News archive from 8 August 2018

Boris Johnson ‘won’t apologise’ for saying women in burkas look like ‘letter boxes’

Boris Johnson ‘won’t apologise’ for saying women in burkas look like ‘letter boxes’

Boris Johnson has refused to apologise for saying that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes. The former foreign secretary caused outrage with his comments in which he also compared women in face-covering veils to bank robbers. Theresa May upped...

Metro, 00:00 in Hot News
 
Women need more realistic data on egg-freezing success, say experts

Women need more realistic data on egg-freezing success, say experts

Women who opt to freeze their eggs need to be made aware of how realistic their chances of pregnancy are, experts have warned, as more turn to the procedure. Egg freezing in the UK is funded by the NHS for girls and women for medical reasons, such as...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Junk food advert ban for KFC and Kellogg's

Junk food advert ban for KFC and Kellogg's

Food giants KFC and Kellogg's have been told to remove adverts which promoted junk food to children, by the UK's advertising watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says they broke strict rules on advertising high fat, sugar or salt...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Newcastle EXCLUSIVE: Toon legend Rob Lee SLAMS Mike Ashley and fears for future of club

Newcastle EXCLUSIVE: Toon legend Rob Lee SLAMS Mike Ashley and fears for future of club

The Magpies are a club at war with owner Mike Ashley coming under fire from all sides. Rafa Benitez and Ashley are embroiled in an ugly stand-off over the future direction of the club, with the sports retail magnate knocking back a list of demands...

Daily Star, 00:15 in Sport
 
Ritalin-type drugs best to treat ADHD in children, shows study

Ritalin-type drugs best to treat ADHD in children, shows study

Ritalin and other drugs of the same class are the most effective and safest medications to prescribe for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a major scientific review. The review of ADHD drugs shows that they...

 
Battle over rail tunnels at Lord's cricket ground rumbles on

Battle over rail tunnels at Lord's cricket ground rumbles on

As England's players prepare to step out at Lord's for the second Test against India, they will be unaware of a long-running wrangle rumbling away not far below their feet. It is a saga that stretches back nearly two decades, and involves a dispute...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Ian Paisley: North Antrim recall petition to open

Ian Paisley: North Antrim recall petition to open

A petition that could force a by-election in North Antrim and unseat the current MP Ian Paisley will open later. In July, MPs voted to suspend Mr Paisley for 30 sitting days over his failure to declare two family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan...

BBC, 00:19 in Regional
 
Man, 63, dies after falling into water at Highlands fish farm

Man, 63, dies after falling into water at Highlands fish farm

A man has died after falling into the water at a fish farm in the Highlands. A major rescue operation was launched after the alarm was raised at Loch Shieldaig, near Torridon in Wester Ross, about 8.30am. The 63-year-old’s body was later pulled from...

 
Hit American diner Denny's confirms Glasgow restaurant plans

Hit American diner Denny's confirms Glasgow restaurant plans

Hit American diner chain Denny's has confirmed that Glasgow will host its newest UK branch. It was thought that owners were considering either Glasgow or Edinburgh for the new venue, but announced on Tuesday it would in fact be coming to the west. The...

 
Women need more realistic data on egg-freezing success, say experts

Women need more realistic data on egg-freezing success, say experts

Women who opt to freeze their eggs need to be made aware of how realistic their chances of pregnancy are, experts have warned, as more turn to the procedure. Egg freezing in the UK is funded by the NHS for girls and women for medical reasons, such as...

 
Geek Goods event to quench summer boredom

Geek Goods event to quench summer boredom

AN ULVERSTON merchandise shop is due to hold an arts and crafts event next week. Geek Goods, on New Market Street, will host an event aimed at school children involving arts and crafts. The event is free, with plenty of activities available like...

 
Watchdog backs ‘healthy’ McDonald’s Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

Watchdog backs ‘healthy’ McDonald’s Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

The UK advertising watchdog has ruled that McDonald’s Happy Meals can be advertised during children’s TV shows because they are “healthy”, but banned ads for KFC and Kellogg’s Coco Pops for promoting junk food to young people. McDonald’s has strived...

Guardian, 00:34 in Business
 
Holiday money: How to get the most from your travel cash

Holiday money: How to get the most from your travel cash

The value of the pound is falling, which is bad news for anyone going on holiday in the next few months. The pound has fallen to its lowest rate against the dollar in 11 months, and in July the Moneycorp bureau at Stansted Airport was offering one of...

BBC, 00:38 in Business
 
Tokyo medical school admits changing results to exclude women

Tokyo medical school admits changing results to exclude women

A Tokyo medical school has apologised after an internal investigation confirmed it altered entrance exam scores for more than a decade to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all...

 

KFC and Kellogg’s ads banned for promoting junk food

Ads for KFC and Kellogg’s have been banned for promoting junk food to children. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned the poster for KFC’s Mars Krushems drink after it appeared in July on a telephone box a short distance from the entrance...

Scotsman, 00:46 in Hot News
 


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