News archive from 17 January 2019

Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years'

Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years'

Surveyors and estate agents reckon the housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years. A net balance of 28% of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) members expect sales to fall in the next three months. It's the...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers

No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers

If UK motorists plan to drive abroad after 29 March, they need to act soon or risk breaking the law. That's because a no-deal Brexit would leave drivers needing to have a Green Card to prove they have insurance. EU regulations will hit businesses and...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Retailers told to clean up act over fake faux fur

Retailers told to clean up act over fake faux fur

Clothing retailers have been told to take immediate action to ensure items they advertise as containing fake fur are not made from real fur. The UK's advertising watchdog has given them a deadline of 11 February, after which they may face sanctions....

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Commuters and students 'short-changed by the government'

Commuters and students 'short-changed by the government'

Commuters and students are being short-changed by the government, the Lords Economics Affairs Committee has said. The Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation measure, used to calculate rises in student loan repayments and some train fares, is flawed, it...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Why are the Chinese buying fewer cars?

Why are the Chinese buying fewer cars?

If you're selling Cadillacs in China, it helps that the US president is driven around in one. Cao Chenyi, the boss of a Cadillac dealership near Shanghai, told me that customers know that Donald Trump's presidential limousine is made by the US...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Hermes: Where the luxury giant is an industry outsider

Hermes: Where the luxury giant is an industry outsider

Hermes may be a big cheese in the world of luxury goods, but in the world of Swiss watchmaking it is something of an outsider. First, it is French. Second, it's a relative newcomer. Third, the bulk of its watches are aimed at women in a still...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia prepares lavish welcome

Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia prepares lavish welcome

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a powerful delegation to Serbia on Thursday, aiming to cement co-operation with a country seeking to join the EU. Ahead of his Belgrade visit, Mr Putin accused some Western countries of "destabilising"...

BBC, 00:22 in World News
 
Manu Tuilagi ready to make ‘explosive’ England comeback, says George Ford

Manu Tuilagi ready to make ‘explosive’ England comeback, says George Ford

England’s Six Nations rivals have been warned to brace themselves for a resurgent Manu Tuilagi when the tournament kicks off in just over a fortnight. The injury-plagued centre has not started a Six Nations game since 2013 but his teammate George Ford...

Guardian, 00:23 in Sport
 
Reece Prescod: ‘I want to run sub-10 seconds for the 100m at every meet’

Reece Prescod: ‘I want to run sub-10 seconds for the 100m at every meet’

“I don’t wake up to be average,” says Reece Prescod, as he outlines his plans to go global in 2019. “And if I don’t aim for great things, then I won’t achieve anything.” And then it all tumbles out. His ambition to topple Linford Christie’s...

Guardian, 00:23 in Sport
 
Parents' break-up more likely to harm mental health of children aged seven to 14

Parents' break-up more likely to harm mental health of children aged seven to 14

Parental separation is more likely to harm the mental health of children if they are aged at least seven when the split occurs, but appears to have no effect on the risks of them getting ill if they are younger, research has found. The research,...

 

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School's protective fence plan prompts neighbour complaints

0 Have your say A primary school in Chorley has been asked to rethink plans for a near eight feet-high fence around its perimeter. St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Anderton wants to erect the 2.4 metre barrier along the edge of the Rothwell...

 
Monika Billen: German tourist found dead in Australian outback

Monika Billen: German tourist found dead in Australian outback

Australian police say they have found the body of a German tourist near a bush track in the Northern Territory. Monika Billen, 62, was last seen on 2 January at a popular outback tourist spot near the town of Alice Springs. Her body was found beneath...

BBC, 00:37 in World News
 
The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come....

BBC, 00:46 in World News
 
More than 170 business leaders join call for second Brexit referendum

More than 170 business leaders join call for second Brexit referendum

More than 170 business leaders, including Terence Conran and Norman Foster, have thrown their weight behind the campaign for a second referendum on Brexit. In a step designed to indicate growing support for a “people’s vote” after Theresa May suffered...

Guardian, 00:49 in Business
 


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