News archive from 3 September 2015

Living Wage 'to benefit 3.7m women'

Image copyright PA Some 3.7 million women - nearly three in 10 employees - will receive a pay rise by 2020 owing to the new National Living Wage, research suggests. At the same time, 2.3 million male workers will benefit, the Resolution Foundation...

BBC, 00:03 in Business

Mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith would stand down over third runway

Zac Goldsmith has signalled his determination to do nothing to jeopardise his campaign to stand as the Conservative candidate in the London mayoral contest by confirming that he will remain in the party even if he is forced to resign his parliamentary...

Guardian, 00:03 in Politics

Kim and Kanye have the right idea: Experts say giving your child a unique name can make them more creative

Kim and Kanye are expected to name their second child Easton West. While some have said the choice is ridiculous, experts claim giving children unusual names could increase their creativity. They argue that a unique name can impact a child's...

Man suffers head injury after colliding with car

Man suffers head injury after colliding with car

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Simmons Drive at 7.20pm tonight. A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the MERIT trauma team of a trauma doctor and a...


Jenny Palmer: Former DUP councillor joins Ulster Unionist Party

Image copyright UUP A former DUP councillor who quit the party after claiming she had been bullied has joined the Ulster Unionists along with her husband. In a joint statement, Jenny and John Palmer said it was like returning to the family home. Jenny...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional

Asking For It by Louise O'Neil – review

Louise O’Neil tackles a very difficult subject in her brand new book – rape. Following on from the brilliant Only Ever Yours, she tackles a highly controversial subject that is prevalent in the news at the moment. She looks at the effects this has on...


The business owners who are constantly on the move

Image copyright Jamie Clark "If I was to do the same thing, week in week out in an office, I couldn't do it for long. I'm sure I'd be running another business until at least 10 o'clock at night after the office job." That's what Jamie Clark...

BBC, 00:08 in Business

Ex-prisoners with mental health problems 'more likely to reoffend'

Ex-prisoners with common mental health problems, such as bipolar disorder, and who misuse drugs and alcohol are more likely to commit violent offences after their release than other former prisoners, according to research. The study from Oxford...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health

Hodei: The man who vanished

Tens of thousands of people go missing in Europe every year. Some for days, some for months, some for years. Some vanish entirely. This is the story of one of them - and the extraordinary response his disappearance generated. It is every parent's...

BBC, 00:10 in World News

Middle East and North Africa unrest has destroyed young dreams, says Unicef

Enduring conflicts and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are stopping almost 14 million children from going to school and shattering “the hopes and dreams” of a generation, according to a new report from the UN children’s...


Monaco helpless against Manchester United in Anthony Martial sale

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev admits the “unprecedented resources” of English clubs means selling players like Anthony Martial is unavoidable. The principality club were knocked out of the Champions League play-offs recently, lost 3-0 to Paris...

Guardian, 00:12 in Sport

GTA 5 update gives Los Santos a makeover as fans try out a new way to travel the streets

Having accomplished so much since the game hit the PC, fans have been trying all different ways to experience the game. A Mass Effect reapers invaded the game last week but this time round users have been adding new Star Wars ships and vehicles to...

Thousands of jobs secure as Nissan announces Sunderland plant will build new Juke

Thousands of jobs secure as Nissan announces Sunderland plant will build new Juke

Nissan has done it again! The Japanese car giant has announced its Sunderland plant is to produce a new version of its successful Juke small crossover, guaranteeing thousands of jobs into the next decade. Chancellor George Osborne being shown car...

North could be set for greatest growth since Victorian era, says think-tank

North could be set for greatest growth since Victorian era, says think-tank

The north of England could be about to experience a period of economic growth "not seen since the Victorian era of grand municipal development", according to an influential think-tank. But the Government’s much publicised ‘Northern...


Police in Ferguson gave a lesson in how not to respond to protests, says report

The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law...


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