News archive from 13 December 2018

EastEnders new set will cost licence fee payer another £27,000,000

EastEnders new set will cost licence fee payer another £27,000,000

The financial struggles of Albert Square are known to anyone who tunes into BBC One every weeknight. Well, it’s about to get a whole lot more cash, as it emerged the new EastEnders set is expected to cost the licence fee payer another £27 million. The...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Champions League last-16 draw: who’s hot, who’s not and who can play who

Champions League last-16 draw: who’s hot, who’s not and who can play who

The Premier League will supply a quarter of the teams in the Champions League last-16 draw, which will take place at 11am on Monday. Teams from the same country cannot be drawn against each other, and likewise teams who qualified from the same group....

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
What happens now for the prime minister and her Brexit plans?

What happens now for the prime minister and her Brexit plans?

Has Theresa May done enough to secure her position? The 200-117 result is in truth finely balanced. It is enough of a win to stave off Theresa May’s immediate resignation, but the rebellion is at a significant level too. Hard Brexiters such as Mark...

Guardian, 00:10 in Politics
 
Organ donors to be asked if they are religious

Organ donors to be asked if they are religious

People who join the NHS's UK organ donation register are to be asked if they want their religious beliefs to be considered in the donation process. The question aims to reassure people that donation can take place in line with their faith or beliefs....

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
EastEnders set revamp goes £27m over budget

EastEnders set revamp goes £27m over budget

The BBC project to replace and expand the external set of EastEnders will now cost £27m more than originally planned. The original 2015 forecast for the E20 scheme was £59.7m, but the revised budget is now £86.7m. A National Audit Office (NAO) report...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 

4.3m elderly people ‘at risk of not being cared for’, says report

Millions of frail elderly people are at risk at going without the support they need as local authorities struggle to meet rising demand for social care, a report has warned. Research by a charity found that more than 4.3m people aged over 75 in the UK...

 

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UK property market at weakest since 2012 as Brexit takes toll – Rics

UK property market at weakest since 2012 as Brexit takes toll – Rics

Brexit is battering the UK property market, pushing it to its weakest level in more than six years, with almost half of surveyors reporting that sellers and buyers are sitting tight because of political uncertainty. The Royal Institution of Chartered...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
Six slime and putty toys sold in UK fail to meet safety standards

Six slime and putty toys sold in UK fail to meet safety standards

Six out of 13 “slime” and putty toys have failed to meet EU safety standards when tested for the presence of a potentially harmful chemical, according to research by a consumer group. Following an investigation earlier this year that found almost all...

Guardian, 00:18 in Business
 
Australian cardinal George Pell removed from inner circle by Pope Francis

Australian cardinal George Pell removed from inner circle by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has removed Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, from his inner circle in a restructure of his Council of Cardinals. Pell’s position as the financial controller of the Vatican makes him the third most powerful person in...

 
Bradford music teacher shortlisted for $1m global education prize

Bradford music teacher shortlisted for $1m global education prize

A music teacher who helped turn around a once-failing primary school in Bradford with a radical programme of music and creative education is one of three teachers from England shortlisted for a $1m global prize. Jimmy Rotheram, of Feversham primary...

Guardian, 00:23 in Learning
 
University acceptance rates for students with lower grades on the rise

University acceptance rates for students with lower grades on the rise

University acceptance rates among students who achieve C and D grades at A-level are on the increase, according to the latest official statistics, revealing that record proportions of English and Scottish 18-year-olds were accepted into university...

Guardian, 00:23 in Learning
 

Labour veteran Dennis Skinner accused of calling SNP MP ‘a piece of s**t’

Veteran left-wing Labour politician Dennis Skinner has been accused of calling an SNP MP a ‘piece of s**t’ amid a deepening row between the two parties over how to tackle Theresa May over Brexit. The SNP’s Stewart McDonald claimed in a tweet that Mr...

 
José Mourinho: we missed out at Valencia but it’s still been a success

José Mourinho: we missed out at Valencia but it’s still been a success

José Mourinho aimed another shot at his players, revealing his growing frustration as he insisted he had learnt “nothing” and was not surprised by his team’s 2-1 defeat at Valencia. Manchester United were unexpectedly handed the opportunity to finish...

Guardian, 00:25 in Sport
 
Injured Aaron Mooy ruled out of Socceroos' Asian Cup defence

Injured Aaron Mooy ruled out of Socceroos' Asian Cup defence

Australia have suffered a huge blow ahead of next month’s Asian Cup with confirmation star midfielder Aaron Mooy will miss the tournament due to a knee injury. Huddersfield confirmed on Wednesday the 28-year-old had suffered a torn medial collateral...

Guardian, 00:25 in Sport
 


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