News archive from 11 September 2018

Only one person wants the top job at county hall - and it's a familiar face

0 Have your say Only one person has applied to be the chief executive of Lancashire County Council - and it is the women who has been doing the job on a temporary basis for almost a year. The authority’s employment committee will meet on Tuesday to...

 
Man charged in murder of Canadian teen Marrisa Shen

Man charged in murder of Canadian teen Marrisa Shen

A suspect has been arrested for the killing of a Canadian schoolgirl following a breakthrough in a lengthy investigation into her death. Ibrahim Ali, 28, a Canadian permanent resident, faces first degree murder charges for the killing of Marrisa Shen,...

BBC, 00:01 in World News
 
NHS care regulator says sexual incidents 'commonplace' in mental health units

NHS care regulator says sexual incidents 'commonplace' in mental health units

Sexual incidents including harassment, assaults and rapes are “commonplace” in mental health units, mainly carried out by patients, the NHS’s care regulator has reported. A total of 1,120 sexual incidents - 65 a week - occurred on mental health wards...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
British women live shorter lives than most other Europeans

British women live shorter lives than most other Europeans

Women in the UK are living shorter lives on average than most of their counterparts in Europe, according to an analysis by Public Health England. Spanish women have the highest life expectancy in Europe at birth, at 86.3 years in 2016. The average for...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Cash use falls further as plastic payments rise

Cash use falls further as plastic payments rise

The value of purchases made by plastic now accounts for more than three-quarters of retail sales. Cash use fell a further 1% last year and now accounts for just 22% of purchases, according to the British Retail Consortium. But the switch to plastic...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Sharp rise in young people overdosing on painkillers and antidepressants

Sharp rise in young people overdosing on painkillers and antidepressants

Soaring numbers of children, teenagers and young adults have been deliberately poisoning themselves with overdoses of drugs such aspainkillers and antidepressants as a response to feelings of distress, according to a new study. Experts said the sharp...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Diego Maradona faces Mexican media as he is unveiled as boss of Dorados of Sinaloa

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of second-tier Mexican side Dorados of Sinaloa on Monday. The club's Twitter account posted multiple photos of Maradona arriving at the club before he stood in front of the...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Sport
 
'A new bladder made from my own cells gave me a normal life'

'A new bladder made from my own cells gave me a normal life'

Bioprinting human tissue using specialised 3D printers promises to transform medicine, with implications for organ transplants, cancer treatment and antibiotic development. Luke Massella is one of about 10 people alive walking around with a...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Russia launches its biggest war games since Cold War

Russia launches its biggest war games since Cold War

Russia's biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving about 300,000 service personnel, is getting under way in eastern Siberia. China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in "Vostok-2018", with many Chinese armoured vehicles and...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Home Office ignorant of strain on police after cuts, says watchdog

Home Office ignorant of strain on police after cuts, says watchdog

Whitehall’s spending watchdog has accused the Home Office of being ignorant of the strain that police officers are under after funding cuts led to 45,000 job losses. The report from the National Audit Office comes as a debate rages over why crime is...

 

Only one person wants the top job at county hall - and it's a familiar face

Only one person has applied to be the chief executive of Lancashire County Council - and it is the women who has been doing the job on a temporary basis for almost a year. The authority’s employment committee will meet on Tuesday to decide whether...

 
The entrepreneur creating Ghana's next generation of inventors

The entrepreneur creating Ghana's next generation of inventors

"Sir, sir, sir," scream more than 30 children in exhilaration, jumping out of their small wooden chairs in a classroom on the edge of a lush, grassy valley. The race is on at Berekuso Junior High School on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana's...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

Manchester United advertise post for new 'recruitment analyst'

Manchester United are on the lookout for a new 'recruitment analyst' as they bid to get more bang for their buck out of the transfer market. The vacancy is currently being advertised on the club's official website and calls for candidates boasting a...

Daily Mail, 00:16 in Sport
 
Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star 'not socially responsible'

Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star 'not socially responsible'

Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has been ranked last in a report judging A-list celebrities on how "socially responsible" they are, fuelling further speculation about the whereabouts of the actress, who has not been seen in public for more...

BBC, 00:21 in World News
 
Bodyguard creator wanted twist to be 'completely alter dynamic'

Bodyguard creator wanted twist to be 'completely alter dynamic'

Warning – contains spoilers The creator of the hit BBC drama Bodyguard has said he decided to kill off Keeley Hawes’ character halfway through the series precisely because viewers would never expect such a major star to be written out. Jed Mercurio...

Guardian, 00:22 in Showbiz
 


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