News archive from 22 May 2015

Derby County: Steve McClaren remains Rams head coach amid exit reports

Derby County: Steve McClaren remains Rams head coach amid exit reports

THE future of Derby County head coach Steve McClaren remains shrouded in doubt. Reports on Thursday night suggested that McClaren had been dismissed following talks with Rams chief executive Sam Rush and director Mel Morris. However, the Derby...

 

Housing crisis will halve number of young homeowners in five years

The number of young adults able to buy homes could fall nearly 50% within five years unless the government addresses the housing shortage, a report has claimed. Over the past decade, home ownership among 25 to 34-year-olds has dropped by a third, from...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business
 

David Cameron to begin push for EU reforms at Latvian summit

David Cameron is to begin his first serious negotiations with other European leaders about his drive to reform Brussels He will seek conversations with fellow prime ministers on the fringes of the Eastern Partnership Forum summit in Latvia on Friday....

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 
Antarctic ice loss could warp Earth’s gravity field

Antarctic ice loss could warp Earth’s gravity field

The Antarctic has suffered a sudden massive increase in ice loss - equivalent of the volume of nearly 350,000 Empire State Buildings combined - in a previously stable region, scientists have revealed. The ice loss, reported in the journal Science, is...

 

William plea on wildlife 'plunder'

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken out against the "plunder and destruction" of African wildlife at the 25th anniversary of conservation charity Tusk. Despite having a newborn baby at home, William looked fresh-faced and relaxed as he chatted...

 
Up before the Bench: Latest cases heard by Southern Derbyshire magistrates

Up before the Bench: Latest cases heard by Southern Derbyshire magistrates

CHRISTOPHER Blurton, 50, of Standmoor Court, Chellaston, was handed a 12-month community order, fined £250 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge for assault in Derby on February 12. DOMINIC Hill, 25, of Nottingham Road, Long Eaton,...

 

Biggest NHS trust is failing on safety and quality of care, says watchdog

Inspectors have criticised the NHS’s largest hospital trust after finding it is seriously understaffed, focuses too little on safety and has cancelled operations many times because there were too few beds. The Care Quality Commission has found a...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 
44 Scotland Street: A trap is about to be sprung

44 Scotland Street: A trap is about to be sprung

Volume 10, Episode 50: PAT replaced the telephone

 
NHS Lanarkshire rapped for ‘unreasonable’ failings

NHS Lanarkshire rapped for ‘unreasonable’ failings

A HEALTH board has been forced to review its working practices after a catalogue of "unreasonable" failures in the end-of-life care of a 61-year-old man. The family of Patrick Docherty, who died at Wishaw General Hospital last March,...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Health
 

Would you let a ROBOT teach you how to have sex? Therapist says AI ‘sex surrogates’ could become...

Science fiction has long been obsessed with sexy robots. Alex Garland’s film ‘Ex Machina’ - which follows the story of ‘female’ robot, Ava - is the latest to explore the bizarre line between and AI and sexuality. But as robots become smarter and...

 

Does Mars have a SUPERVOLCANO? Researchers spot giant crater they say could be ‘Red Planet’s Yellowstone’

Scientists have spotted what they believe could be the remains of a vast supervolcano on the Martian surface. The vast crater measures around 40x30km,  and at its deepest point, the crater dips as low as 1750m below the surrounding plains. Experts say...

 
HSBC wins reversal of $2.46 billion Household judgement

HSBC wins reversal of $2.46 billion Household judgement

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said HSBC and three former Household International Inc executives were entitled to a new trial over whether "firm-specific, nonfraud factors" contributed to the stock price decline that was...

Reuters, 00:21 in Business
 
Cost of rent 'up 4.6% in a year'

Cost of rent 'up 4.6% in a year'

The cost of renting a home rose by 4.6% in the year to the end of April, the fastest rise since November 2010, a survey has suggested. The average rent stands at £774 in England and Wales, according to the survey for property group LSL. It said that...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Why Clarks is measuring feet with iPads

Why Clarks is measuring feet with iPads

If you go to a shoe shop during half term next week, you may see lots of children getting their feet measured with iPads. Shoe company Clarks has bet millions on the scheme, hoping it will be rewarded with an invaluable bonanza of digital data....

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Aston Villa: Jack Grealish snubbed by England over Dublin debut fears

Aston Villa: Jack Grealish snubbed by England over Dublin debut fears

Roy Hodgson resisted the temptation to call up Jack Grealish to the England squad because he did not want the Aston Villa midfielder to receive a hostile reception if he made his debut in Dublin. Grealish has come to be regarded as one of the most...

 


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