News archive from 8 October 2018

Greetings from Gomersal

I POPPED along to the Red House Museum on Sunday to view the new Greetings from Gomersal exhibition currently showing Tuesday to Thursday (11am-4pm), and weekends (noon-4pm). Visitors can hear memories of trams, trains and cycling from Old Gomersal....

 
Young people with deposits still cannot buy homes

Young people with deposits still cannot buy homes

Around 40% of young adults cannot afford to buy one of the cheapest homes in their area even with a 10% deposit, according to a new research. The Institute of Fiscal Studies said house prices in England have risen by 173% over two decades. But average...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
UK economy is 'stuck in a rut' says business body

UK economy is 'stuck in a rut' says business body

The UK economy is "stuck in a rut" because of uncertainty over Brexit and weaker confidence, according to a group representing British businesses. In a survey, the British Chambers of Commerce found that firms in the services sector, which...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
The UK firm hoping to take on Google’s driverless cars

The UK firm hoping to take on Google’s driverless cars

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Stan Boland, founder and chief executive of UK driverless car company Five AI. As firms around the world race to develop self-driving...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Charity begins at Tesc-home!

A Batley supermarket has donated £500 to two schools for their Christmas projects. Tesco in Bradford Road has given £250 each to Park Road and St Mary’s Junior and Infant schools in Batley as part of a community outreach programme The money is...

 
EU citizens could face repeat of Windrush scandal, say landlords

EU citizens could face repeat of Windrush scandal, say landlords

Landlords have said that EU citizens living in the UK are at risk of facing some of the same difficulties caused for the Windrush generation by a lack of legal certainty around their status after Brexit. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA),...

 
Labour hopes new initiative will revive political education

Labour hopes new initiative will revive political education

Organisers of the Labour conference fringe are planning to facilitate a series of political education events around the country to inspire debate among Jeremy Corbyn supporters who are unable to attend the party’s main annual event. The World...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 
Treasury weighs up tax break for landlords who sell to generation rent

Treasury weighs up tax break for landlords who sell to generation rent

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is considering using this month’s budget to introduce a “good landlord” tax break rewarding investors who sell properties to sitting tenants amid a housing crisis that has left 40% of young adults unable to buy a home....

Guardian, 00:23 in Business
 
'Sleepwalking' with India's Maoist guerrillas

'Sleepwalking' with India's Maoist guerrillas

Tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict between Maoist guerrillas and the Indian state. Alpa Shah lived among the tribal villagers in their guerrilla strongholds for a year and a half to understand why they shunned democracy to take up...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 
Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

Why is it so hard for Africans to visit other African countries?

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has said he needs 38 visas to travel within the continent on his Nigerian passport. Many European nationals, meanwhile, waltz into most Africans countries visa-free. African nations were supposed to scrap visa...

BBC, 00:27 in World News
 
UK Seniors Snooker Championships to be held in Hull for the next three years

UK Seniors Snooker Championships to be held in Hull for the next three years

Hull is billing itself as a "snooker city" after becoming the permanent home to one of the game's top tournaments. Under a deal announced today, October 8, the UK Seniors Snooker Championships will be staged in the city for the next three...

 

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Court report

The following people were prosecuted for using televisions without licences. Numbers refer to defendants’ ages, not addresses. Samantha Bartlett, 34, of Beechdale Avenue, Batley, 260 fine, 75 costs. Tracey Bywood, 46, of Lewes Fold, Heckmondwike, 350...

 
All Black out for three months after breaking neck in South Africa

All Black out for three months after breaking neck in South Africa

Flanker Sam Cane will miss the All Blacks tour of Japan and Europe after suffering a broken neck during their win over South Africa. Cane was to undergo surgery on Sunday and remain in Pretoria for another week to recover after departing with a...

Guardian, 00:46 in Sport
 
Panorama: Can violent men ever change?

Panorama: Can violent men ever change?

Every year more than a million people are victims of domestic abuse in the UK. Often the focus is on helping the victim find safety - but what of the abusers? Should they be given help? And can they change? Andrew found himself wanting to change when...

BBC, 00:51 in Regional
 


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