News archive from 24 August 2018

Why David de Gea is yet to sign new Manchester United contract

Manchester United remain confident David de Gea will sign a new long-term contract despite the club’s chaotic start to the new season, Metro.co.uk understands. Jose Mourinho’s side narrowly beat Leicester a fortnight ago at Old Trafford amid a...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 

Russian trolls and Twitter bots are driving the global anti-vaxxer movement online, study reveals

Twitter bots and Russian trolls are fueling anti-vaccination conversations online, a new study reveals.  Most Americans recognize that vaccines are safe and critical to preventing disease outbreaks and protecting public health.  But since 2009, the...

 
Sessions hits back at Trump criticism: ‘DoJ won’t be improperly influenced’

Sessions hits back at Trump criticism: ‘DoJ won’t be improperly influenced’

Donald Trump has drawn a sharp rebuttal from his attorney general after he gave a scathing assessment of Jeff Sessions as being unable to take control of the justice department. The president intensified his criticism of the justice department in a...

 
BLT will survive no-deal Brexit – but it is likely to cost you more

BLT will survive no-deal Brexit – but it is likely to cost you more

The government may be stockpiling medicines but the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, has promised consumers there will be no shortage of ingredients for the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich in the event the UK crashes out of the EU. But Britain’s...

Guardian, 00:21 in Politics
 
Don't hoard medicines for Brexit, health secretary says

Don't hoard medicines for Brexit, health secretary says

The health secretary has told patients and clinicians not to hoard medicines in the run-up to Brexit amid fears that the British public might panic about the supply of prescription drugs. In a letter to all NHS organisations, GPs and pharmacies...

Guardian, 00:21 in Politics
 

Bill Carmichael: What Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn have in common...

THIS week marked the beginning of the end for President Donald Trump – at least according to many pundits – less than two years into what was supposed to be a four-year term. In what has been billed as the President’s worse day in office, two separate...

 

New computer tool to boost development of cancer drugs

Cancer patients could benefit from more effective treatments thanks to a new computer tool which predicts how tumours will respond to drugs. Scientists say the sophisticated software can be used to overcome mutations in cancer cells which lead to drug...

 

Father’s plea after apology from NHS trust over son’s tragic death

The father of a man who took his own life 48 hours after hospital staff deemed him not to be a suicide risk has called for lessons to be learned. Richard Bellerby, 72, spoke out after receiving an apology from NHS bosses in Sheffield following the...

 
Ryanair brings in new rules on cabin bags

Ryanair brings in new rules on cabin bags

Ryanair is tightening the rules on what passengers pay to take luggage onto the plane, in order to "speed up boarding". From November, passengers will still be allowed to take one "small personal bag" into the cabin, as long as it...

BBC, 00:31 in Business
 
How chatbots are coming for our call centre jobs

How chatbots are coming for our call centre jobs

The biggest threat to jobs might not be physical robots, but intelligent software agents that can understand our questions and speak to us, integrating seamlessly with all the other programs we use at home and at work. And call centres are...

BBC, 00:31 in Business
 
Jewish Labour MP 'feels unwelcome' after Corbyn comments

Jewish Labour MP 'feels unwelcome' after Corbyn comments

A Jewish Labour MP says she feels "unwelcome" in the party after a video emerged showing Jeremy Corbyn accusing British Zionists of having "no sense of English irony". Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger described the Labour...

BBC, 00:44 in Regional
 

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Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Buy the next issue of the Guardian or subscribe to our Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Time for lift-off. Vote of confidence in Doncaster Sheffield Airport

THE public vote of confidence in Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and the quality of its customer service, is far more significant than today’s Which? consumer report. Now the top-performing small airport when it comes to meeting the requirements of...

 
'Pay a living wage': Bernie Sanders accuses Disney of dodging fair pay

'Pay a living wage': Bernie Sanders accuses Disney of dodging fair pay

The Walt Disney Company came under heavy fire on Thursday for a decision to walk away from hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies and tax breaks for its southern California theme parks, a move critics are characterizing as an extraordinary...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: GCSE lessons for Yorkshire. Exams are only the end of the beginning

THERE are number of significant lessons that need to be learned from this year’s GCSE results if successful students are to maximise their skills in their chosen careers. The first is that these results continue Yorkshire’s upwards trajectory. More...

 


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