News archive from 4 July 2018

Everton transfer news EXCLUSIVE: Toffees close to signing Rennes star Ramy Bensebaini

Everton transfer news EXCLUSIVE: Toffees close to signing Rennes star Ramy Bensebaini

A source close to Bensebaini has told Starsport the Toffees are nearing a £13.3m (€15m) deal for the Algeria international. The 23-year-old central defender, under contract until 2020, is expected to leave Rennes before the transfer window slams shut...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Vote Leave broke electoral law, Electoral Commission expected to say

The official Brexit campaign is expected to be found guilty of four charges of breaking electoral law, the BBC has been told. The draft of an investigation into Vote Leave concludes it broke spending limits and failed to comply with some of the...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 
England win shootout: five things we learned from beating Colombia

England win shootout: five things we learned from beating Colombia

So this is a new England after all Gareth Southgate has been preaching it for months, and some of the slick approach play delivered in Russia had reinforced his argument, but this was evidence England have changed. All those psychometric tests at St...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 
People not getting enough exercise from long walks – report

People not getting enough exercise from long walks – report

Walking is just not enough, according to a new review of the evidence from Public Health England, which reveals a major disconnect between the exercise people need and what they actually do. Those who thought 10,000 steps a day or a brisk daily trudge...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
Risks to children 'the biggest social justice challenge of our time'

Risks to children 'the biggest social justice challenge of our time'

The children’s commissioner for England has said the risks faced by deprived young people are “the biggest social justice challenge of our time”, after publishing research that suggests one in six minors live in families affected by parental...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 
Town centres could become ghost towns, warns former retail chief

Town centres could become ghost towns, warns former retail chief

Britain's town centres are "in big danger of becoming ghost towns in the future" if immediate action is not taken, warns a former retail chief. Bill Grimsey, former head of Wickes, Iceland and Focus DIY, launches his second report into the...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
England beating Colombia is so legendary even Prince William tweets about it

England beating Colombia is so legendary even Prince William tweets about it

England’s through to the quarter finals and it’s so legendary that even Prince William had to tweet about how proud he is. The Duke of Cambridge took to Kensington Palace’s Twitter account to personally congratulate the national team for winning the...

Metro, 00:10 in Hot News
 
Putting death on the school timetable

Putting death on the school timetable

Maths, science, history and death? This could be a school timetable in a state in Australia, if a proposal by the Australian Medical Association Queensland is accepted. They want young people to be made more familiar with talking about the end of...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
UK to 'take charge' of its fishing waters under post-Brexit plan

UK to 'take charge' of its fishing waters under post-Brexit plan

British fishermen will face annual negotiations to secure their fishing rights in shared waters from 2020, while other EU countries may lose many of their current rights to fish in British waters, according to a government white paper on fishing after...

 
Jeff Sessions revokes Obama-era guidance to promote diversity at colleges

Jeff Sessions revokes Obama-era guidance to promote diversity at colleges

The Trump administration has rescinded Obama-era guidance encouraging colleges to take a student’s race into account to promote diversity in admissions, as part of a broader purge of guidelines issued by prior administrations. Six pieces of guidance...

 
Telegraph struggling as revenues plunge

Telegraph struggling as revenues plunge

Profits at the Telegraph Media Group halved last year as revenues from print advertising and circulation fell by 9%. The publisher of the Daily Telegraph and its Sunday stablemate said pre-tax profits fell from £27.1m in 2016 to £13.7m last year....

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Prostitution websites ban debated by MPs

Prostitution websites ban debated by MPs

Calls for "prostitution websites" to be banned in England and Wales will be made at a House of Commons debate. A cross-party group of MPs says the owners of such sites "directly and knowingly" profit from sex-trafficking and wants...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

Social media apps are 'deliberately' addictive to users

Social media companies are deliberately addicting users to their products for financial gain, Silicon Valley insiders have told the BBC's Panorama programme. "It's as if they're taking behavioural cocaine and just sprinkling it all over your...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

Tess Thompson Talley: outrage over image of US hunter with giraffe she shot dead

A photograph of a woman posing with the body of a black giraffe that she shot dead has caused outrage on Twitter. Tess Thompson Talley, 37, killed the giraffe during a hunting holiday in South Africa last summer. “Prayers for my once in a lifetime...

The Week, 00:26 in Auto
 
Occupy Ice: protest camps expand across US amid calls to shutter agency

Occupy Ice: protest camps expand across US amid calls to shutter agency

Occupy Ice protests have spread across the US, with new occupations and encampments growing outside federal immigration facilities in San Francisco and Philadelphia this week. The demonstrations against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) are...

 


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