News archive from 28 September 2018

Half of the world’s killer whales could die because of old toxic chemicals in ocean

Half of the world’s killer whales could die because of old toxic chemicals in ocean

Half of the world’s killer whale populations could be wiped out in a few decades because of toxic chemicals in the oceans, researchers say. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were previously used to make electrical components and plastics, but despite...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Marcus Rashford slammed by Jose Mourinho for behaviour after Young Boys clash

Marcus Rashford slammed by Jose Mourinho for behaviour after Young Boys clash

Marcus Rashford reportedly received a warning from Jose Mourinho for his behaviour following Manchester United’s victory over Young Boys. The 20-year-old forward has only started one match in the Premier League this season and was shown a red card...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 

Advertising body to publish guide for 'social influencers'

The advertising watchdog is to publish a guide for the YouTube generation of “influencers” in a bid to crack down on them falling foul of the rules while promoting products online. The new guide, published by the Committees of Advertising Practice...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Change of identity: Macedonians to vote on new name

Change of identity: Macedonians to vote on new name

Macedonians will vote in a referendum on Sunday, which may result in the former Yugoslav republic changing its name to North Macedonia. The new name would end a decades-long dispute with neighbouring Greece and clear a path towards joining the EU and...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Boris Johnson tells Theresa May: scrap Chequers plan

Boris Johnson tells Theresa May: scrap Chequers plan

Boris Johnson has urged the prime minister to abandon her Chequers plan and “change the course of the negotiation” on Brexit, in a 4,000-word intervention aiming to recapture the narrative ahead of Conservative party conference. The piece sought to...

 
Ban fur? Proposal gets under skin of Los Angeles sellers

Ban fur? Proposal gets under skin of Los Angeles sellers

Los Angeles’s move to restrict the sale and manufacturing of new fur products last week has cheered animal rights activists but has left local furriers feeling bullied. The issue is highly emotional for those on both sides, with graphic videos from...

 

Anderton Park Primary cuts lessons and hours - but fears more pain is on the way

The head of a Birmingham school who slashed lessons for an entire afternoon to save jobs fears more cuts may be needed. Pupils at Anderton Park Primary in Sparkhill miss out on PE, music and religious education as they are no longer with their...

 
Winners announced at 2018 Leicester Mercury Women in Business Awards

Winners announced at 2018 Leicester Mercury Women in Business Awards

The success of Leicestershire’s female business leaders was marked at the 2018 Leicester Mercury Women in Business Awards last night. Top entrepreneurs, apprentices innovators and public sector officials were honoured at the awards, held at the...

 
Arsenal news: Aaron Ramsey contract saga shows Gunners have ‘lost control’ - Dean Saunders

Arsenal news: Aaron Ramsey contract saga shows Gunners have ‘lost control’ - Dean Saunders

That’s the view of former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Dean Saunders, who says he cannot believe the club are allowing a player of Ramsey’s quality to go for nothing. The Wales international is set to leave the Emirates at the end of the season...

Daily Star, 00:14 in Sport
 
Justin Rose admits Team Europe have something to prove after 2016 fourballs defeat

Justin Rose admits Team Europe have something to prove after 2016 fourballs defeat

The world No.2 played a massive part in the Miracle of Medinah and was Europe’s top points scorer at Gleneagles. But Rose and his trusted partner Henrik Stenson lost to Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth in the opening fourballs match in 2016 to set the...

Daily Star, 00:14 in Sport
 
Newcastle EXCLUSIVE: David Kelly speaks out in support of Rafa Benitez

Newcastle EXCLUSIVE: David Kelly speaks out in support of Rafa Benitez

The fans’ favourite paid a high price for manager Kevin Keegan’s obsession with improving his free-scoring side. He was sold in June 1993 just weeks after scoring a hat-trick in a stunning 7-1 win over Leicester, the club he’d left to join KK’s...

Daily Star, 00:14 in Sport
 
Welsh ministers opt for minimum alcohol price of 50p a unit

Welsh ministers opt for minimum alcohol price of 50p a unit

The Welsh government is proposing to set a minimum price per unit of alcohol at 50p in an attempt to combat problem drinking. Vaughan Gething, the Welsh health secretary, said the move was designed to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths and...

 
Consumer loyalty 'rip off' faces probe

Consumer loyalty 'rip off' faces probe

The accusation that loyal customers are being "ripped off" for key services is to be probed by the competition body. It follows a super-complaint from Citizens Advice, which says customers who stick with their supplier are losing a total of...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
Ryanair cancels 250 flights across Europe on Friday

Ryanair cancels 250 flights across Europe on Friday

Tens of thousands of Ryanair passengers across Europe face travel disruption on Friday after strikes forced the airline to cancel 250 flights. The total had stood at 150 until German pilots decided on Thursday to walk out, resulting in another 100...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
Refund hopes rise for push payment scam victims

Refund hopes rise for push payment scam victims

More consumers who fall victim to "push" payment scams will be reimbursed by their bank under proposed new rules. A draft voluntary code for banks is aimed to preventing "Authorised Push Payment" (APP) scams. Such scams trick...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 


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