News archive from 11 August 2018

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m as jury rules weedkiller caused man's cancer

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m as jury rules weedkiller caused man's cancer

Monsanto suffered a major blow with a jury ruling that the company was liable for a terminally ill man’s cancer, awarding him $289m in damages. Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old former groundskeeper, won a huge victory in the landmark case on Friday,...

 
Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages to cancer victim

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages to cancer victim

Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer. In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers...

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 

'Great' fish and chip shop with large portions gets one star food hygiene rating

A highly rated fish and chip shop which has been praised for its large portions has been handed a one star food hygiene rating. Ann's Fish and Chips in Boston has been told by inspectors that it needs to make improvements, according to the Food...

 
José Mourinho says manager role should be downgraded to ‘head coach’

José Mourinho says manager role should be downgraded to ‘head coach’

José Mourinho appeared to take aim at Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, for not sanctioning all of his transfer targets, with the manager saying maybe his title should be downgraded to “head coach”. The Portuguese’s side beat...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 
Charlottesville: Why one man is suing Alex Jones for defamation

Charlottesville: Why one man is suing Alex Jones for defamation

Brennan Gilmore heard the car accelerating before he saw it passing just metres in front of him. The driver of the Dodge Challenger sped downhill to Gilmore's left before pausing, accelerating, then striking dozens of people in a few brief seconds....

BBC, 00:17 in World News
 

Seabird numbers in Northumberland hit by spring storms

Numbers at one of the UK’s most important seabird breeding sites have fallen due to strong spring storms, despite the efforts of National Trust rangers. The Long Nanny, south of Beadnell, is an important breeding site for little terns, Arctic terns...

 
Huge disparity in care by funeral companies, report reveals

Huge disparity in care by funeral companies, report reveals

Some funeral companies are failing to take proper care of bodies, with lack of refrigeration, inadequate storage and general disregard for the individual, say doctors and other professionals in a new report. Most people are unaware that the funeral...

 

Raw chicken ‘teddy bear’ pulled from Facebook

A Facebook marketplace advertisement for a teddy bear stitched together using raw chicken has been removed from the site. The bears were described as “edible and can be cooked” and as a “great family activity, and cost $35 – or $25 each if the buyer...

The Week, 00:28 in Business
 
Gary Woodland leads home charge as storms halt US PGA second round

Gary Woodland leads home charge as storms halt US PGA second round

Perhaps it is appropriate that the 100th playing of this major sees the US firmly in control of the US PGA. On a Friday where Bellerive was virtually defenceless, those carrying the stars and stripes marched to positions of prominence. Chief among...

Guardian, 00:30 in Sport
 
Talking Horses: the best Saturday TV tips for Ascot and Haydock

Talking Horses: the best Saturday TV tips for Ascot and Haydock

Today’s races on ITV In the draw for Shergar Cup jockeys Ian Williams has got lucky by landing Adam Kirby for his talented old campaigner Shady McCoy (2.50), who can finally record his first win of the year in the Shergar Cup Mile. Other jockeys in...

Guardian, 00:30 in Sport
 
Allow boxing in prisons, Ministry of Justice report says

Allow boxing in prisons, Ministry of Justice report says

Boxing should be taught in prisons in England and Wales in an effort to improve discipline and boost education, an independent expert has said. A report for the Ministry of Justice said ministers should consider allowing combat sports - with the...

BBC, 00:30 in Regional
 
South Africa risks 'Zimbabwe-style land chaos'

South Africa risks 'Zimbabwe-style land chaos'

Shockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosa's controversial announcement that the country's constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. Markets reacted...

BBC, 00:31 in World News
 
Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation

Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation

Pedestrians were awarded at least £2.1m in compensation after tripping on pavements in the past year, research has revealed. The AA found that 10,572 people made claims against local councils, but only 859 - just 8% - were successful. While some...

BBC, 00:34 in Regional
 
Trans-councillor leaves roles after 'threats to life'

Trans-councillor leaves roles after 'threats to life'

Scotland's only openly-trans councillor has said they are stepping back from frontline politics. In a statement on social media, Dundee councillor Gregor Murray said mental wellbeing, personal issues and online abuse were behind the decision. The SNP...

BBC, 00:34 in Regional
 

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