News archive from 15 June 2016, page 9

Firms sign pledge to tackle gender pay gap

Firms sign pledge to tackle gender pay gap

More than two dozen companies have signed a pledge to address gender inequality in the workplace by regularly reviewing their own policies. The White House said the pledge shows "the critical role that businesses must play in reducing the...

BBC, 01:19 in Business
 
Sir Clement Freud accused of abusing two girls

Sir Clement Freud accused of abusing two girls

The late broadcaster and MP Sir Clement Freud has been accused of abusing two girls between the late 1940s and 1970s. Sylvia Woosley, who first met Freud when she was 10 and later went to live with him, told the ITV Exposure programme that he abused...

BBC, 01:20 in Regional
 

Wales' star Aaron Ramsey gets video message from rugby legend Scott Quinell ahead of England showdown in Lens

Aaron Ramsey has revealed video messages from family and famous friends including Scott Quinnell are helping Wales players prepare for their crunch game against England. The Arsenal midfielder has been deeply moved by a clip of his baby son crawling,...

Daily Mail, 01:21 in Sport
 

Naomi Broady hindered in quest to reach last-16 of Aegon Classic after rain wreaks havoc with play in...

Naomi Broady's bid to reach the last-16 at the Aegon Classic will stretch into a second day after rain wreaked havoc on the schedule once again in Birmingham. The world No 84 was a set up against Daria Gavrilova of Australia but was a break down in...

Daily Mail, 01:21 in Sport
 

Justin Rose faces race against time to be fit for US Open but Englishman admits it would be a gamble to...

Justin Rose admitted on Tuesday it had been a race against time to be fit to play in the US Open and a gamble to return on such a demanding layout as Oakmont. The Englishman hasn't played since the Players Championship a month ago after a disc flared...

Daily Mail, 01:21 in Sport
 
New clashes between England fans and Russian hooligans

New clashes between England fans and Russian hooligans

Video posted online showed Russian hooligans approaching a group of English and Welsh fans as they drank together. The footage showed the brief clash on the Place de la Gare in central Lille. The UK group, some wearing football shirts, could be heard...

 
Children exposed to porn 'in danger of being stripped of their childhoods'

Children exposed to porn 'in danger of being stripped of their childhoods'

Around 53% of 11 to 16-year-olds have encountered lewd material online, nearly all of whom (94%) have seen it by the age of 14, according to research by Middlesex University. More than a quarter of that group (28%) had first been confronted with the...

 
Government should give parenting lessons, says public health expert

Government should give parenting lessons, says public health expert

Professor John Ashton, the outgoing president of the Faculty of Public Health, said today's children are being neglected by schools and bad parents. He said the state must step in to help prevent the next generation being crippled by conditions such...

 
WATCH: Dancing the night away at Legends in 1991

WATCH: Dancing the night away at Legends in 1991

0 Have your say Do you remember hitting the Castleford pub and club scene back in 1991? Were you there for the opening night of Legends Nightclub and Harleys Bar on Thursday September 12? If you were there you wouldn’t be able to forget the fire...

 
Obesity warning as more than 500 youngsters develop Type 2 diabetes

Obesity warning as more than 500 youngsters develop Type 2 diabetes

The condition, which is linked to being overweight or obese, usually appears in adulthood but a growing number of children are being diagnosed with the condition, the Local Government Association (LGA) warned. The vast majority of children with the...

 
Kitten travels 300 miles clinging to bumper of Navy helicopter pilot's car

Kitten travels 300 miles clinging to bumper of Navy helicopter pilot's car

Instead he had picked up a furry hitchhiker for the journey from Birmingham Airport to the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, near Helston in Cornwall. Tigger the kitten spent the ride clinging to the rear bumper of Lieutenant Nick Grimmer's BMW, and...

 
Tim Peake's legacy should be launchpad for UK's own space programme, MPs say

Tim Peake's legacy should be launchpad for UK's own space programme, MPs say

A report urged the Government to use Major Peake's legacy as the basis of an ambitious expansion of the UK space industry. Members of the Science and Technology Select Committee wanted to see steps taken towards establishing Britain's own national...

 

DoubleLine's Gundlach sees Brexit likely to fail despite lead in polls

June 14 Jeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday that Britain would likely not exit the European Union, despite the "Leave" campaign leading in several recent polls ahead of the June 23 referendum. "I...

 

Wales midfielder Joe Ledley admits he thought his Euro 2016 dreams were over after breaking his leg five...

Joe Ledley has revealed he thought it was ‘game over’ for his Euro 2016 ambitions when he received the diagnosis of a fractured fibula just five weeks ago and admitted to shedding tears at the thought of missing out on history. But the Wales...

Daily Mail, 01:28 in Sport
 
Michael Bisping: I'd more than willing to fight Georges St-Pierre

Michael Bisping: I'd more than willing to fight Georges St-Pierre

The former king of the welterweight division, 25-2, hasn't stepped foot inside the cage since UFC 167, where he recorded a controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre relinquished his title shortly after defeating Hendricks...

Daily Star, 01:32 in Sport
 


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