News archive from 12 July 2018

Barrow Aldi a go as new investor takes over Hollywood Park

NewRiver, a real estate investment company, has acquired Hollywood Park for £15.3 million. The company have committed to investing in Hollywood Park with Aldi joining the other "quality national retailers and leisure operators" already in...

 

Watch cheers and tears in Sunderland during England’s dramatic World Cup defeat

Sunderland's cheers and tears during England's World Cup exit Sunderland was put through football’s emotional wringer again as England crashed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage. Around 2,500 Three Lions fans watched the game on a giant...

 

Farming red tape to be cut back in shake-up

A major simplification of the way the Government regulates farming has been proposed in an interim report from a group commissioned by Michael Gove. The Environment Secretary – who has cancelled a visit to the Great Yorkshire Show today, with Farming...

 

Mark Ronan: How creative industries are key to the future

THE newly-launched summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit shows how our inventors, artists and designers have not only shaped our world but are helping to build the economy of tomorrow. Visitors’ trails at the Great...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Minister snubs One Yorkshire – why councils must stand firm

THE initial belief that Yorkshire’s devolution deadlock could be broken as a result of James Brokenshire’s recent appointment as Communities Secretary appears to have been misplaced. He is a politician accustomed to the intricacies of devolution after...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Trump versus May. Afford President some respect

IT speaks volumes about President Donald Trump, and the level of controversy preceding his visit to Britain, that none of his predecessors – including George W Bush at the height of the Iraq war – attracted such a level of criticism and condemnation....

 
Sky battle escalates as Comcast raises offer to £26bn

Sky battle escalates as Comcast raises offer to £26bn

The battle for Sky intensified on Wednesday night as Comcast raised its bid for Sky, valuing the pay TV giant at £26bn. The move by the NBC owner came less than 24 hours after 21st Century Fox increased its offer to £24.5bn. That topped Comcast's...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Guess who's coming to dinner with Donald Trump

Guess who's coming to dinner with Donald Trump

So what would you say to dinner with Donald Trump at Blenheim Palace? Some of Britain's top business leaders have been wrestling with this tricky problem since the invite appeared on their desks earlier this week. The President's trade policies - not...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Ryanair cancels 30 flights as pilots strike in Ireland

Ryanair cancels 30 flights as pilots strike in Ireland

Ryanair is facing its first day of industrial action in Ireland since the airline bowed to pressure from staff and recognised trades unions. The budget airline has cancelled 30 flights on Thursday after the Irish Airline Pilots' Association voted to...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Will a US-UK free trade deal ever happen?

Will a US-UK free trade deal ever happen?

A year ago, President Trump buoyed hopes of a trade deal between the US and the UK, pledging a "powerful" pact that would happen "very, very quickly". But as Mr Trump meets with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, there is...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

Joy for Bradley Lowery’s mum as lifesaving cancer treatment made available on NHS

The mum of much-missed youngster Bradley Lowery is celebrating a campaign win after a life-saving cancer treatment was approved for use on the NHS. Gemma Lowery met then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in May to appeal for dinutuximab beta to be made...

 

Joy for Bradley Lowery’s mum as lifesaving cancer treatment made available on NHS

The mum of much-missed youngster Bradley Lowery is celebrating a campaign win after a life-saving cancer treatment was approved for use on the NHS. Gemma Lowery met then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in May to appeal for dinutuximab beta to be made...

 
English schools funding has fallen faster than in Wales, says IFS

English schools funding has fallen faster than in Wales, says IFS

School funding in England has fallen by 8% in real terms since 2010, at a faster rate than in Wales, meaning that per pupil funding in the two countries is almost the same for the first time in many years, according to figures produced by the...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 
A dead cat’s collar, a garden gnome and a turtle: The weirdest gifts teachers have got from kids

A dead cat’s collar, a garden gnome and a turtle: The weirdest gifts teachers have got from kids

The end of school summer time is approaching and thoughts are turning to what to buy the teacher. Of course, you’re the model parent, who gets something thoughtful that they will actually like (which most teachers will tell you is wine. And more...

Metro, 00:22 in Lifestyle
 
Rafael Nadal ends up on Wimbledon spectator’s lap after sprinting into the crowd

Rafael Nadal ends up on Wimbledon spectator’s lap after sprinting into the crowd

Rafael Nadal narrowly avoided a nasty collision with a spectator as he was forced to hop into the crowd during his Wimbledon quarter-final match with Juan Martin del Potro. The two-time champion sprinted at full pelt to chase down an angled smash from...

Metro, 00:22 in Sport
 


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