News archive from 23 September 2015

Young Europeans may die at earlier age than their grandparents, says WHO

Young people across Europe may die at an earlier age than their grandparents if the region fails to curb smoking, drinking and obesity, the World Health Organisation has warned. Sugar taxes are among the measures governments should consider, says the...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Volkswagen facing multiple US probes

Volkswagen facing multiple US probes

Image copyright Getty Images Volkswagen is facing multiple investigations in the United States including, reportedly, a criminal probe from the Department of Justice (DoJ). They follow an admission by VW that it deceived US regulators during exhaust...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 

Morale in Police Service of Northern Ireland at rock bottom, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of officers say morale within the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is poor, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys ever of the force. A survey in which four out of every 10 PSNI officers took part has...

 

Man charged over damage to Sydney Lebanese restaurant targeted in racist attacks

A man has been charged over damage to a Lebanese restaurant in Sydney’s inner west, which has been targeted several times by racist vandals. Newtown restaurant Arabella had its windows smashed and a racist message scratched into its glass in an attack...

 
We'll be back in government, says Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

We'll be back in government, says Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron will today say he is “proud” of the party’s record as part of the Coalition government and insist: “I am determined that we will return to government.” In his first speech to the party’s annual conference since...

 

Eight things every student needs to know about Birmingham

Thousands of students will either return to Birmingham or head here for the first time this week. They will arrive in the city and venture out on various activities for Freshers Week. This will give them a little knowledge about Birmingham but won't...

 

How will Manchester United line-up against Ipswich Town in the Capital One Cup?

Manchester United's Capital One Cup campaign begins with Louis van Gaal's team likely to view the competition as one of their better chances to lift silverware this season. As a result of qualifying for continental football this season, the Reds have...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal keen on Jose Luis Gaya transfer - report

Manchester United could move for Valencia left-back Jose Luis Gaya in the January transfer window, according to reports. Louis van Gaal’s side are light on specialist left-backs following Luke Shaw’s injury, which has effectively ruled him out for the...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 

One Direction steal the show at Apple Music Festival

One Direction were given a rapturous welcome by fans as they headlined the fourth night of the Apple Music Festival in London. The boy band opened their set with Steal My Girl in front of a packed audience at the Roundhouse in Camden. Left to right:...

 

10,000 new 'Northern Powerhouse' homes funded by £1.2bn China deal, says Osborne

The three property projects are to create 10,000 new homes and 18,000 jobs as part of the Tory's plan to create a 'Northern Powerhouse' of economic activity, said George Osborne. Funding for the projects is to be provided by the Hualing Industry and...

 
Burkina Faso coup leader says talks are ‘ongoing'

Burkina Faso coup leader says talks are ‘ongoing'

Burkina Faso's coup leader yesterday said negotiations are ongoing, even though a deadline given by the military for the junta to disarm has expired. General Gilbert Diendere, the coup leader who was head of an elite presidential guard until last...

 
Gunmen kidnap four from Philippine resort

Gunmen kidnap four from Philippine resort

Gunmen abducted two Canadians, including a former mining company executive, a Filipino woman and the Norwegian marina manager at a luxury resort complex on a southern Philippine island, sparking an air and sea search by authorities, officials said...

 
Paraplegic death row prisoner spared hanging

Paraplegic death row prisoner spared hanging

Pakistan has postponed the execution of the country's first known paraplegic on death row, about an hour before he was to be hanged. The man’s family welcomed the development with relief and urged authorities to spare his life on medical grounds. The...

 
EU forces nations to take 120,000 refugees

EU forces nations to take 120,000 refugees

EUROPEAN Union ministers meeting in Brussels have approved a plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across Europe. Some countries were opposed, the Twitter post from the Luxembourg mission to the European Union indicated. It said the decision was adopted...

 
Mansfield gears up for the festive season

Mansfield gears up for the festive season

The genie will be out of the lamp to launch a magical festive season in Mansfield at the annual Christmas lights switch on. The Big Switch On 2015 will take place on Sunday, November 15 in Mansfield town centre between 11am and 5pm, featuring guest...

 


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