News archive from 25 May 2018

Manchester United transfer target Fred to make decision on future after the World Cup

Manchester United transfer target Fred to make decision on future after the World Cup

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has revealed he will not make a decision about his future until after the World Cup. Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly chasing the Brazilian’s signature and the Red Devils were thought to have had a...

Metro, 00:00 in Sport
 

GDPR: 'Don't panic!' data watchdog tells firms

Tough new data laws come into effect on Friday that promise to bolster consumer rights. The General Data Protection Regulation strengthens protections for activities like emailing and storing photos and has been welcomed by privacy groups. But there...

BBC, 00:04 in Business
 
How many £1m-plus homes are sold near you?

How many £1m-plus homes are sold near you?

Householders are increasingly likely to live on millionaire row as sales of £1m-plus homes rose to a new high in England and Wales last year. A total of 16,119 property sales for £1m or more were completed last year, up 5.4% from the previous high in...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, FBI … and Trump's lawyer

Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, FBI … and Trump's lawyer

Two much anticipated congressional briefings on the FBI’s use of an informant in the investigation into potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in 2016 featured an unusual guest on Thursday: Donald Trump’s lawyer Emmet Flood. Flood, along...

 
Rotten teeth health warning on sugary drinks could deter buyers

Rotten teeth health warning on sugary drinks could deter buyers

Graphic health warnings like those on cigarette packets, showing rows of rotten teeth on cans of cola and other sugary drinks, could deter some young adults from buying them, a study has shown. Sugary drinks are blamed for fuelling the obesity...

 
Obese patients more likely to survive infection in hospital

Obese patients more likely to survive infection in hospital

Obesity can shorten lives, but obese people who are hospitalised for infectious diseases, pneumonia and sepsis have a better chance of surviving than those who are of normal weight, according to new research. The so-called “obesity paradox” was...

 
Home Office criticised for failures in reforms to criminal records vetting

Home Office criticised for failures in reforms to criminal records vetting

The Home Office has been accused of running a “masterclass in incompetence” over its attempts to improve the criminal records checking scheme. Parliament’s public spending watchdog said a programme to modernise the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)...

Guardian, 00:25 in Politics
 
Rising stars of 2017: campaigner Faiza Shaheen

Rising stars of 2017: campaigner Faiza Shaheen

Dr Faiza Shaheen is an economist, writer, activist and director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class), described by her as “a thinktank with a twist”. Founded four years ago, its remit, she says, is “to disrupt and challenge mainstream...

Guardian, 00:25 in Politics
 
Tax break plan for immigrants to attract best and brightest to an independent Scotland

Tax break plan for immigrants to attract best and brightest to an independent Scotland

Immigrants will be offered tax breaks to attract top talent to Scotland, under the SNP’s independence plan. Highly-skilled workers from abroad would pay less in income tax than existing residents to help them with moving costs, the Growth Commission...

 
Record US fentanyl bust 'enough to kill 26 million people'

Record US fentanyl bust 'enough to kill 26 million people'

Nearly 120lbs (54kg) of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic painkiller, has been seized by police in Nebraska - one of the largest busts in US history. The drugs, seized last month, could kill over 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug...

BBC, 00:34 in World News
 
Prince William to visit Israel and Palestinian territories

Prince William to visit Israel and Palestinian territories

The Duke of Cambridge is to visit Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan in the summer. His five day trip will begin in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on Sunday 24 June and end in Jerusalem. He will also visit the Jordanian city of Jerash, Tel...

BBC, 00:37 in Regional
 

Kestrels fly high in promotion race

Cleckheaton Kestrels 62 Knottingley 0 The Kestrels earned a comprehensive victory at Moorend over Knottingley seconds, who were weakened by a handful of their regular side being called up to first team duty. Nevertheless, Cleckheaton put in an...

 

Bill Carmichaek: Confessions of a reluctant monarchist as Queen wins me over

EVEN though I love this country, I sometimes feel a bit of a stranger in my own land. Take last weekend, for example, when people broke out the bunting and the Union Flags to celebrate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Don’t get me wrong...

 

Alan Mak: Yorjshire can build digital apps to put NHS at your fingertips

YORKSHIRE has one of the largest digital economies outside London, with Leeds in particular establishing itself as one of the UK’s brightest and fastest growing tech hubs. From media giant Sky Betting & Gaming to Rockstar Games, the company behind...

 
Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, the Democratic Republic of Congo is confident that it will be able to contain the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, which is thought to have killed 27 people. There has been one case in...

BBC, 00:40 in World News
 


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