News archive from 23 May 2018

Air Force Cam: PM enjoys first outing on refurbished RAF plane

Air Force Cam: PM enjoys first outing on refurbished RAF plane

There is no inflight television, let alone some of the more luxurious trappings of its US equivalent, although on the plus side it does serve a full English breakfast. Still, after touching down on Friday in Warsaw on the extensively refurbished RAF...

Guardian, 00:00 in Politics
 
One in eight parents tax children on their pocket money

One in eight parents tax children on their pocket money

Miserly, or a genius way to teach children the harsh realities of adult life? One in eight parents apparently tax their children while giving them pocket money. They hand it over, then take some back to contribute to running the household. We can’t...

Metro, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Police seized machete-like weapon dubbed ‘the leg remover’ from drug dealer

Police seized machete-like weapon dubbed ‘the leg remover’ from drug dealer

Police seized a machete-like weapon from a drug dealer’s house which had the words ‘the leg remover’ engraved on the blade. The terrifying double-bladed knife was discovered with a knuckle-duster and small packages of white powder during a raid....

Metro, 00:02 in Hot News
 
Man Booker International Prize: Olga Tokarczuk is first Polish winner

Man Booker International Prize: Olga Tokarczuk is first Polish winner

Olga Tokarczuk has become the first Polish writer to win the Man Booker International Prize. Ms Tokarczuk took the £50,000 prize for her novel Flights. She will split the cash with translator Jennifer Croft. The annual award goes to the best work of...

BBC, 00:04 in World News
 
Kate talks about playing with George and Charlotte in emotional letter on being a mum

Kate talks about playing with George and Charlotte in emotional letter on being a mum

The Duchess of Cambridge has described how she ‘cherishes’ the simple joys of parenthood, such as playing with her children in the garden. Kate said time together as a family was so important to her as she adjusts to life as a mother-of-three. Her...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Boys earn more than girls for chores proving gender pay gap starts early

Boys earn more than girls for chores proving gender pay gap starts early

The gender pay gap starts in childhood with boys being paid more pocket money than girls for doing household chores, a survey suggests. They even get almost double the amount that girls receive for good behavior, the Santander research revealed. The...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Amazon selling facial recognition software to police, records reveal

Amazon selling facial recognition software to police, records reveal

In the aftermath of the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing of Michael Brown, police departments and policy makers around the country hit upon a supposed panacea to racist policing and police brutality: body-worn cameras. Many hailed the...

 
People rarely say thank you when others help them out, scientists say

People rarely say thank you when others help them out, scientists say

At first glance it seems a slight on the polite: recordings of more than a thousand casual conversations from around the world reveal that people hardly ever say “thank you” when others help them out. The everyday social exchanges, which played out in...

 
Grammar school pupils 'gain no social or emotional advantages' by age 14

Grammar school pupils 'gain no social or emotional advantages' by age 14

Grammar school pupils gain no social or emotional advantages by age 14 over children who do not attend a selective school, a study suggests. The research by University College London (UCL) is the latest to call into question the government’s plans to...

Guardian, 00:20 in Learning
 
Oxford faces anger over failure to improve diversity among students

Oxford faces anger over failure to improve diversity among students

Oxford’s glacial progress in attracting students from diverse backgrounds has been revealed in figures showing that more than one in four of its colleges failed to admit a single black British student each year between 2015 and 2017. Several of the...

Guardian, 00:20 in Learning
 
Oxford’s Wadham College: Diversity drives standards up, not down

Oxford’s Wadham College: Diversity drives standards up, not down

While many Oxford colleges struggle to admit a diverse range of undergraduates, Wadham College stands out as showing what can be done when a college’s leadership and governing body are committed to the cause of widening access. While some colleges...

Guardian, 00:20 in Learning
 
Two Australian embassy officials in South Africa reported sacked in bribery scandal

Two Australian embassy officials in South Africa reported sacked in bribery scandal

Two officials at an Australian embassy in South Africa have reportedly been sacked amid an investigation into allegations that Nigerian nationals paid bribes for visas. The Herald Sun reports that at least 21 Nigerians received Australian student...

 

Bernard Ingham: Envy and handouts will not help our young people

IF you believe all you hear, Britain is a divided country. Not just between men and women, Remainers and Brexiteers but most of all between generations. Although living modestly but comfortably in my little bungalow, I am for the first time in my life...

 

GP Taylor: We need more big ideas like Tour de Yorkshire to keep our county on map

I HAVE never been an armchair sportsman. Cup finals may come and go without me even knowing. Yet, there was something about a bike race a couple of weeks ago that had me gripped. I am not a fan of cycling and, until recently, quite cynical about the...

 

Niall Dickson: A long-term plan is vital for NHS future

FOR too long the NHS has been funded by what amounts to a sticking-plaster solution: a series of annual bailouts. Seven decades on from its birth, the NHS has become reliant on short-term inadequate cash injections with no strategic underpinning....

 


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