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'Little sign of change' for number of women in top roles

'Little sign of change' for number of women in top roles

There is "little sign of change" in women being under-represented in top jobs in business, a government-backed review has found. In the FTSE 350, only 25 women are in chair roles, with fewer chief executives, the Hampton-Alexander Review...

13 November 2019 in Business
 
Hillary Clinton 'under enormous pressure' to run in 2020

Hillary Clinton 'under enormous pressure' to run in 2020

Hillary Clinton has said she is "under enormous pressure" to challenge US President Donald Trump in next year's White House election. The former Democratic presidential nominee refused to rule it out, telling the BBC: "Never say...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Student poverty: French march in protest after suicide bid

Student poverty: French march in protest after suicide bid

Students have marched through cities across France to show solidarity with a student who attempted suicide on Friday. The 22-year-old man set himself on fire after saying he faced severe financial difficulties, which he blamed on politicians and the...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Chiropractor tells inquest patients death 'rare and unusual'

Chiropractor tells inquest patients death 'rare and unusual'

A chiropractor whose patient's neck broke during treatment has told an inquest she had "never experienced anything" like it. Arleen Scholten was treating 80-year-old John Lawler at Chiropractic 1st in York in August 2017 when he became...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Cardinal Pell granted final chance to challenge sexual abuse convictions

Cardinal Pell granted final chance to challenge sexual abuse convictions

Cardinal George Pell will be allowed a final chance to challenge his child sexual abuse convictions, Australia's highest court has ruled. Pell was granted leave to appeal the verdict in the High Court of Australia. The ex-Vatican treasurer, 78, is...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
General Election 2019: Bishop Auckland set to be important barometer

General Election 2019: Bishop Auckland set to be important barometer

Bishop Auckland, a constituency in County Durham, is found in part of the country known as the "land of the Prince Bishops". Medieval knights used to fight over this part of northern England and in 2019 the constituency will be hotly...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
England flooding: Why insurance may not cover damage

England flooding: Why insurance may not cover damage

As a business owner, it is the worst kind of double-whammy - first flood waters pour through the premises, and then the insurance does not cover the cost of starting over again. Pam Webb told the BBC that her spa in Fishlake, near Doncaster, was once...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
General election 2019: Lib Dem candidate stands down to avoid Remain vote split

General election 2019: Lib Dem candidate stands down to avoid Remain vote split

The Liberal Democrat candidate in Canterbury has stood down because he feared dividing the Remain vote. Tim Walker said he was concerned standing would allow the Conservative candidate to take the seat from Labour. Mr Walker said the Lib Dems had...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Lib Dems

General election 2019: Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Lib Dems

Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray is to stand for Parliament for the Lib Dems. The activist is a familiar figure in Westminster where he regularly bellows his 'Stop Brexit' message through a megaphone outside the House of Commons. He has been selected...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Have flood and fire services been cut by the Conservatives?

General election 2019: Have flood and fire services been cut by the Conservatives?

Extensive, fatal flooding has put the rescue services in the spotlight of the election campaign. A press release from the Labour Party on Monday night made a series of claims about the cuts to funding for the Environment Agency and front-line...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Daca: US Supreme Court seems to back Trump on key immigration case

Daca: US Supreme Court seems to back Trump on key immigration case

The US Supreme Court appears ready to overturn an Obama-era programme that protects nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. The White House tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) policy in 2017 as part of an...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Netherlands to cut speed limit to reduce emissions

Netherlands to cut speed limit to reduce emissions

The daytime speed limit on Dutch roads is to be cut to 100km/h (62mph) in a bid to tackle a nitrogen oxide pollution crisis, according to cabinet sources widely quoted by Dutch media. Details of the leaked measures are to be revealed on Wednesday, but...

12 November 2019 in World News
 

England flooding an absolute tragedy, says Boris Johnson

The prime minister has announced more support for communities in parts of Northern England that have been affected by flooding. Boris Johnson made the commitment following a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee earlier. He said the...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Ex-Armed Forces head Lord Bramall dies aged 95

Ex-Armed Forces head Lord Bramall dies aged 95

Former chief of the Armed Forces Lord Bramall has died aged 95, it has been confirmed. The Normandy D-Day veteran retired from the House of Lords in 2013. He was falsely accused in 2014 of child sexual abuse by the paedophile fantasist Carl Beech. He...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
General election 2019: Convicted Tory Chris Davies to stand in Ynys Mon

General election 2019: Convicted Tory Chris Davies to stand in Ynys Mon

A former MP who lost his seat after he was convicted of a false expenses claim has been selected by the Conservatives to stand in the general election. Chris Davies lost his Brecon and Radnorshire seat after 10,005 people signed a recall petition. He...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 


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