News archive from 31 July 2018

Man accused of killing five people in Capital Gazette newsroom pleads not guilty

Man accused of killing five people in Capital Gazette newsroom pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing five people in a newsroom in the US has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. Jarrod Ramos allegedly opened fire in the Capital Gazette’s newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on June 28. The 38-year-old is charged with...

Metro, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Children starting school 'cannot communicate in full sentences'

Children starting school 'cannot communicate in full sentences'

More than a quarter of children starting primary school are unable to communicate in full sentences as concerns grow about the amount of time they are spending in front of screens, the education secretary will say in his first major speech on social...

Guardian, 00:09 in Learning
 
60% of babies ‘at risk due to breastfeeding delay after birth’

60% of babies ‘at risk due to breastfeeding delay after birth’

Almost 60% of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report has revealed. Current guidelines from the World Health Organization and Unicef recommend...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 
UK car production hit by 'perfect storm'

UK car production hit by 'perfect storm'

The number of cars made in the UK fell last month after domestic demand plunged due to what the industry body called a "perfect storm of events". Production fell 5.5% in June - driven by a 47.2% drop in production for the UK market,...

BBC, 00:17 in Regional
 
Agent for hostesses at notorious Presidents Club event makes EHRC pledge

Agent for hostesses at notorious Presidents Club event makes EHRC pledge

The agent who supplied young women hostesses for the now-notorious Presidents Club men-only dinner has signed a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) promising to never again expose staff to such “deplorable” working...

 
Carmakers not ready for Brexit, says SMMT as UK sales fall

Carmakers not ready for Brexit, says SMMT as UK sales fall

UK carmakers are not ready for Brexit, the head of the automotive trade body has warned, as concerns about cross-border trade were underlined by fresh figures showing nearly nine in 10 cars built in the UK last month were destined for export. Output...

 
Canada uses DNA and ancestry sites to check migrants' identity

Canada uses DNA and ancestry sites to check migrants' identity

Immigration officials in Canada have been using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to determine migrants’ nationality, according to the Canada Border Services agency. The agency has not kept statistics on how often the tools had been applied,...

 
MPs accuse aid groups of 'abject failure' in tackling sexual abuse

MPs accuse aid groups of 'abject failure' in tackling sexual abuse

Charities have shown “complacency verging on complicity” in responding to sexual abuse that is endemic across the sector, according to a damning report by MPs. In the report, the international development committee (IDC) said the aid sector had a...

 
Largest king penguin colony shrinks 90% in 30 years

Largest king penguin colony shrinks 90% in 30 years

The world's largest king penguin colony has shrunk nearly 90% since the 1980s, research suggests. Aerial and satellite images show breeding pair numbers have fallen 88% in the last three decades, an article in the journal Antarctic Science says. The...

BBC, 00:22 in World News
 
Manchester Arena bomber was rescued from Libya by Royal Navy

Manchester Arena bomber was rescued from Libya by Royal Navy

The Manchester Arena suicide bomber was rescued by the Royal Navy from the civil war in Libya three years before he killed 22 people at a pop concert, it has emerged. Salman Abedi was 19 when he boarded the HMS Enterprise in Tripoli in August 2014...

 
Rebekha Sharkie unloads on corporate tax cuts plan: ‘no evidence’ of jobs boost

Rebekha Sharkie unloads on corporate tax cuts plan: ‘no evidence’ of jobs boost

Rebekha Sharkie, the Centre Alliance member-elect, has unloaded on the Coalition’s corporate tax cut package, warning there was “no evidence” it would boost jobs and claiming similar cuts in the US have failed to boost wages. Her intervention on...

 
Chelsea transfer news: Lewandowski exclusive, Willian lifts lid on future, Hazard boost

Chelsea transfer news: Lewandowski exclusive, Willian lifts lid on future, Hazard boost

Chelsea still hope to persuade Bayern Munich to sell superstar striker Robert Lewandowski. Real Madrid are also desperate to sign the 29-year-old £80m-plus rated hotshot. But Bundesliga giants Bayern are refusing to allow Lewandowski his wish to leave...

Daily Star, 00:29 in Sport
 

Call out to save Batley’s Legion

They fundraise to help the Royal British Legion’s work helping servicemen and women and their families - but now Batley branch needs you. More active members are urgently needed to help keep the branch of the Royal British Legion going in its own...

 
Would you quote Rick Astley in your out-of-office?

Would you quote Rick Astley in your out-of-office?

It's that time of year again. You send an email hoping to get something done and ping - it comes straight back to you with an out-of-office response. It's annoying because it means you have to email someone else, but also because it's a reminder that...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 
What happened to the boy who chased away the lions?

What happened to the boy who chased away the lions?

"I love lions. I don't see why I shouldn't love lions. "If my cows are protected and they're safe, we can live with the lions without any problem." It's an odd thing for a Kenyan Maasai herder to say. Their sole job is to protect their...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 


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