News archive from 21 July 2015

Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments

An unprecedented coalition of the UK’s most eminent scientific, medical and engineering bodies says immediate action must be taken by governments to avert the worst impacts of climate change. But the joint communiqué, issued by 24 academic and...


Government to overhaul 'out of date' police funding system

The system used to decide how much money police forces receive is to be overhauled, the government has announced. Ministers say they want to replace the “out-of-date” funding model with a simplified version. They will consult on proposals to tie the...


Emma Thompson: sexism in acting industry is worse than ever

The Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson has spoken out about ageism and the lack of opportunities for women in the acting industry, saying “sexism and unpleasantness” was worse than ever. The Sense and Sensibility and Nanny McPhee star said the world...


Immigration healthcare firm 'likely to fail' on child protection – briefing note

Australia’s healthcare provider for asylum seekers in detention could not guarantee its staff were cleared to work with children and admitted it was likely it would fail any compliance checks on the issue. In a January 2014 meeting briefing note,...


IHMS, the healthcare giant at the heart of Australia's asylum system – explainer

Guardian Australia is investigating how asylum seekers in Australia’s care receive medical and clinical care. Services in immigration detention centres are delivered through a complex web of outsourcing. Here’s everything you need to know about the...


99-year-old great-grandmother told she is pregnant after hospital blunder

A woman received a letter from the hospital informing her that she was pregnant. However Doris Ayling was fairly certain they had made a mistake, considering she is nearly 100-years-old. Doris, 99, was stunned to see the letter, which asked her to...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News

This season could be career defining for frustrating Chelsea talent Oscar

Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been linked with a move to Champions League runners-up Juventus this summer but has declared that he's happy at Stamford Bridge and plans to stay for a "long time'. Jose Mourinho has always singled the player out as a...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport

Will Valencia's Nicolas Otamendi complete his Manchester United transfer?

Nicolas Otamendi has confirmed that he has booked a plane ticket back to Valencia from Buenos Aires, conceding that his desired future away from the club will not be resolved by July 26th, when his team mates will travel to Germany for pre-season...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport

Jasper Cillessen "agrees terms on Manchester United transfer deal'

Jasper Cillessen has agreed terms on a deal to join Manchester United from Ajax, according to reports. The Holland international was installed as United's top target over the weekend, with Louis van Gaal looking for a replacement for David De Gea. And...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport

Manchester United target Thomas Müller but Bayern Munich stand firm

Thomas Müller is open to a move to Manchester United although Bayern Munich are insistent the forward is not for sale. United are aware of Bayern’s resistance though they have not given up hope of prising him away for a fee in the region of €80m...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport

Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford seals year-long loan to Crystal Palace

Chelsea have allowed Patrick Bamford, who was named the Championship player of the year following an impressive loan move at Middlesbrough, to join Crystal Palace for the season. The 21-year-old had a medical at Selhurst Park on Monday before a move...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
Parents will be able to cancel jihadi teenagers’ passports

Parents will be able to cancel jihadi teenagers’ passports

A NEW scheme allowing parents the power to have their teenage children's passports removed is to be set up as part of a package of measures to tackle extremism, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. In a keynote speech in Birmingham, Mr Cameron...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News

Arsenal "in transfer talks to sign Edin Dzeko from Manchester City'

Arsenal have opened talks with Manchester City over a deal for Edin Dzeko, according to reports. The Gunners were strongly linked with City striker Dzeko in recent days, with Arsene Wenger looking to sign a world class forward this summer. And now...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport
Underage African footballers 'trafficked' to Laos

Underage African footballers 'trafficked' to Laos

African footballers as young as 14 are being trafficked to Asia and forced to sign contracts, the BBC has learnt. Six minors are still with top Laos side Champasak United, after it imported 23 under-age players from West Africa to an unregistered...

BBC, 00:12 in World News

George Osborne to launch spending review with asset sales a key target

The hectic pace of the Conservative majority government will continue with the launch of the 2015 spending review by George Osborne. On Tuesday the chancellor will set the sale of billions of pounds worth of public sector land as a key target, along...

Guardian, 00:15 in Politics

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