News archive from 5 March 2019

Climate change: call for county to do more to reduce carbon emissions

Lancashire county councillors have declined to declare a “climate emergency”, after disagreeing over how best to make a local impact on global warming. Dozens of councils across the country have made the call in recent weeks, but County Hall members...

 

Social care stats prompt clash about access to services

A row has broken out over whether residents in Lancashire are being refused social care - and even dying - because of a delay in publication of a government plan for the sector. Conservative cabinet member for adult services, Graham Gooch, described...

 

Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly to vote simultaneously on Brexit motion

The Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales will today vote simultaneously on a motion declaring members’ opposition to the “damaging Brexit deal” agreed by the UK Government. A majority of MSPs are expected to back the motion which claims...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
The staggering number of Hull women missing potentially life-saving smear tests

The staggering number of Hull women missing potentially life-saving smear tests

Almost 40,000 women in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire have put their lives at risk and have missed smear tests as screening rates drop to their lowest level in six years. New figures released show that a huge 36,942 women in our area between...

 
Brexit: UK and EU backstop talks to resume

Brexit: UK and EU backstop talks to resume

Ministers will resume efforts later to secure legally-binding changes to Theresa May's Brexit deal that might get MPs' backing in a week's time. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will meet EU officials in Brussels in...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 
Disabled pensioners freed from 'unnecessary' benefits checks

Disabled pensioners freed from 'unnecessary' benefits checks

Disabled pensioners will no longer face "unnecessary" repeat assessments to continue receiving benefits, the work and pensions secretary will announce. From this spring, about 270,000 people will not have personal independence payments...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 
India beats UK and US on mobile data price

India beats UK and US on mobile data price

A study into the amount people pay for mobile data has found that the UK has some of the most expensive prices in Europe. The research, from price comparison site Cable.co.uk, found that one gigabyte (GB) of data cost $0.26 (£0.20) in India but $6.66...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 

Climate change: call for county to do more to reduce carbon emissions

Lancashire county councillors have declined to declare a “climate emergency”, after disagreeing over how best to make a local impact on global warming. Dozens of councils across the country have made the call in recent weeks, but County Hall members...

 

Social care stats prompt clash about access to services

A row has broken out over whether residents in Lancashire are being refused social care - and even dying - because of a delay in publication of a government plan for the sector. Conservative cabinet member for adult services, Graham Gooch, described...

 
Indonesia mine collapse: bodybags and silence as hopes fade for 100 trapped men

Indonesia mine collapse: bodybags and silence as hopes fade for 100 trapped men

Hopes are fading for up to 100 Indonesian miners trapped inside an illegal gold mine that collapsed on the island of Sulawesi last Tuesday, with dozens of body bags sent to the site and pleas for help from the rubble now falling silent. Nine people...

 
Relax rules on asylum seekers working in UK, say leading artists

Relax rules on asylum seekers working in UK, say leading artists

A group of actors, artists and other notable figures including Jodie Whittaker, Jude Law, Anna Friel and Antony Gormley have made a joint appeal to the government to relax the strict laws barring people seeking asylum in the UK from paid work. The...

 
Grayling ferry fiasco: Eurotunnel will get £33m 'deal or no deal'

Grayling ferry fiasco: Eurotunnel will get £33m 'deal or no deal'

The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, is an “international embarrassment” who should be sacked without delay, Labour said after it emerged the government must pay £33m to Eurotunnel over the Brexit ferry fiasco whether or not Theresa May seals a...

Guardian, 00:14 in Politics
 
Pensioners freed from disability benefits reviews, says Rudd

Pensioners freed from disability benefits reviews, says Rudd

Hundreds of thousands of pensioners will no longer have to undergo reviews to carry on getting their disability benefits, Amber Rudd, the work and pensions secretary, will say on Tuesday. Rudd is to announce the overhaul of personal independence...

Guardian, 00:14 in Politics
 
The fastest road car in the world revealed - and it's electric

The fastest road car in the world revealed - and it's electric

It's the most powerful street-legal car ever to come out of Italy. And when your competitors include Ferrari and Lamborghini, that's some badge of honour. It may even be the most powerful road car ever, although when you're dealing with hypercars (the...

 

Mike Regnier: We have to instigate a savings culture throughout the country

We’re two months into 2019 now and those New Year’s resolutions might already be a dim and distant memory. But if you’ve ditched the steps counter and Spanish for Beginners is gathering dust, I can only urge you to stay committed to saving. As someone...

 


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