News archive from 26 August 2016

Man escapes injury as Merseyrail train hits car

A man escaped serious injury after his car was struck by a train on a Merseyside level crossing. The crash happened at the Crescent Road crossing between Birkdale and Hillside stations just before 9.30pm. Emergency services raced to the scene and...

 
England star desperate for Liverpool switch: Jurgen Klopp needs convincing

England star desperate for Liverpool switch: Jurgen Klopp needs convincing

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Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Hinkley Point C nuclear plant not essential - think tank

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant not essential - think tank

The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is "not essential" for the UK to meet its energy and climate change targets, according to a think tank. The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) also said opting for "established"...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 

Govia ticket office staff will walk to stop closures

TICKET office clerks on Britain’s worst performing railway will shut up shop next month in a strike against job cuts. Rail union RMT says Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates Thameslink and Great Northern services as well as the notorious...

 

Funding cuts ‘jeopardising’ students’ GCSE chances

by Conrad Landin Industrial Reporter FUNDING CUTS are “jeopardising” students’ chances, teachers said yesterday as GCSE results saw a record drop in grades. Just 66.9 per cent of entries were awarded a pass at grades A* to C. The drop of 2.1...

 

Small tax increase to boosts arts cash

Corbyn would make top earners pay 0.3% more for culture by Zoe Streatfield and Luke James A LABOUR government would reverse the Tory cuts to arts funding by increasing tax on the top 0.3 per cent of earners, Jeremy Corbyn will announce today. The...

 

Kurds ‘pull back’ east across Euphrates as tanks roll in

by James Tweedie WASHINGTON claimed yesterday that Syrian Kurdish forces have withdrawn east of the Euphrates river following the US’s demands to retreat or risk losing their backing. Turkey sent at least 10 more tanks over the border — in addition to...

 

Militants attack US university in Kabul killing 13

by Our Foreign Desk AFGHAN militants mounted a major attack on the American University in the capital Kabul overnight, killing 13 and wounding 36. The assault began at 7pm on Wednesday with a suicide car bombing at the university’s entrance. The blast...

 

Pyongyang ‘can hit US’

NORTH Korean dynastic leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday’s submarine missile test gave it the capability to hit the US mainland, the country’s state-run news agency reported yesterday. Mr Kim hailed the launch of the Pukguksong missile from a submerged...

 
NHS plans radical cuts to fight growing deficit in health budget

NHS plans radical cuts to fight growing deficit in health budget

NHS bosses throughout England are quietly drawing up plans for hospital closures, cutbacks and radical changes to the way healthcare is delivered in an attempt to meet spiralling demand and plug the hole in their finances, an investigation by the...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

China to train up Syria army medics

CHINA: The military will be training Syrian army medics, the Defence Ministry said yesterday. Defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the training would take place in China and was intended “to ease the humanitarian crisis in Syria.” Chinese Uighur...

 
Plan to 'transform' NHS could led to downgrade of major London hospitals

Plan to 'transform' NHS could led to downgrade of major London hospitals

Council leaders have refused to sign up to a plan to “transform” NHS services amid fears two major London hospitals, Ealing and Charing Cross, are to be downgraded and will lose their A&E units and other acute services, the Guardian can reveal....

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Low wages and bills 'hit 18-35s savings ambitions'

Low wages and bills 'hit 18-35s savings ambitions'

The under-35s are not a spendthrift generation, but are struggling to save owing to daily financial pressures and low wages, a trade body has said. Young adults aged 18 to 35 are often described as the Yolo (you only live once) generation. But the...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Kerry meets king over Yemen war

SAUDI ARABIA: US Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi King Salman yesterday to discuss wars in Yemen and Syria. After the meeting, Kerry tweeted that they had discussed the “need to reach a political solution (and) address the humanitarian crisis...

 

Dehghan warns US to respect waters

IRAN: Defence Minister General Hossein Dehghan hit back yesterday at US navy claims that Iranian motor boats endangered two US destroyers in the Straits of Hormuz. Gen Dehghan warned: “If any foreign vessel enters our waters we will give them a...

 


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