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No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes - Home Office

No-one charged in 9 out of 10 crimes - Home Office

Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed in England and Wales, Home Office figures suggest. In the 12 months to March, 443,000 crimes resulted in a charge or summons out of 4.6 million offences - the lowest detection rate since...

yesterday, 19:00 in Regional
 
Plan to teach all children first aid

Plan to teach all children first aid

Schoolchildren in England will have to learn first aid under proposals put forward by the government. Draft legislation says primary school children will be taught basic first aid, such as dealing with head injuries and calling emergency services....

yesterday, 19:00 in Regional
 
Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents' wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says children should be able to request sex education in at least...

yesterday, 19:00 in Regional
 
Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row

Conservative Chief Whip Julian Smith is under pressure to explain why an MP took part in crunch Brexit votes, despite an agreement not to. Mr Smith told Brandon Lewis to break a voting pact with a Lib Dem MP "by accident", sources have told...

yesterday, 19:00 in Regional
 
Comcast likely to be new owner of Sky

Comcast likely to be new owner of Sky

Comcast is likely to be the new owner of Sky, BBC Business Editor Simon Jack has learned. It means that Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is unlikely to succeed in its bid to take full control of Sky. Instead, Disney will buy assets from Fox including...

yesterday, 18:59 in Business
 
Poundworld to disappear from the High Street

Poundworld to disappear from the High Street

Poundworld has announced the closure of its remaining 190 stores with the loss of 2,339 jobs. The discount goods retailer, which went into administration in June, said the stores would close by 10 August. In total the collapse of the chain, which had...

yesterday, 17:26 in Business
 
Comcast backs down in fight for 21st Century Fox

Comcast backs down in fight for 21st Century Fox

Comcast has abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox's film and television assets, leaving Disney in pole position as the sole bidder. The US media giant said it will focus on its bid for Sky, which like Fox is controlled by Rupert Murdoch. Disney...

yesterday, 14:55 in Business
 
Royal Mail hit by shareholder revolt over bosses' pay

Royal Mail hit by shareholder revolt over bosses' pay

Royal Mail shareholders have rebelled against its pay plans for top executives following a row over a salary rise for its new boss. The directors' remuneration report was rejected by about 70% of shareholders in a vote, which is non-binding, at Royal...

yesterday, 14:55 in Business
 
Two former traders jailed in Euribor rate-rigging case

Two former traders jailed in Euribor rate-rigging case

Two former traders have been jailed for plotting to rig the Euribor global interest rate. Former Deutsche Bank employee Christian Bittar, 46, was sentenced to five years and four months at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday. Philippe Moryoussef, 50, a...

yesterday, 14:18 in Business
 
Google's Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya

Google's Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya

A network of giant balloons will soon bring internet access to remote regions of rural Kenya. Google's sister-company Loon has announced its first commercial deal: partnering with Telkom Kenya to deliver connectivity to the region. The firm's...

yesterday, 14:18 in Business
 
Gaucho closes Cau chain and cut 540 jobs

Gaucho closes Cau chain and cut 540 jobs

The Gaucho restaurant group is closing down its Cau chain at the cost of 540 jobs. Accountancy firm Deloitte has been appointed as the administrator to the specialist steak group. It said all 22 branches of Cau would close to allow the group to focus...

yesterday, 14:18 in Business
 
Persimmon homeowners in Newquay warn would-be buyers with signs

Persimmon homeowners in Newquay warn would-be buyers with signs

A couple living on a new housing estate have put up signs in their windows urging potential buyers not to buy the properties. Lucy and Guy Sousse moved into the estate in Newquay, Cornwall, a year ago and say Persimmon Homes promised to complete...

yesterday, 14:18 in Business
 
Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand. It takes the total value of goods it has destroyed over the past five years to more than £90m. Fashion firms...

yesterday, 12:17 in Business
 

Morrisons 'quiet hour' for autistic shopping introduced

Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a weekly "quieter hour" for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. Its UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down on Saturdays from...

yesterday, 10:22 in Regional
 
Theresa May announces new environment bill

Theresa May announces new environment bill

A bill to protect the environment has been announced by the prime minister. It will set out a legal framework for the government’s promise to leave the environment in a better state over the next 25 years. It has been greeted enthusiastically by green...

yesterday, 10:22 in Regional
 


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