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Calorie labelling could be extended to eating out in England

Calorie labelling could be extended to eating out in England

Calorie labels for food and drink in restaurants, cafes and takeaways could be introduced after the government announced it would launch a public consultation on the matter. The plans could see the number of calories listed alongside meal descriptions...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

MPs turn to mindfulness course to help them cope with stress and pressure of politics

MPs and members of the House of Lords are taking part in weekly “Mindfulness” classes inside Parliament, designed to help them deal with stress, anxiety or depression. One politician said: “I knew I had to do something about stress and work life...

 
Volkswagen to stop making its classic Beetle next year

Volkswagen to stop making its classic Beetle next year

After selling it on and off in the US for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its famous Beetle. The company’s American unit announced Thursday that it would end global production of the third-generation bulbous bug in July of next...

 

Take secret to the grave

Topical, thought-provoking and free! The Mikron Theatre company will be bringing its play based on the Luddite uprisings to Dewsbury Minster for a one-off free performance on Wednesday October 3 at 1pm. Can You Keep a Secret? tells the story of the...

 
Brazil meeting votes to protect world's whale population

Brazil meeting votes to protect world's whale population

Members of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) have voted to back a Brazilian proposal to give indefinite protection for the world's whale population, following an angry debate. The non-binding "Florianopolis Declaration" sees whaling...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 
French heritage lottery aims to save national treasures

French heritage lottery aims to save national treasures

It takes a national treasure to save the national treasure. Stéphane Bern, organiser of France's first heritage lottery, is himself something of a cherished institution. A historian, television star, and royal commentator, he is now lending his...

BBC, 00:19 in World News
 
MPs say RBS boss 'withheld information' about alleged criminality

MPs say RBS boss 'withheld information' about alleged criminality

The chief executive of RBS has been accused by MPs of withholding information about an investigation into criminal activity within the bank. Ross McEwan had told the Treasury Committee in January that there was not any criminality inside the bank. But...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Premier League clubs lead global transfer spending

Premier League clubs lead global transfer spending

Global spending on players during the summer transfer window hit a record $5.44bn (£4.16bn), according to Fifa. Some 182 of the 211 Fifa member associations had their registration period open during June to September. Clubs from the Big Five European...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Chanel chooses London for global holding company

Chanel chooses London for global holding company

The luxury goods maker Chanel has told the BBC it's elected to set up its global office in the UK. For the first time in its 110-year history, the brand is gathering the majority of its global business functions under one roof. Chanel, renowned for...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech capital?

Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech capital?

As tech giants Apple and Cisco set up academies in Naples, the city's tech entrepreneurs are hoping new investment will revitalise southern Italy's failing economy. Naples is a city with a reputation: it has pizza, its very own mafia known as the...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

Lehman anniversary: The five most surprising consequences

In 2008, I was one of the 1.5 million students who graduated from university in the US. And, like everyone else, I was caught off guard. Whatever we expected then, the reality today is that as a generation, we have more debt, fewer children and quite...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Recovery and clouds on the Spanish horizon

Recovery and clouds on the Spanish horizon

Ten years on from the crisis in the depths of the American banking system that triggered a global economic shock the real question is this - should we be looking back towards the last catastrophe or counting down to the next one? In Spain where both...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
How the financial crash provided some a new life and new hope

How the financial crash provided some a new life and new hope

How would you cope if an international financial crisis turned your life upside down? Could you handle a drop in income or losing your home? Or would you rise to the challenge and change your life for the better? Life was never the same for millions...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 
Why Afghanistan is more dangerous than ever

Why Afghanistan is more dangerous than ever

Huge death tolls that would once have made headlines are becoming commonplace in Afghanistan, as the Taliban and other militant groups flex their muscles daily against a US-backed military struggling to cope. There remains no clear end in sight for a...

BBC, 00:24 in World News
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Time for trans-Pennine rail chiefs to redeem themselves

THE context is critical to the years of disruptions that trans-Pennine rail passengers will endure when the main line between Leeds and Manchester is finally upgraded. Unlike this summer’s delays which have been largely brought about by the...

 


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