News archive from 4 July 2018, page 1

Walmart removes 'Impeach Trump' apparel after boycott threats

Walmart removes 'Impeach Trump' apparel after boycott threats

US retail giant Walmart has removed anti-Trump merchandise following online boycott threats from the president's supporters. The items, including baby clothes and shirts featuring the words "Impeach 45", were for sale on Walmart's online...

BBC, 00:31 in World News

Clive Betts: Put fairness at the heart of social care reform

I DO not think there is any doubt at all that funding is needed for social care. We cannot carry on trying to get this sorted out on an as-and-when basis every year. We need a long-term solution that people, and particularly the local councils that...


Bernard Ingham: We know the NHS’s ills, but must be bold to find a cure. Here’s a six-point plan

EVERY time I hear anyone say “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose”, I am reminded of the National Health Service which celebrates its 70th anniversary tomorrow. To my certain knowledge, we have known for 40 years what is wrong with it and have...


GP Taylor: Brexit is chance for our farmers to lead organic food revolution

I RECENTLY found a little taste of heaven nestling in the rolling countryside just outside Skipton. Gazegill Farm is hidden away down a long country lane with a solitary sign that just says ‘Farm Shop’. It is one of the very few places in the country...


Bulls defeat league leaders

RAVENSTHORPE Bulls continued their impressive run when they defeated Spen Valley League Division One leaders ALC 3-2 last Saturday. The win has really shaken things up at the top as it allowed Soothill to move level on 27 points with ALC, while the...

Locke and Forrest swell Scottish contingent at Carnoustie at Final Qualifying

Locke and Forrest swell Scottish contingent at Carnoustie at Final Qualifying

Sam Locke was barely born when the last North Easterner qualified for an Open Championship at Carnoustie but he’s well aware of what happened after that. The 19-year-old from Stonehaven, current Scottish Amateur champion and the son of PGA pro Andrew,...

The Courier, 00:38 in Sport
Flying Fleming bows out after nine years with Scotland 7s

Flying Fleming bows out after nine years with Scotland 7s

Scotland 7s flyer James Fleming, who scored 112 tries in the shortened game over nine years on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, has retired from the game. The former Perthshire RFC and Dundee HSFP winger was a member of the first ever Scotland 7s...

The Courier, 00:38 in Sport
Brexit to have greatest negative impact on regions outside London

Brexit to have greatest negative impact on regions outside London

Brexit will make people outside London worse off, two reports have found. Household bills will rise by between £245 and £1,961 a year after Brexit, with a disproportionately adverse impact on lower-income groups and people in Northern Ireland, Wales,...

Guardian, 00:42 in Politics

The Yorkshire Post says: Another week, another U-turn. Grayling is backtracking again

EVEN though Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s special advisor emailed MPs at 11.12am to reassure them that improvements to the trans-Pennine railway would still take place, his subsequent no-show in the House of Commons – and the obfuscation of his...


The Yorkshire Post says: NHS side-effects. Role of technology and after-care

THE NATIONAL Health Service is – in many respects – emblematic of the advance of technology over the past 70 years. Operations once regarded as complicated, and necessitating long periods of convalescence, are now commonplace as more surgery is...


Love Island's Jack had poster of Dani Dyer's dad Danny on his bedroom wall

Love Island contestant Jack Fincham used to have a poster of a film featuring his partner's father - actor Danny Dyer - on his bedroom wall, his ex Ellie Jones has said. Ellie made the revelation to Jack's other half Dani during a private drink they...


The Yorkshire Post says: Art for the people – Barry Hines’ legacy for Barnsley

PERHAPS more than any contemporary sculptor other than Antony Gormley, Graham Ibbeson has recognised how to connect us with moments in our shared heritage. Witness his tributes in bronze to the great Fred Trueman in Skipton, and to Eric Morecambe in...


Impressive Manor Croft reach Yorkshire Cup final

Manor Croft School Year 8 rugby team will face Wakefield side Outwood Grange in the Yorkshire Cup final. The Manor Croft youngsters produced a superb display to defeat last year’s Yorkshire Cup winners and National Cup runners-up Malet Lambert School...


Government's Brexit fishing vision revealed - and why it could mean trawlers back in Grimsby

Britain is set to take back its fish from the nets of European fishermen after ministers let loose their post-Brexit vision for the fishing industry. After a seven month delay, the Government's white paper on fisheries – its plan for how fishing will...


Charity bus calls into town

Passers-by worried about symptoms, being treated for cancer or caring for loved ones were offered free advice when Macmillan’s mobile information centre visited Dewsbury .
 The distinctive green bus, one of four funded by the charity, tours high...


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