News archive from 18 May 2015

Macedonia protests 'to continue' against PM Gruevski

Macedonia protests 'to continue' against PM Gruevski

Demonstrators in the Macedonian capital Skopje have vowed to continue their protest until long-serving Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski resigns. Many of tens of thousands of people who took part in Sunday's rally outside the government have left, but...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 

MP fears over abuse probe timeframe

A campaigning MP is "very concerned" about claims that the long-delayed inquiry into historic child sex abuse could go on for eight years. Labour's Simon Danczuk said it could be a case of civil servants being "overly cautious" but...

 

Manchester United plot world record transfer bid for Gareth Bale who "wants out' at Real Madrid

Manchester United are prepared to break the world transfer record in order to sign Real Madrid's Gareth Bale this summer. The Welshman has spent two years in the Spanish capital since his £85m move from Tottenham in 2013 but he wants to leave the...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
David Cameron renews NHS funding pledges

David Cameron renews NHS funding pledges

Prime Minister David Cameron is to renew his vow to boost NHS funding and create a "seven-day" health service in his first major post-election speech. He will commit to a pre-election pledge to increase budgets by at least £8bn a year by...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 

Berry good year forecast for UK strawberries

Soft fruit growers are predicting a record-breaking year for British strawberries as the season kicks off officially on Monday. As the berries begin to arrive on the supermarket shelves fresh from UK farms, experts are predicting a £325m record year...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 

Pay revolts: ShareAction highlights non-dissenting asset managers

Asset managers that invest trillions of savers’ money too often fail to challenge companies on excessive pay and bonuses, shareholder activist group ShareAction has said. Blue-chip City firms, including BlackRock, HSBC’s global asset management...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Rat droppings, urine and arsenic found in fake beauty items

Rat droppings, urine and arsenic found in fake beauty items

Police are warning people about fake beauty products after substances such as rat droppings, human urine and arsenic were found in seized goods. Make-up, perfume and sun cream are among the phony items being highlighted by the City of London Police....

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 

Migrants avoid NHS healthcare due to fears of arrest, charity claims

Migrants who have permission to be in the UK are avoiding seeking vital medical treatment for fear of being arrested, a charity has warned. Doctors of the World, which runs a clinic in Bethnal Green, east London, said 83% of the patients it spoke to...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 

David Cameron vows to deliver world's first seven-day health service

David Cameron will pledge to deliver the world’s first seven day-a-week universal health service that will guarantee care to patients “wherever they are and whenever they need it”. In a sign of Downing Street’s determination to occupy territory seen...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
Biggest employers 'not paying living wage'

Biggest employers 'not paying living wage'

Only 10 of the 50 biggest employers in Scotland said they pay all staff working for them the living wage, according to a BBC investigation. The living wage is a voluntary hourly rate that is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK....

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Permanent jobs growing at slow rate in Scotland

Permanent jobs growing at slow rate in Scotland

Growth in permanent jobs in Scotland continued last month but at the slowest rate for almost two years, according to a report. Demand for staff increased and starting salaries continued to rise, the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs showed. Its...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
West Brom: Tony Pulis gives his thoughts on the future of Saido Berahino

West Brom: Tony Pulis gives his thoughts on the future of Saido Berahino

Tony Pulis wants Saido Berahino tied to the Baggies for another ten years... and he is only half-joking. 18-goal Berahino’s future is likely to dominate the summer with Albion keen to extend his current two year deal. Berahino has put behind him a...

 

Chariots of ice: Lord Puttnam returns to film with Arctic 30 movie

Lord Puttnam, the Oscar-winning producer behind some of the most successful British films of the 1970s and 80s, including Chariots of Fire and Bugsy Malone, is to return to movie-making after a substantial gap, with a film about the Arctic 30, a group...

 
Len McCluskey warns Unite may switch support to SNP

Len McCluskey warns Unite may switch support to SNP

THE UK's most powerful union chief has warned that it could start providing support to the SNP as the crisis englufing Scottish Labour descended into civil war. Unite chief Len McCluskey accused the party of losing touch with its working class roots...

Scotsman, 00:14 in Politics
 

Yemen: Saudi-led air strikes resume as five-day ceasefire ends

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shia rebels have resumed in the southern port city of Aden after the end of a five-day humanitarian ceasefire, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said. The ceasefire expired at 11pm Sunday local time , and...

 


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