News archive from 11 December 2018

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant

US actress Sarah Hyland has described how having to undergo two kidney transplants left her "contemplating suicide," US media report. The 28-year-old, who stars in the popular sitcom Modern Family, opened up about her kidney dysplasia in an...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 

‘Dan from Edinburgh’ stuns BBC Saturday Kitchen phone-in with c-word

A caller from Edinburgh has gone viral after viewers noticed that he had used the ‘c word’ in a phone call placed to mid-morning cookery show Saturday Kitchen on the BBC. ‘Dan from Edinburgh’ was introduced as one of the viewers of the weekly show who...

 
Big banks reaped $1bn from home loans 'while customers lost hundreds', ACCC says

Big banks reaped $1bn from home loans 'while customers lost hundreds', ACCC says

Home loan customers have potentially missed out on saving hundreds of dollars a year on their mortgage repayments to Australia’s biggest banks, while those same institutions have reaped over $1bn thanks to new regulations. These are the key findings...

 

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Join millions who plan to give the gift of time this Christmas

Millions of us are planning to spend time volunteering over the festive period, according to the latest figures. New research from national volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service, finds nearly one in five (17%) adults in Great Britain plan to...

 
Liverpool are playing at ‘title-winning level’ but there is one BIG problem - Gary Neville

Liverpool are playing at ‘title-winning level’ but there is one BIG problem - Gary Neville

That is the view of Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who says that Jurgen Klopp’s men are playing like title winners at the moment. The Reds have made their best start to a season in their history and are still...

Daily Star, 00:12 in Sport
 

Join millions who plan to give the gift of time this Christmas

Millions of us are planning to spend time volunteering over the festive period, according to the latest figures. New research from national volunteering charity, Royal Voluntary Service, finds nearly one in five (17%) adults in Great Britain plan to...

 
North-south economic divide set to narrow as Brexit hits London growth

North-south economic divide set to narrow as Brexit hits London growth

Slowing growth in London since the Brexit vote has put the British economy on track to narrow the north-south economic divide over the coming three years, according to a report. The accountancy firm EY, despite warning of a weaker outlook for almost...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
E-receipts from leading retailers 'may break data protection rules'

E-receipts from leading retailers 'may break data protection rules'

Several large retailers may be breaking data protection rules with their e-receipts, according to an investigation by the consumer body Which?. Many retailers offer to email receipts to shoppers but the rules in this area were tightened in May when...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
Demands on NHS staff rise as EU applicants 'drop off a cliff'

Demands on NHS staff rise as EU applicants 'drop off a cliff'

The sharp slowdown in EU migrant workers coming to Britain has pushed the hiring needs of the NHS and the wider public sector to the highest levels in seven years. According to a poll of 2,102 employers across nine different industry sectors by the...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
Maria Butina: 'covert Russian agent' will plead guilty over effort to infiltrate NRA

Maria Butina: 'covert Russian agent' will plead guilty over effort to infiltrate NRA

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, who is suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) and influence US policy toward Russia, is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and US prosecutors,...

 
Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world's largest economies. Meng Wanzhou is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the elder daughter of the telecom giant's...

BBC, 00:37 in World News
 
Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Never has the future of nuclear arms control seemed so uncertain. At risk is not just the collapse of existing treaties, but a whole manner of interaction between Russia and the United States that has been crucial to maintaining stability over...

BBC, 00:37 in World News
 
Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy. On a beach in Hordeia on the northern coast of Somalia, I asked a former pirate what attracted him to piracy in the first place. The man, who...

BBC, 00:37 in World News
 
The countries that think it's OK to use cannabis

The countries that think it's OK to use cannabis

Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting. Mexico's new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does the incoming government of Luxembourg. Meanwhile, New Zealand's leaders are considering a referendum on...

BBC, 00:37 in World News
 


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