News archive from 18 December 2018

Gabriel Medina pips Julian Wilson to world surfing title at final event of season

Gabriel Medina pips Julian Wilson to world surfing title at final event of season

Gabriel Medina sealed his second world surfing crown by making the Pipe Masters final to deny Australian Julian Wilson’s pursuit of a maiden series title. Medina beat South African Jordy Smith 16.27 to 15.83 in their tense semi-final heat to end the...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 
Court challenge to hostile environment tenancy scheme begins

Court challenge to hostile environment tenancy scheme begins

An attempt to overturn a key pillar of the government’s hostile environment policy that forces landlords to evict or turn away tenants they believe may be in the country illegally is due to begin in the high court. Campaigners and landlords won leave...

 
South Africa's 'toxic' race relations

South Africa's 'toxic' race relations

BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane visits South Africa's conservative rural areas nearly 25 years after white-minority rule ended, and finds that racism is still deeply embedded but there are also symbols of racial reconciliation. It was a young boy who...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 

Scottish Football Live: Celtic target striker | Old Firm battle for midfielder | Rangers could miss out on...

Follow The Scotsman’s daily blog as we keep you updated with all the latest news, views, rumours and much more from around Scottish football. Refresh for live updates. Rumour Mill: 25-year-old ‘open to Rangers exit’ | Old Firm battle for midfielder |...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Learning
 

Major summit convened as figures show North South divide not closing

The North-South divide is not closing despite encouraging economic performance in the Northern Powerhouse, new figures today reveal. Figures obtained by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership show that, while a number of Northern regions have performed...

 
New Zealand to hold referendum on legalising recreational cannabis

New Zealand to hold referendum on legalising recreational cannabis

New Zealand will hold a referendum on whether to legalise cannabis for recreational use at the general election in 2020, a week after legalising the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The governing Labour party promised the Green party they would...

 
Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay

Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay

Leslie Moonves, the former boss of CBS, will not receive a $120m (£95m) severance package after an inquiry into alleged sexual misconduct. The US broadcaster said it had found that were grounds to fire Mr Moonves "for cause" including his...

BBC, 00:23 in World News
 
Anastasia Dobromyslova loses to Ryan Joyce at world darts championship

Anastasia Dobromyslova loses to Ryan Joyce at world darts championship

Anastasia Dobromyslova followed Lisa Ashton out of the PDC world championship as she lost to the Alexandra Palace debutant Ryan Joyce, while Raymond van Barneveld went out to Darius Labanauskas in Monday’s big shock. Ashton and Dobromyslova were the...

Guardian, 00:24 in Sport
 

Major summit convened as figures show North South divide not closing

The North-South divide is not closing despite encouraging economic performance in the Northern Powerhouse, new figures today reveal. Figures obtained by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership show that, while a number of Northern regions have performed...

 
Big four accounting groups escape breakup threat from CMA

Big four accounting groups escape breakup threat from CMA

The big four accounting groups, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and EY, have escaped the threat of a breakup after the competition regulator stopped short of calling for radical action against them. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) proposed instead...

Guardian, 00:33 in Business
 
House prices will stagnate in 2019 as sales fall, Rics says

House prices will stagnate in 2019 as sales fall, Rics says

House prices will stagnate in 2019 and the number of sales fall as a mixture of Brexit and affordability constraints takes its toll on the property market, according to Britain’s surveyors and valuers. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Guardian, 00:33 in Business
 
Sexual harassment at work code of practice criticised as inadequate

Sexual harassment at work code of practice criticised as inadequate

The government will introduce a new statutory code of practice to tackle sexual harassment at work, following a damning report from parliament’s women and equalities committee that called for new laws to protect workers, but campaigners say the...

Guardian, 00:33 in Business
 
Losses mount at Victoria Beckham's fashion label

Losses mount at Victoria Beckham's fashion label

Victoria Beckham’s fashion label has sunk further into the red despite a 17% rise in sales. The former Spice Girl’s company, Victoria Beckham Limited (VBL), will file accounts this week that reveal an operating loss of £10.2m in the year to December...

Guardian, 00:33 in Business
 
Yemen crisis: Hudaydah ceasefire 'broken within minutes'

Yemen crisis: Hudaydah ceasefire 'broken within minutes'

A ceasefire in Yemen's war was broken minutes after coming into effect, pro-government officials say. The warring sides had agreed for a truce deal to be implemented in the port city of Hudaydah at midnight local time on Tuesday. But there have been...

BBC, 00:36 in World News
 
Is this the secret to predicting the Oscars?

Is this the secret to predicting the Oscars?

On the surface, The Godfather, The Sixth Sense and Little Miss Sunshine appear to have little in common. But even though these films belong to different genres and have very different plots, technically they have the same "emotional arc" - a...

BBC, 00:36 in Art & Culture
 


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