News archive from 22 June 2018

House of Fraser rescue plan faces vote

Creditors vote on Friday on whether to accept House of Fraser's plans to close more than half its stores. It is a make-or-break moment for the 169-year-old business. The department store chain wants to shut 31 of its 59 shops and impose huge rent cuts...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Chelsea reportedly agree £31m deal to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani

Chelsea reportedly agree £31m deal to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a €35 million (£30.6m) deal to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani. Maurizio Sarri is expected to be appointed as Chelsea boss and the club have been targeting players despite the uncertainty over their managerial...

Metro, 00:06 in Sport
 
Quebec City mosque shooter 'not a monster' say parents

Quebec City mosque shooter 'not a monster' say parents

The parents of the 28-year-old man who opened fire on worshippers in a Quebec City mosque, killing six men and injuring more than a dozen others, have blamed years of bullying and intimidation for their son’s actions, saying he is not a “monster.”...

 
BREAKING: Eurozone nations agree to end Greece austerity with debt relief and HUGE payout

BREAKING: Eurozone nations agree to end Greece austerity with debt relief and HUGE payout

Minsters agreed to extend maturities by 10 years on major parts of its total debt obligations. Sources also added creditors are set to disburse €15billion (£13.1billion) to ease Athen’s exit from its financial rescue program. More to follow…

 
Viewpoint: Why the Kashmir government fall is a tragedy

Viewpoint: Why the Kashmir government fall is a tragedy

The break-up of the three-year-old coalition government in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is a setback for peace hopes in the region. The so-called "unnatural" alliance between the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and India's governing...

BBC, 00:11 in World News
 
Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors

Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors

The Church of England has made last-ditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published. That report is expected to be highly critical of the Church. The BBC has learned that abuse...

BBC, 00:12 in Regional
 
Are Instagram stars facing a brand backlash?

Are Instagram stars facing a brand backlash?

Consumer goods giant Unilever has taken a stand against "influencer marketers" who exaggerate their social media clout to earn more money promoting products. Is this the start of a brand backlash? Are genuine influencers under threat? We've...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Probation system 'a mess' despite reforms, say MPs

Probation system 'a mess' despite reforms, say MPs

The system for supervising criminals in England and Wales is in a "mess" after reforms failed to meet their aims, MPs have said. The Commons justice committee said it was "unconvinced" reforms could ever deliver an effective...

BBC, 00:18 in Regional
 
MPs to investigate 'fast fashion' impact

MPs to investigate 'fast fashion' impact

The rise of cheap, disposable clothes and their impact on the environment will be investigated by MPs. 'Fast fashion', worn a few times before being dumped, can add to landfill, release toxic chemicals in production and plastic fibres in the wash. The...

BBC, 00:18 in Regional
 
The UK's rapid return to city centre living

The UK's rapid return to city centre living

A generation ago many UK city centres were dreary and dilapidated places, with a reputation for crime. Now, they are among the most desirable areas of the country to live. What's changed? Take a walk through the centre of cities like Manchester,...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 
Part-privatisation of probation sector 'is a mess', MPs say

Part-privatisation of probation sector 'is a mess', MPs say

The part-privatisation of the probation sector spearheaded by Chris Grayling during his time as justice secretary is a “mess” and may never work, MPs have warned in a damning report that heavily criticises the reforms. Four years after Grayling put...

Guardian, 00:26 in Politics
 

Migrant children: Pentagon asked to house migrant minors

The Pentagon has been asked to supply up to 20,000 beds at old military bases for migrant children held after illegally entering the US. Beds will be for migrant children who crossed the border unaccompanied, as well as those separated from parents....

BBC, 00:30 in World News
 

Sharks, Moor and Celtic suffer Conference defeats

Dewsbury Moor threw away a 16-6 half-time lead as they went down 34-16 away to Eastmoor Dragons in National Conference Division Three last Saturday. Victory would have seen Moor draw level on points with Eastmoor in the race for a play-off spot and...

 

Slideshow: Birkenshaw Christmas lights

Families descended on Birkenshaw to enjoy the Christmas lights switch on. Here are a selection of photographs from the event.

 
Sturgeon to hold talks with UK government

Sturgeon to hold talks with UK government

Nicola Sturgeon is to meet senior UK government politicians for the first time since accusing them of "ripping up" the devolution settlement. The first minister will hold talks with Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington in Guernsey. The UK...

BBC, 00:38 in Regional
 


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