News archive from 26 July 2018

Rise in unconditional offers prompts call for university admissions overhaul

Rise in unconditional offers prompts call for university admissions overhaul

The number of students receiving unconditional offers for university places has leapt again this year, prompting calls for an overhaul of the UK’s convoluted and unreliable university admissions process. Ucas figures show that nearly one in four...

Guardian, 00:08 in Learning
 
Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

A popular wireless security camera designed to safeguard businesses and homes was vulnerable to a spying hack. The flaw meant it was possible to hijack video and audio streamed from other people's properties by making a minor tweak to Swann Security's...

 
Drone Bill may ban children from owning larger aircraft

Drone Bill may ban children from owning larger aircraft

Children could be banned from owning drones weighing more than 250g (0.55lb) under a new proposal from the Department for Transport. They would only be allowed to fly devices heavier than that if they were owned and registered by an adult. It is the...

 
Dead baby found in plane toilet after mother gave birth during flight

Dead baby found in plane toilet after mother gave birth during flight

A dead baby has reportedly been found in a toilet on board a plane after its mother gave birth during a flight. Staff onboard the AirAsia India plane made the discovery as they prepared for landing today. All female passengers were questioned by...

Metro, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Man Utd vs AC Milan LIVE STREAM: How to watch ICC action online and on TV

Man Utd vs AC Milan LIVE STREAM: How to watch ICC action online and on TV

The International Champions Cup is in its sixth year as Europe’s biggest teams battle it out across the globe. In reality, the International Champions Cup is a pre-season tournament and winning means little to those taking part. Instead, the focus on...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 
George Groves vs Callum Smith: WBSS super-middleweight final will be in Saudi Arabia

George Groves vs Callum Smith: WBSS super-middleweight final will be in Saudi Arabia

The pair’s clash in the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight final is set to be confirmed for September 28 in Jeddah. Londoner Groves will put his WBA title on the line in the decider against the unbeaten Liverpool fighter with around £5m up...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

Secrets of sex cult preying on Hollywood's high society where followers are held down naked and branded by...

Sitting together, five wannabe members of the Nxivm group prepared themselves to enter a secretive sisterhood they were told was created to empower women. As part of their acceptance, it was explained they needed to give their “master” naked...

 
Football's greatest fraudster Carlos the Kaiser duped Brazil's top teams into signing him without ever playing a match

Football's greatest fraudster Carlos the Kaiser duped Brazil's top teams into signing him without ever...

He was the biggest football legend never to step on to a pitch... a conman who became a soccer superstar without playing a single professional match in his life. Carlos Henrique Raposo enjoyed a career spanning over two decades, when he was signed by...

 

Union slams water company over shareholder payouts

The GMB union found United Utilities paid out £1.2bn to shareholders over the past five years. In 2017 it says £263m was paid out in dividends and interest. Following a hosepipe ban which was placed in Cumbria as a result of this summer's heatwave,...

 
Police force criticised for downgrading crimes to ease pressure

Police force criticised for downgrading crimes to ease pressure

A police force has been downgrading crimes involving children, some as serious as domestic abuse, in order to ease demand on response teams, according to a watchdog report. Cases at Northamptonshire police highlighted in the report included one in...

 

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Fire-risk domestic appliances 'are becoming harder to spot'

Fire-risk domestic appliances 'are becoming harder to spot'

Fire investigators are finding it increasingly hard to identify which white goods have caused fires, according to consumer group Which? It said people's lives could be endangered because investigators could only identify an appliance's make and model...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
The precious metal sparking a new gold rush

The precious metal sparking a new gold rush

Gold once lured prospectors to the American west - but now it's cobalt that is sparking a rush. Cobalt mining has not happened at any sort of scale in the United States for decades. But a handful of mining companies are now staking claims at sites in...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 

Call to Government to buy Pinneys factory under-threat of closure

A call has been made for the Scottish Government to step in buy a under-threat factory - potentially saving 450 jobs. Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have issued the call as...

 
Call to Government to buy Pinneys factory under-threat of closure

Call to Government to buy Pinneys factory under-threat of closure

A call has been made for the Scottish Government to step in buy a under-threat factory - potentially saving 450 jobs. Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have issued the call as...

 


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