News archive from 15 March 2019

MPs back Brexit delay as votes lay bare cabinet divisions

Brexit is set to be delayed by at least three months, after parliament opted overwhelmingly to request an extension to article 50 on another day of divisive votes that exposed the split in Theresa May’s fractured cabinet. The prime minister is now...

Guardian, 00:00 in Politics
 
Interserve: Key UK contractor faces crunch vote on rescue plan

Interserve: Key UK contractor faces crunch vote on rescue plan

Key government contractor Interserve faces a crunch vote on Friday which could lead it into administration. The outsourcing giant has been trying to persuade shareholders to back a rescue deal which would see 95% of the firm pass to lenders. It...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Energy bills: 'I don't know who to trust'

Energy bills: 'I don't know who to trust'

Paul Bailey has switched energy supplier twice at his new home, and twice he has had trouble with his bills. Initially he moved to Economy Energy but, after he switched to a better deal, he realised that the supplier still owed him £275 as he had paid...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Zoopla bars 'No DSS' rental ads

Zoopla bars 'No DSS' rental ads

Property website Zoopla has barred adverts that refuse to take renters on housing benefits. The National Housing Federation found one in ten adverts on Zoopla specified "no DSS" or "no housing benefit". The National Landlords...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
Companies told women must make up third of senior directors by 2020

Companies told women must make up third of senior directors by 2020

Dozens of firms, including Domino's Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King have been told to put more women in their boardrooms. The Investment Association, a financial sector trade body, and the government-backed Hampton-Alexander review wrote to 69...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang praises Ainsley Maitland-Niles after goal vs Rennes

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang praises Ainsley Maitland-Niles after goal vs Rennes

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang praised Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the Arsenal youngster’s goal against Rennes in the Europa League. The goal, Arsenal’s second in the 3-0 win at the Emirates, is Maitland-Niles’ second of the season. The 21-year-old’s...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
Would you put cumin on a pizza?

Would you put cumin on a pizza?

What do Tuscan Chicken, Bourbon Pork Tenderloin and New Orleans Sausage all have in common? They're all new spice mix flavours that have been developed by the world's biggest spice firm using artificial intelligence (AI). But with taste such a...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 

Doncaster Rovers: Andy Butler and Grant McCann urge supporters to stick on Red Noses for Barnsley clash as...

Grant McCann and Andy Butler have urged Doncaster Rovers to stick on Red Noses and turn out in force after the club announced a Comic Relief fundraiser for Friday night's clash with Barnsley. Rovers have pledged to donate £1 for every fan counted...

 
Schools have become 'fourth emergency service' for poorest families

Schools have become 'fourth emergency service' for poorest families

Schools have become “an unofficial fourth emergency service” for vulnerable families across England and Wales, offering food parcels, clothing and laundry facilities to those worst affected by austerity, according to a new report by a headteachers’...

Guardian, 00:25 in Learning
 
Cheltenham Festival tips: Clan Des Obeaux can strike Gold for Paul Nicholls

Cheltenham Festival tips: Clan Des Obeaux can strike Gold for Paul Nicholls

The good times are back at Paul Nicholls’ yard, which has been celebrating the wins of Frodon and Topofthegame. Not since Kauto Star’s Gold Cup a decade ago has Nicholls won two Grade One chases at a single Festival but he has managed it this week and...

Guardian, 00:29 in Sport
 
James Milner keen to avoid all-Premier League affair in Champions League

James Milner keen to avoid all-Premier League affair in Champions League

James Milner believes Liverpool have earned the respect of Europe with their Champions League rise under Jürgen Klopp but admits he will not be satisfied until a trophy finally returns to Anfield. Liverpool’s comfortable defeat of Bayern Munich at the...

Guardian, 00:29 in Sport
 
Pat Laffan: Father Ted's 'Pat Mustard' dies aged 79

Pat Laffan: Father Ted's 'Pat Mustard' dies aged 79

Irish actor Pat Laffan - best known for playing milkman Pat Mustard in Father Ted - has died at the age of 79. Announcing the news, his agents described him as "one of the leading stage actors of his generation". Father Ted creator Graham...

BBC, 00:41 in Art & Culture
 

Glasgow aims to protect economy post-Brexit by selling city ‘to the world’

Civic leaders are aiming to protect Glasgow’s economy in the wake of Brexit by “selling the city to the world”. Politicians, academics, and business leaders will be among those to join a new steering group which will meet quarterly to coordinate a...

Scotsman, 00:44 in Politics
 
Alesha MacPail's mum says killer Aaron Campbell 'could have been stopped' if his worrying behaviour had been taken more seriously

Alesha MacPail's mum says killer Aaron Campbell 'could have been stopped' if his worrying behaviour had...

Alesha MacPhail's mum believes her daughter could have been saved if reports of Aaron Campbell’s worrying behaviour had been taken seriously. The trial heard he was a troubled teenager with a warped sense of humour. He had discussed his depression and...

 
Prisoners in England to be taught code

Prisoners in England to be taught code

The government is to fund a scheme that will see "carefully vetted" prisoners taught to code in order to better prepare them for the world of work. The project is part of a £1.2m effort to increase the digital skills of people from...

BBC, 00:54 in Regional
 


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