News archive from 27 September 2016

Greenshanks arrive for winter as Great Orme scores a first

Greenshanks arrive for winter as Great Orme scores a first

I spent a relaxing couple of hours wader-watching at Morfa Madryn Local Nature Reserve near Llanfairfechan on Sunday. It was a treat to see half a dozen Greenshanks, long-legged shorebirds that will spend the winter here; another nine were on the...

 
Portugal's Guterres leads race for U.N. chief after fifth ballot

Portugal's Guterres leads race for U.N. chief after fifth ballot

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres leads the race to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after a fifth U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Monday, diplomats said. The 15-member council cast a ballot for each of the...

 
Women a 'distinct minority' among wealthiest in the UK

Women a 'distinct minority' among wealthiest in the UK

There are very few women among the richest people in the UK and other OECD countries, according to a report published by the London School of Economics. Out of the wealthiest 53,000 people in the UK in 2013, only 9% were women. The report examined tax...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Holiday spending: Over-50s 'go cruising, while young tighten belts'

Holiday spending: Over-50s 'go cruising, while young tighten belts'

People over the age of 50 are spending more and more on holidays - including cruises - while younger people are travelling less, according to research. Over the past five years, the older age group has increased spending on travel by 23%, says a study...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Customers 'bewildered and fearful' about use of their data

Customers 'bewildered and fearful' about use of their data

Nine in ten of us have no idea what companies do with the personal information they hold on us. Nor do we trust them to handle it responsibly, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). It says businesses have failed to persuade us to...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Sale of Kodi 'fully-loaded' streaming boxes faces legal test

Sale of Kodi 'fully-loaded' streaming boxes faces legal test

A legal case concerning the sale of video-streaming set-top boxes that can access subscription content for free, begins on Tuesday. So-called "fully-loaded Kodi boxes" have gained popularity, but the legality of their sale is in question....

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Counterfeit drugs: 'People are dying every day'

Counterfeit drugs: 'People are dying every day'

Imagine seeing your child suffering from malaria, one of the biggest killers of children across the world. Symptoms include high fever, sweating, vomiting and convulsions. But it's OK, you think, because you bought medicine to combat the disease from...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

Are YOU exhausted? Probably. Two-thirds of us feel we need more rest, global study shows 

Two-thirds of people feel they need more rest in their lives, according to a worldwide study. The Rest Test, led by researchers from Durham University, involved more than 18,000 people from 134 different countries to investigate their resting habits...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Health
 

Could you really catch a tropical disease on UK SHORES? Experts warn global warming may create ideal...

Britain may be chilly, but at least a trip to the seaside here is unlikely to leave you with anything more serious than an ear infection. But could that change? Last week it was reported that some experts fear Britain is on course to be warmer and...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Health
 
Could Brexit bring back the royal yacht?

Could Brexit bring back the royal yacht?

Conservative MP Jake Berry has called for the Royal Yacht Britannia to be brought back into service to help the UK strike trade deals as it negotiates its withdrawal from the EU. Why does he think a yacht could boost trade, and how likely is the...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 
South Asia's 'disposable women'

South Asia's 'disposable women'

A new report has called for the practice of some British Asian men mistreating women and leaving them soon after getting married in South Asia, to be treated as a form of domestic violence. Academics at the University of Lincoln have discovered that...

BBC, 00:09 in Regional
 

Operator Merlin hit with fine for roller coaster crash

by Sofia Lotto Persio A ROLLER coaster crash at Alton Towers that left five people with life-changing injuries was “ultimately” the responsibility of operator Merlin, Stafford Crown Court heard yesterday. Merlin faces a fine that could top £10 million...

 

Virgin trains staff to strike as 200 job cuts loom

WORKERS on the recently privatised Virgin East Coast service will walk out for 24 hours over plans to axe up to 200 jobs. Members of the RMT union will strike on October 3. The company has announced plans for a “customer-centric revolution” involving...

 

MPs blasted for free movement U-turn

Abbott hits out at post-Brexit change towards single market by Lamiat Sabin in Liverpool DIANE ABBOTT blasted Labour MPs yesterday that are now calling for a post-Brexit end to freedom of movement after favouring it before the referendum. The shadow...

 

Clinton and Trump offer support to Israel

US PRESIDENTIAL candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both pledged support to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday before last night’s head-to-head debate. Following a closed-door meeting in New York on Sunday night, Ms Clinton’s...

 


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