News archive from 16 January 2019

Andy Murray takes parting shot at British tennis chiefs as he prepares to go under the knife

Andy Murray takes parting shot at British tennis chiefs as he prepares to go under the knife

Andy Murray took a parting shot at British tennis chiefs on his way out of Melbourne Park as he prepares to go under the knife once more. The three-time Grand Slam champion admitted he would ‘probably’ go under the knife following his Australian Open...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 
Wales has highest incarceration rate in western Europe – study

Wales has highest incarceration rate in western Europe – study

Wales has the highest rate of imprisonment in western Europe, the first study of its kind has revealed. Sentencing and Immediate Custody in Wales: A Factfile found that in 2017 (the latest figures available) there were 154 prisoners per 100,000 of the...

 
Victoria police falsified breath tests to meet 'unachievable' targets, inquiry finds

Victoria police falsified breath tests to meet 'unachievable' targets, inquiry finds

An independent investigation has branded Victoria police’s widespread practice of falsifying breath tests as an “ethical failure”. The former police chief commissioner Neil Comrie’s inquiry was unable to determine exactly how many times police had...

 
In the courts of Lincolnshire

In the courts of Lincolnshire

Jose Antonio Pereira, 47, of 63 Uffington Avenue, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to having an extendable police style baton in a public place. He was fined £666, ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £66 and costs of £85. He was deprived of...

 

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Norfolk council rebuked over special needs provision

Norfolk council rebuked over special needs provision

The local government ombudsman has reprimanded a local authority over its provision for children with special educational needs after upholding 11 complaints against the council over the last two years. The ombudsman’s office said the number of...

Guardian, 00:44 in Learning
 
Ofsted plans overhaul of inspections to look beyond exam results

Ofsted plans overhaul of inspections to look beyond exam results

The way nurseries, schools and colleges in England are inspected is to undergo its biggest overhaul in a decade, with proposals by Ofsted aiming to address concerns that education has been too narrowly focused on exam results. The new guidelines will...

Guardian, 00:44 in Learning
 
'I struggle to get by on universal credit'

'I struggle to get by on universal credit'

Adele Shelmerdine has struggled since moving to universal credit last year. The 49-year-old Wirral resident had debts, and says the switch to the new benefits system left her suicidal. Now a debt charity has called on the government to take account of...

BBC, 00:46 in Business
 
Rihanna takes father to court in trademark dispute

Rihanna takes father to court in trademark dispute

Singer Rihanna has taken her father to court in the US, accusing him exploiting her name to further his entertainment business. She claims her father, Ronald Fenty, and his business partner have falsely suggested that she is connected to their firm,...

BBC, 00:46 in Business
 
Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend of foe?

Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend of foe?

There are people at Geneva's annual watch show who would probably prefer to have an arm lopped off than wrap a smartwatch on their wrist. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is where the fine art of Swiss watchmaking presents itself to the...

BBC, 00:46 in Business
 
Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

A new procedure for storing livers donated for transplant has been hailed a "game changer" and approved for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) say perfusion machines could increase the number of...

BBC, 00:50 in Regional
 
Mueller: Manafort worked with alleged Russian agent even after criminal charges

Mueller: Manafort worked with alleged Russian agent even after criminal charges

Paul Manafort and an alleged Russian intelligence operative began hatching a plan for the future of Ukraine during the 2016 presidential election campaign and continued even after Manafort was criminally charged, prosecutors indicated on Tuesday. The...

 

Umpires course set to be held

The Stamford Umpires’ Association is running an ECB Association of Cricket Officials training course next month. No previous knowledge is expected, but most who take part will have played or done some umpiring. There are two stages of the course....

 
Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing patriot who spied for China

Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing patriot who spied for China

US officials say China is trying to influence US policymakers, steal secrets and spy on the US government. But how? The story of Kevin Mallory, a man who seemed to lead a typical suburban life in Virginia, provides the answer. FBI agents pointed their...

BBC, 00:59 in World News
 
Wales has 'highest imprisonment rate' in western Europe

Wales has 'highest imprisonment rate' in western Europe

Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in western Europe, new research has claimed. The Wales Governance Centre's analysis of official figures also reveals average custody rates are higher than in England for a number of different groups and...

BBC, 01:02 in Regional
 


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