News archive from 12 March 2019

Nationals deputy leader says Australia is 'frustrated' at Barnaby Joyce

Nationals deputy leader says Australia is 'frustrated' at Barnaby Joyce

The National party deputy leader, Bridget McKenzie, has attacked Barnaby Joyce for being out of step with the Nationals partyroom, saying the country was “frustrated” by him, as the party struggles to present a picture of unity. In one of her...

 
In the courts of Lincolnshire

In the courts of Lincolnshire

The following cases have been heard at magistrates courts in Lincolnshire: Ricardo Joel Dalomba, 32, of Parthian Avenue, Wyberton, Boston, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis. He was fined £220, ordered to pay a...

 

Call for more medical involvement in care planning for special school pupils

New guidelines are being drawn up to clarify who is responsible for providing medical care for children in Lancashire’s special schools. The move is in response to a report by a group of county councillors which found that the “goodwill” of...

 

New body for child protection in Lancashire

A single organisation could be created to protect the welfare of children across Lancashire. Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has given the go-ahead to the plan, which would see the three safeguarding children boards currently operating in the...

 

Call for more medical involvement in care planning for special school pupils

New guidelines are being drawn up to clarify who is responsible for providing medical care for children in Lancashire’s special schools. The move is in response to a report by a group of county councillors which found that the “goodwill” of...

 

New body for child protection in Lancashire

A single organisation could be created to protect the welfare of children across Lancashire. Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has given the go-ahead to the plan, which would see the three safeguarding children boards currently operating in the...

 
New 50p design featuring Stephen Hawking released into circulation

New 50p design featuring Stephen Hawking released into circulation

The Royal Mint has today confirmed new Stephen Hawking themed 50p coins have entered monetary circulation in the UK. This coincides with the first anniversary of the late Cambridge professor's death, and the coin has been designed as a tribute to his...

 
Navy crew saves 27 from flaming merchant ship in eight-hour rescue

Navy crew saves 27 from flaming merchant ship in eight-hour rescue

A crew of 27 have been saved from a container ship after it became engulfed in flames along the western coast of France. It took sailors from Royal Navy vessel HMS Argyll eight hours to save every person aboard the merchant ship, which caught on fire...

Metro, 00:12 in Hot News
 
Vandals scrawl swastikas and homophobic slurs over WWI memorial

Vandals scrawl swastikas and homophobic slurs over WWI memorial

A statue which pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War has been covered with swastikas and homophobic graffiti. The artwork in Flint, Wales, was unveiled last year to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. But...

Metro, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Benefit cap should be lifted for hundreds of Birmingham households, according to MPs

As many as 1,790 families hit by the benefit cap in Birmingham should be exempt, a new report has concluded. The cap limits the total amount a household can receive in benefits to £20,000 per year for families outside London and £23,000 per year for...

 
Stephen Hawking 50p coin to be put into circulation today

Stephen Hawking 50p coin to be put into circulation today

A batch of Stephen Hawking themed 50p coins will be circulated today, The Royal Mint has confirmed. The coins will feature a swirling black hole design with the name 'Stephen Hawking' emblazoned on the top half. Hawking, who was a professor of physics...

 
What went wrong at Superdry?

What went wrong at Superdry?

Don't be fooled by the Japanese characters emblazoned on its hoodies - Superdry was always a thoroughly British success story. From a small stall in Cheltenham market, it went on to become a truly global phenomenon and a commercial success. But 16...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 

More mental health support for Lancashire's young people

A quarter of the demand on a service to improve the emotional wellbeing of young people in Lancashire is now coming from primary schools. A quarter of the demand on a service to improve the emotional wellbeing of young people in Lancashire is now...

 

Call for more medical involvement in care planning for special school pupils

New guidelines are being drawn up to clarify who is responsible for providing medical care for children in Lancashire’s special schools. The move is in response to a report by a group of county councillors which found that the “goodwill” of...

 
Google gave former executive $35m payout after sexual assault allegation

Google gave former executive $35m payout after sexual assault allegation

Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35m in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released Monday. Details of the exit package were revealed as part of a...

 


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