News archive from 25 August 2015

Firms using illegal migrant labour face 48-hour closures

Powers for 48-hour shutdowns of businesses suspected of employing illegal workers are to be included in a new immigration bill designed to create a “hostile environment” for undocumented migrants in Britain. The new package of measures will also...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 

Female bosses are working for free as gender pay gap persists

Female managers earn 22% less than their male counterparts and “work for free” for nearly two hours a day, research shows. According to a survey of more than 72,000 managers in the UK, the difference in pay equates to one hour and 40 minutes of unpaid...

Guardian, 00:02 in Business
 
Woman detained over fire at flats in Leeds

Woman detained over fire at flats in Leeds

A woman put the lives of residents at risk by starting a fire at the block of flats where she lived, a court heard. CLICK FOR MORE YEP NEWS HEADLINES Victoria Galley, 43, also attacked firefighters and police who were called to the blaze at Carlton...

 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blasts Gary Neville's 'arrogance' claims

The injury hit Gunners could only draw 0-0 in a disappointing game with Liverpool last night at the Emirates, and were grateful to two brilliant saves from new goalkeeper Petr Cech for preventing defeat. Neville accused Wenger of arrogance, saying:...

 

Petr Cech proves why he's a £10m bargain by saving dozy Arsenal against Liverpool

Cech, who joined for £10million in the summer, had a disastrous debut for the Gunners when he gave away two goals against West Ham on the opening weekend of the season. But last night he pulled off two of the saves of the season, from Christian...

 
Immigration Bill: Illegal workers 'may face six months' jail'

Immigration Bill: Illegal workers 'may face six months' jail'

People who work illegally in England and Wales will face up to six months in prison, under proposals to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. The bill, to be introduced in the autumn, will also contain measures against takeaway restaurants...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
Call for school exam failure levy to aid FE colleges

Call for school exam failure levy to aid FE colleges

Schools where pupils fail to get good GCSE grades in English and maths should pay a levy to fund pupils who re-take their exams in further education colleges, says a think tank. Policy Exchange has published a report highlighting that FE colleges in...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
Iain Duncan Smith: Enabling sick to work is care

Iain Duncan Smith: Enabling sick to work is care

EMPLOYMENT is a form of "health treatment" for the sick and disabled, Tory work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has claimed as he unveiled his latest plans to reform the benefits system. But the former Conservative leader, who...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Nicola Sturgeon: Extra grants for poorer students

Nicola Sturgeon: Extra grants for poorer students

Thousands more students from poorer families in Scotland are to receive cash support to help them stay on at school, Nicola Sturgeon announced 
yesterday. The move comes a week after the First Minister pledged close the schooling gap between...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Bangkok blast probe hindered by broken cameras

Bangkok blast probe hindered by broken cameras

Up TO 75 per cent of the security cameras were broken along the getaway path taken by the main suspect in last week's deadly Bangkok bombing, Thailand's police chief said yesterday, revealing a major obstacle to an investigation that has only fuzzy...

 
Oscar Pistorius attacked by patents of Reeva

Oscar Pistorius attacked by patents of Reeva

OSCAR Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead deliberately, her parents have said as they spoke out for the first time since he was acquitted of 
murder. Their comments come ahead of an appeal hearing in which prosecutors are seeking...

 
Europe risks ‘losing its soul’ in migrant crisis

Europe risks ‘losing its soul’ in migrant crisis

The worsening immigration crisis in Europe could tear the "soul" out of the European Union, Italy's foreign minister has warned. At least 2,000 more migrants have entered Serbia since Sunday from Macedonia, which has declared a state of...

 
Temple at Palmyra ‘blown up by Islamic State’

Temple at Palmyra ‘blown up by Islamic State’

Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's 
ancient ruins of Palmyra, realising the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar. Palmyra,...

 

St Paul's prep school trial: accused rapist admitted to sex with girl, friends say

Four friends of a former New Hampshire prep school senior accused of raping an underage girl testified that defendant Owen Labrie told them he had sex with the girl during an annual spring tradition of scoring with girls called “Senior Salute”. One...

 

Australia's biggest bike-lane skeptic 'wants to destroy cycling in Sydney'

There are currently posters on bus stops all over Sydney saying: “A metre matters.” An initiative of the Amy Gillett Foundation, the campaign has a simple aim – stopping drivers from hitting cyclists. Gillett died on 18 July 2005, when she was struck...

 


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