News archive from 24 August 2015, page 7

Rotherham abuse: 'Fraction' of victims have sought help

Rotherham abuse: 'Fraction' of victims have sought help

A fraction of the hundreds of victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have sought help, according to a lawyer for some of the survivors. David Greenwood said fewer than 100 of the estimated 1,400 victims identified in the Jay Report have...

BBC, 02:31 in Regional
Rotherham sex abuse victims ‘still don’t trust the authorities’ a year after Jay report

Rotherham sex abuse victims ‘still don’t trust the authorities’ a year after Jay report

Only a fraction of the 1,400 victims of child sex exploitation in Rotherham have come forward to access the support and counselling they need in the last year because most still don't have faith in the town's authorities, it is feared. Twelve months...

Elderly people warned over alcohol consumption

Elderly people warned over alcohol consumption

One in five people over 65 who drink is consuming an "unsafe" level of alcohol, say researchers. Experts warned that GPs were "less attuned" to drinking problems among elderly people. Analysis of health records in London found that...

BBC, 02:36 in Regional

Passenger crash-lands plane in Spain after pilot collapses

A woman was seriously injured Sunday in an ultralight aircraft crash in Spain after she was forced to fly the plane – despite having no flight experience – when the pilot lost consciousness, officials said. The woman suffered burns and multiple...


Pokémon world championships: gamers arrested after firearms found in car

Boston police have arrested two gamers heading to the Pokémon world championships after firearms and several hundred rounds of ammunition were allegedly found in their car. The men were originally suspected of making violent social media threats to...

The school places police

The school places police

As demand for places at high achieving state schools across the UK continues to grow, the schools admissions process is becoming an ever tougher battleground. One local authority in outer London has deployed investigators to the "front...

BBC, 02:51 in Regional

Geraint John quits as Australian sevens coach ahead of Rio Olympic Games

Related: Henry Speight signs Australian Rugby Union deal to play sevens The Australian Rugby Union is on the hunt for a new sevens head coach after the shock resignation of Geraint John. John, who had served as the ARU’s sevens director and the head...

Guardian, 02:55 in Sport

Graham Cornes' comments on women's AFL are hackneyed and disheartening

When the women’s AFL exhibition match between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne made history last weekend, one of the greats of the game, Graham Cornes, appeared more concerned with the players’ breasts. The contest marked the first time the women’s...

Guardian, 02:55 in Sport

Australian share market tumbles at start of trade after global markets fall

The Australian share market has plunged at the start of trade, with losses felt across the board from banks to resources stock as uncertainty grips global markets. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 and the All Ordinaries indices fell more than 2.4% in the...

Guardian, 02:59 in Business

Emotional Andy Pettitte says thanks as New York Yankees retire his No 46 shirt

Andy Pettitte would often glare down opposing hitters from the mound, his hat pulled tightly over his forehead and his glove shielding his face from the batter, so only his eyes were visible to those watching the tall lefty from Texas. That intensity...

Guardian, 03:12 in Sport

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in coma after being hit by flying debris

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car Sunday in the crash-filled race at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar released the information on...

Guardian, 03:12 in Sport

Belarus president Lukashenko pardons six jailed opposition figures

Belarussian President Aleksander Lukashenko has pardoned six jailed opposition figures, including Nikolai Statkevich who was imprisoned after running against him for the presidency in 2010, his administration said on Saturday. Lukashenko, who has been...


Kiribati president says Australia's loyalty to coalmines 'selfish and unjust'

The president of Kiribati has criticised Australia’s commitment to new coalmines on economic grounds as a “very selfish perspective” that illustrates the “fundamentally unjust” dynamics of climate change. Anote Tong, whose small Pacific island nation...


Man killed during bull run in Spain pushes death toll to 10 so far for year

A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said on Sunday, the 10th such death in Spain this year, making it one of the deadliest for the sport of bull running. The unidentified man in his late 40s was struck by a bull several times during a...


Matias hits stunning goal to rekindle memories of Leeds legend Kewell's effort

It was a fitting strike for what turned out to be the last Premier League derby between the Yorkshire clubs back in 2000. Over the ensuing 15 years both clubs have endured the turmoil of financial ruin, gross mismanagement and shattered dreams. But on...


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