News archive from 26 August 2016, page 5

Councils 'should monitor academy school finances'

Education Secretary Justine Greening has been urged to ensure councils can monitor academy finances to prevent taxpayer funds " disappearing into the back pockets" of the bosses. The Local Government Association (LGA) believes providing the...

 

Hillary Clinton blasts Nigel Farage for Trump rally attack

Hillary Clinton has launched a vicious attack on Nigel Farage after the outgoing Ukip leader said he would not vote for the Democratic presidential-hopeful even if he was paid to do so. Mr Farage spoke at a rally for Mrs Clinton's Republican rival...

 

Mary Berry sets her sights on the nation's waistlines

The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has tackled the nation's basic baking skills, now she has her sights set on their waistlines. Taking chef Jamie Oliver's sugar tax one step further, the health-conscious 81-year-old said she wants a total...

 

May: Brexit will create growth opportunities for UK tourism

Brexit will create "real opportunities for growth" in the UK's tourism industry, Theresa May has claimed. The Government has announced the first set of winners to receive a share of a £40 million fund designed to ensure the nation remains a...

 

186 people arrested in three months since 'legal highs' ban introduced

Nearly 200 people have been arrested in the first three months after a blanket ban on drugs formerly known as "legal highs" came into force. Hundreds of shops have also either shut down or stopped selling "psychoactive"...

 
How chat apps are transforming the global conversation

How chat apps are transforming the global conversation

The world loves to chat, and mobile phones have made instant yakking as easy as pie, whether by text, video, photo, voice, or all methods combined. No wonder so many of us blunder into lamp-posts and each other rather than looking where we're going....

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Mary Berry sets her sights on the nation's waistlines

The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has tackled the nation's basic baking skills, now she has her sights set on their waistlines. Taking chef Jamie Oliver's sugar tax one step further, the health-conscious 81-year-old said she wants a total...

 

Ukip leadership hopeful Bill Etheridge calls for BBC to be privatised

A Ukip leadership hopeful has called for the BBC to be privatised to stop voters having "left-wing propaganda rammed down our throats". Four of the five candidates campaigning to replace Nigel Farage at the top of Ukip addressed party...

 
REVEALED - the most popular baby names so far in 2016

REVEALED - the most popular baby names so far in 2016

0 Have your say A parenting advice website has listed the most popular baby names so far in 2016 and revealed previous favourites such as Sophia, Mia, Daniel and Harrison are on the decline. Bounty Baby Club, a popular parenting advice site, has...

 

Jeremy Corbyn to spell out 'transformative' arts vision

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to set out a "transformative" vision for the arts as he continues his campaign in Scotland. Mr Corbyn will take his battle for the party leadership to Edinburgh, where he will launch his culture policy against...

 

HPeV virus 'sudden dramatic increase' among babies at Leicester hospitals

A "sudden and dramatic increase" in a serious virus among babies admitted to hospitals in Leicester from May to August this year has been recorded in a new medical report . Researchers found an "unusually high number of cases" of...

 

Three Britons killed in Italy earthquake

Three Britons are among those killed in the earthquake which has devastated central Italy. An official from the town of Amatrice, one of the worst affected areas, told the Press Association that three British nationals were among the dead. Foreign...

 

May: Brexit will create growth opportunities for UK tourism

Brexit will create "real opportunities for growth" in the UK's tourism industry, Theresa May has claimed. The Government has announced the first set of winners to receive a share of a £40 million fund designed to ensure the nation remains a...

 

Mary Berry sets her sights on the nation's waistlines

The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry has tackled the nation's basic baking skills, now she has her sights set on their waistlines. Taking chef Jamie Oliver's sugar tax one step further, the health-conscious 81-year-old said she wants a total...

 
Battlefield 1 beta: EA talk early beta dates following Battlefield 4 update launch

Battlefield 1 beta: EA talk early beta dates following Battlefield 4 update launch

EA and developers DICE have already confirmed that the Battlefield 1 beta will commence on August 31 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The Battlefield 1 open beta recently landed on the Xbox One Store and was revealed to be 6.2 GB in size, although it is not...

 


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