News archive from 17 September 2018

Two weeks to save Royal Liverpool Hospital and why September 30 is D-day

The future of the stalled Royal Liverpool Hospital needs to be decided in the next two weeks - or the current project will collapse. Frantic discussions are taking place involving all parties ahead of what is known as the 'longstop date' for the £335m...

 

'Ghost broking' - the scam targeting drivers that police are now warning about

Police are warning of the dangers of "ghost broking" - a tactic used by fraudsters to take advantage of drivers. Con artists are scamming people out of huge sums every year through the practice - based around offers of dodgy car insurance....

 
Brexit: Where has the process got to?

Brexit: Where has the process got to?

It's felt like a long time to get this far. Decades of debate about our place in the EU. Years of push me, pull you debates on the right, about whether there should be a referendum on our membership of the European Union. The crashing highs and lows,...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Photographer shares his surreal and abstract view of world with visitors

A new exhibition has opened at Matthew’s Coffee House in Cleckheaton, featuring work by Bradford-based photographer Jason Feather. For his first exhibition, Jason has gathered photographs mainly taken in and around the Bradford district using a Canon...

 

Firm fined after woman’s hand crushed at Ravensthorpe factory

A textile worker’s fingers were crushed in a yarn processing machine as she reached under the rollers. The 59-year-old woman was left with lasting damage to her hands after her fingers were caught in the machinery. Now the owners of the Ravensthorpe...

 

Aitcheson returns with fine victory

Dewsbury boxer Tony Aitcheson returned after almost four years out of the ring to defeat Nottingham’s Nathan Capeness at Leeds Town Hall. Capeness came into the ring six pounds heavier then Aitcheson and with a significant height and reach advantage...

 
Traffic warden kicked and punched by thugs says he’s ‘lucky to be alive’

Traffic warden kicked and punched by thugs says he’s ‘lucky to be alive’

A traffic warden says he feels ‘lucky to be alive’ after a gang savagely beat him while on duty. Footage showed Charlie Weston being kicked and stamped on by a gang just minutes after approaching a car to give it a ticket. After only working on the...

Metro, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Sixth form funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010, says IFS

Sixth form funding has fallen by a fifth since 2010, says IFS

Funding for school sixth formers has fallen by more than a fifth in the past eight years amid declining investment in post-16 education, according to an authoritative study. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report said funding for sixth form and...

Guardian, 00:12 in Learning
 
Last call for Nevada’s brothels?

Last call for Nevada’s brothels?

There have been brothels in Nevada since the days of the Gold Rush, but in one of the state's 16 counties that could be about to change. Voters in Lyon County have a chance to put an end to legal prostitution in November, in a ballot coinciding with...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 
MoD to use drones and robots to investigate chemical attacks

MoD to use drones and robots to investigate chemical attacks

Teams of officers in hazmat suits could be replaced by fleets of drones and robots to investigate any future chemical attacks such as the novichok poisonings in Salisbury, the Ministry of Defence has announced. Defence chiefs are to trial using drones...

 
Lisbon museum plan stirs debate over Portugal's colonial past

Lisbon museum plan stirs debate over Portugal's colonial past

A campaign pledge to build a museum in Lisbon dedicated to Portugal’s colonial history has sparked a debate over Portuguese national identity, the nature of historical memory and the question of collective guilt. The controversy centres on the...

 

Paracetamol use in infancy linked to risk of asthma

Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the time they are 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, a study has found. Research presented at the European...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Hot News
 
Three-quarters of Labour delegates back reselection, says Momentum

Three-quarters of Labour delegates back reselection, says Momentum

More than three-quarters of Labour delegates back Momentum proposals to make sitting MPs stand against rivals for reselection, plans that have caused some unease amongst senior Labour shadow ministers. The grassroots group said the vast majority of...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 
Election debates commission needed, says Sky News

Election debates commission needed, says Sky News

An independent body should be set up to run television general election debates, Sky News has urged, amid fears that broadcasters could be cut out of the process entirely in the event of a snap post-Brexit vote. A “leaders’ debate commission” would...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 
British Chambers of Commerce downgrades UK growth prediction

British Chambers of Commerce downgrades UK growth prediction

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its prediction for UK growth this year and the following, joining a growing number of forecasters that warn Brexit uncertainty has sapped the economy’s strength. Looking ahead to the end of the...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 


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