News archive from 30 September 2018

Tragedy as man, 30, dies after rare cancer battle initially diagnosed as HAYFEVER

Tragedy as man, 30, dies after rare cancer battle initially diagnosed as HAYFEVER

A man has died after fighting a rare cancer that was originally wrongly diagnosed as being hayfever. Aaron Winstanley initially went to the hospital to be looked over after noticing congestion problems and developing sinus. Despite being convinced he...

 

Madeleine McCann's dad tells of his 'terror' after first realising Maddie was missing

Gerry McCann has told of his “terror” and “disbelief” when he first realised his daughter was missing. Madeleine, then aged three, disappeared from a holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007, sparking a worldwide search for her. Glasgow-born...

 
'I'd binge on Nutella, eating a giant tub a week'

'I'd binge on Nutella, eating a giant tub a week'

Kara Richardson Whitely, 44, has struggled with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and subsequent obesity for most of her life. "I tried dieting numerous times but would always put the weight back on. I went to my doctor when I hit 21 stone and she said...

BBC, 00:01 in Health
 

Tories drape a Union flag on fund to fill Brussels gap

Hundreds of millions of pounds of public money is set to bypass the Scottish Government and be handed directly to local authorities by London under proposals to “put a Union flag” on regional development funds after Brexit, Scotland on Sunday has...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
May acts to tackle housing crisis by imposing levy on foreign buyers

May acts to tackle housing crisis by imposing levy on foreign buyers

Foreign buyers of properties in the UK will have to pay a new levy, in a renewed attempt by Theresa May to tackle the housing crisis. With concern growing among senior Tories that the party has allowed Brexit to drown out a compelling domestic agenda,...

Guardian, 00:05 in Politics
 
Health chiefs to set social media time limits for young people

Health chiefs to set social media time limits for young people

The government is to produce the first official guidelines on the maximum amount of time young people should spend on social media, health secretary Matt Hancock says today, amid growing concern about the links between its excessive use and mental...

Guardian, 00:05 in Politics
 
Matthew Hancock: ‘I’ll travel the world looking for the best technology for NHS’

Matthew Hancock: ‘I’ll travel the world looking for the best technology for NHS’

In the middle of last year’s election campaign, Matt Hancock’s sister had a very nasty accident that left her struggling for life in intensive care. Later, when she had recovered, she went to see her GP to get the all-clear to have her driving licence...

Guardian, 00:05 in Politics
 
North Korea 'won't disarm if sanctions continue', minister says

North Korea 'won't disarm if sanctions continue', minister says

North Korea's foreign minister has warned that there is "no way" his country will disarm while the US continues to enforce sanctions. Ri Yong-ho told the UN General Assembly the sanctions were deepening North Korean mistrust of the US....

BBC, 00:08 in World News
 
Has 'dieting' become a dirty word?

Has 'dieting' become a dirty word?

Fay Marshall used to weigh 21st 5lbs (136kg). In two years she lost 8st 8lbs (54kg) and since then her entire life has changed. The 24-year-old has moved from London to Lancashire for work, regularly goes out with friends and has even done a sky...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Rudolf Nureyev: How the dance legend continues to inspire

Rudolf Nureyev: How the dance legend continues to inspire

The Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev would have been 80 this year, which also marks the 25th anniversary of his death. Yet, with a new documentary about him just out and a feature film due for release, the fascination in the dance legend clearly...

BBC, 00:13 in Art & Culture
 
Wallabies hit Rugby Championship floor after Springboks loss

Wallabies hit Rugby Championship floor after Springboks loss

Kurtley Beale has done his best to recover from a first-minute brain explosion, but it wasn’t enough to stem the bleeding as the struggling Wallabies fell 23-12 to the Springboks in Port Elizabeth. Things couldn’t have started worse for the visitors...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 
Lanning and Haynes rescue Australia in first T20 with New Zealand

Lanning and Haynes rescue Australia in first T20 with New Zealand

Australia’s won’t curb their attacking instincts and are unlikely to tinker with their batting line-up, despite a top order collapse in the first women’s T20 match against New Zealand. Chasing 163 at North Sydney Oval on Saturday, Australia crashed to...

Guardian, 00:15 in Sport
 

Enjoy top beers and music at Pocktoberfest

Pocktoberfest 2018 will be packed with good beers and gins, plus good music and food when it returns in the Pocktoberfest marquee at Pocklington rugby club on Saturday 6 October from 1pm to 10pm. Pocktoberfest was first held in the town in 2004 and...

 
Audit sector faces inquiry as minister points to deficiencies

Audit sector faces inquiry as minister points to deficiencies

The government has called for a comprehensive review of Britain’s auditing industry in what could herald huge changes to a sector dominated by the firms known as the big four. Calls for reform have grown after the collapse of the construction giant...

Guardian, 00:25 in Business
 
Deaf people in Wales 'being let down' says charity

Deaf people in Wales 'being let down' says charity

When Mary James was left without assistive equipment, life became "very frightening". The 79-year-old, who is profoundly deaf, has waited nearly a year for a replacement doorbell, a text phone and fire alarms in her home in Caerphilly. Many...

BBC, 00:29 in Regional
 


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