News archive from 30 July 2015

South-west of England tops list of best places to retire

The warmer climate and rolling landscapes attract many older people to the south-west of England and for good reason, it seems, with the region being judged the best for a long, healthy and safe retirement. Six of the top 20 counties in England and...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Complaints watchdog kept in dark over police memo

Complaints watchdog kept in dark over police memo

A DECISION to stop taking statements from officers accused of criminal wrongdoing was not communicated with the police complaints body until three months after it was made and a month after a high-profile death in custody, it has emerged. Details...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Man Utd Transfer News: Young exclusive, Rooney hails Depay, Liverpool move for star target

Ashley Young is set to hold crunch talks with Manchester United bosses about his Old Trafford future. Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle are all interested in the winger with a United source telling Starsport: "He is aware that competition for...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Transfer News: Liverpool loan move, Arsenal star exit, Man Utd target agrees huge deal

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has agreed a season-long loan deal with Norwich. Canaries boss Alex Neil said: "I'm delighted as Andre fits our profile in terms of getting hungry players in who want to make their way in the game. "He's also...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 
Higher debts may deter poor students from university, says report

Higher debts may deter poor students from university, says report

Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates helped by their parents, a report says. The Sutton Trust's commission on fees looked at Budget changes such as...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 
Cyril Smith M1 child abuse probe closes over lack of evidence

Cyril Smith M1 child abuse probe closes over lack of evidence

A probe into claims the former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith was found with child abuse images in his car boot has been closed because of a lack of evidence. It is understood the Liberal MP, who died in 2010, was stopped on the M1 in Northamptonshire during...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 

Cameron tells pornography websites to restrict access to children or face closure

David Cameron is to give pornography websites one last chance to produce an effective voluntary scheme for age-restricted controls on their sites or he will introduce legislation that could see them shut down. At the election the then culture...

 
Jim Gilmore launches bid for White House

Jim Gilmore launches bid for White House

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore has entered the crowded race for the US presidency. He joins the 16 other Republicans vying for the White House. Although he intends to officially announce his campaign in August, he filed the necessary paperwork...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 

Skechers shares jump 10% in after-hours trading after earnings rise

Skechers are popular. Shares in the California shoe company jumped 10% in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the firm reported a more than doubling of quarterly earnings. The company, which began as a distributor for Dr Martens boots in 1992,...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 

Senior executives urge parliament to prioritise third runway at Heathrow

Business leaders have called on the prime minister to give a swift green light to Heathrow expansion and to timetable a parliamentary vote on a third runway by next summer. In an open letter, more than 50 prominent names, including Sir Martin Sorrell,...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 

Treasury to tackle firms hitting retirees with huge fees for withdrawing funds

The Treasury is to outline plans to tackle rogue pension companies that have been applying punitive charges to over-55s trying to take advantage of the government’s new pension freedoms. On Thursday, a cap on excessive early exit charges for those...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Mitrovic debut ends in defeat as careless Newcastle crash to York

Mitrovic debut ends in defeat as careless Newcastle crash to York

Aleksandar Mitrovic's Newcastle United career got off to a losing start at Bootham Crescent tonight. The striker, signed from Anderlecht this month in a £13million deal, was handed his debut against York City. But Steve McClaren’s side were beaten 2-1...

 

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Wirral GBBO star Paul Hollywood to appear on BBC show Who Do You Think You are?

By Nicola Methven When his parents divorced soon after he turned 10 years old, Paul Hollywood became very close to his grandfather. Norman Harman, who died 12 years ago, was always there to read bedtime stories and tuck his grandchildren in at night....

 
Anti-semitic incidents in UK double since 2014, figures suggest

Anti-semitic incidents in UK double since 2014, figures suggest

The number of reported anti-semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%, figures released by a charity have suggested. There were 473 recorded anti-semitic incidents between January and June this year, a 53% rise from 2014, according to...

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 


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