News archive from 7 December 2018

Police warn small minority of Chorley FC fans to extend warmer welcome to away supporters

Chorley FC fans caught being aggressive towards visiting supporters will have to sign a pledge to change their attitude - or face a ban from the club. Lancashire Constabulary has been issuing so-called ‘acceptable behaviour contracts’ after recent...

 
Kent 'facing gridlocked and rubbish-strewn streets under no-deal Brexit'

Kent 'facing gridlocked and rubbish-strewn streets under no-deal Brexit'

A no-deal Brexit could cause major disruption across Kent, with gridlock on the roads around Dover, rubbish not being collected, children unable to take exams and rubbish piling up on streets, a local council report has warned. The registration...

Guardian, 00:01 in Politics
 
Ministers and NHS England chief at loggerheads over targets

Ministers and NHS England chief at loggerheads over targets

The head of the NHS and the government are at loggerheads over how much the health service can be improved for the £20.5bn extra Theresa May has pledged to give it, the Guardian can reveal. Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, has been...

Guardian, 00:01 in Politics
 
Lower voting age to six to tackle bias against young, says academic

Lower voting age to six to tackle bias against young, says academic

The head of politics at Cambridge University has called for children as young as six to be given the vote in an attempt to tackle the age bias in modern democracy. Prof David Runciman said the ageing population meant young people were now “massively...

Guardian, 00:01 in Politics
 

Surge in gas and ram-raid ATM attacks

Thieves are increasingly trying to smash or blast their way into UK cash machines - with the number of attacks on ATMs nearly doubling in four years. Attempts to steal cash have risen from 400 attacks in 2014 to 723 last year, according to a report by...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 

Video: Exclusive: Rape victim boxer watched his attacker “smirk and laugh” in court

Callum Hancock - the boxer who was raped when he was 10 years old - has revealed how his attacker smirked and laughed in the dock before he was sentenced. The experience strengthened the Eckington fighter's will to form a service for male sexual...

 
Vote condemning Hamas for firing rockets into Israel fails at UN

Vote condemning Hamas for firing rockets into Israel fails at UN

A US-sponsored resolution condemning militant group Hamas for firing rockets into Israel has failed to pass at the UN General Assembly. The resolution won a majority of 87 to 57, with 33 abstentions, but did not reach the required two-thirds backing....

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 

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Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Buy the next issue of the Guardian or subscribe to our Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and...

 
Nick Knowles becomes sixth contestant to leave I'm a Celebrity 2018

Nick Knowles becomes sixth contestant to leave I'm a Celebrity 2018

Nick Knowles has become the sixth contestant to face the boot from I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! following a public vote. After his name was called by hosts Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby, the television presenter turned to Fleur East,...

 
Instacrammed: the big fib at the heart of New Zealand picture-perfect peaks

Instacrammed: the big fib at the heart of New Zealand picture-perfect peaks

One of New Zealand’s most scenic locations is buckling under the strain of selfie-seeking tourists, with lines of up to an hour to capture scenes of supposed isolation and peace. Roys Peak in Lake Wanaka is one of New Zealand’s most Instagrammed day...

 

PlayStation 5 rumours: PS5 cartridges, backwards compatibility and release date

All eyes will be on technology giants Sony and Microsoft in 2019 as both firms are rumoured to be announcing all-new games consoles. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, Xbox chief Phil Spencer stoked rumours of a new games system by...

The Week, 00:12 in Business
 

Obituary

THE funeral has taken place of a well-respected doctor who had a practice in Heckmondwike for almost 24 years. Dr Peter Vallow was with the Brookroyd House practice from 1967 until he retired in 1991. He died on April 24 at the age of 86. He was born...

 
Big Short investor bets against UK banks

Big Short investor bets against UK banks

An investor who predicted the 2008 financial crisis has revealed he is betting against the UK banking system. Steve Eisman, known for appearing in The Big Short, said he had bets against three UK banks, though he declined to name them. The US investor...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she's worked to create technology - now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) - to transform life for the visually impaired. "When I...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Child died after swallowing tiny battery found in toys, remote controls and key fobs

Child died after swallowing tiny battery found in toys, remote controls and key fobs

Parents are being urged to be aware of the danger button batteries can pose for their children following the death of a child who swallowed one. The small, round batteries are commonly found in toys, remote controls and car fobs, but can be deadly if...

Metro, 00:17 in Hot News
 


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