News archive from 14 August 2018

Heatwave leaves Lincolnshire’s farmers counting the cost of unpredictable harvest

Early indications from this year’s harvest suggest farmers fortunes have varied dramatically across Lincolnshire, after the last remaining wheat fields were brought in this weekend. Research by the agricultural accountants Duncan & Toplis has...

 
Jose Mourinho singled out Andreas Pereira and Luke Shaw during team talk after Manchester United beat Leicester City

Jose Mourinho singled out Andreas Pereira and Luke Shaw during team talk after Manchester United beat...

Jose Mourinho singled out Luke Shaw and Andreas Pereira for special praise after addressing his entire Manchester United squad following the 2-1 victory over Leicester City. Goals from Paul Pogba and Shaw were enough for United to secure the win in...

Metro, 06:05 in Sport
 
Pension scam victims 'lost £91,000 each'

Pension scam victims 'lost £91,000 each'

Pension scam victims are losing an average £91,000 each as fraudsters see the potential for looting savings pots. One victim, Jennifer Ringstead, who lost over £50,000, said she is "angry" she had not been compensated and would have to start...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
The city ranked as the most liveable in the world

The city ranked as the most liveable in the world

Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia's Melbourne to be named the world's most liveable city. It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide league table...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
More than 200 suicides recorded at mental health units over seven years

More than 200 suicides recorded at mental health units over seven years

More than 200 patients killed themselves in mental health units over seven years, new figures have revealed, prompting concern about the safety and quality of care. Data collected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows that 224 people died of...

Guardian, 00:12 in Health
 
How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane

How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane

From battery-powered delivery trucks and rickshaws, to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream. But will a lack of investment in charging infrastructure hold the market back? In 2015 single mum Sushila Devi was struggling...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
The student trying to solve the food waste crisis

The student trying to solve the food waste crisis

Lawrence Okettayot is on a road trip across Uganda. He's spreading the word about a device he's created which could be a solution to Africa's food waste crisis. Food wasted every year in the continent could feed up to 300 million people, according to...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 
Vienna named world's most liveable city as Melbourne loses crown

Vienna named world's most liveable city as Melbourne loses crown

Melbourne has been dislodged by Vienna for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global liveability index, strengthening the Austrian capital’s claim to being the world’s most pleasant city to live in. The two metropolises...

 
Life without evenings: the people left behind by South Korea's war on overwork

Life without evenings: the people left behind by South Korea's war on overwork

Kim Jeong-cheol wakes up every morning at 6am to deliver packages to Seoul’s wealthier residents, and spends every night ferrying those same people home after a night out, ending his working day well past midnight. He also works at a cosmetics...

 

Scientists discover how to target mutations that in 50% of cancers 

An experimental drug could finally let doctors treat half of cancers, which often become drug resistant, defying treatment. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco used a drug being developed by Revolution Medicines to slow the...

 

Healthista survey reveals more than 30% cheat

If there is anything more compelling than our own sex lives, it’s other people’s. Whether it’s wanting to live vicariously through that lovey-dovey couple who never stop their PDAs or through sheer old-fashioned nosiness, most of us would love to know...

 

Northumberland more than meeting its housing need

The supply of new homes in Northumberland has far outstripped the need in recent years - unlike large parts of the country, new analysis shows. The BBC’s Shared Data Unit has looked at housing data across the UK’s local council areas to try to paint a...

 

South Lakes Housing makes a stand against domestic violence

South Lakes Housing has joined the Make a Stand campaign which was launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance and Women's Aid. The housing association plans to use the campaign to help tackle...

 
New Mexico compound boy 'died in ritual ceremony'

New Mexico compound boy 'died in ritual ceremony'

A boy whose remains were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico died during a ritual ceremony, US prosecutors say. The boy's remains were discovered after police rescued 11 malnourished children who were being held at the site. The children...

BBC, 00:21 in World News
 

‘Too much meat can make you old’ find researchers

Too much red meat and too few fruit and vegetables increases your body’s “biological age”, according to scientists. Research led by the University of Glasgow found that a moderate increase in serum phosphate levels caused by red meat consumption,...

 


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