News archive from 23 August 2018

Six Town Housing board member steps down

A HOUSING boss accused of making a homophobic slur has stepped down from his position. Norman Tooth resigned from his role as a tenant board member for Six Town Housing following an internal investigation. The alleged slur is said to have been made by...

 

Work gathers pace at lifeline animal sanctuary Bleakholt

BLEAKHOLT sanctuary, which has provided a lifeline for unwanted animals for more than 60 years, is undergoing an expansion. Here’s the lowdown on developments. From newly-born to oldies, from the unusual to the usual, Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary caters...

 
Alcohol firms would lose £13bn if drinkers in England stuck to limits

Alcohol firms would lose £13bn if drinkers in England stuck to limits

Revenue from alcohol sales in England would plummet by £13bn if customers complied with the recommended drinking guidelines, according to a study that condemns the industry’s role in regulation. Academics from the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS)...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

'I don't care if Trump paid off a porn star'

News that two former Trump advisers are facing prison time may have provoked a media firestorm in the nation's capital. But to the president's core supporters it's just a distraction from the good work he's doing. "This is the sort of stuff that...

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 
Diabetes epidemic 'will lead to rise in heart attacks and strokes'

Diabetes epidemic 'will lead to rise in heart attacks and strokes'

The number of heart attacks and strokes in England will soar in the next two decades as the diabetes epidemic sweeping the country takes its toll, a charity has warned. The growing number of people with diabetes could trigger a 29% rise in the number...

Guardian, 00:14 in Health
 
Jeremy Corbyn: I'll tax tech firms to subsidise the BBC licence fee

Jeremy Corbyn: I'll tax tech firms to subsidise the BBC licence fee

Jeremy Corbyn is to propose a tax on big technology firms such as Facebook, Google and Netflix, to subsidise the BBC licence fee as part of a sweeping range of measures to reform the British media industry. The Labour leader will warn that a “few tech...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 
Evidence to UN highlights extreme poverty in UK

Evidence to UN highlights extreme poverty in UK

A disabled former soldier who said he is so poor that he lost 16kg (2st 7lb) due to a lack of food is among the contributors to the first United Nations investigation into extreme poverty into the UK. Alexander Tiffin, a 30-year old from the Scottish...

Guardian, 00:18 in Politics
 
US federal court sentences José Maria Marin to four years for corruption

US federal court sentences José Maria Marin to four years for corruption

Former Brazil Football Federation president José Maria Marin has been sentenced to four years in prison by a United States federal court following his conviction for corruption. The 86-year-old was one of seven Fifa officials arrested at a Zurich...

Guardian, 00:20 in Sport
 
Trade wars: US set to impose fresh tariffs on China

Trade wars: US set to impose fresh tariffs on China

The US and China are expected to impose fresh tariffs on $16bn (£12.4bn) of each other's goods on Thursday as their tit-for-tat trade war rages on. The second round of tariffs will see a total of $50bn worth of goods from each side that will now be...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 
Container ship to break the ice on Russian Arctic route

Container ship to break the ice on Russian Arctic route

A Danish vessel setting sail from Vladivostok this week is set to become the first container ship to tackle the Arctic sea route north of Russia. The Venta Maersk, owned by Maersk Line, and carrying 3,600 containers, hopes to reach St Petersburg by...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 

Precious Cargo

A MUSICAL event to mark the abolition of the slave trade will be performed next weekend. Churches Together in Cleckheaton are organising a production of Cargo, written by Paul Field. The show commemorates last year's bicentenary of the abolition of...

 
Why corporate team-building events can be terrible

Why corporate team-building events can be terrible

Nothing quite strikes fear into the heart of employees like the words "team-building event" - especially for those who have attended enough of these events to know how downright bizarre they can sometimes be, says author Alison Green, and...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 

From the other side of world

RECENT articles on the 50th anniversary of Liversedge Secondary Modern School have found their way to the other side of the world. Ex-pat Brian Walton has been following the stories from his home in Victoria, Australia, and has sent us this picture of...

 
Warning as rail strike looms

Warning as rail strike looms

PEOPLE planning to travel by rail over the bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys carefully in preparation for a a reduced service. Officials from the rail operator Northern, which runs services across Cumbria, say strike action...

 

Armed police sent to Carlisle street as man, 57, arrested over death threat allegation

A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill following a major police operation in a residential Carlisle street. Armed officers and police dog handlers were among more than a dozen officers who were called out to Sunnymeade,...

 


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