News archive from 29 September 2018

Kavanaugh: Trump orders FBI inquiry after Republicans vote to advance nomination

Kavanaugh: Trump orders FBI inquiry after Republicans vote to advance nomination

Donald Trump has directed the FBI to launch a supplemental investigation into the supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after an extraordinary display of 11th-hour drama at the Senate judiciary committee vote to advance his confirmation on Friday....

 
EpiPen users told to use devices past normal expiry date

EpiPen users told to use devices past normal expiry date

People with severe allergies have been told they can use their EpiPens past their normal expiry date, amid a continuing shortage of the devices. The medicines regulator said it had agreed to extend the use-by date of some EpiPens by four months. It...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
Britain's 'supermarket of the year' has been announced

Britain's 'supermarket of the year' has been announced

Supermarket giant Morrisons has been named ‘supermarket of the year’ during an awards ceremony highlighting the best performing retailers in the past year. The grocer, which recently announced a shake-up of its More loyalty card, scooped the top prize...

 

Emigrants who died in island shipwreck to be remembered

A memorial service is being held in the Outer Hebrides tomorrow to mark the 165th anniversary of a little-known maritime disaster in which 450 emigrants died. The Annie Jane was travelling from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, when it ran onto rocks off...

 
'County lines' drug gangs recruit excluded schoolchildren – report

'County lines' drug gangs recruit excluded schoolchildren – report

Gangs have been specifically targeting children who have been excluded from school to groom them as drug dealers in towns across the UK, a Home Office report is to warn. The report, which is due to be published next week, said children were...

 
Talking Horses: Restorer primed to land the Cambridgeshire at big odds

Talking Horses: Restorer primed to land the Cambridgeshire at big odds

Surely the Cambridgeshire was among the thoughts of Ian Williams and Dr Marwan Koukash when they acquired Restorer (3.40) last November. The grey’s best performance to date was when winning a Listed race over a slightly longer distance on this course...

Guardian, 00:22 in Sport
 

Prime Minister Theresa May lends support to 2030 World Cup bid

THERESA MAY has backed moves to bring the World Cup to the UK and Ireland in 2030. The Prime Minister signalled she would offer Government support if the Football Association decides to move forward with an official bid. The FAs of England, Scotland,...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Domestic battles. Tories must look at home front

EVEN before the Tory conference begins, and Theresa May attempts to avoid a repeat of last year’s calamities, Boris Johnson – the former Foreign Secretary – had delivered the first of several planned Brexit broadsides. Like David Davis whose...

 

The Yorkshire Post says: Ryder Cup Brexit. The weekend we’re all European

IT’S AN irony of timing that golf’s Ryder Cup – one of the defining contests of sport – will be played out in Paris to a Brexit backdrop this weekend. This is the team event where America only had to turn up to win before Great Britain and Ireland...

 

Basra protests: US closes consulate after weeks of deadly protests

The US has said it will close its consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, blaming increasing threats from Iran and Iranian-backed forces. In a statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said all but emergency staff would be relocated to...

BBC, 00:43 in World News
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Tory case for One Yorkshire. Top MP urges party to back devolution plan

CONSERVATIVE MP Robert Goodwill’s endorsement of One Yorkshire, and his appeal to the wider Tory party to embrace the electoral opening that could soon exist, is significant for three key reasons. Mr Goodwill is a former Minister – he held...

 

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David Behrens: A window into art jargon fails to shed light on David Hockney’s Abbey tribute to the Queen

I’M no art critic – until recently I thought the double helix was a pencil. So I thought I’d better take a crash course before dipping a toe into the water. I went onto a website that generates random phrases which can be passed off as pretentious art...

 

Almost 200 food hygiene warnings handed out by inspectors in South Tyneside

Business in South Tuyneside were hit with almost 200 written warnings over food hygiene issues over the last year due to problems such as cleanliness and separation of foods. Data from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) shows the results of food hygiene...

 
Cliveden: 'Profumo affair' hotel hosts literary festival

Cliveden: 'Profumo affair' hotel hosts literary festival

The country house where one of post-war Britain's biggest political scandals began is hosting a literary festival in keeping with its history as a centre of intrigue. With talks entitled "Putin, Spooks and Honeytraps: The inside story of modern...

BBC, 00:56 in Regional
 


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