News archive from 16 July 2018

Elon Musk calls British diver in Thai cave rescue a 'pedo' in baseless attack

Elon Musk calls British diver in Thai cave rescue a 'pedo' in baseless attack

Elon Musk came under fire on Sunday after launching an extraordinary attack on a British diver who helped rescue the boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, baselessly calling him a “pedo” on Twitter and then doubling down. Twelve boys and their...

 
Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court. Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried...

 

Donald Trump protesters praised by Police Scotland for 'good behaviour' after only two arrests

Thousands of protesters have been thanked by police for their "good behaviour" during Donald Trump's stay in Scotland. Police Scotland organised a major security operation involving thousands of officers for the US president's stay at his...

 
Calls for Pride Glasgow CEO to quit after 'utter disgrace' of ticket-holders shut out at festival

Calls for Pride Glasgow CEO to quit after 'utter disgrace' of ticket-holders shut out at festival

A petition has been set up calling on Pride Glasgow boss Alastair Smith to stand down following a major ticketing issue at yesterday's event in Kelvingrove Park. We reported yesterday how revellers who pre-paid for tickets were left furious after...

 
Nearly 8 million people providing care for family members without pay

Nearly 8 million people providing care for family members without pay

The number of people caring for a family member has reached 7.6 million, a sharp increase of one million compared with a decade ago. Data analysis by the Social Market Foundation, an independent thinktank, shows that millions are now giving up their...

Guardian, 00:11 in Health
 
Sharp rise in number of super-rich prepared to invest £2m for UK visa

Sharp rise in number of super-rich prepared to invest £2m for UK visa

There has been a 46% increase in the number of the global super-rich prepared to invest £2m for the privilege of living and working in the UK despite Theresa May’s ordering a crackdown on a wealthy visa scheme to root out “illicit and corrupt” money...

 

A day of glory: how the French press covered World Cup victory

Allez les bleus! After early hopefuls Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain bowed out earlier than expected in the tournament, there remained just one of the original favourites: La France. In Moscow on Sunday night’s final a combative Croatian side,...

 
Hong Kong's Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada

Hong Kong's Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada

For the past few years, Supun Kellapatha and his wife Nadeeka Dilrukshi, Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Hong Kong, have tried to make themselves invisible. They go out as little as possible and hardly socialise. He sometimes takes their children, a...

 
Motorway roadworks speed limit could rise to 60mph on Sundays

Motorway roadworks speed limit could rise to 60mph on Sundays

Drivers could be allowed to travel at higher speeds through motorway roadworks depending on the day of the week. Speed limits could be increased from 50mph to 60mph when there is less activity by road workers, Highways England said. This could see...

 
Morgan Lake gives GB reason for cheer as USA claim Athletics World Cup

Morgan Lake gives GB reason for cheer as USA claim Athletics World Cup

The USA strolled to a comfortable victory in the Athletics World Cup in London, beating their nearest rivals, Poland, by 57 points to clinch the £450,000 prize and a platinum trophy valued at £300,000. Great Britain, who were buoyed by a victory in...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 
Justine Greening calls for second Brexit referendum

Justine Greening calls for second Brexit referendum

Justine Greening has called for a second referendum, labelling the prime minister's Brexit deal a "fudge". Writing in The Times, the former education secretary described Theresa May's proposals as "the worst of both worlds". The...

BBC, 00:15 in Regional
 
Firms told to engage with staff to improve trust

Firms told to engage with staff to improve trust

A new corporate governance code aimed at improving trust in business has been published by the accountancy watchdog. The changes include banning senior executives from selling shares awards for five years and encouraging firms to improve how they...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
I'm 65 and my interest-only mortgage is ending – what can I do?

I'm 65 and my interest-only mortgage is ending – what can I do?

Q I’m 65 and single and still work part time earning £23,000 a year (£1,560 monthly) on top of my private pension of £550 and state pension of £700 (both monthly). My interest-only mortgage will come to an end in November 2019 and I will still owe...

Guardian, 00:21 in Business
 
How two strangers set up Dropbox and made billions

How two strangers set up Dropbox and made billions

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Drew Houston, founder and chief executive of US cloud storage company Dropbox. Drew Houston says it felt as if he had just two weeks to...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption

Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption

The US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US rejected the appeal because it wants to...

BBC, 00:26 in World News
 


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