News archive from 18 May 2018

Cancer patient waited 541 days for NHS treatment, report says

Cancer patient waited 541 days for NHS treatment, report says

The longest waits for cancer treatment in England have soared since 2010, with one patient waiting 541 days, analysis suggests. Two-thirds of NHS trusts reported having at least one cancer patient waiting more than six months last year, while almost...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
How Mikel Arteta outsmarted Arsene Wenger when Manchester City played Arsenal

How Mikel Arteta outsmarted Arsene Wenger when Manchester City played Arsenal

Plenty of Arsenal fans are questioning Mikel Arteta’s tactical acumen, but the Spaniard has already shown he is capable of getting the better of Arsene Wenger. Arteta is the leading candidate to replace Wenger as Arsenal boss and has already held...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 
Broadband speeds 'far slower than in ads'

Broadband speeds 'far slower than in ads'

Which? says many UK households get half the broadband speed they pay for. Customers on a 38Mbps service received average speeds of 19Mbps, according to its findings, taken from 235,000 uses of its broadband speed checker tool. And those on super-fast...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
TGI Fridays workers walk out over tips and wages

TGI Fridays workers walk out over tips and wages

Workers at two branches of the American diner chain TGI Fridays are holding walk-outs over changes they say will cost them hundreds of pounds a month. The firm has introduced a new pay policy at its family-oriented restaurants, which redistributes...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
John Bercow accused of making 'stupid woman' remark to Andrea Leadsom

John Bercow accused of making 'stupid woman' remark to Andrea Leadsom

Tension between the Speaker and government ministers have flared into the open in an unprecedented series of exchanges in the chamber of the House of Commons over the past 48 hours. On Wednesday, John Bercow was heard by some MPs calling Andrea...

Guardian, 00:14 in Politics
 

Harrison: Haskell will be a big hit at Saints

Teimana Harrison says he is really looking forward to the arrival of James Haskell at Saints. Haskell will move to Northampton on a one-year deal this summer, following the conclusion of his stay at Wasps. The 33-year-old will bring a wealth of...

 
Foreign students: Universities axe 'unusable' survey

Foreign students: Universities axe 'unusable' survey

University bosses have pulled the plug on research assessing the impact of international students, which academics said was unethical and unusable. The survey, set up by the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac), which informs Home Office policy, asked...

BBC, 00:22 in Regional
 
Sending money home if you don't trust your Dad

Sending money home if you don't trust your Dad

Technology has made it easier and cheaper to send money home to relatives round the world. But what if you don't trust your Dad not to squander it? No problem - now you can pay his electricity bills directly. The range of services, countries and...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
UK may double troops in Afghanistan after Donald Trump request

UK may double troops in Afghanistan after Donald Trump request

The UK government is considering doubling the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan in response to a request from Donald Trump for reinforcements in the face of increasing gains by the Taliban. Britain has about 600 troops in Afghanistan at...

 
Turning carbon dioxide into rock - forever

Turning carbon dioxide into rock - forever

Nested in the snow-covered mountains of western Iceland, a maze of turbines and pipes belches thick billows of steam. This mammoth structure is responsible for providing power to a country where 100% of the electricity comes from renewable sources....

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
'This is what REAL feminism looks like': how women's rights are being used to sell guns

'This is what REAL feminism looks like': how women's rights are being used to sell guns

Firearms, it would seem, have become a feminist issue. Both second amendment proponents and the gun industry are using female empowerment, and even the #MeToo movement, to sell their products and fight back against gun control. Meanwhile, the last few...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: A window of hope. Milestone in York Minster restoration

A WINDOW into the past – and the future – is offered by the culmination of a momentous restoration project at York Minster that has taken a decade of painstaking work to complete because of its complexity. Thanks to highly-skilled craftspeople from...

 
Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'

Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'

Scientists are warning that levels of resistance to treatments for fungal infections are growing, which could lead to more outbreaks of disease. Intensive-care and transplant patients and those with cancer are most at risk because their immune systems...

BBC, 00:34 in Regional
 
Number of low-paid UK workers falls to lowest level in decades

Number of low-paid UK workers falls to lowest level in decades

A smaller proportion of UK workers are low paid than at any time since the early 1980s, due to above-inflation increases in the government’s national living wage. A report by the Resolution Foundation thinktank said the share of employees who were...

Guardian, 00:45 in Business
 
PM set to nominate 10 Tory peers in attempt to overcome Brexit defeats

PM set to nominate 10 Tory peers in attempt to overcome Brexit defeats

Theresa May is expected to approve the creation of about 10 Tory peers and hand at least one to Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist party in an attempt to improve her weak position in the House of Lords, which has already voted 15 times against her...

Guardian, 00:52 in Politics
 


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