News archive from 23 January 2016, page 5

About one in four medical students from most-affluent areas, report finds

More than a quarter of students at medical schools in the UK come from the most-affluent parts of the country, with just over 3% of successful applications from the most-deprived areas, new research has found. The study also found a higher rate of...

 

Jay McGuiness plans to 'laugh instead of shake' during Strictly live tour

Strictly champion Jay McGuiness is taking a more laid back approach to the show's live tour, planning to "laugh instead of shake like a dog" when he makes mistakes. McGuiness was notably petrified during the early weeks of Strictly Come...

 

Abortion approved for woman badly injured in attack

A woman who suffered brain damage after being attacked is expected to have an abortion soon after a judge in a specialist court gave doctors permission to terminate her pregnancy. Mr Justice Baker ruled an abortion would be lawful because evidence...

 
Google agrees £130m tax deal to pay money owed since 2005

Google agrees £130m tax deal to pay money owed since 2005

Tweet The US online search firm said it had reached an agreement with HM Revenue and Customs covering taxes since 2005. The arrangement will also see it start to pay tax "based on revenue from UK-based advertisers, which reflects the size and...

 
Chuka Umunna warns of drift of ethnic minority votes away from Labour

Chuka Umunna warns of drift of ethnic minority votes away from Labour

Tweet The Conservatives have been "assiduously courting support" across different communities and it is "yielding results", the former frontbencher will say. Some one million ethnic minority voters "helped put David Cameron in...

 
Trump is making it harder to defeat extremists, says Cameron

Trump is making it harder to defeat extremists, says Cameron

Tweet The billionaire is making the "fundamental mistake" of trying to blame all Muslims for the ideology of a minority, the Prime Minister insisted. Mr Trump, who is vying to win the Republican nomination, sparked widespread anger after he...

 
Scientists hope protein can help in fight against disease

Scientists hope protein can help in fight against disease

Tweet The study, by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and University College London, found that the minuscule fragment, less than a nanometre in width, is responsible for giving the protein its anti-microbial properties. This is what makes breast...

 
Britons set for taste of spring as big freeze hits US

Britons set for taste of spring as big freeze hits US

Tweet A state of emergency has been declared throughout a vast swathe of the eastern seaboard, with individual states in near-shutdown after thousands of flights were cancelled, schools and government offices closed and sports and entertainment events...

 
Cuts to benefits 'will make it harder for disabled people to find work'

Cuts to benefits 'will make it harder for disabled people to find work'

Tweet Ahead of a key House of Lords vote on the proposed reductions to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), more than 30 charities and three peers - including Paralympian Baroness (Tanni) Grey-Thompson - have signed an open letter to Iain Duncan...

 

Cavaliers fire coach David Blatt as GM says: 'We were regressing'

The Cavaliers weren’t connected on or off the floor under coach David Blatt. On Friday, he paid the price for that lack of unity. Blatt was fired by general manager David Griffin, who didn’t think the title-chasing Cavaliers were handling expectations...

Guardian, 00:41 in Sport
 
Drunk man climbs scaffolding on high building in Louth

Drunk man climbs scaffolding on high building in Louth

Lincolnshire Police have given strong words of advice to a drunk man who climbed scaffolding on a high building in Louth - who claimed that he was up there to ‘take some aerial photos’ of the town. A concern for safety was reported at around 1.40am on...

 

Cuts to benefits 'will make it harder for disabled people to find work'

Cuts to benefits threaten to force sick and disabled people "further away from work and closer to poverty", charities have warned. Ahead of a key House of Lords vote on the proposed reductions to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), more...

 

Trump is making it harder to defeat extremists, says Cameron

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump is making it more difficult to confront and defeat extremists, David Cameron has said. The billionaire is making the "fundamental mistake" of trying to blame all Muslims for the ideology of a minority,...

 

Chuka Umunna warns of drift of ethnic minority votes away from Labour

Labour has given the impression it takes support from ethnic minorities for granted and has not got a "hope in hell" of holding on to its current number of seats if it continues to lose votes from black and Asian voters, Chuka Umunna will...

 

Google agrees £130m tax deal to pay money owed since 2005

Internet giant Google has agreed a £130 million deal with the taxman to pay money it has owed for the last decade. The US online search firm said it had reached an agreement with HM Revenue and Customs covering taxes since 2005. The arrangement will...

 


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