News archive from 25 July 2018

Derby transfer EXCLUSIVE: £8m deal for Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn edges closer

Derby transfer EXCLUSIVE: £8m deal for Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn edges closer

Fellow Championship outfit Sheffield United were also among teams in the hunt for the hitman. But new Rams boss Frank Lampard appears to have landed Waghorn as he strives to build a team capable of challenging for promotion into the Premier League....

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 
Laos dam collapse: Race to rescue flooded villagers

Laos dam collapse: Race to rescue flooded villagers

Rescuers are racing to find survivors after a dam in Laos collapsed late on Monday, flooding several villages and killing at least 20 people. At least 100 people are still missing, and thousands have lost their homes. The authorities in Attapeu...

BBC, 00:09 in World News
 
UK employers to get 'toolkit' to help them register EU workers

UK employers to get 'toolkit' to help them register EU workers

Employers across the country are to be given an EU citizen “toolkit” to help staff from the bloc to register for a new immigration status that will be legally required after Brexit. The Home Office unveiled a package of briefing packs, posters and...

 
Employers must be forced to tackle sexual harassment, say MPs

Employers must be forced to tackle sexual harassment, say MPs

Ministers should introduce new laws to force employers to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, MPs have said. Employees were being failed by the government, employers and regulators, with current laws insufficient to protect workers and often...

 
Firms failing to tackle sexual harassment, says MPs

Firms failing to tackle sexual harassment, says MPs

Businesses, government and regulators are failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, say MPs. The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee has published a five-point plan to deal with the problem. It follows a BBC survey that found 53%...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Why are more retail staff working nights?

Why are more retail staff working nights?

It is 09:00 in the morning and Amy has just finished her night shift at a supermarket in Greater Manchester. "Right now, I feel very tired," she says. "I feel cold, I feel groggy, I've got brain fog and I'm looking forward to getting...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Blood moon: all you need to know about this week's lunar eclipse

The longest lunar eclipse of the century (so far) will take place across Friday night and Saturday morning, as the moon is totally eclipsed by the Earth for one hour and 43 minutes. During this time, people around the world will be able to see a...

 
Making a drama out of a TB crisis

Making a drama out of a TB crisis

Tuberculosis might sometimes be perceived as a disease of the past. But in Papua New Guinea, TB is so rife the government has declared a state of emergency. It remains the leading cause of hospitalisation and death. At least 10 people die every day of...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
'Wild west' system of school exclusions is failing pupils, say MPs

'Wild west' system of school exclusions is failing pupils, say MPs

An increasing number of children are being unnecessarily excluded from schools and “abandoned” in alternative provision (AP) which too often fails to give them the education they need to thrive, according to a cross-party committee of MPs. A critical...

Guardian, 00:19 in Learning
 
US-Australia alliance 'rock solid', Mike Pompeo says

US-Australia alliance 'rock solid', Mike Pompeo says

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the defense secretary, James Mattis, have described the US-Australian alliance as “rock solid” in the face of China’s economic and strategic expansion throughout the Indo-Pacific and President Donald Trump’s...

 
'More deadly than terrorism': potholes responsible for killing 10 people a day in India

'More deadly than terrorism': potholes responsible for killing 10 people a day in India

Potholes caused the deaths of almost 10 Indians every day last year, MPs have been told, as parliament debated the country’s shockingly bad road safety record. The roads minister, Mansuk Mandaviya, said that 3,597 people had been killed and 25,000...

 

Andrew Gale: Return of Kane Williamson is likely to provide timely boost

I HAVE to say it’s been great to welcome back a familiar face to the club this week in the shape of Kane Williamson. We would love to have him back for more than six weeks but that is just the way of the world at the minute with signing overseas...

 

Magistrate’s ‘fall from grace’

A FORMER magistrate has been stripped of her OBE but spared jail after being found guilty of defrauding a charity she was involved with. Salima Hafejee, 45, of Whitechapel Road, Cleckheaton, was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court last month...

 

Heckmondwike and the Harrowing of the North

HECKMONDWIKE is currently enjoying a renaissance. A once-bustling and thriving market town, it has, in recent decades, suffered a decline. However with the refurbishments to the park and market areas, along with grants to improve shop fronts, the...

 

Batley’s night of dance appeal for cancer trust

A night of dance in Batley will be held to raise funds for a newly set-up cancer trust tomorrow (Saturday). Let Us Entertain You will be hosted by the S L Academy of Dance, who will perform a range of styles, including breakdance, as well as showing...

 


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