News archive from 10 July 2018

Why have David Davis and Boris Johnson resigned?

Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary, hours after Brexit minister David Davis also quit his post, over his dissatisfaction with the ‘soft Brexit’ plan agreed at Theresa May’s Chequers summit on Friday. “Johnson had been due to take part in...

The Week, 00:03 in Auto
 

These are the major city centre roads set to close for new tram works

Paradise Circus and Centenary Square will be closed to traffic from September as work on the Metro tram extension begins a new phase of development. The closures will allow work to begin on the next stage of the Birmingham city centre tram line...

 

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Belgium-France: World Cup clash tests border loyalties

Belgium-France: World Cup clash tests border loyalties

For the two neighbours challenging for a place in the final of the World Cup, Tuesday's momentous match does more than cross borders. Sometimes the frontier between France to the south and Belgium to the north divides the towns themselves in half....

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 
Cool down nuclear plan because renewables are better bet, ministers told

Cool down nuclear plan because renewables are better bet, ministers told

Government advisers have told ministers to back only a single new nuclear power station after Hinkley Point C in the next few years, because renewable energy sources could prove a safer investment. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) said the...

 
How tech is revolutionising the mining industry

How tech is revolutionising the mining industry

The use of controlled explosives is vital in mines but can be deadly if they are handled wrongly. If miners do not make accurate measurements or choose the right spots to place explosives, rocks can fracture in unexpected ways, creating a hazardous...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Five surprising things enjoying a World Cup bonanza

Five surprising things enjoying a World Cup bonanza

With England's next World Cup match only a matter of hours away, plenty of fans have already bought their inflatable hands, red-and-white bunting and supplies of beer. In the run-up to a World Cup retailers take a gamble, ordering in supplies of...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

Yorkshire v Durham (day three): Hosts heed Jason Gillespie’s demand and put Headingley victory within reach

Jason Gillespie called for a ruthless display from Yorkshire if they were to turn a strong position at the halfway stage of this match into a potentially victorious one. The players heeded the words of the first-team coach, whose hopes of saying...

 

Andrew Gale: The lads just keep stepping up to the plate

THE County Championship league table certainly looks promising for us at Yorkshire at the minute – 24 points clear with a game in hand. Everything is looking good, but we can’t get ahead of ourselves and there’s a long way to go. We did have a...

 

Do you want to enter our new-look Sports Awards?

This week, we are launching our new-look Sports Awards which incorporates the full Reporter Series and Wakefield Express titles. The last 12 months has been dominated by sensational sporting success and now is the time to consider your nominations for...

 

Top Spen Valley Premier trio slip up

IT WAS a bizarre afternoon in the Spen Valley League Premier Division last Saturday with the top three sides all losing. Jardy Boys failed to capitalise on leaders Bradford slipping up when they lost 4-1 at TVR United. Ashiq Iqbal, Junaid Taj, Moh...

 

Church has lost an inspiration

IT WAS with sadness and regret that members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Spen Valley, received the news of the death of Pope John Paul II. The Catholic Church has lost a charismatic and influential leader. The Pope will be remembered for many...

 
UK counter-terror bill risks criminalising curiosity – watchdog

UK counter-terror bill risks criminalising curiosity – watchdog

Academics, journalists and those with “inquisitive and foolish minds” would be at risk of prosecution and prison sentences of up to 15 years under proposed counter-terrorism laws, a parliamentary human rights watchdog has said. In a critical report,...

Guardian, 00:24 in Politics
 
Home Office urged to let ‘cheating’ students resit language tests

Home Office urged to let ‘cheating’ students resit language tests

Campaigners are calling for thousands of students who may have been wrongly accused of cheating in Home Office-mandated English-language tests to be given the opportunity to resit tests, so they can have a chance to clear their names and continue...

Guardian, 00:24 in Politics
 
UK slips to 35th in global table of broadband speeds

UK slips to 35th in global table of broadband speeds

The UK has slipped to 35th place in an annual league table of global broadband speeds, putting it in the bottom third of EU countries and below the likes of Madagascar and Bulgaria. An analysis of more than 160m broadband speed tests conducted across...

Guardian, 00:24 in Business
 


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