News archive from 22 September 2015

EXC: New Dronfield housing estate could fund Sheffield FC’s move

EXC: New Dronfield housing estate could fund Sheffield FC’s move

Sheffield FC - the world's oldest club - has raised only £33,000 of the anticipated £150,000 they needed to launch a feasibility study into their move from Dronfield back to their "spiritual home' in Olive Grove. But the club has also submitted...

 

Feeling anxious? It's good to cry, says mental health charity

One in five 18-34-year-olds admit to having cried in the past week because of anxiety, according to a poll for the mental health charity Mind, while four in five say they put on a brave face when anxious. The charity has launched a free guide for...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Prestigious NHS hospital in special measures after 'serious staff shortages'

One of the NHS’s biggest and most prestigious hospitals has been put into special measures after inspectors said failings including serious staff shortages were putting patients’ safety at risk. Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, renowned for...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns

A leading thinktank has warned the government it risks worsening inequality during workers’ lifetimes by cutting tax credits and reducing income tax rates for the richest. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the long-term benefits of higher in-work...

Guardian, 00:04 in Business
 
Nicola Sturgeon demands UK action on refugee crisis

Nicola Sturgeon demands UK action on refugee crisis

Scotland may end up accepting about 2,000 Syrian refugees, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister demanded "immediate" action from the UK Government during face-to-face talks with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday which could...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Gas extraction ‘could bring £6bn to Scots economy'

Gas extraction ‘could bring £6bn to Scots economy'

Controversial plans to extract gas from below large swathes of Scotland could be worth almost £6 billion to the economy and create almost 5,000 jobs, a new report has found. Scotland would benefit from being “first mover” in the field of Underground...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
Edinburgh University urges graduates to fight SNP

Edinburgh University urges graduates to fight SNP

Edinburgh University is urging thousands of its graduates to lobby Holyrood in opposition to controversial plans which it is feared will hand ministers "wide powers" over its governance. The institution’s general council has written to...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 
UN nuke agency ‘allowed Iran to take own samples'

UN nuke agency ‘allowed Iran to take own samples'

The chief of the UN nuclear agency acknowledged yesterday that samples used to determine whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon were collected by the Iranians instead of agency experts, but insisted the probe stands up to strict standards....

 
Alexis Tsipras readies Greek government after win

Alexis Tsipras readies Greek government after win

ALEXIS Tsipras is set to form a government for the second time this year, after his left-wing Syriza party unexpectedly won a decisive victory in Greek early national elections. His victory in Sunday’s election marks a personal triumph for Tsipras,...

 
New Australian PM Malcom Turnbull backs the Queen

New Australian PM Malcom Turnbull backs the Queen

Australia's new Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull indicated yesterday that he is in no hurry to sever the nation's constitutional links to Britain by appointing an Australian president as head of state. Turnbull led the Australian Republican Movement, an...

 
Deeside aerospace academy backed with £2.7m funding

Deeside aerospace academy backed with £2.7m funding

Funding for a training academy to back Airbus and other aerospace firms has been announced by the Welsh Government. To boost skills and training opportunities, £2.7 million will be in invested in Airbus and aerospace engineering centre for high level...

 
VW shares plummet as car firm admits rigged tests

VW shares plummet as car firm admits rigged tests

Shares in German car maker Volkswagen have plunged by a fifth after it admitted rigging US emissions tests for nearly 500,000 diesel cars and was ordered to recall the vehicles to be fixed. Chief executive Marin Winterkorn said he was “deeply sorry”...

 
Croatia sets up reception centre for migrants

Croatia sets up reception centre for migrants

Croatia set up a migrant reception centre in the eastern village of Opatovac yesterday the hope of injecting order into the unrelenting chaos that has gripped the small Balkan country overwhelmed by thousands seeking sanctuary in Europe. About 27,000...

 

Cookham Wood: chief prisons inspector finds 'systemic problems'

A high level of violence inside Cookham Wood youth jail, including 61 assaults and 92 fights within just six months, reflects systemic problems in young offenders institutions across England, prison inspectors have warned. Nick Hardwick, the chief...

 

Sumatran rhinos likely to become extinct, warn environment experts

Earth’s last remaining Sumatran rhinos are edging perilously close to extinction, according to one of the world’s top conservation bodies. There are fewer than 100 of the animals left in the rainforests of the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the...

 


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