News archive from 30 May 2018

The rise and fall of Roseanne: how TV's biggest show fell apart

The rise and fall of Roseanne: how TV's biggest show fell apart

ABC’s decision to cancel Roseanne – after its eponymous star compared Valerie Jarrett, a black former advisor to Barack Obama, to an ape – sent rumbles through the entertainment industry. Barr’s tweet, in which she also “joked” that Jarrett had ties...

 
More than 1 million patients forced to change GP since 2013

More than 1 million patients forced to change GP since 2013

Around 1.3 million patients in the UK have been forced to change GP surgery over the past five years because of practice closures, an investigation has revealed. The disruption is the result of 445 surgeries shutting their doors between 2013 and 2017;...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Fears over food contamination if Britain and EU can’t agree Brexit deal

Fears over food contamination if Britain and EU can’t agree Brexit deal

Britain could miss vital alerts for outbreaks of Salmonella and E-Coli if the country leaves the EU without agreeing to continue exchanging information on public health. That’s according to the Local Government Association (LGA), which has warned that...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Teachers are having to spend time toilet training children

Teachers are having to spend time toilet training children

Teachers are having to spend hours of their lesson time toilet training children, according to research. A report by health and hygiene company Essity suggests that a fifth of primary school teachers spend up to 30 minutes a week cleaning up kids...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Paris plans to cut pollution

From the narrow streets of Montmartre to the imposing majesty of the Arc de Triomphe and the fine art on display in the Louvre, Paris has a reputation for beauty and culture. It's just a shame about the diesel fumes, frequently so thick you can taste...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Hotter years 'mean lower exam results'

Hotter years 'mean lower exam results'

In years with hotter weather pupils are likely to perform less well in exams, says a major study from researchers at Harvard and other US universities. There is a "significant" link between higher temperatures and lower school achievement,...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
The sign language lawyer who became a social media star

The sign language lawyer who became a social media star

When a lawyer posted a video in sign language about the danger of Ponzi schemes, his post went viral and hundreds of deaf people got in touch with their legal troubles, from fraud to domestic violence. He had uncovered a huge community in need of...

BBC, 00:16 in World News
 
Caroline Flack: Love Island ‘brought people together’

Caroline Flack: Love Island ‘brought people together’

It's not often you come across a TV series which is groundbreaking, revolutionary, genre-defying, innovative, challenging and entertaining all at the same time. But we can discuss Brooklyn Nine-Nine another day. Love Island is back for a fourth...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
South Africans' anger over land set to explode

South Africans' anger over land set to explode

"Africa is for black people. Period. We need our land back and we're going to take it by force," said a woman amongst an angry crowd trying to occupy a field on the north-eastern edge of Johannesburg in South Africa. She is wearing a red...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 

MP supports motion to halt local RBS closure

At the beginning of May banking giant RBS made the shock announcement it was to axe more than 100 stores across the country. The Barrow branch, located in Dalton Road, was just one of many selected for closure. The decision to cut back its local...

 
Nuisance call bosses could be fined up to £500,000

Nuisance call bosses could be fined up to £500,000

Bosses of firms which bombard people with nuisance calls could be fined up to £500,000 under government proposals to make them personally liable. Consumers received 3.9 billion nuisance phone calls and texts last year. At the moment, only the...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Complaints about loans see sharp rise

Complaints about loans see sharp rise

Concerns have been raised about lenders' treatment of customers with high-cost loans, following a record number of complaints to an ombudsman. The Financial Ombudsman Service said that complaints about borrowing - ranging from store cards to payday...

BBC, 00:25 in Business
 
Caroline Lucas to step down as Green party co-leader

Caroline Lucas to step down as Green party co-leader

Caroline Lucas has announced she will stand down as co-leader of the Greens in the autumn, saying it is time for others in the party to step forward and widen the pool of its prominent figures. Lucas, for years the party’s sole nationally recognisable...

Guardian, 00:26 in Politics
 
Bosses may be forced to pay £500,000 fines for nuisance calls

Bosses may be forced to pay £500,000 fines for nuisance calls

Business directors could be personally fined up to £500,000 if they fail to prevent nuisance calls, under a government consultation on the issue. While there has been a big recent increase in the fines issued to companies – last year one was fined...

Guardian, 00:28 in Business
 
Government urged to use RBS majority stake to veto branch closures

Government urged to use RBS majority stake to veto branch closures

The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has called on the government to use its position as majority shareholder of Royal Bank of Scotland to block planned branch closures. McDonnell said the government should use its stake to force RBS, which holds...

Guardian, 00:28 in Business
 


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