News archive from 9 October 2018

Test could predict risk of future heart disease for just £40

Test could predict risk of future heart disease for just £40

A one-off genetic test costing less than £40 can show if a person is born with a predisposition to heart disease. The Genomic Risk Score (GRS) test is cheap enough to allow population-wide screening of children, researchers believe. Medical and...

 

Man charged with murder in Northumberland

Police have charged a man with murder after a body was found at a property in Northumberland. Paul Johnson, 33, of Cleasewell Hill, Guide Post, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Bedlington Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Tuesday). He...

 
Water meters should be compulsory, say MPs

Water meters should be compulsory, say MPs

Millions of householders in England and Wales could be forced to have water meters installed if a group of MPs gets its way. Members of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) say that all water companies should be allowed to...

BBC, 00:04 in Regional
 

‘Businesses must offer better mental health support’

Employers must ensure that they have appropriate channels in place to ensure that staff suffering from mental health problems have the support they need, it has been claimed. Business leaders from around the region heard how managers in particular...

 
Eden Hazard faces impossible choice with the benefit of perspective

Eden Hazard faces impossible choice with the benefit of perspective

What would you do? You’re a top footballer for one of the richest and most successful teams in England. You play in the Premier League and you know that opposition defenders are terrified whenever you get the ball. You have won trophies and individual...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho ready to battle Tottenham for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho ready to battle Tottenham for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake

Both Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino have been keeping track of former Chelsea ace Ake, 23, in recent weeks. Ake played under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge and the United boss believes the Holland international cold be the answer to United’s...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 

Pensioner in hospital after collision which sparked closure of  major South Yorkshire road

A pensioner is in hospital following a collision with a car in an incident which saw the closure of a major Doncaster road on Monday night. High Street in Bentley was closed for several hours on Monday evening after a 70-year-old man was injured in...

 
UK film and TV sees record investment

UK film and TV sees record investment

The British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film and TV industry generated a record £7.9bn in 2016, helped by government tax reliefs. A BFI-commissioned report found that £632m in tax relief prompted additional spending of more than £3bn on the...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Coalition’s plan to force new migrants to live in rural areas criticised by Quaedvlieg

Coalition’s plan to force new migrants to live in rural areas criticised by Quaedvlieg

The former head of Australian Border Force Roman Quaedvlieg has questioned the enforceability of the Morrison government’s plan to force new migrants to live in rural and regional areas. On Tuesday the minister for cities, urban infrastructure and...

 

Designs revealed for new HS2 stations

New images showing how the region's two HS2 stations could look have been released today. The CGIs give a glimpse into the future of rail travel in the region, showcasing plans for the new stations in Curzon Street, in the city's Eastside district,...

 
Can coding give Kenya's women prisoners a second chance?

Can coding give Kenya's women prisoners a second chance?

"When I came to prison I didn't know computers." Dorcus, 44, is beaming as she pulls apart the central processing unit of one of the prison's desktop computers, explaining to the newer classmates what each electrical component is for....

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Silent fans, black eggs, 90-hour trip: recalling West Brom’s tour of China

Silent fans, black eggs, 90-hour trip: recalling West Brom’s tour of China

In 1978 West Bromwich Albion ended their season with a five-game tour of China considered so important to the nation that before their departure they were given a special briefing by the prime minister at Downing Street. To celebrate its 40th...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 

Getting to the core of the action at Wragby

Another successful Apple Day was organised by the Lincolnshire Organic Gardener’s Organisation in Wragby Town Hall on Sunday. The hall was full of stalls displaying various apples and displays of juices, with 150 varieties on display courtesy of the...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Brexit and devolution – why they both matter to Yorkshire and the North

THE decision by the North’s metro mayors to present an united front over the future of the economy is significant for two reasons which are fundamental to the area’s future prosperity – Brexit and devolution. First Brexit. This region’s industrial...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Screened out crimes. Sajid Javid guilty of buckpassing

THE revelation that up to a million reported crimes are being dropped with little or no investigation will alarm all those concerned about law and order. However, while some police critics will take the leadership of their local constabulary to task,...

 


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