News archive from 30 December 2015, page 4

Lib Dems pledge 'big battle' over Government cuts to universal credit

The Liberal Democrats have promised to kick off 2016 with a "big battle" over the Government's cuts to universal credit. Leader Tim Farron has called on Labour and Tory rebels to support an amendment in the Lords that would block the changes...

 

Thatcher tried to block 'bad taste' public health warnings about Aids

Margaret Thatcher attempted to block explicit, public health warnings about Aids because she feared the proposed descriptions of “risky sex” would do immense harm to young teenagers. Objections raised by the prime minister and older cabinet colleagues...

Guardian, 00:31 in Health
 
Vulnerable elderly suffering in SILENCE because of reluctance to complain about healthcare

Vulnerable elderly suffering in SILENCE because of reluctance to complain about healthcare

Elderly people are too reluctant to complain about poor healthcare and are suffering in silence as a result, says a new Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report.  And too often health staff direct aging patients to websites – despite them...

 

Record Lotto jackpot up for grabs as rollover climbs to £42m

The country's biggest Lotto prize is up for grabs today as the estimated rollover jackpot climbs to £42.2 million. A single winning ticket would see the holder instantly scoop the largest sum ever claimed. A National Lottery spokeswoman said:...

 

Government must rethink flood risk strategy, says climate committee chief

The Government needs to rethink its whole strategy for managing the risks of flooding, a member of the panel that advises ministers on climate change has warned. Lord Krebs said the independent Climate Change Committee had highlighted flooding as the...

 

Tadcaster River Wharfe bridge-collapse footage captured

Dramatic footage has captured the moment when an ancient bridge collapsed into a swollen river. People were evacuated from the area around the bridge over the River Wharfe in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, after the collapse of the 18th century structure...

 

Oliver Letwin blocked help for black youth after 1985 riots

David Cameron’s chief policy adviser has apologised after he helped to ward off cabinet pleas for assistance for black unemployed youth following the 1985 inner-city riots with the argument that any help would only end up in the “disco and drug...

Guardian, 00:32 in Politics
 
U.S. spying included Israeli phone calls with U.S. lawmakers - WSJ

U.S. spying included Israeli phone calls with U.S. lawmakers - WSJ

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Security Agency's foreign eavesdropping included phone conversations between top Israeli officials and U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing current and former U.S....

 
Robert Snodgrass: Hull City must battle their way past QPR

Robert Snodgrass: Hull City must battle their way past QPR

ROBERT Snodgrass says Hull City must quickly restore a united front if they are to end their away day woes at QPR on New Year's Day. City fell to a third consecutive defeat on their travels when beaten 1-0 at Preston on Monday, continuing an alarming...

 

Tadcaster River Wharfe bridge-collapse footage captured

Dramatic footage has captured the moment when an ancient bridge collapsed into a swollen river. People were evacuated from the area around the bridge over the River Wharfe in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, after the collapse of the 18th century structure...

 

Michelin tyres advertorial on Telegraph website banned

An advertorial for Michelin tyres has been banned in its original form for claiming that the premium brand is safer in wet conditions than budget competitors. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also ruled that the page and embedded video on...

 

Record Lotto jackpot up for grabs as rollover climbs to £42m

The country's biggest Lotto prize is up for grabs today as the estimated rollover jackpot climbs to £42.2 million. A single winning ticket would see the holder instantly scoop the largest sum ever claimed. A National Lottery spokeswoman said:...

 

Michelin tyres advertorial on Telegraph website banned

An advertorial for Michelin tyres has been banned in its original form for claiming that the premium brand is safer in wet conditions than budget competitors. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also ruled that the page and embedded video on...

 
Pensioner in court over murder of woman at care home

Pensioner in court over murder of woman at care home

Tweet Ronald King, 86, will appear before magistrates in Chelmsford accused of killing Rita King, 81, at De La Mer House in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. A post-mortem examination on Tuesday revealed that Mrs King, who is reported to be the accused's...

 
Soldiers evacuate homes as Tadcaster Bridge collapses

Soldiers evacuate homes as Tadcaster Bridge collapses

Tweet A severe flood warning was issued for the bridge over the River Wharfe in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, last night, with the Environment Agency (EA) warning locals to leave immediately because of a "significant risk to life". The...

 


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