News archive from 22 July 2016, page 4

Parliament must scrutinise Brexit and have final say on treaties - peers

Parliament must be able to scrutinise the Brexit process and be given the final say over any treaties covering the new relationship between the UK and European Union, peers have said. A House of Lords committee said the success or failure of the talks...

 

New counter-extremism strategy 'could make fight even harder', MPs warn

Ministers risk "driving a wedge" between communities by targeting new anti-extremism measures at religious conservatives, a parliamentary report has warned. The Joint Committee on Human Rights urged the Government to reconsider the...

 

Police still hunting knife pair after RAF base abduction bid

Police are still trying to trace two men after the attempted knifepoint abduction of an RAF serviceman. The married serviceman, who is in his late 20s, was out running near RAF Marham, in Norfolk, on Wednesday when he was grabbed by a man, who tried...

 

EDF to decide next week on new Hinkley Point nuclear power station

Energy giant EDF will make its long-awaited final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point next week. The company announced on Thursday night that it has called a meeting of its board of directors on July 28. The...

 

Halifax finds third of children aged eight to 15 worry about money

One in three children as young as eight worries about money, a report has found. When asked: "Do you ever worry about money?", 33% of youngsters aged between eight and 15 said they did - and boys appear more likely to pick up on their...

 
UK's first double hand transplant patient looks forward to clutching a beer

UK's first double hand transplant patient looks forward to clutching a beer

Chris King, 57, lost both his hands, except the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work three years ago. Now Mr King has become the second person to have a hand transplant at the UK's specialist centre for the operation at...

 
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions

Founder Mike Ashley was bluntly told he was accountable for the "appalling" working conditions at the firm's stores and its warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, with workers treated as "commodities" rather than human beings. In a...

 

Halifax finds third of children aged eight to 15 worry about money

One in three children as young as eight worries about money, a report has found. When asked: "Do you ever worry about money?", 33% of youngsters aged between eight and 15 said they did - and boys appear more likely to pick up on their...

 

Johnson backs Nato's mutual defence doctrine after Trump claims

Boris Johnson appeared directly at odds with US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on a key Nato issue during his first visit to Washington as Foreign Secretary. Speaking as Mr Trump was making his keynote address to the Republican Party...

 

Police still hunting knife pair after RAF base abduction bid

Police are still trying to trace two men after the attempted knifepoint abduction of an RAF serviceman. The married serviceman, who is in his late 20s, was out running near RAF Marham, in Norfolk, on Wednesday when he was grabbed by a man, who tried...

 
EDF board to review Hinkley Point investment decision next week

EDF board to review Hinkley Point investment decision next week

PARIS French utility EDF called a board meeting for July 28 that will consider a final investment decision on its 18 billion pound ($24 billion) Hinkley Point C nuclear project in Britain, the company said on Thursday. The project to build two...

Reuters, 00:29 in Business
 
Aleppo: Is besieged Syrian city facing last gasp?

Aleppo: Is besieged Syrian city facing last gasp?

Syria's civil war came late to Aleppo. It was July 2012. But after four years of bitter bloodshed between its government-held west and rebel east, the beating heart of Syria's commercial and industrial capital has entered cardiac arrest. The Castello...

BBC, 00:30 in World News
 
Married to a monster: Grieving mum pictured smiling as she weds killer dad who shook baby son to death on what should have been tot's birthday

Married to a monster: Grieving mum pictured smiling as she weds killer dad who shook baby son to death on...

A KILLER dad posed smiling beside his bride on their wedding day just months after he shook their baby son to death. David Sinclair lied to hide his attack on four-month-old Joshua, then married the tot’s mum Kirsty on what would have been their...

 
Nigel Farage: Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric ‘makes even me wince a little bit’

Nigel Farage: Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric ‘makes even me wince a little bit’

The former Ukip leader is currently in attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, US. Trump was confirmed as the Republican candidate for the White House this week and the hotelier is expected to accept the candidacy today. But Mr...

 

Police still hunting knife pair after RAF base abduction bid

Police are still trying to trace two men after the attempted knifepoint abduction of an RAF serviceman. The married serviceman, who is in his late 20s, was out running near RAF Marham, in Norfolk, on Wednesday when he was grabbed by a man, who tried...

 


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