News archive from 16 April 2014, page 2

UN denounces UK's 'sexist culture'

Sexism in the UK is more pervasive and "in your face" than other countries, a United Nations (UN) investigator has claimed. UN special rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo said there is a "boys' club sexist culture"...

 
British Airways announces green fuel plant in Essex

British Airways announces green fuel plant in Essex

British Airways says the plant in Thurrock will be the world's first to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images A delayed project to supply British Airways with jet fuel from converted waste is a step closer...

Guardian, 00:23 in Business
 
Parents told which schools their children must attend

Parents told which schools their children must attend

Parents and carers of children starting primary school in September have been told which school their child will be attending. This year 94.6 per cent of applicants to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for places at infant, junior and primary schools...

 
Scotch toasts victory over Australian fake whisky

Scotch toasts victory over Australian fake whisky

SCOTLAND'S whisky industry is celebrating a major legal success aimed at blocking the growing trade of fake brands in Australia, where exports are worth £84million a year. The Scotch Whisky Assocation (SWA) branded Australia as one of the worst...

 
Edinburgh Zoo pandas fail to mate for second year

Edinburgh Zoo pandas fail to mate for second year

EDINBURGH Zoo's female giant panda has been artificially inseminated for a second time after she and her intended partner once again failed to mate. Staff had hoped that this might be the year when nature would take its course between Tian Tian and...

 
Minister donates transplant double

Minister donates transplant double

A Chesterfield methodist minister who gave two people the chance of life is urging others to follow in his footsteps. Andrew Checkley, 42, from Hasland, has donated his stem cells twice to people in desperate need of bone marrow transplants. Andrew...

 
CDS Energy Services set to create 130 new jobs after securing a major North Sea contract

CDS Energy Services set to create 130 new jobs after securing a major North Sea contract

A major new North Sea contract has been won by Hull-based offshore specialists CDS Energy Services, which will see the creation of 130 new jobs. The contract, which will involve the replacement of two flare stacks and a bridge on the Tyra East and...

 

Youth club eyes Banksy artwork sale

A youth club hopes to raise £100,000 by selling a Banksy artwork it removed from a wall with a crowbar. A picture of Mobile Lovers was posted on the celebrated street artist's website yesterday but its whereabouts were not disclosed. However, the...

 

Blood pressure warning on pregnancy

Pregnant women with chronically high blood pressure are more likely to suffer complications such as early delivery of their babies, giving birth to newborns with a low birth weight and neonatal death, research suggests. Chronic hypertension, or blood...

 

Scan predicts brain damage recovery

A brain scanning technique has "far-reaching" potential for predicting the fate of severely brain damaged vegetative patients, research has shown. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging was able to identify signs of awareness in patients...

 

UK low in hospital beds league

There are fewer hospital beds in Britain than most other European countries, with less than half the number of many, a report has found. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UK had three hospital beds per...

 

NHS 'used as political football'

The NHS is "too often" being used as a political football, health leaders have claimed. A new report has criticised political handling of the health service. Parties talk about rising demand for services, with no additional money available...

 

MPs condemn Helmand base security

British commanders have been accused by MPs of complacency over a Taliban attack on the main UK base in Afghanistan in which two US marines were killed and more than a dozen other personnel injured. In a highly-critical report, the Commons Defence...

 

'Crucial moment' in Ukraine crisis

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned the crisis in Ukraine is at a "crucial moment" after local government forces retook an airport from pro-Moscow militia. He spoke as tensions reached boiling point in the east of the country after...

 

England lags behind over rail cash

A huge disparity between the level of Government funding for train journeys in England and those in Scotland and Wales has been revealed in a report from rail regulators. The report , from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), also details the subsidy...

 


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