News archive from 26 April 2018

Real Madrid showed they are vulnerable despite win, says Bayern’s Heynckes

Real Madrid showed they are vulnerable despite win, says Bayern’s Heynckes

Jupp Heynckes said he did not know how his team had lost to Real Madrid but insisted that he does know how they can beat them in the return leg – by playing the same way. Despite losing 2-1 at the Allianz Arena, the Bayern Munich manager insisted his...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 
Rachael McConaghie made partner and head of real estate dispute resolution at Spearing Waite

Rachael McConaghie made partner and head of real estate dispute resolution at Spearing Waite

Commercial law firm Spearing Waite has appointed Rachael McConaghie as a partner and head of its real estate dispute resolution team. Rachael was previously head of property litigation at Sherrards Solicitors, which has offices in London and St...

 

Argos to beef up tech team to better compete with Amazon

Argos is taking the fight to Amazon by hiring 150 tech specialists as the British retailer’s boss plans to go “head to head” with the online giant. The Sainsbury’s-owned group is creating the roles as part of a major push that will take Argos’ tech...

 
UK car output slumps on poor demand

UK car output slumps on poor demand

The number of cars made in the UK during March fell by 13.3% as both domestic and overseas demand for vehicles declined. The Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders (SMMT) said poor weather had affected production. But it said car sales to the UK...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 
Bank economist calls for counselling for primary school pupils

Bank economist calls for counselling for primary school pupils

The chief economist at the Bank of England has backed the use of counselling services for primary school children, arguing there is a strong economic case for investment in early intervention to improve mental health in later life. Andy Haldane, who...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
NHS England hospitals told to spot dying patients sooner

NHS England hospitals told to spot dying patients sooner

Hospitals and ambulance services have been told to get better at identifying patients at risk of dying after 100 people died last year when their failing health was not recognised. NHS Improvement has issued a patient safety alert telling England’s...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Alternative medicine: photos show British healthcare before NHS

Alternative medicine: photos show British healthcare before NHS

In one image, a patient relaxes with a specially designed cigarette holder after being treated in a saline bath for burns. Another shows student nurses learning how to bandage the torso of a mannequin sporting an Errol Flynn-like moustache. They are...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years. The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges such as eliminating single-use packaging through better...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
Steven Gerrard: What Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp would have thought of Bayern v Real Madrid

Steven Gerrard: What Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp would have thought of Bayern v Real Madrid

The Reds will play either of the two European giants in the Champions League final if they finish the job against Roma next week. Liverpool won 5-2 at Anfield, making Jurgen Klopp’s side strong favourites to progress. It is likely the Premier League...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

Flesh-eating ulcer: Coalition will spend $1.5m to try to control disease's spread

More than $1m will be spent tackling a mysterious flesh-eating bug and reducing its spread in Australia. The federal government on Thursday announced it is investing $1.5m into researching the Buruli ulcer, which has spread throughout Victoria and far...

 
Nasty flashback for Bayern as Real masters make them suffer again

Nasty flashback for Bayern as Real masters make them suffer again

It was Thomas Müller, contorting himself to swipe at an open goal from a matter of feet midway through the second half before missing the ball completely, who confirmed the impression that the die had been cast. Over-familiarity could have bred...

Guardian, 00:14 in Sport
 
I was a teenage 'money mule'

I was a teenage 'money mule'

"Have you ever held £2,000 at once in your hand?" that was the line used to tempt Holly into becoming a money mule. At the age of 17 and still at school, Holly (not her real name) was approached on Instagram, then Snapchat, by a person who...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Kim Cattrall gives blessing to Alan Carr as he teases role of Samantha in ‘Sex and the City reboot’

Kim Cattrall gives blessing to Alan Carr as he teases role of Samantha in ‘Sex and the City reboot’

Alan Carr could hardly believe his luck when he got the blessing of Samantha Jones herself, following a cheeky tweet of his today. The comedian took to social media on Wednesday while on a lads tour of Paris with Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp and...

Metro, 00:22 in Showbiz
 
Facebook posts record revenues for first quarter despite privacy scandal

Facebook posts record revenues for first quarter despite privacy scandal

Facebook’s data privacy problems have had little impact on its profitability as the company posted record revenues for the first quarter of 2018. The company made $11.97bn in revenue in the first three months of the year, up 49% from the previous...

 
Labor to match Coalition in dumping Medicare levy rise as tax battle lines redrawn

Labor to match Coalition in dumping Medicare levy rise as tax battle lines redrawn

Labor will match the Turnbull government’s decision to dump plans to increase the Medicare levy to fund the national disability insurance scheme, but is expected to persist with plans to tax higher-income earners – at least until the May budget. The...

 


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