News archive from 3 September 2018

UK's longest waiting patient for heart transplant pleads for more organ donors

UK's longest waiting patient for heart transplant pleads for more organ donors

The UK’s longest waiting patient for a heart transplant has appealed for potential donors to “be a hero”, as organ donation week begins. Gareth Evans, 45, from Stockport, has been waiting for a new heart for more than nine years. His condition has...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

VIDEO: Work starts today on replacing Stratford’s gas pipes

AS seen in this video simulation, work on renewing gas pipes dating back to the 1960s starts today in a 12 week operation in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. Both Henley Street and Union Street will be involved as local gas network Cadent renews 360...

 
Tech firms must to do more to combat online child sex abuse, says Sajid Javid

Tech firms must to do more to combat online child sex abuse, says Sajid Javid

A “call to action” for technology companies such as Facebook and Google to do more to help combat online child sex abuse is to be sounded on Monday by the home secretary, Sajid Javid, as a part of a new government push. New funding support for law...

 

Hull's most iconic people to be celebrated in spectacular style at Bonus Arena

Hull's most iconic people, places and institutions have formed an extraordinary mural, unveiled on Monday at the new £36m Bonus Arena. The digitally designed and developed mural, commissioned by Hull City Council, has been created by designer Joseph...

 
Momentum calls for more open Labour selection process

Momentum calls for more open Labour selection process

The pressure group Momentum said that Labour should open up its process for selecting parliamentary candidates to create “a new generation of MPs”. The pro-Corbyn group said that the rules as they stood were outdated and prevented there being a level...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 
Drought-hit farmers call on Gove to honour promise of assistance

Drought-hit farmers call on Gove to honour promise of assistance

Struggling farmers have called on Michael Gove to honour his promise of assistance after the summer drought. The first half of this year’s summer was the driest in the UK since 1961, with harvests suffering as a consequence of the hot weather. The...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 

Yaya Toure is welcomed by flares as he returns to Olympiacos 12 years after leaving

Yaya Toure was greeted by hundreds of fans and flares as he returned to Olympiacos after a 12-year absence. The 35-year-old midfielder received a warm reception from Olympiacos fans at their Karaskaikis Stadium on Sunday. Perhaps inspired by Toure's...

Daily Mail, 00:20 in Sport
 

Annual memorial service to be held at Wickenby airfield

A flypast by the BBMF Lancaster will be one of the highlights of this year’s memorial service at Wickenby Aerodrome. The event will be held on Sunday, September 9 at the Icarus Memorial to those who lost their lives with 12 and 626 Squadrons during...

 

Fury over £240m South Yorkshire pension fund fracking investment

Almost a quarter of a billion pounds from the pensions pot for South Yorkshire council workers is invested in fracking companies, it has emerged. South Yorkshire Pensions Authority (SYPA), which manages the pension fund for employees at all four...

 

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What you need to know for the week ahead

It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend we know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what is coming up. Here's your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories happening...

BBC, 00:30 in World News
 

Drivers stopped by police must pass on-the-spot eye test - or lose licence

Drivers stopped by police will lose their licence if they fail an on-the-spot eye test. Motorists pulled over by roads officers will have their licence revoked if they cannot read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres. The initiative represents...

 
Women still hold tiny minority of senior roles in financial services

Women still hold tiny minority of senior roles in financial services

Fewer than one in seven partners at hedge funds and private equity firms are women, and progress towards equality is slow. According to a report based on Financial Conduct Authority data, out of 9,957 partners at private equity firms, hedge funds and...

Guardian, 00:33 in Politics
 
Higher minimum wage will boost economy of cities – Smith Institute

Higher minimum wage will boost economy of cities – Smith Institute

A small rise in the minimum wage in Britain’s main city regions would encourage employers to deploy workers more productively and help boost local economies by more than £1bn, says a thinktank. According to the study, by the Smith Institute, employers...

Guardian, 00:36 in Business
 
Working families' childcare costs outstrip wage rises, says TUC

Working families' childcare costs outstrip wage rises, says TUC

Childcare fees for working parents have risen three times faster than wages in the past decade, according to the Trades Union Congress. Costs have gone up by 52% per week since 2008 for families with a full-time and a part-time working parent, despite...

Guardian, 00:36 in Business
 


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