News archive from 23 August 2017

How disabled people are 'bearing the brunt' of government cuts

Disabled people are being "increasingly marginalised and shut out of society" as they bear the brunt of Government spending cuts, the UK's equality and human rights bodies have warned. Campaigners said the UK and devolved governments must...

 
Barcelona officials to open talks over Schalke star Leon Goretzka: Arsenal interested

Barcelona officials to open talks over Schalke star Leon Goretzka: Arsenal interested

The Germany international has spent the past four years with the Bundesliga outfit after joining them from hometown club VFL Bochum. And during his time at the Veltins-Arena he’s established a reputation as a promising midfield talent, drawing...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

Government borrowing rockets to £22.8 billion

GOVERNMENT borrowing has rocketed to £22.8 billion for the current financial year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed yesterday. The ONS said that net borrowing by the public sector — excluding state-owned banks — increased by £1.9bn...

 

Incinerator protesters arrested for sofa block

FOUR activists who staged a sofa protest outside the site of a new incinerator were arrested yesterday. They pulled a sofa in front of the entrance to the Javelin Park construction site on Sunday, as reported in Monday’s Star. The campaigners, who...

 

Iran: Tehran can weaponise uranium ‘in 5 days’

IRAN only needs five days to enrich uranium to weapon-ready level, Tehran’s atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi warned yesterday. Mr Salehi warned US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to renegotiate or walk away from the 2015...

 

India: Triple talaq declared unconstitutional

INDIA’S Supreme Court struck down the “triple talaq” practice as unconstitutional yesterday, ending the right of Muslim men to divorce wives instantly. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before...

 
Broccoli anti-ageing pill on horizon? Green vegetable 'has chemicals to keep you young'

Broccoli anti-ageing pill on horizon? Green vegetable 'has chemicals to keep you young'

It is rich in chemicals called indoles which have been shown to keep mice, worms and flies fit as they grow old. The discovery could lead to an anti-ageing pill that helps people enjoy their twilight years in good health instead of becoming frail and...

 
Cholesterol warning: An excessive amount of THIS could trigger a heart attack

Cholesterol warning: An excessive amount of THIS could trigger a heart attack

Cholesterol is important for digesting foods, producing hormones, and generating vitamin D - this is known as “good” cholesterol. There’s another type, “bad” cholesterol, which is unhealthy if there is too much of it in your body, caused by eating a...

 
Julien McDonald has teamed up with actual McDonald’s for designer burgers

Julien McDonald has teamed up with actual McDonald’s for designer burgers

McDonalds UK has revealed it has paired up with fashion designer Julien Macdonald (remember him from Britian’s Next Top Model?) to create a super fancy luxe burger box. Yes, really. Julien Macdonald was commissioned to bring his fancy (some might say...

Metro, 00:07 in Lifestyle
 

Why consistent childcare is SO important: Kids who move from nanny to nanny have more issues sleeping,...

Inconsistent childcare arrangements can affect toddlers' sleep at night, a new study suggests. Consistent childcare arrangements - even complicated ones - didn't seem to affect young children's nighttime sleep.  But when the pattern changed over time,...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Health
 
How the Queen broke protocol in the seven days after Princess Diana’s death

How the Queen broke protocol in the seven days after Princess Diana’s death

Almost 20 years ago, on 31 August 1997, Britain was plunged into a state of mourning when Diana, the Princess of Wales was killed. Her sudden and tragic death, in Paris, provoked and unparalleled outpouring of grief from the public. It also drove a...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 

Men and women who are overweight BEFORE pregnancy are likely to have babies with slow metabolism

Men and women who are overweight in their 'bachelor years' will likely have children with slow metabolism, new research suggests. At least a fifth of Western parents-to-be now start pregnancy overweight or obese - something we know is dangerous for...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Health
 

Modern life is making Americans constipated: Western diets and desk jobs are slowing down everyone's bowel...

The American lifestyle is making more people constipated than ever.  For many the condition is just an aggravation, but to others it's daily agony that in some cases can be dangerous and deadly. A recent survey conducted by the American...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Health
 
Prince Harry 'very glad' to walk behind Diana's coffin

Prince Harry 'very glad' to walk behind Diana's coffin

Prince Harry has said he is "very glad" he joined the funeral cortege for his mother, Princess Diana. Harry had previously said walking behind her coffin aged 12 was something no child "should be asked to do". He has now told the...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
Chelsea prepare double Leicester raid for Vardy and Drinkwater: Batshuayi future uncertain

Chelsea prepare double Leicester raid for Vardy and Drinkwater: Batshuayi future uncertain

The Blues have been in an open pursuit of the latter midfielder. A £15million bid has already been rejected this summer. But reports claim Chelsea are closing in on a £30m deal for Drinwkater. That would see him reunited with former Leicester...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 


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