News archive from 5 February 2019

Reports: Large fire at Bispham tip

0 Have your say Four fire engines are dealing with the scene of a suspected arson at Bispham tip tonight. Residents have complained of thick smoke and several fire engines were seen heading to the scene at Bristol Avenue at around 10.30pm this...


“Regional embassies” suggestion for the North after report reveals huge image problem for London

Political and business leaders in London are looking to forge stronger relationships with the North with moves such as “regional embassies” after new research showed that the capital has an image problem with the rest of the country. Polling has shown...

Virginia governor's deputy Justin Fairfax denies assault claims

Virginia governor's deputy Justin Fairfax denies assault claims

Amid calls for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign over a racist photo, now his potential replacement is battling an allegation of sex assault. Lt Governor Justin Fairfax, 39, has denied assaulting a woman in 2004 at a Democratic political...

BBC, 00:16 in World News

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Tension at the top starts to bite Liverpool’s creaking defence

Tension at the top starts to bite Liverpool’s creaking defence

As West Ham pressed forward with real vigour in the first half at the London Stadium there was something lurking just below the background noise, getting louder with every breakaway, every snatched chance. There it was again 10 minutes after half-time...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to become Netflix TV show

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to become Netflix TV show

If eating according to the colours of the rainbow and steaming your vagina is just the kind of health advice you crave, get ready. Goop, the new-age lifestyle website of Oscar-winning actor Gwyneth Paltrow, will soon be coming to Netflix, according to...

China banks on lending to ease slowdown

China banks on lending to ease slowdown

Build stuff or buy stuff? China has long been a believer in the former to deal with a slowdown in its economy. Now it's trying to shift the emphasis to the latter. This year will be a big test of how far it's come in the transition from state-backed...

BBC, 00:27 in Business
Do money apps make us better or worse with our finances?

Do money apps make us better or worse with our finances?

Finance apps are proving increasingly popular, but are they making us better at managing our money or encouraging us to spend more? Kerry Hudson, 28, spent her childhood living in poverty in Scotland with her single mother, in "a succession of...

BBC, 00:27 in Business

Batley Town Hall to host apprenticeships event

Local, regional and national employers, colleges and training providers are heading to Batley for one of two Kirklees apprenticeship events. The evenings, one at Batley Town Hall on Tuesday, February 12, and one at John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield...


The Yorkshire Post says: Care condundrum – a very urgent policy challenge

THE fact that 600 people a day are quitting their job to look after a loved one is indicative of the scale of the country’s care challenge. Without such sacrifices, the NHS – and other agencies – would simply be unable to cope. Yet, on the 10th...


Neil McNicholas: Let’s extend any mobile phone ban at schools to our MPs – and Parliament

SCHOOLS Minister Nick Gibb has called for mobile phones to be banned in schools. “While this is clearly a matter for the head teacher, my own view is that schools should ban their pupils from bringing smartphones into school or into the classroom,” he...


The Yorkshire Post says: Time for North’s potential to be recognised by London

IT has been a long-held view that a strong Yorkshire equates to a strong England in a cricketing context. The task now is to do so from an economic perspective so that the country becomes less dependent on London and the South East for future jobs,...


The Yorkshire Post says: No hard border – Sir John Mjaor and Tony Blair were ignored over Northern Ireland

THERESA MAY’S visit to Belfast to discuss the so-called backstop should be set in the context of the EU referendum when Sir John Major and Tony Blair undertook a series of joint engagements in Northern Ireland. Former premiers who brought about the...


Tom Richmond: Why Brexit is no excuse for this trail of failure on the railways by ‘Macavity’ Chris Grayling

MACAVITY strikes again. If you’re stuck on a freezing station platform pondering the mysteries of the railways while wondering if your clapped-out morning train will ever arrive, there is another excuse when it is late – Brexit. Who says so? None...


Andrew Vine: Government left paralysed in grip of Brexit freeze

IT isn’t only the ground that’s frozen solid as winter bites, but the entire workings of the Government which is failing to address anything apart from Brexit. The paralysis affecting every area of policy apart from leaving the EU was outlined to me...


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