News archive from 20 June 2018

Sampdoria president appears to confirm Lucas Torreira’s move to Arsenal

Sampdoria president appears to confirm Lucas Torreira’s move to Arsenal

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero appears to have confirmed that Lucas Torreira will be joining Arsenal. Torreira has made 74 appearances for Sampdoria since joining the Serie A outfit back in 2015 but it seems the midfielder has played his last...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
UK urged to make 'traffic light' food labelling mandatory

UK urged to make 'traffic light' food labelling mandatory

A consumer group is calling for mandatory “traffic light” food labelling post-Brexit, after warning that inconsistent information on popular adult breakfast cereals could be misleading shoppers about how much sugar, salt and fat they contain. Many...

Guardian, 00:06 in Politics
 
Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds

Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds

Consumers in rural areas of the UK are far less likely to use their smartphones for banking than their urban counterparts, a survey says. The findings, from the UK's financial regulator, are set to reignite the debate over bank branch closures -...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Which? calls on government to fix food labelling 'chaos'

Which? calls on government to fix food labelling 'chaos'

It is not easy to eat healthily, but doing so is being made even harder by "misleading" food labels, according to Which?. The consumer group is calling on the government to fix the "chaos" of food labelling standards when the UK...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Cannabis case. William Hague highlights drugs dilemma

THERE will be many surprised that a senior statesman like William Hague is at the forefront of those now advocating the relaxation of cannabis laws – and the more liberal and regulated approach pursued by countries like Canada. After all, the former...

 
New British army chief urges shift towards tech-driven warfare

New British army chief urges shift towards tech-driven warfare

British forces must shift their focus to include confronting adversaries in the virtual world as well as on the battlefield, according to the army’s new chief of the general staff, Gen Mark Carleton-Smith. Carleton-Smith will make the call during his...

 
Commons set for Brexit vote showdown

Commons set for Brexit vote showdown

The row over how much of a say MPs should get in the Brexit process returns to the House of Commons later. On Monday, the House of Lords again defeated the government over giving MPs a "meaningful vote" on the outcome of negotiations between...

BBC, 00:13 in Regional
 
UK urged to make 'traffic light' food labelling mandatory

UK urged to make 'traffic light' food labelling mandatory

A consumer group is calling for mandatory “traffic light” food labelling post-Brexit, after warning that inconsistent information on popular adult breakfast cereals could be misleading shoppers about how much sugar, salt and fat they contain. Many...

Guardian, 00:15 in Health
 
Up in smoke: Is the vape shop boom about to end?

Up in smoke: Is the vape shop boom about to end?

In 2015, when James Restarick opened his first shop in Kent selling kits for vaping, his friends were surprised. "They thought I was mad. I didn't actually tell anyone for seven months that I had opened a shop." Having previously been a...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Salvini’s ‘Roma register’ marks a dangerous step towards fascism

Salvini’s ‘Roma register’ marks a dangerous step towards fascism

ITALIAN Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s order that all Roma people in the country be registered so that “non-Italians” among them can be expelled looks like fascism. This is not an unexpected departure from the League leader. Salvini has repeatedly...

 

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The Yorkshire Post says: Chris Grayling survives again. Another insult to passengers

IT’S NEARLY a month since Chris Grayling survived a House of Commons motion which, in a rarely used political ploy, called for the Transport Secretary’s pay to be docked following a succession of policy failings. Yet, since then, rail services have...

 

86-year-old 'King of the Road' lands pot-hole payout, wins resurfacing battle and beats illness in busy few...

An 86-year-old man has proclaimed himself the 'King of the Road' after winning compensation for pothole damage to his car - and seeing the offending road resurfaced by the council. Colourful character Barry Iddon had complained to the council that the...

 
Matt Hancock: schools across the UK should ban mobile phones

Matt Hancock: schools across the UK should ban mobile phones

The culture secretary has called on more schools to ban mobile phones. Matt Hancock said he admired those headteachers who did not allow their use during the school day and linked social media use with the problem of bullying among young children....

Guardian, 00:21 in Learning
 
BREAKING: Israel and Palestine exchange FURIOUS rocket fire as Middle East conflict RAGES

BREAKING: Israel and Palestine exchange FURIOUS rocket fire as Middle East conflict RAGES

Sirens could be heard in Gaza warning residents to prepare for incoming fire from Israel, before Palestinian fighters responded by firing rockets of their own. The Israel Defence Force (IDF) said they had fired the jets to target three military...

 


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