gains tax: Headline rate of capital gains tax cut from 28 per cent to 20 per cent; basic rate cut from 18 per cent to 10 per cent. Well there you go, it’s more cash for the rich. - Corporation tax: Fat cat corporations get a...

 

Students show huge university debt is no game

STUDENT activists set out a life-sized board game “with a student twist” in Westminster yesterday to highlight the financial strain the Tories have placed graduates under. On the first of three days of direct action, their interactive protest allowed...

 
Broadcaster Cliff Michelmore, 96, dies

Broadcaster Cliff Michelmore, 96, dies

Cliff Michelmore, a familiar figure in BBC radio and TV broadcasting since the 1940s, dies aged 96 This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Former owners of halal slaughterhouse charged with cruelty offences

Two former owners of a halal slaughterhouse that went into administration after an investigation by animal rights campaigners have been charged with cruelty offences. Bowood Yorkshire Lamb abattoir in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, hit the headlines in...

 
Ian Wright: Arsene Wenger could leave Arsenal in the summer if this happens

Ian Wright: Arsene Wenger could leave Arsenal in the summer if this happens

The Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona at the Nou Camp last night to crash out of the Champions League 5-1 on aggregate. It is the sixth successive season that Arsene Wenger’s side have exited Europe’s premier competition at the last-16...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
Marketing and comms campaign category: award winner and runners up

Marketing and comms campaign category: award winner and runners up

Winner: Harper Adams University Harper Adams boosted the number of people visiting its promotional stands at agricultural events by offering an unusual freebie – freeze-dried bugs. The samples were offered at agricultural shows throughout the UK and...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 
Business partnership category: winner and runners up

Business partnership category: winner and runners up

Winner: Coventry University Coventry University’s “Faculty on the Factory Floor” enables students to get hands-on work experience and helps forge greater links between academic research and industry. The hub was built through the Institute for...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 
Research impact category: award winner and runners up

Research impact category: award winner and runners up

Winner: Newcastle University There aren’t many research projects that lead directly to a change in legislation – but work on mitochondrial disease at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research at Newcastle University did exactly that. On...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 
Buildings that inspire category: award winner and runners up

Buildings that inspire category: award winner and runners up

Winner: University of Huddersfield Heritage Quay, the University of Huddersfield’s official archive, is an inter-disciplinary space where people from both within and outside the University community can engage with historic collections. The archives,...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 


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