News archive from 4 November 2015

Peter Dutton: Jordan refugee camp visit 'reinforces belief' in tough border policy

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has vowed to uphold Australia’s tough border protection policies, saying his “confronting” visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan has reinforced his belief in the government’s hardline policies. Dutton toured...


Police to meet Wanderers A-League fans over crowd riot fears

NSW Assistant Police Commissioner Denis Clifford has committed to sit down with Western Sydney A-League fans in a bid to open dialogue, while voicing concern the behaviour of a handful of spectators could incite a scale of disorder akin to the...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport

Tesco proposes deal with dairy farmers after milk price protests

Tesco is seeking a new deal with dairy farmers after a chaotic summer for the agriculture industry during which protesters paraded cows around a supermarket. The retailer has written to farmers outlining terms that include reviewing the price it pays...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business

HMRC's poor customer service hindering tax collection, say MPs

Customer service at HM Revenue and Customs has become so bad that it may be hampering tax collection, with half of the public’s phone calls to its helplines going unanswered in early 2015, according to a damning new report from the public accounts...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business

City execs' bonuses should be tied to gender balance targets – report

The bonuses of City executives should be linked to whether or not they meet targets for the number of senior women appointed at a firm, according to a government-backed report. The review of women in finance, led by the chief executive of Virgin...

Guardian, 00:05 in Business

McDonald's to launch premium burger range to avert competition

McDonald’s is to launch a premium range of burgers in Britain to head off growing competition from rival chains such as Five Guys and Shake Shack. The burgers, called the Signature Collection, will include the thickest ever patty sold by McDonald’s....

Guardian, 00:05 in Business

Gender pay gap measures no help to women over 40, says equalities minister

Government measures to address the gender pay gap are not tackling the situation facing women over 40, the former Conservative minister for women and equalities, Maria Miller, has said. Launching an inquiry by the women and equalities committee into...


Brits view antidepressant medication as a 'dirty little habit'

Nearly 30 years after the introduction of Prozac, people diagnosed with depression are still questioning the legitimacy of antidepressants. Brits are worried about the medication being "akin to illicit substance taking" with fears of...

Self-driving car ‘like being chauffeured by granny'

Self-driving car ‘like being chauffeured by granny'

If you've ever dreamt of zooming into the future in a zippy car, like something out of The Jetsons, think again. Because taking a ride in a self-driving car is similar to being driven around by a particularly cautious grandmother. Requiring neither...


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants £7.1m Leonardo Jardim to replace Jose Mourinho - report

Chelsea want to hire £7.1million Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim if Jose Mourinho is sacked, according to a top French journalist. Mourinho's future at Chelsea is increasingly uncertain, with daily reports suggesting he's likely to lose his job unless...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport

What are Arsene Wenger's selection options ahead of Arsenal's trip to Bayern Munich?

It may only seem like five minutes since Arsenal defeated Bayern Munich in the group stages of the Champions League, but the return leg has arrived and the stakes are as high as ever. Undefeated in their recent two visits to the Allianz, the...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport

Manchester United transfer news: Alexandre Pato will move, Samir Handanovic was wanted, Andreas Pereira...

November’s here and Manchester United fans will already be turning one eye to the January transfer window. In terms of league position and points, Louis van Gaal is meeting expectations at the moment, but there appear to be some deeper rooted problems...

Metro, 00:11 in Sport

Roy Hodgson missing key men as he looks to finalise England's best XI for Euro 2016

The England coach wanted to use the high-profile friendly matches to road-test his best XI, but the squad he will name on Thursday has been decimated by injury. Hodgson looks set to be without 11 senior outfield players for the game in Alicante a week...

Man Utd legend Paul Scholes launches scathing attack on ‘boring’ Louis van Gaal - again!

Man Utd legend Paul Scholes launches scathing attack on ‘boring’ Louis van Gaal - again!

Scholes, a United legend after making over 700 appearances for the club, slammed the Dutchman's tactics last month after seeing his former side dumped out of the Capital One Cup on penalties by Championship side Middlesbrough at Old Trafford. Speaking...

Daily Star, 00:12 in Sport
Did Rabin assassination kill the best chance for peace?

Did Rabin assassination kill the best chance for peace?

Image copyright EPA I had a talk a little while ago with a senior Israeli official about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. My view is that Rabin's assassination was one of the most successful political killings of the 20th Century; his assassin,...

BBC, 00:14 in World News

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