News archive from 4 January 2019

Ex-US marine accused of spying in Russia is British citizen

Ex-US marine accused of spying in Russia is British citizen

The former US marine who is being held in Moscow on charges of spying is a British citizen, it has emerged. Paul Whelan, who is thought to be facing 20 years in a Russian prison if convicted, was initially thought to be American, but was revealed to...

 
Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Premier League player ratings

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Premier League player ratings

Manchester City Ederson Had little to do until recovering Mané’s shot from a post. From then was largely a spectator but had to stay alert. 6 Danilo Surprisingly chosen ahead of Kyle Walker he proved feisty for Mané and Robertson along his flank. 6...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 
‘Shocking’ breaches include NHS Tayside patient’s 896-day wait for treatment

‘Shocking’ breaches include NHS Tayside patient’s 896-day wait for treatment

A Tayside patient waited two-and-a-half years for treatment – breaching Nicola Sturgeon’s flagship health target by more than 800 days. The Dundee-based health board recorded the longest wait in the country at 896 days under the treatment time...

 
More than half of Tories want a no-deal Brexit over Theresa May’s deal

More than half of Tories want a no-deal Brexit over Theresa May’s deal

More than half of Tories want Theresa May’s Brexit deal to be scrapped in favour of a no-deal, a survey has found. When asked if they would want to leave with or without a deal only 29% of Tory members supported their own leader, with 64% preferring a...

Metro, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Passport seizure threat as hundreds of parents in Tayside and Fife fail to make maintenance payments

Passport seizure threat as hundreds of parents in Tayside and Fife fail to make maintenance payments

Hundreds of parents in Tayside and Fife are not receiving any of the child maintenance payments they are owed leading to claims the system is broken. Nearly half (42%) of those relying on the UK Government’s “collect and pay” scheme for support from...

 
NHS staff crisis ‘looming’ as one-fifth of consultants near retirement

NHS staff crisis ‘looming’ as one-fifth of consultants near retirement

NHS staff shortages are set to worsen with more than one-fifth of consultants approaching retirement. The Scottish Conservatives warned of the health service’s ageing workforce when the number of doctors in training is at a five-year low. According to...

 
Nearby galaxy set to collide with Milky Way, say scientists

Nearby galaxy set to collide with Milky Way, say scientists

As if battered post-Christmas finances, a looming disorderly Brexit and the prospect of a fresh nuclear arms race were not enough to dampen spirits, astronomers have declared that a nearby galaxy will slam into the Milky Way and could knock our solar...

 
What does China want to do on the Moon's far side?

What does China want to do on the Moon's far side?

What will China's Chang'e-4 mission learn about the far side of the Moon? Here are a few things the mission is designed to do. Learn about the Moon's history No space mission has ever explored the far side from the surface. As such, it's the first...

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 

Rangers transfer latest: PL ace to join on loan | Liverpool striker back on radar | Pena latest

The latest transfer news and gossip from Ibrox as the club are favourites to sign Premier League ace, while a deal for midfielder nears. • READ MORE: Alfredo Morelos escapes further action over incidents in Celtic v Rangers game Defoe 18-month loan...

 

Rumour Mill: Transfer blow for Celtic | Key man drops January bombshell | Clubs join chase for Rangers star...

Celtic dealt blow in defender pursuit, Hoops ace drops contract bombshell, more clubs join race for Carlos Pena’s services and which English club is targeting a Hibs striker? Hoops priced out of defender race Celtic may have to abandon their bid to...

 

No deal Brexit 'one of the biggest threats we've ever faced', says Sunderland university chief

A no deal Brexit is one of the biggest threats universities have ever faced, the top boss at the University of Sunderland has said. Sir David Bell, the university's vice-chancellor, is one of a group of high-profile university leaders who have written...

 
Channel 4's new Brexit drama conceived the day Jo Cox was killed

Channel 4's new Brexit drama conceived the day Jo Cox was killed

The writer of a controversial new TV drama about Brexit has said he first had the idea for the film on the day Jo Cox was murdered, when he burst into tears and was seized by the question: “What the hell has gone wrong?” On hearing about the Labour...

Guardian, 00:25 in Showbiz
 
Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media

Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media

Girls’ much-higher rate of depression than boys is closely linked to the greater time they spend on social media, and online bullying and poor sleep are the main culprits for their low mood, new research reveals. As many as three-quarters of...

 
Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?'

Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?'

More than 200 firms contributed to our request for ideas on what the global tech trends will be in 2019. Here's a synthesis of the main themes occupying the minds of the technorati this year. You may be surprised. This year it's all about data - a...

 
Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

In the first three days of 2019 top bosses will have earned more than the typical worker will earn all year, according to a report. The average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive is £1,020 an hour, research from the High Pay Centre and HR industry body...

BBC, 00:33 in Business
 


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