News archive from 7 February 2019

First footage as Batley gas explosion leads police and fire crews to close blast scene

Fire and police officers have closed roads in Batley after a gas explosion left five people needing hospital treatment on Wednesday night. This footage from the scene shows the extent of the police cordon as a huge emergency services response descends...

 
Being kinder to yourself can boost your physical and mental wellbeing, study says

Being kinder to yourself can boost your physical and mental wellbeing, study says

Being kind to yourself can boost both physical and mental wellbeing, according to a new study. Taking time to think nice thoughts about yourself and loved ones can calm the heart rate and switch off the body’s ‘threat response’. Previous studies have...

Metro, 00:09 in Lifestyle
 

First footage as Batley gas explosion leads police and fire crews to close blast scene

Fire and police officers have closed roads in Batley after a gas explosion left five people needing hospital treatment on Wednesday night. This footage from the scene shows the extent of the police cordon as a huge emergency services response descends...

 
Not opposing Brexit could lose Labour 45 seats, says leaked report

Not opposing Brexit could lose Labour 45 seats, says leaked report

A trade union affiliated with the Labour party has claimed that Jeremy Corbyn’s party could lose an additional 45 seats in a snap election if it fails to take an anti-Brexit position, in a leaked report. The report, drawn up by the transport union...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 
No quick fix for citizen rights under no-deal Brexit, says EU official

No quick fix for citizen rights under no-deal Brexit, says EU official

Nearly 5 million British and EU citizens could be stuck in limbo after a no-deal Brexit, a senior EU official has warned, who said it could take several years “to pick up the pieces” of the UK crashing out of the bloc. Politicians on both sides of the...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 
Budget cuts threaten Brexit ferry plan

Budget cuts threaten Brexit ferry plan

Thanet District Council will vote on Thursday on whether to cut £630,000 of spending on the Port of Ramsgate. The cuts would mean it would not be possible to run a roll-on roll-off ferry service between Ramsgate and Ostend if there was a hard Brexit....

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Brexit: UK jobs 'attracting less interest from EU workers'

Brexit: UK jobs 'attracting less interest from EU workers'

UK jobs are attracting less interest from other European workers, figures released by some of the world's largest job search engines suggest. Data analysed for BBC News by jobs site Indeed show the number of searches for UK jobs from other European...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Trustpilot tackles business review cheats

Trustpilot tackles business review cheats

The business review site Trustpilot is making it easier for the public to detect when companies try to suppress complaints posted to its platform. The service is to reveal how many reviews each company has flagged for investigation over the previous...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Mexican economic plan aims to cut migration to the US

Mexican economic plan aims to cut migration to the US

While Donald Trump remains steadfast in his plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border, Mexico's new president wants fewer of his countrymen and women to feel the need to emigrate in the first place. To help achieve this, Andrés Manuel López...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

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MPs and peers call for end to indefinite detention

MPs and peers call for end to indefinite detention

Indefinite detention in immigration centres is traumatic and the practice should be stopped, with people ideally held for no longer than 28 days, a parliamentary committee has recommended. In a highly critical report, the joint committee on human...

 
Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Record numbers of students from China and Hong Kong are applying for places at British universities, overtaking the number of applicants from Wales, according to official figures. Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) shows...

 
Yellow-vest protests: France warns Italy Deputy PM Di Maio

Yellow-vest protests: France warns Italy Deputy PM Di Maio

France has warned Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio not to interfere in the country's politics, after he met French "yellow-vest" protesters. "This new provocation is unacceptable between neighbouring countries and partners at...

BBC, 00:15 in World News
 

The real-life Marie Kondos who will come to your home

Have you been Kondo'd yet? Decluttering guru Marie Kondo is so famous that her surname is now being used as a verb to refer to the act of tidying up meticulously. But not everybody has the time or inclination to organise all the stuff they've built up...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
‘The lesson is never give up,’ says Pep Guardiola after Manchester City go top

‘The lesson is never give up,’ says Pep Guardiola after Manchester City go top

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City’s return to the top of the Premier League was reward for their refusal to concede the title to Liverpool but warned his team face “a final” against Chelsea on Sunday. City returned to the summit for the first time...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 


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