News archive from 24 May 2018

NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat – report

NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat – report

British households will need to pay an extra £2,000 a year in tax to help the NHS cope with the demands of an ageing population, according to a new report that highlights the unprecedented financial pressures on the health system. Two thinktanks – the...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
England World Cup squad: Jack Butland gutted by Joe Hart axing by Gareth Southgate

England World Cup squad: Jack Butland gutted by Joe Hart axing by Gareth Southgate

Hart has been left stunned after being axed from Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad for Russia 2018. Southgate has decided to take Butland, Jordan Pickford and the uncapped Nick Pope as his three keepers for the tournament. Butland has revealed Hart was...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Alarming dive in Farnes puffin numbers

Puffin numbers on the Farne Islands may have fallen by an average of 12 per cent in potentially grim news for the struggling seabird, according to early figures in the National Trust’s five-yearly count. Initial numbers suggest the population has...

 
Corbyn presses May to end Stormont deadlock in Northern Ireland

Corbyn presses May to end Stormont deadlock in Northern Ireland

Jeremy Corbyn is calling on Theresa May to reconvene the British-Irish intergovernmental conference, set up under the Good Friday Agreement, to help restore the power-sharing government to Northern Ireland. The proposal, due to be announced on...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 
Hundreds of schools have had no Ofsted inspection for a decade – report

Hundreds of schools have had no Ofsted inspection for a decade – report

Doubts have been cast on the quality of some of the country’s most sought-after schools after it emerged that hundreds graded outstanding by Ofsted have not been inspected for more than a decade and their assessments may be out of date. A report by...

Guardian, 00:13 in Learning
 
Lucy Bronze targets Champions League glory with Lyon in Kiev

Lucy Bronze targets Champions League glory with Lyon in Kiev

When Lucy Bronze moved from Manchester City to the European champions, Lyon, last summer she said she wanted to win the Champions League. Fittingly the England defender’s goal separated her new and former clubs in April’s semi-final. On Thursday...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 
UK's new Sea Ceptor missile system enters into service

UK's new Sea Ceptor missile system enters into service

A new missile system to provide protection for the UK’s two aircraft carriers has entered into service, defence secretary Gavin Williamson is due to announce on Thursday. The Sea Ceptors, developed at a cost of around £850m and deployed aboard Type...

 
Brexit deal cannot include return to hard border - Jeremy Corbyn

Brexit deal cannot include return to hard border - Jeremy Corbyn

Labour will not support any Brexit deal that includes a return to a hard border, Jeremy Corbyn will say later. Mr Corbyn is making his first visit to Northern Ireland since he was elected as Labour leader three years ago. He will make a speech at...

BBC, 00:19 in Regional
 
Buy a masterpiece for 65p! New stamps by Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and more

Buy a masterpiece for 65p! New stamps by Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and more

If your heart is set on acquiring a work by Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, Fiona Rae or Tracey Emin, it would normally involve a painful conversation with your bank. Owing to a bullish market in contemporary art, Perry’s pots currently go for upwards...

 
NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat – report

NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat – report

British households will need to pay an extra £2,000 a year in tax to help the NHS cope with the demands of an ageing population, according to a new report that highlights the unprecedented financial pressures on the health system. Two thinktanks – the...

Guardian, 00:26 in Politics
 

MPs will vote on Brexit legislation in weeks so May can avoid summer of rebel plotting

Theresa May is expected to put her flagship Brexit legislation to MPs for crunch votes before summer to avoid weeks of plotting and briefing from Remainers and Leavers, The Yorkshire Post understands. It follows speculation that the Prime Minister...

 
Independent Scotland in line for £22bn breakaway bonanza, SNP report says

Independent Scotland in line for £22bn breakaway bonanza, SNP report says

An independent Scotland will get a £22 billion boost if it emulates the world’s most successful small countries, according to the SNP. The party’s new blueprint for independence will be based on the claim that the country’s economic output would...

 
Teen arrested in Hertfordshire on suspicion of terrorism offences

Teen arrested in Hertfordshire on suspicion of terrorism offences

Counter-terror police have arrested a teenager in Hertfordshire on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism. The 19-year-old man was detained in a street in Bishop’s Stortford just before 7pm on Wednesday. Scotland Yard said it related to the arrest...

 

Irish abortion referendum: The women travelling #HomeToVote

Irish voters from around the world are returning to cast their ballots in Friday's referendum on whether or not to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment. That clause in the Irish constitution in effect outlaws abortion by giving equal rights to the...

BBC, 00:33 in World News
 
EU split over exclusion of UK from Galileo after Brexit

EU split over exclusion of UK from Galileo after Brexit

Divisions are emerging within the EU over the European commission’s decision to exclude the UK from the bloc’s new satellite navigation system, Galileo. A number of member states are said by sources in Brussels to have become sympathetic to the...

Guardian, 00:39 in Politics
 


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