News archive from 17 November 2017

Cancer warning: These FIVE unlikely household items could be raising YOUR risk of symptoms

Cancer warning: These FIVE unlikely household items could be raising YOUR risk of symptoms

Cancer kills approximately 20,000 people a day around the world, and many cases are preventable. According to the World Health Organization, the majority of cancer deaths are caused by lung, breast, bowel, stomach and liver types. Smoking, obesity and...

 
Call to end 'deadweight' research and development tax breaks

Call to end 'deadweight' research and development tax breaks

Most government support for research and development subsidises investment that would have been made anyway according to a respected think tank. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) estimates that up to 80% of tax credits for research and...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Ewan McGregor's wife Eve Mavrakis breaks silence over husband's new relationship with younger co-star

Ewan McGregor's wife Eve Mavrakis breaks silence over husband's new relationship with younger co-star

Just yesterday Ewan McGregor was spotted moving into his new Los Angeles home after splitting with wife Eve Mavrakis and getting together with much-younger actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead . And while she is yet to release a public statement, Eve has...

 
Nurseries ban glitter to help protect the environment

Nurseries ban glitter to help protect the environment

A group of nurseries has been praised for stopping children use glitter because of concerns it damages the environment. Youngsters at more than 22,000 across the country will tear into glitter next month to make Christmas cards and baubles....

Metro, 00:07 in Hot News
 

Labour urges BiFab bailout to rescue jobs

March heads for Holyrood as work-in goes on SCOTTISH ministers must provide a “cast-iron guarantee” that jobs will be secured at an infrastructure firm where unions have staged a work-in, Labour said yesterday. As almost 1,000 workers marched on the...

 
Controversial plans for new homes on green belt land in Leeds could be ripped up

Controversial plans for new homes on green belt land in Leeds could be ripped up

Proposals for thousands of new homes on green belt land in Leeds could be shelved, the Yorkshire Evening Post can reveal today. As previously reported by the YEP, city council bosses have drawn up a Site Allocations Plan (SAP) setting out space for...

 

Police name last Grenfell victims

Labour calls for sprinkler cash as ‘final’ death toll hits 71 LABOUR again called on the government to find the cash to install sprinklers in high-rises yesterday after the final two victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were identified. Mother and...

 
Aisha Iqbal: Have we all been led up the garden path over Leeds Temple Mill saga?

Aisha Iqbal: Have we all been led up the garden path over Leeds Temple Mill saga?

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote in this very column that I wasn’t sure about the fuss being made about fashion brand Burberry’s apparent pulling out of plans to restore the historic Temple Mill in Holbeck as part of a factory project. Heritage...

 

Labour: only crisis Budget will save us

John McDonnell lays into Hammond for chaotic efforts to bolster Number 10 – and pledges £17bn new deal JOHN McDONNELL called for an emergency Budget to end austerity in public services yesterday as he confirmed Labour would invest £17 billion, raised...

 

Hariri heads to France after Macron steps into crisis

FLY-BY-NIGHT Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will leave Saudi Arabia for France, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said yesterday. Lebanese President Michel Aoun said he hoped Mr Hariri’s acceptance of the French offer would end the two-week...

 

Countries unite in defiant alliance against coal

TWENTY countries banded together yesterday to form the Powering Past Coal alliance in a bid to phase out use of the climate-wrecking fuel. Launched at the COP 23 UN climate conference in Germany and kicked off by Britain and Canada, the group also...

 

Freeze-for-freeze plan ‘way to break nuke stalemate’

CHINA said yesterday that a mutual halt to provocative actions by the United States and North Korea stands the best chance for ending the countries’ standoff. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that the North should suspend its nuclear...

 

McDonnell is on the money

FOR all the personal animus between Theresa May and George Osborne, Treasury Chief Secretary Liz Truss’s comments over John McDonnell’s emergency budget for public services call confirm the government’s obsession with austerity. May sacked the former...

 
Townsend believes Scotland will be better for the ultimate test of the All Blacks

Townsend believes Scotland will be better for the ultimate test of the All Blacks

New Zealand finally have enough respect for Scotland to put out as close to a full team as they have for Saturday’s second Autumn Test, but Scotland might have accidentally come upon a better team to build their own respect. Gregor Townsend’s plan...

The Courier, 00:08 in Sport
 

Multinationals in paradise

What do the latest revelations about tax avoidance tell us about multinationals and modern capitalism? JONATHAN WHITE has a few ideas THE Paradise papers are the latest in a series of disclosures that have shone a light on the issue of tax havens and...

 


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