News archive from 7 October 2016, page 7

'What I really, really want ...' Tony Blair is 'stuck in the 90s' with his call for return of his centrist brand of politics

'What I really, really want ...' Tony Blair is 'stuck in the 90s' with his call for return of his centrist...

TONY Blair has been accused of being “stuck in 1997” after predicting a return to his centre-ground brand of politics. The former party leader and prime minister said the public are being offered an unwelcome choice between the hard left under Jeremy...

 
Fashion sales wilt in September heatwave

Fashion sales wilt in September heatwave

Clothing retailers on the UK's high streets suffered badly in the face of September's unseasonably hot weather, according to a new report Fashion sales fell in value by 5.9% compared with the same time last year, as shoppers shied away from buying...

BBC, 01:19 in Business
 
Ronda Rousey is the UFC's biggest star - Dana White

Ronda Rousey is the UFC's biggest star - Dana White

Featherweight champion Conor McGregor is regarded by many to be the largest star on the UFC roster. The trash talking Irishman, who will face Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, has amassed a legion of followers and is known all across the world. McGregor,...

Daily Star, 01:20 in Sport
 

James Bond's Naomie Harris begs Daniel Craig to return to role of 007

Skyfall star Naomie Harris has begged her co-star Daniel Craig to return to the role of James Bond. Speculation is rife about whether Craig will be back on the big screen as 007 and Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hughes and James Norton are among the actors...

 
France's says EU must be tough after Britain opts for 'hard' Brexit

France's says EU must be tough after Britain opts for 'hard' Brexit

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday the European Union needed to remain firm with Britain after it appeared that Prime Minister Theresa May had opted for a tougher exit from Europe. "Britain wants to leave, but doesn't want to...

 
Venezuela crisis: Jobless and hungry in industrial city of Valencia

Venezuela crisis: Jobless and hungry in industrial city of Valencia

It's mid-morning and it's another hot and humid day in Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. A group of men are standing outside the gates of a factory. Among them is Gerard, a union representative. He is angry. "Nine-hundred people are...

BBC, 01:25 in World News
 

Norwegians laugh at new fence on Russian border

"We don't want this fence," says taxi driver Syvonne Tucker. "We want to have this relationship with Russia in the same way we've been having for all these years." Heading on the E105 highway towards the Norwegian border, she says...

BBC, 01:30 in World News
 

Business confidence rebounds to pre-Brexit vote levels in survey

Confidence among UK businesses rebounded in September to levels not seen since before the Brexit vote, according to a new survey. The latest UK Economic Index run by YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) showed that business...

 
Corbyn critic Sir Keir Starmer returns to shadow cabinet

Corbyn critic Sir Keir Starmer returns to shadow cabinet

Mr Corbyn has begun his latest reshuffle, inviting Sir Keir back as shadow Brexit secretary, in a move that brings forward one of the major moderate figures to the top team. Shami Chakrabarti, the former Liberty director who carried out a...

 
Row over six-month surgery ban for obese and smokers

Row over six-month surgery ban for obese and smokers

NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says smokers and patients with a BMI of 30 and over will be offered a referral to either a weight management programme or stop smoking service for a six-month period of health...

 
Ukip's Mike Hookem 'landed a blow' in leadership row - Steven Woolfe

Ukip's Mike Hookem 'landed a blow' in leadership row - Steven Woolfe

Leadership favourite Mr Woolfe accused MEP Mike Hookem of losing his temper and pushing him into a door frame during a meeting designed to clear the air between Ukip's MEPs. Mr Woolfe, 49, is recovering in hospital after he collapsed and suffered two...

 
NHS 'would not cope' without overseas staff, nursing leaders warn

NHS 'would not cope' without overseas staff, nursing leaders warn

Around one in five nurses recruited in England 2015/16 were non-British EU nationals - up from one in 14 in 2011/12. Over the same period the proportion of British nurses joining hospitals dropped from roughly 78% to 70%. The Royal College of Nursing...

 
GPs encouraged to earn extra cash treating private patients

GPs encouraged to earn extra cash treating private patients

Medics can earn £50 to £60 per hour - or up to £90,000 a year if they work full-time equivalent hours - on top of their NHS salary by offering consultations to patients on their smartphones. The cash is being offered by the firm Babylon to GPs who...

 
95% of EU referendum campaign money 'came from just 100 donors'

95% of EU referendum campaign money 'came from just 100 donors'

Campaign group Transparency International has branded the situation "a dangerous place for any democracy", given the high concentration of political donations in such a select group. The group's research also found that 95% of all the money...

 

Corbyn critic Sir Keir Starmer returns to shadow cabinet

Sir Keir Starmer, the former head of the Crown Prosecution Service, who stormed out of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet in protest at his leadership, will return to Labour's front benches. Mr Corbyn has begun his latest reshuffle, inviting Sir Keir back...

 


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