News archive from 6 July 2018

US tariffs on Chinese imports take effect

US tariffs on Chinese imports take effect

Asia is bracing for the opening salvo in a tit-for-tat trade battle, with the US due to impose 25% tariffs on $34bn of Chinese goods on Friday. China is expected to match the move with a 25% levy on US goods to the same value on the same day. The...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Campaign to sew ‘it’s coming home’ into Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat

Campaign to sew ‘it’s coming home’ into Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat

You love it. We love it. Everybody loves Gareth Southgate’s Marks and Spencer waistcoat. It’s somehow become a symbol of all that is good in the world and turned the England manager into a wholly unexpected style icon. M&S has even reported a 35%...

Metro, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Scott Pruitt, Trump's embattled EPA chief, resigns after ethics scandals

Scott Pruitt, Trump's embattled EPA chief, resigns after ethics scandals

Scott Pruitt, the hugely controversial administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has resigned. Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s departure on Twitter and said Pruitt had done an “outstanding job”. He further posted that Pruitt’s deputy...

 
'Would you be willing?': words to turn a conversation around (and those to avoid)

'Would you be willing?': words to turn a conversation around (and those to avoid)

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it – isn’t it? According to language analysts, we may have this wrong. ‘‘We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realise,” says Elizabeth Stokoe, professor of social interaction at...

 
New councillor calls on Conservative leader of Lichfield District Council to step down and let “proper people” fix Friarsgate fiasco

New councillor calls on Conservative leader of Lichfield District Council to step down and let “proper...

The leader of Lichfield District Council has been urged to step aside and let “proper people” fix the Friarsgate fiasco. New Labour councillor Colin Ball used his victory speech after winning the Curborough ward by-election to take aim at Conservative...

 
Labour candidate wins seats from Conservatives in Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council by-election

Labour candidate wins seats from Conservatives in Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council...

Labour have taken seats from the Conservatives after a by-election in Lichfield. Colin Ball took victory in both the Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council votes in the Curborough ward. The result sees Labour secure a seat held by the...

 

What tech giants really do with your data

Tracking your phone's gyroscope, scanning your messages and giving your data to third-party companies. These are just three of the things you agree to when signing up to some tech companies' apps and sites. BBC research has found some of the language...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

Social media small print too hard for kids

Children may be signing up to apps with terms and conditions that only university students can understand, BBC research reveals. The minimum age to use apps such as YouTube and Facebook is 13. As well as using complex language, the BBC found that...

BBC, 00:25 in Business
 
Scott Pruitt: what it took to get him to resign from his EPA job

Scott Pruitt: what it took to get him to resign from his EPA job

After months of scandals, investigations and public protest, Scott Pruitt has finally resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. During his relatively short time in the role, he was accused of a litany of corrupt practices, illegal...

 
San Fermín bull festival begins under sexual abuse cloud

San Fermín bull festival begins under sexual abuse cloud

The world-famous San Fermín bull festival begins in northern Spain on Friday, despite protests calling for its cancellation over sexual violence. Five men sexually abused a woman at the festival in 2016, and thousands protested when they were...

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 

The Yorkshire Post says: NHS and vital role of charities and crowd-funding

IT WOULD be remiss – in a landmark week for the NHS – not to acknowledge the priceless role of myriad health charities and organisations. Thanks to this, hospitals across Yorkshire, and Britain, are at the forefront of pioneering research which offers...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Devolution divide. MP’s untimely intervention over One Yorkshire

THE TIMING of Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake’s intervention on the One Yorkshire devolution debate could not be more unhelpful. Even though North Yorkshire council leaders have backed a countywide approach which has been endorsed by every town...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Flower power...Nation’s meadows under threat

NOT only are the nation’s meadows and grasslands a haven for much-loved wildflowers from wild strawberry to ragged robin, but they are an oasis of tranquility in a country where urbanisation, and the resulting pressures, will intensify under ambitious...

 
Wimbledon diary: Village prepares for mass exit to watch England v Sweden

Wimbledon diary: Village prepares for mass exit to watch England v Sweden

Pubs in Wimbledon village are bracing for a stampede shortly before 3pm on Saturday for England’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden. The All England Club refuses to show football on its public screens – the curtains were even drawn in the media...

Guardian, 00:30 in Sport
 

Enthusiastic pupils put their skills to the test for maths day

Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School were joined yesterday by Subject Revolution who organise out a series of interactive and practical maths challenges for pupils to take part in. The day was branded as a huge success Mick Cull, the schools...

 


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