News archive from 19 November 2018

Democrats take Orange County district to cap midterm rout of Republicans

Democrats take Orange County district to cap midterm rout of Republicans

The Democratic party has captured another Republican-held US House seat in southern California at the weekend, capping a rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in...

 
CBI president to endorse Theresa May's draft Brexit deal

CBI president to endorse Theresa May's draft Brexit deal

The president of Britain’s most powerful employers’ body, the CBI, is to endorse Theresa May’s draft European Union withdrawal agreement, arguing that while not perfect it opens “a route to a long-term trade arrangement”. Joining a growing chorus of...

 
Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Jo Johnson, the Conservative MP who resigned as a minister to back a second Brexit referendum, will on Monday throw his weight behind a bid to force the government to publish economic forecasts that compare its deal with remaining in the European...

Guardian, 00:22 in Politics
 

Holly Willoughby makes I'm A Celebrity debut - and is full of jokes

Holly Willoughby made her I'm A Celeb debut in classic style... by making jokes about co-host Dec's height. Standing literally in Ant McPartlin's place - always on the left of Dec - she coined the catchphrase: "He's loads of fun and he's five...

BBC, 00:27 in Regional
 
Karachi Press Club: Shock as police raid ‘island of freedom’

Karachi Press Club: Shock as police raid ‘island of freedom’

Through decades of military coups, civil unrest and martial law, the Karachi Press Club has remained off-limits to Pakistan's powerful military and intelligence agencies. But this island of democratic resistance in a country prone to religious bigotry...

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 
'I broke 22 bones and lost a year's memory'

'I broke 22 bones and lost a year's memory'

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to serial Dutch entrepreneur Kees Koolen, whose latest company is battery manufacturer Lithium Werks. After Kees Koolen and his motorbike...

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 
BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list?

BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list?

BBC 100 Women has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018. With their help we will explore a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action, and uncovering women from the shadows of history....

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 
Letter from Africa: Sudan's fashion police shave off afros

Letter from Africa: Sudan's fashion police shave off afros

In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih looks at the contentious issue of fashion in the conservative, Islamic country of Sudan. In the last few weeks social media users in Sudan have been horrified by videos and...

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 

Night at the movies for animal charity

An evening of live music and performances from well-loved films will be held at The Venue in Lincoln to raise money for the RSPCA. The audience at this special evening will be taken through songs know and loved from a range of films, with performances...

 
Aboriginal groups beg NSW to back down on adoption changes

Aboriginal groups beg NSW to back down on adoption changes

Aboriginal organisations, legal groups and thousands of community members are pleading with the New South Wales government to abandon its controversial changes to child protection, which are due to be passed into law today. The Berejiklian government...

 
Black Friday will shift sales online and cut pre-Christmas footfall

Black Friday will shift sales online and cut pre-Christmas footfall

Britain’s battered high streets will take another pounding this week with retail experts predicting that the Black Friday phenomenon will push even more shoppers online and slash footfall during the crucial pre-Christmas sales period. The Springboard...

Guardian, 00:42 in Business
 
UK house prices fall by £5,000 on average, with south sliding fastest

UK house prices fall by £5,000 on average, with south sliding fastest

House prices fell by more than £5,000 on average in November, sliding fastest in Britain’s wealthiest towns as Brexit uncertainty gripped the property market, according to the website Rightmove. In the largest November drop in prices since 2012,...

Guardian, 00:42 in Business
 
Thousands of UK workers denied toilet access, says Unite

Thousands of UK workers denied toilet access, says Unite

Thousands of people do not have access to basic toilet facilities in their workplace in the UK, according to a major union. Unite said it had uncovered evidence of staff at branches of big high-street banks being required to urinate in buckets, and...

Guardian, 00:42 in Business
 
Trio to learn fate as Cricket Australia weighs up ball tampering bans

Trio to learn fate as Cricket Australia weighs up ball tampering bans

Banned Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are set to learn if the sanctions meted out for their roles in the ball tampering scandal are to be altered, with Cricket Australia’s board to meet early this week to...

Guardian, 00:43 in Sport
 
Tay Road Bridge closed as police deal with 'ongoing incident' in Dundee

Tay Road Bridge closed as police deal with 'ongoing incident' in Dundee

The Tay Road Bridge in Dundee has been closed in both directions as police deal with an "ongoing incident". The official Twitter account for the crossing revealed both busy carriageways had been shut around 10.35pm on Sunday November 18....

 


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