News archive from 12 December 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuses to rule out censored Chinese search engine

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refuses to rule out censored Chinese search engine

Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, testified before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday morning, three months after his company thumbed its nose at Congress by failing to appear alongside Facebook and Twitter at a Senate hearing on election...

 

Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s safeguarding...

 
Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named

Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named

A village street in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, has been named as the slowest for broadband internet, according to an annual survey. The study said homes on Greenmeadows Park averaged just 0.14 megabits per second (Mbps). The fastest spot, by...

 

Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s safeguarding...

 
TUC calls for target of 1m manufacturing and hi-tech jobs by 2030

TUC calls for target of 1m manufacturing and hi-tech jobs by 2030

The Trades Union Congress has called on the government to set a target to create 1m manufacturing and high-tech jobs by 2030 to bolster its industrial strategy. In a report on the government’s flagship industrial policy, which launched a year ago, the...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp makes surprise Alisson transfer admission after Napoli win

Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp makes surprise Alisson transfer admission after Napoli win

The Reds sealed qualification to the Champions League knockout stages after edging past their opponents 1-0 at Anfield. Mohamed Salah slotted in the only goal of the game but the hosts missed countless guilt-edged chances to put the game to bed, with...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
Meghan Markle and Roxanne Pallett were Google’s ‘top trending’ people of 2018

Meghan Markle and Roxanne Pallett were Google’s ‘top trending’ people of 2018

Meghan Markle and Roxanne Pallet led the list of people we’ve been Googling this year, the tech giant has revealed. The Duchess of Sussex and former Emmerdale actress were both involved in some fairly high-profile events in 2018. The former getting...

Metro, 00:12 in Hot News
 
Is the US heading for a recession?

Is the US heading for a recession?

Recessions are painful. Shrinking output tends to mean huge job losses, stagnant incomes and widespread misery. And when that recession is in the world's largest economy, it's a major headache for its trading partners, not least the UK which sells 30%...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Corbyn: May demeaned her office by pulling Brexit vote

Corbyn: May demeaned her office by pulling Brexit vote

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of “demeaning her office” by delaying the crucial vote on her Brexit deal to instead seek new concessions from the EU, saying the paralysis of government meant other pressing problems were being ignored. The prime...

Guardian, 00:16 in Politics
 
'I struggle without him': wife of jailed Reuters reporter marks grim milestone

'I struggle without him': wife of jailed Reuters reporter marks grim milestone

In late October, in a meeting room inside Yangon’s famously brutal Insein Prison, Reuters reporter Wa Lone met his three-month-old daughter, Thet Htar Angel, for the first time. The moment he took the infant into his arms a warm, white substance...

 
Study finds high levels of depression among LGBT teenagers

Study finds high levels of depression among LGBT teenagers

Young LGBT people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found. LGBT 16- to 21-year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves...

 

Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

0 Have your say The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s...

 
The Germans solving rising rents with people power

The Germans solving rising rents with people power

Despairing of rising prices, some Germans are taking matters into their own hands to secure long-term, cheap, and stable rents. Rents in Munich's trendy Westend district have soared in recent years. The former working-class neighbourhood, home to the...

BBC, 00:25 in Business
 

Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

0 Have your say The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s...

 

Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s safeguarding...

 


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