News archive from 17 February 2019

Glasgow ranks first when it comes to students wanting to stay after graduation

Glasgow ranks first in Scotland and fifth in the UK when it comes to students staying on in a city after they graduate. New analysis by the Centre for Cities, a London-based think-tank, found 46 per cent of students in Glasgow choose to stay on after...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 

What should the future look like for Lancashire?

Councillors have clashed over their competing visions for the future of Lancashire. They were discussing Lancashire County Council’s corporate strategy, which lays out the ambitions for the region and its residents over the coming years. WATCH...

 
Phil Foden ‘brilliant’ for Manchester City against Newport, says Pep Guardiola

Phil Foden ‘brilliant’ for Manchester City against Newport, says Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden for producing a “brilliant” performance against Newport County after the 18-year-old scored twice to help Manchester City reach the quarter-finals. Leroy Sané and Riyad Mahrez scored the other goals as the Premier...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 
Bloodsports videos taken down from Facebook and YouTube

Bloodsports videos taken down from Facebook and YouTube

Facebook and YouTube have taken down content promoting illegal animal bloodsports following an investigation by the BBC's Countryfile programme. But both websites still host users who feature graphic videos and photos showing banned cockfighting and...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Theresa May issues plea to Conservatives to unite over Brexit

Theresa May issues plea to Conservatives to unite over Brexit

Theresa May has issued a fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit, urging her party to “move beyond what divides us” and sacrifice “personal preferences”. The prime minister’s rallying cry follows another tumultuous week in...

 
Coalition argues future Labor government could 'soften' rules on medevac

Coalition argues future Labor government could 'soften' rules on medevac

The prospect of a Labor government applying new rules for medical transfers to asylum seekers who arrive in future is “no less real” than the medevac bill which passed parliament over government objections, the Coalition has argued. The attorney...

 
Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy's sister dies aged 85

Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy's sister dies aged 85

Lee Radziwill, the socialite and younger sister of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has died at the age of 85, US media report. Radziwill, who became a fashion icon and counted Andy Warhol and Truman Capote among her friends, died at...

BBC, 00:20 in World News
 

What should the future look like for Lancashire?

Councillors have clashed over their competing visions for the future of Lancashire. They were discussing Lancashire County Council’s corporate strategy, which lays out the ambitions for the region and its residents over the coming years. WATCH...

 

What should the future look like for Lancashire?

0 Have your say Councillors have clashed over their competing visions for the future of Lancashire. They were discussing Lancashire County Council’s corporate strategy, which lays out the ambitions for the region and its residents over the coming...

 
Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Two thirds of fathers of premature and sick babies are being forced to return to work while their child is in intensive care, a charity has said. Of 737 parents surveyed by the neonatal charity Bliss and BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates, 77% said they...

BBC, 00:24 in Regional
 

What should the future look like for Lancashire?

Councillors have clashed over their competing visions for the future of Lancashire. They were discussing Lancashire County Council’s corporate strategy, which lays out the ambitions for the region and its residents over the coming years. WATCH...

 

Two men blasted in double shooting in Norris Green

Two men were gunned down in what police described as a "brazen attack" in the middle of a housing estate tonight. Emergency services were called at around 7.15pm to reports two men had been shot in the Wapshare Road area of Norris Green by...

 

What should the future look like for Lancashire?

Councillors have clashed over their competing visions for the future of Lancashire. They were discussing Lancashire County Council’s corporate strategy, which lays out the ambitions for the region and its residents over the coming years. WATCH...

 
Concern over 'hidden' Universal Credit council costs

Concern over 'hidden' Universal Credit council costs

Controversial changes to the benefits system are leaving Welsh councils with hidden costs, it has been claimed. Universal Credit aims to make claiming simpler by combining several benefits. But 16 out of Wales' 22 councils said UK government is not...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 
Scottish prisoners forced to double-up in cells

Scottish prisoners forced to double-up in cells

More than 1,400 prisoners in Scotland have had to share a single cell with another inmate, according to the justice secretary. Humza Yousaf revealed the figures in a letter to Labour justice spokesman Daniel Johnson. They showed 12% of Scotland's...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 


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