News archive from 19 November 2015

Scientists warn of 'extremely worrying' new threat from superbugs

Superbugs thought to have spread from animals have smashed through the last line in antibiotic defences and now pose a global threat, scientists say. Researchers identified a gene that makes infectious bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) highly...

 

Brazilian blogger murdered after receiving death threats

Brazilian blogger Ítalo Eduardo Diniz Barros was shot dead last Friday (13 November) after receiving threats about his work. Three days before his murder he told colleagues of one such threat. Diniz, who also worked as a press officer for a mayor in...

 

Women 'face gender pay gap for next 50 years'

Women will not earn the same as men for almost half a century if the current slow pace of closing the gender pay gap continues, campaigners have warned. New figures showed that the gap for full-time workers has fallen by 0.2% to 9.4%, the lowest since...

 

Two dead found in wooden crate in warehouse believed to be migrants

The bodies of two suspected migrants have been found in a wooden crate. Workers at a warehouse called Staffordshire police after noticing a smell coming from the crate. The bodies of two men, believed to be aged under 30, were found at boiler firm...

 
Firefighters cut man from car after he suffered heart attack

Firefighters cut man from car after he suffered heart attack

Firefighters had to cut a man from his car after he suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his car. The man was driving at the junction of Oxford Road and Dover Street, near to the Natwest bank, when he was taken ill at around 7.30pm on Wednesday...

 

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Justin Rose believes his childhood instincts will be key to claiming Europe's No1 spot

In the earlier of this morning the pair were the two highest profile candidates in the hunt to win this year's Race to Dubai as the season-ending DP World Tour Championship got underway in The Desert. And after, struggling for the past five months to...

 
Young 'to be poorer than parents at every stage of life'

Young 'to be poorer than parents at every stage of life'

Image copyright Getty Images Young people are on track to be poorer than their parents at every stage of their lives, according to a new report. The study, by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), added that households actually grew richer during...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 

Record low wage growth is a blow to the government's case for tax reform

The latest release of the wage price index saw yet another record low rate of wages growth. In the private sector, wages in the past 12 months grew throughout Australia by just 2.1% on average. The figures are yet another blow to the critics within...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 

Inequality in the UK: 5% of households have assets in excess of £1.2m, 9% have none

The full extent of the wealth gap between Britain’s rich and poor has been laid bare by a thinktank report showing that 9% of households have no assets while 5% are worth in excess of £1.2m. The study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that the...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 

Bullying tactics: brands can't squeeze suppliers if they're serious about sustainability

Majestic Wine this week announced the removal of its chief buyer after its pre-tax profits dropped by almost half. Supply chain relations at the ailing retailer have been tense ever since it asked suppliers to stump up cash towards its new warehouse....

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 

Better care could save hundreds of stillborn babies, says report

The lives of hundreds of stillborn babies could be saved if their mothers were given better care in pregnancy, according to a major report. More than 1,000 babies without any congenital abnormality die at or near term, before labour begins, in the UK...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

World toilet day: from South Sudan to Russia, where not to get caught short

South Sudan, where 93% of the population lacks access to an adequate toilet, has fewer safe and hygienic latrines per person than any other country in the world, according to a study highlighting the world’s failure to address the global sanitation...

 

Climate change is 'single biggest threat' to polar bear survival

Global warming is now the single most important threat to the survival of the polar bear with retreating sea ice set to decimate populations, according to a new study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It found a “high...

 

Manchester United legend David Beckham tells Memphis Depay: 'Don't fear the No 7 shirt' as former PSV man...

David Beckham has told struggling Memphis Depay that he must not treat Manchester United's No 7 shirt as a curse. If Anthony Martial's injury rules him out, Depay is set to end his Premier League exile against Watford on Saturday after being dropped...

Daily Mail, 00:11 in Sport
 


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