News archive from 9 July 2018

Grimsby gears up for World Cup Wednesday - is Football Coming Home?

Pubs in Grimsby and Cleethorpes are gearing up for what they expect to be one of their busiest nights on Wednesday. As England face Croatia in the semi-final of the World Cup - the furthest they've gone in nearly three decades, the area's pubs and...

 
Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. His resignation comes days after Theresa May secured her cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan despite claims from Brexiteers that it was too "soft". Mr Davis was appointed...

BBC, 00:00 in Regional
 

Railway revolution unveiled for Birmingham and Midlands - more trains, quicker journeys, reopened stations

Rail services across Birmingham and the West Midlands are set for a revolution - with journey times slashed and train frequency increasing. Commuters travelling between the city and other Midlands town and cities like Nottingham, Leicester, Hereford...

 

More people from Lincolnshire saving lives through deceased organ donation

New figures released today (Monday) reveal that 19 people from Lincolnshire became life-saving deceased organ donors over the last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever number of donors. More families in the area are supporting donation, and...

 

More people from Lincolnshire saving lives through deceased organ donation

New figures released today (Monday) reveal that 19 people from Lincolnshire became life-saving deceased organ donors over the last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever number of donors. More families in the area are supporting donation, and...

 
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Portugal team-mate hints Real Madrid ace has agreed to join

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Portugal team-mate hints Real Madrid ace has agreed to join

Alves was on World Cup duty with Ronaldo in Russia before Portugal were knocked out in the last 16 by Uruguay. The 33-year-old has been Real Madrid since his £80m switch from Manchester United in 2009. He has since become the club’s record goalscorer...

Daily Star, 00:17 in Sport
 

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More people from Lincolnshire saving lives through deceased organ donation

New figures released today (Monday) reveal that 19 people from Lincolnshire became life-saving deceased organ donors over the last year, helping the UK reach its highest ever number of donors. More families in the area are supporting donation, and...

 
Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

A mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday. The chemical, trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11, has...

 
A million older people 'badly let down' by lack of social care funding

A million older people 'badly let down' by lack of social care funding

The number of older people in England without social care support has hit a record high, with one in seven now being left to get by on their own, figures reveal. A record total of 1.4 million people over 65 now have some level of unmet need with tasks...

Guardian, 00:24 in Health
 
Government outsourcing approach flawed, say MPs

Government outsourcing approach flawed, say MPs

The government is prioritising cost over quality when outsourcing public sector contracts, leading to worse services, a committee of MPs says. The collapse of construction giant Carillion had exposed "fundamental flaws" in the outsourcing...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
The polio survivor who became a healthcare boss

The polio survivor who became a healthcare boss

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Romana Abdin, chief executive of private healthcare provider Simplyhealth. Romana Abdin was just three when she contracted polio, but...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 

The Yorkshire Post says: One game at a time as Theresa May faces down Tory critics over Brexit

THERESA MAY isn’t just negotiating with her own Cabinet – and the EU – when it comes to Brexit. She’s also playing for high political stakes with her more Eurosceptic backbenchers who have the power to block any plan and, potentially, bring the...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Train of thought. At least one Tory MP does get it

AT last a Yorkshire-born Conservative MP who sees sense over transport. Neil O’Brien, a former Treasury and 10 Downing Street special adviser, says in today’s newspaper that “ultimately people want to see good, regular, reliable services”. An opponent...

 
Carillion collapse exposed government outsourcing flaws – report

Carillion collapse exposed government outsourcing flaws – report

The folly of using contractors to drive down the cost of providing public services has been exposed by the collapse of Carillion, an official report has shown. The House of Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee found there...

Guardian, 00:31 in Business
 


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