News archive from 8 March 2019

Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

A Manchester United fan is being treated in hospital in France for a stabbing injury shortly after the English side knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League on Wednesday evening. The Foreign Office said it was in touch with the French...

 

'Sexist, misogynistic': Coalition moves to restrict Wicked Campers slogans

The days of overtaking Wicked Campers vehicles with offensive slogans may be numbered, after the federal government indicated it would move to close legal loopholes that have prevented states taking action against the company. The minister for women,...

 
Paul Manafort: Ex-Trump campaign chief jailed for fraud

Paul Manafort: Ex-Trump campaign chief jailed for fraud

US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud. He was convicted last summer of hiding millions of dollars of income from his political consulting in Ukraine. He is...

BBC, 00:05 in World News
 
New summer rail timetables set for May

New summer rail timetables set for May

New summer train timetables will come into force on 19 May, with 1,000 services added to relieve overcrowding. Rail bosses will be hoping that the introduction will be more successful than last year's fiasco, when a similar exercise caused severe...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Get a grip on money-laundering, say MPs

Get a grip on money-laundering, say MPs

The UK's efforts to tackle money-laundering are "highly fragmented" and need greater focus, an influential committee of MPs has warned. Companies House and estate agents were the biggest weaknesses in the system, said the Treasury...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Soon we'll be able to see round corners and underground

Soon we'll be able to see round corners and underground

Imagine a world where you can find out exactly what lies under your feet, get advanced warning of volcanic eruptions, look around corners or into rooms, and detect initial signs of multiple sclerosis. Welcome to quantum sensing, a technology that...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 

Arrests after scrap raids

A SCRAPYARD has been shut down as part of a crackdown on metal-related crime that police say is pulling the country apart. Around 40 officers swooped on the Pout & Foster yard, in Mainsforth Terrace, Hartlepool, at 9am yesterday, as reported in...

 
Elon Musk's security clearance under review by the Pentagon over pot use

Elon Musk's security clearance under review by the Pentagon over pot use

SpaceX chief executive and Tesla boss Elon Musk’s security clearance is being reviewed by the Pentagon after the billionaire smoked marijuana on a California comedian’s podcast last September, a US official said on Thursday. An incident report was...

 
Heads angry at minister's school funding 'snub'

Heads angry at minister's school funding 'snub'

Thousands of head teachers in England are warning about a "school funding crisis" and say they are angry that the education secretary has "snubbed" them. More than 7,000 heads have written a joint letter to 3.5 million families,...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 

These are the Lancashire roads which will be resurfaced in the next twelve months

Almost £10m of road resurfacing projects has been unveiled by Lancashire County Council. The authority has laid out how it intends to spend an overall £43m maintenance and transport budget for roads and footpaths, as well as upgrading traffic lights...

 
UK vulnerable to money laundering on a massive scale, find MPs

UK vulnerable to money laundering on a massive scale, find MPs

Hundreds of billions of pounds could be being laundered through the UK every year, but the government is unable to give a precise figure of the scale of the problem, MPs have found. In a report on economic crime, the Treasury committee said the scale...

 
Most of Venezuela hit by major power outage

Most of Venezuela hit by major power outage

Venezuela has been hit by a massive power cut with at least 18 of its 23 states reportedly affected by a blackout authorities blamed on anti-government saboteurs. Commuters in the country’s crumbling capital, Caracas, were forced to walk home from...

 
Tony Abbott says no need to pull out of Paris climate agreement after all

Tony Abbott says no need to pull out of Paris climate agreement after all

Tony Abbott has changed his mind and now says Australia should now stay in the Paris climate agreement Abbott, who signed up to Paris when he was prime minister but then declared that Australia should pull out during the prime ministership of Malcolm...

 
High street retailers hit with sales blow in worst February performance since 2009

High street retailers hit with sales blow in worst February performance since 2009

High street retailers in the UK are making headlines again for the wrong reasons, after February sales slumped to their worst levels in a decade. Figures from the BDO's High Street Sales Tracker show sales sank by 3.7% compared to the same period last...

 
Breastfeeding supplement could help boost growth of premature babies after hospital

Breastfeeding supplement could help boost growth of premature babies after hospital

A nutrient supplement for breastfeeding mothers could help prevent weight loss and boost the growth of premature babies after they leave hospital. The study, by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) also found that continuing to...

 


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