News archive from 15 June 2018

Napoli finally agree to let Maurizio Sarri join Chelsea but insist on ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over transfers

Napoli finally agree to let Maurizio Sarri join Chelsea but insist on ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over transfers

Napoli have finally relented and will allow Maurizio Sarri to join Chelsea but only if the west London club agree not to poach any of their players, according to reports in Italy. Chelsea have been at loggerheads with notoriously stubborn Napoli...

Metro, 00:01 in Sport
 
Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

Former tennis champion Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity against an attempt to sue him. The three-time Wimbledon winner claims his appointment as a diplomat by the Central African Republic affords him protection from any legal claims. Mr...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 
Children as young as 12 ‘abused by border guards’ as immigration row escalates across Europe

Children as young as 12 ‘abused by border guards’ as immigration row escalates across Europe

Children are being routinely assaulted by border guards and bearing the brunt of the escalating political spat between Italy and France, it has been claimed. Youngsters aged just 12 are said to be among those being pushed, kicked and slapped by French...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Big home town party for Sooty’s platinum year

Blackpool’s very own children’s TV legend Sooty is set to celebrate his 70th birthday in his home town. Magician and puppeteer Harry Corbett bought Sooty from a stall on North Pier as a present for his son Matthew in 1948 - and he made his television...

 

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NHS can drop dozens of unnecessary tests and treatments, say doctors

NHS can drop dozens of unnecessary tests and treatments, say doctors

Patients with sore backs should no longer have x-rays, women who are on the pill should be given a year-long supply and older people should no longer get antibiotics at the end of their lives, according to new advice drawn up by doctors. In addition,...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
Banks close 2,900 branches in three years, says Which?

Banks close 2,900 branches in three years, says Which?

About 60 bank branches are closing every month with RBS shutting the most, consumer group Which? has warned. It found that 2,868 branches will have closed between 2015 and the end of 2018, with the number accelerating this year. It called the trend...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Children in England have already reached this year's sugar limit, warn experts

Children in England have already reached this year's sugar limit, warn experts

Children in England have already eaten and drunk more than a whole year’s worth of sugar in the six months since January, says Public Health England (PHE). Too much sugar is blamed for high obesity rates in children and dental decay. The Department...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
Elderly social care should be 'free at point of need', says report

Elderly social care should be 'free at point of need', says report

Older people should receive free help with basic chores such as washing, dressing and eating in an overhaul that would see social care matching access to the NHS, ministers are to be urged. Personal social care should be “free at the point of need”,...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
Universal credit savaged by public spending watchdog

Universal credit savaged by public spending watchdog

The government’s ambitious change to the benefits system, universal credit, fails to deliver promised financial savings or employment benefits and leaves thousands of vulnerable claimants in hardship, according to the public spending watchdog. The...

Guardian, 00:12 in Politics
 
Police charge man over 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Police charge man over 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

A man has been charged in connection with the investigation into the so-called “Punish A Muslim Day” letters, West Yorkshire police said. David Parnham, 35, from Lincoln, is accused of 14 offences including one count of soliciting to murder. He is...

 
Murray-Darling royal commission: injunctions will not stop flow of information

Murray-Darling royal commission: injunctions will not stop flow of information

In our interconnected world, where state and federal governments rely on co-operation to tackle the major challenges of our time – environmental degradation, climate change, privacy, cybercrime and issues that cross borders – it seems churlish for the...

 
Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works?

Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works?

We're at an unprecedented point in human history where artificially intelligent machines could soon be making decisions that affect many aspects of our lives. But what if we don't know how they reached their decisions? Would it matter? Imagine being...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 
Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel

Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel

A seventh-century slate window ledge inscribed with an intriguing mix of Latin, Greek and Celtic words, names and symbols has been unearthed at Tintagel Castle in north Cornwall. The discovery adds weight to the view that the rugged coastal site,...

 

New satellite photos show how lava pouring out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has CHANGED paths putting more...

Dramatic new satellite images show how a stream of lava has changed direction from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island during the past fortnight, and residents have been warned to expect further evacuations.  In the midst of damaging...

 


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