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Frank Dobson: Ex-Labour minister dies aged 79

Frank Dobson: Ex-Labour minister dies aged 79

The veteran Labour politician Frank Dobson has died at the age of 79. Mr Dobson served as health secretary in the government of Tony Blair following Labour's 1997 landslide victory. He left government to contest the first-ever London mayoral election,...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
'I woke up to thousands of messages from Malaysia'

'I woke up to thousands of messages from Malaysia'

London-based artist Laura Melissa Williams woke up one morning last week to find thousands of messages for her on social media - all from Malaysia. Overnight, the thirty-something Briton, who paraglides as a hobby, had accidentally caught the...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Shiregreen child murders: Sarah Barrass strangled two sons

Shiregreen child murders: Sarah Barrass strangled two sons

A mum strangled two of her children because she feared social services would take them into care. Sarah Barrass, 35, killed Tristan and Blake Barrass, aged 13 and 14, in Shiregreen, Sheffield, on 24 May, along with family member Brandon Machin, 39....

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
FT sees first woman editor in its 135-year history

FT sees first woman editor in its 135-year history

The Financial Times has named its first female editor since it was founded in 1884. Roula Khalaf will take over from Lionel Barber, who announced on Tuesday that he would leave in January after 34 years at the pink-coloured financial newspaper. Ms...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Hate eating certain vegetables? It could be down to your genes, say US scientists who have done some new research. Inheriting two copies of the unpleasant taste gene provides a "ruin-your-day level of bitterness" to foods like broccoli and...

12 November 2019 in Health
 
Stockport: 'Terrified' woman, 76, robbed twice by same mugger

Stockport: 'Terrified' woman, 76, robbed twice by same mugger

A 76-year-old woman was mugged twice in two weeks by the same robber. Lee Davenport, from Stockport, was jailed for seven years and two months on Monday at Manchester Crown Court, after he admitted carrying out both muggings. Greater Manchester Police...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Drop in the number of people in work in Scotland

Drop in the number of people in work in Scotland

The number of Scots in work fell by 43,000, to 2,643,000, in the three months to September, according to official figures. The employment rate, which is the proportion of people aged between 16 and 64 who are in paid work, now stands at 74.4%....

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Stop right now: Mel B advert pulled by Tesco after singer complains

Stop right now: Mel B advert pulled by Tesco after singer complains

A Tesco advert that used an image of Mel B has been taken down after she complained. Scary Spice's image was used in an ad for Tesco's new Clubcard Plus. It read: "Stop right now. You get 10% off two big shops a month for £7.99," a play on...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
General Election 2019: 'Cyber attack' on Labour Party digital platforms

General Election 2019: 'Cyber attack' on Labour Party digital platforms

The Labour Party says there has been a "sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack" on its digital platforms. A Labour spokeswoman said the attack had "failed" because of the party's "robust security systems" and they...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Israel kills Baha Abu al-Ata, top Palestinian militant in Gaza

Israel kills Baha Abu al-Ata, top Palestinian militant in Gaza

Israel has killed one of the most senior commanders of a militant group in the Gaza Strip in an air strike. Baha Abu al-Ata, a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), died along with his wife when a missile hit their home, the group said. Israel...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
'Uncoordinated' codeine use caused Ipswich woman's death

'Uncoordinated' codeine use caused Ipswich woman's death

A coroner questioned the regulation of online pharmacies after a woman died as a result of her addiction to the painkiller codeine. Debbie Headspeath, 41, collapsed at home in Ipswich in 2017. The inquest heard she had been prescribed the opiate for...

12 November 2019 in Health
 
UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls

UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls

UK wage growth slowed down in the three months to September, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. Unemployment dropped by 23,000 to 1.31 million over the same three-month period. Average earnings increased by 3.6%,...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
MOBO Awards: Ceremony to return in 2020 after two years off

MOBO Awards: Ceremony to return in 2020 after two years off

The MOBO Awards will return in 2020 after a two-year break. The awards, which have celebrated music of black origin since 1996, last took place in 2017 - with Stormzy winning the best album award. But in September 2018 organisers announced the...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 
Branson South African launch marred by Twitter row

Branson South African launch marred by Twitter row

Sir Richard Branson has faced criticism on twitter after posting an image to mark the launch this new Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa. The photo is criticised for failing to reflect the diversity of South Africa. One of the critics...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Hillary Clinton 'wants to hug Meghan over racist treatment'

Hillary Clinton 'wants to hug Meghan over racist treatment'

Hillary Clinton has said she wants to hug the Duchess of Sussex and "tell her to hang in there" over "racist" treatment. The former US presidential candidate said the way Meghan has been treated over the past three years has been...

12 November 2019 in Regional
 


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