News archive from 21 June 2015, page 6

GPs under fire for mocking patients on website forum

GPs under fire for mocking patients on website forum

AN ONLINE community set up to give GPs a forum to air grievances about their work has come under fire from critics who claim the derogatory comments made by doctors about their patients are putting them off raising health problems at their local...

Scotsman, 00:51 in Health
 
Putin vows to work with West to tackle IS

Putin vows to work with West to tackle IS

DESPITE the showdown with the West over Ukraine, president Vladimir Putin has confirmed his commitment to co-operating with Washington and its allies in dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) group and other global challenges. In a...

 
Greece promises new plan for creditors

Greece promises new plan for creditors

A GREEK minister has said new proposals will be put to creditors ahead of an emergency EU summit planned for tomorrow. State minister Alekos Flambouraris also told Greek media he believed the European Central Bank (ECB) would not allow Greece’s banks...

 
US church deaths unlikely to push forward gun curbs

US church deaths unlikely to push forward gun curbs

LAST week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that the US Congress will curb guns where they've been for years - remote for now, according to legislators and activists on both sides of the issue. Conceding that...

 
Vladimir Putin: ‘Russia will host the World Cup’

Vladimir Putin: ‘Russia will host the World Cup’

Russian president Vladimir Putin has insisted that the 2018 World Cup will go ahead in his country, despite the launch of an investigation into alleged corruption during the bidding process. And Putin said England’s failure to secure the tournament...

 
What makes a great museum?

What makes a great museum?

The six finalists for the UK Museum of the Year competition have been announced. With visitor numbers growing, what is it that makes a great museum today? It's an eclectic group. There's a Georgian National Trust country house, Dunham Massey in...

BBC, 00:53 in Regional
 
A Point of View: The awful truth about how dispensable we are

A Point of View: The awful truth about how dispensable we are

Adam Gopnik looks at the cooking instructions for a packet of waffles, and finds a sobering lesson on why we're not as indispensible as we think we are. Until a few weeks ago, I thought I was an indispensable man. No, I didn't think that because of...

BBC, 00:53 in Regional
 
Why are Father's Day cards so awful?

Why are Father's Day cards so awful?

Despite years of cultural shifts, Father's Day cards are still dominated by images of golf, whisky drinking, cars and other stereotypes. It's a bit off, writes Charles Nevin. As all dads know, it's tough being a dad. Not as tough as being a mum,...

BBC, 00:53 in Regional
 
The shadowy figures passing through Europe

The shadowy figures passing through Europe

As tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa seek asylum in Europe, screening new arrivals can be particularly tricky, as the BBC's Nick Thorpe found in Bulgaria. The sleeping car of the night train from Belgrade to Sofia is not of...

BBC, 00:54 in World News
 
Gerry Hassan: A Greek exit from the Euro would create a financial tsunami across Europe - and could cut 10 per cent off UK shares

Gerry Hassan: A Greek exit from the Euro would create a financial tsunami across Europe - and could cut 10...

TODAY'S Europe is not a happy place. The European Union has failed to agree a common stance on the human disaster of Mediterranean immigrants, while Vladimir Putin has used military aggression to alter the boundaries of Russia and Ukraine and annex...

 

Summer shimmer: Metallic and sequin outfits of the season

Dress, £130, Warehouse (warehouse.co.uk); diamanté bangle, £390, Soboye (020 7729 3521, soboye.com); ring, £8.50, Freedom at Topshop (0344 984 0264) S MAG Go retro in this oufitLurex polo top, £22, Topshop (0344 984 0264, topshop.com); metallic skirt,...

 
John Niven: The thought of Donald Trump becoming president of the United States is hilarious - but what if...?

John Niven: The thought of Donald Trump becoming president of the United States is hilarious - but what if...?

IT'S just as hard to believe but official at last. Donald Trump is running for the White House. I have very mixed feelings about this announcement. On the one hand, it will make for some truly fantastic laughs. Just watching The Donald trying to...

 

Electra, telco, Selfridges and Blackberry: The best things we want this week

From left: Toy story Moulin Roty soft toys, £15 each, Daisy Park (01769 579077, daisypark.co.uk) London calling Leap smartphone, £199, BlackBerry (store.shopblackberry.com) PH Go eco by choosing this bag made from reclaimed rubber tyresFrom left:...

 
Scotland has moved forward light years says Nicola Sturgeon - but the Tories are still stuck in the past

Scotland has moved forward light years says Nicola Sturgeon - but the Tories are still stuck in the past

MOST trade union members are now voting SNP – and they will do so again next year. That’s a significent turnaround in Scottish politics. And it’s why I was delighted this weekend to address the first annual conference of the Scottish National Party...

 

Glam slam girls: The best tennis outfits for women

From left: Dress, £29.99, H&M (0344 736 9000, hm.co.uk) Tank top, £39.99, H&M Dress, £155, Juicy Couture (juicycouture.com) PH Finish your look with this glam straw hat from VeryFrom left, clockwise: Jumper, £49, La Redoute (0844 842 2222,...

 


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