News archive from 10 December 2014, page 9

Ofsted Report: Secondary Schools Stalling

Ofsted Report: Secondary Schools Stalling

State secondary school standards are at risk of stagnating with around 170,000 pupils now attending schools rated as inadequate, according to Ofsted's annual report. The number of secondary schools deemed to be inadequate has risen over the past 12...

 

Liverpool virals: Basle lead online mocking of Brendan Rodgers' side after knocking Reds out of the...

Not satisfied with knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League, Basle have posted a picture online mocking Brendan Rodgers' side. Fabian Frei opened the scoring for the Swiss champions in the 25th minute, and things got worse for the hosts when...

Daily Mail, 01:48 in Sport
 

Liverpool crash out of Champions League but can Manchester City join the last 16?

Liverpool’s dismal exit from the Champions League signalled the Premier League’s first casualty in Europe's elite club competition this season as Manchester City vie to join Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal in the knockout stages. 14 sides have now...

Daily Mail, 01:48 in Sport
 
Rising funeral costs ‘causing people to bury loved ones in back garden’

Rising funeral costs ‘causing people to bury loved ones in back garden’

Rising costs are causing people to hold DIY funerals and bury their loved ones in their back garden, MPs have heard. Labour backbencher Emma Lewell-Buck warned that bereaved people were being forced to sell their possessions or falling into debt. She...

Guardian, 01:48 in Politics
 

Michael Clarke closes in on emotional century less than two weeks after death of Phillip Hughes before rain...

Michael Clarke and Steve Smith were both closing in on emotional centuries less than two weeks after the death of Phillip Hughes as Australia continued to pile on the runs against India. Rain stopped play on day two of the first Test with the Aussies...

Daily Mail, 01:52 in Sport
 
Country & Coast: Robins

Country & Coast: Robins

Suddenly, robins are everywhere. On Saturday one popped up to serenade my group of walkers on the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath at Apperley Bridge, next day another accepted bits of cake while we sat beside the River Aire in Malhamdale, and this week...

 
Frustration as dairy farm numbers hit a new low

Frustration as dairy farm numbers hit a new low

The number of dairy farms has fallen to a new four-figure low, representatives of the troubled industry heard yesterday. Farmers have suffered “a real kick in the teeth” this year, dairy sector chief Rob Harrison told an agriculture summit in Skipton,...

 
Hundreds of trees planted at York woodland

Hundreds of trees planted at York woodland

Volunteers from across the county came together as part of a project to create the district's largest new public woodland near York. Around 400 trees were planted during a day involving the community at Three Hagges Jubilee Wood on the Escrick Park...

 

U.N.'s Ban says no 'time for tinkering' on global warming action

Ban said there was still a chance of limiting global warming to an internationally agreed ceiling of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times to help avert floods, droughts, desertification and rising sea levels. "But the...

 

U.S. Congress expected to reboot Internet tax issues in 2015

Though technically separate, the two have become entwined by political maneuvering, with a holding action in the works on Capitol Hill, according to analysts and lobbyists. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said on Tuesday, as expected, that a...

 

New Luxembourg leaks reveal Disney, Koch Industries tax deals

The ICIJ said the two companies engaged in complex restructurings and channelled hundreds of millions of dollars in profits between 2009 and 2013 through Luxembourg subsidiaries that enjoyed tax rates of less than 1 percent. The revelations follow...

 

Manchester United ace Robin van Persie warns Liverpool he's back to his best

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has fired a warning to rivals Liverpool to expect him back to top form at Old Trafford on Sunday. The 31-year-old struck two fine goals as Manchester United defeated Southampton 2-1 to extend a winning run to...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport
 
Ghost tales to tell

Ghost tales to tell

Enjoy a good ghost story? Then a free event at Hebden Bridge Library - and one which features a Booker Prize shortlisted author in Alison Moore in the line-up of authors - should be right up your street. Ghost Stories: Poor Souls’ Light takes place on...

 
Deadly bombing on Philippines bus

Deadly bombing on Philippines bus

At least 10 people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in what authorities described as a mortar bomb explosion on a bus in the southern Philippines. The rural bus was passing near the main gate of Central Mindanao University in Maramag town,...

 

Breast cancer screening still misses 2,000 victims a year: mammograms fail to detect tumours in women with...

More than two thousand women with breast cancer are being missed every year by NHS screening, research suggests. The mammograms fail to detect tumours in women with what are termed ‘high density’ breasts. This means their breast tissue is thicker,...

Daily Mail, 02:13 in Health
 


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