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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Computer workers, human resources staff, accountants and teachers were among those most likely to work overtime (stock image)

Staff pressured to work overtime, study reveals

Staff pressured to work overtime, study reveals

Almost two out of five people stay late at work, with a culture of presenteeism being encouraged by bosses, a study shows

Good exam results are important – but not at the expense of mental health, warns Helen Lowe

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Some parents are putting academic success above their child's health and happiness, Helen Lowe has warned

'It is embarrassing, it’s damaging to the British brand overseas,' says Robert Winder

Windrush: 'It makes us look like a bungling country who don't like foreigners'

Windrush: 'It makes us look like a bungling country who don't like foreigners'

'The idea that we’re talking about deporting people who came here as children 60 years ago is amazing,' says Robert Winder

De La Rue has said it will not contest the Government's controversial decision to choose a Franco-Dutch company

British company drops blue passport contract appeal

British company drops blue passport contract appeal

De La Rue, the current passport provider, said that it had "considered all the options", but would not challenge the move

A cross-party alliance of peers want Theresa May to soften her stance on the customs union

Brexit: House of Lords push to keep UK in customs union

Brexit: House of Lords push to keep UK in customs union

An alliance of Labour, Liberal Democrat and crossbench peers, along with Tory rebels, are eager to soften the Prime Minister's approach

During her reign, Queen Elizabeth has owned more than 30 corgis

Queen saddened by death of last corgi

Queen saddened by death of last corgi

The dog Willow, who was almost 15, was put to sleep at Windsor Castle on Sunday

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lloyds hopes to redeploy affected staff where possible, with compulsory redundancies a "last resort"

Lloyds axe 1,200 jobs and will shut 49 branches

Lloyds axe 1,200 jobs and will shut 49 branches

The banking giant said 1,230 jobs will be cut across its branch network and some central functions as part of the move

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard claimed Chancellor Philip Hammond was "fattening up RBS to sell to his friends in the city"

Labour MP: Closing RBS branches is 'economic vandalism'

Labour MP: Closing RBS branches is 'economic vandalism'

Richard Leonard claimed Chancellor Philip Hammond was "fattening up the Royal Bank of Scotland to sell to his friends in the city"

A wannabe Islamist killer used a paintballing session to train for jihad (stock image)

Aspiring jihadis went paintballing in Woking

Aspiring jihadis went paintballing in Woking

A wannabe Islamist killer used a paintballing session to train for jihad as he plotted to join terror groups fighting in Syria

Sound experts at the Scottish stadium recorded an "incredible" 115 decibel peak during Celtic v Rangers

'Hampden roar' as loud as a real lion

'Hampden roar' as loud as a real lion

Sound experts said the noise generated by at the recent Old Firm match was the equivalent of a real wildcat

Theresa May wants to help a million girls living in developing Commonwealth nations go to school for longer

Government pledges £212m to help education of girls in Commonwealth

Government pledges £212m to help education of girls in Commonwealth

Theresa May wants to help a million girls living in developing Commonwealth nations go to school for longer

The highest concentration was found at Mr Skripal's home, with eight other areas potentially contaminated

Salisbury poison was delivered in 'liquid form'

Salisbury poison was delivered in 'liquid form'

Only a "very small amount" of the deadly Novichok substance was used against Mr Skripal, 66, and 33-year-old Yulia, it is understood

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May will again clash on the merits of taking military action in Syria

MPs to hold second emergency debate on Syria

MPs to hold second emergency debate on Syria

The Commons Speaker has granted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a debate with Theresa May on British military action this afternoon

A former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employee says misuse of data was rife during the campaign

Leave.EU 'misused data' in Brexit campaign

Leave.EU 'misused data' in Brexit campaign

The misuse of UK citizens' personal data was "rife" between Brexit campaign group Leave.EU and other businesses, according to a former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employee

Hamish De Bretton Gordon claims that those condemning the UK air strikes on Syria are ignoring those most in danger

Chemical weapons expert: 'I abhor war, but sometimes you have to fight'

Chemical weapons expert: 'I abhor war, but sometimes you have to fight'

Hamish De Bretton Gordon says those condemning the strikes in Syria need to see the 'streets of Douma'

The move came amid anger that people who've lived in Britain since they were schoolchildren were now being denied access to healthcare and threatened with deportation

May to meet Caribbean leaders after 'appalling' treatment of Windrush generation

May to meet Caribbean leaders after 'appalling' treatment of Windrush generation

'some of the ways they have been treated has been wrong, and I am sorry,' said Mrs May

Employment is now at the highest level since records began in 1971

Employment hits record high as earnings edge above inflation

Employment hits record high as earnings edge above inflation

Employment increased by 55,000 in the quarter to February to 32.2 million, the highest figure since records began in 1971

The figures come amid a row over police staffing levels after a key Home Office report into tackling violent crime this month failed to acknowledge officer numbers

Under pressure police not taking days off amid staffing crisis

Under pressure police not taking days off amid staffing crisis

Frontline police officers in some forces are owed well over a week off in unclaimed rest days, new figures reveal

'Britain's housing problems have developed into a full-blown crisis,' says the Resolution Foundation

A third of millennials will 'rent into retirement'

A third of millennials will 'rent into retirement'

Up to half of the millennial generation could still be renting in their 40s, a report warns

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

'The NHS is underfunded, staff are overworked and underpaid, services have been cut - and it is the Government that has caused it,' says Aneira Thomas

First person born on NHS 'heartbroken' over services

First person born on NHS 'heartbroken' over services

'It breaks my heart to see the rundown of services,' Aneira Thomas told the Unison conference

The rights of British ex-pats once the UK has left the European Union has been one of the key topics in Brexit negotiations

One in seven Brits living in EU are Spanish ex-pats

One in seven Brits living in EU are Spanish ex-pats

Elderly ex-pats who have settled in Spain make up about one in seven of all British residents living in the EU, new figures suggest

Temperatures on Thursday will be warmer than many Southern European destinations

Britain to bask in week of warm weather

Britain to bask in week of warm weather

Temperatures on Thursday will be warmer than many Southern European destinations

Sir Tim Collins didn't agree that there is an alternative to bombings

Colonel: 'Russians owe Corbyn a few drinks' on Syria suggestions

Colonel: 'Russians owe Corbyn a few drinks' on Syria suggestions

Former British Army officer Colonel Tim Collins has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Jeremy Corbyn's position on Syria is "a nonsense".

The 42-year-old admitted he was more than twice the legal limit after a car crash in March

Ant McPartlin pleads guilty to drink-driving

Ant McPartlin pleads guilty to drink-driving

The 42-year-old admitted he was more than twice the legal limit after his black Mini collided with two other cars in Richmond

A leaked report has revealed damning deficiencies in the tower's safety standards

Report: Grenfell refurbishment deficiencies helped the fire spread

Report: Grenfell refurbishment deficiencies helped the fire spread

The Grenfell Tower fire would have had "little opportunity" to spread from the flat it started in if the exterior of the tower had not been renovated with combustible material

Alastair Campbell says that the public should get a chance to vote on the terms of Brexit

Alastair Campbell on Brexit: 'No deal that won’t leave the country worse off’

Alastair Campbell on Brexit: 'We are going to be worse off'

The former Labour spokesperson says that 'it is becoming clear that so many of the promises that were made were false'

Two people have been stabbed to death in separate domestic incidents (stock photo)

London murder toll for 2018 nears 60 as two more killed

London murder toll for 2018 nears 60 as two more killed

Stabbings in Colindale and Brixton add to the death count in a violent year

Wetherspoon had more than 44,000 Twitter followers and more than 100,000 followers on Facebook

Wetherspoons deletes its accounts

Wetherspoons deletes its accounts

"It's becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion," says Chairman

Johnson insisted the strikes - co-ordinated with action by the United States and France - would send a warning to Syria

Boris Johnson: Syria strikes 'right for the world'

Boris Johnson: Syria strikes 'right for the world'

Johnson added that the Syrian war will go on, despite the latest strikes

The retired US Marine appeared in around 60 films, often in military-related roles

Full Metal Jacket sergeant actor R Lee Ermey dies

Full Metal Jacket sergeant actor R Lee Ermey dies

Ermey, best known for his role as the terrfying Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, passed away from pneumonia-related complications

The incident took place just yards from Aston Villa Football Club

Footage: 20-man machete brawl in Birmingham

Footage: 20-man machete brawl in Birmingham

West Midlands Police arrived at the scene after the group had dispersed

'No doubt @gregwebsteruk thought it amusing to call for my beheading on this thread. I do not' said Ms Abbott

Diane Abbott reports light sabre 'beheading' tweet to Met Police

Diane Abbott reports light sabre 'beheading' tweet to Met Police

The Shadow Home Secretary has been a frequent victim of abuse on social media

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

The shipping industry will aim to cut its emissions by 50% over the next three decades

Ground-breaking deal agreed to cut greenhouse gases

Ground-breaking deal agreed to cut greenhouse gases

Countries have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 in a bid to tackle climate change

The 77-year-old singer has taken legal action over BBC coverage of the search, which was staged after a sex-assault allegation

Cliff Richard: BBC coverage of raid on home was 'shocking and upsetting'

Cliff Richard: BBC coverage of raid on home was 'shocking and upsetting'

'I actually thought I was going to have a heart attack or stroke' said the singer about the TV footage

His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski will take the snaps on Harry's big day

Harry and Meghan's photographer is Polish royalty

Harry and Meghan's photographer is Polish royalty

Alexi Lubomirski, 42, who photographed the pair for their engagement, will be at Windsor Castle next month to take the official wedding shots

Moscow is also accused of training special units in the use of chemical warfare agents

Security Adviser: Russia spied on Skripals for five years

Security Adviser: Russia spied on Skripals for five years

National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill said cyber specialists from Russian military intelligence targeted Yulia Skripal's email accounts

The serving British soldier and self-confessed racist got a 12 month sentence

Nazi salute soldier jailed over CS gas possession

Nazi salute soldier jailed over CS gas possession

Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen stockpiled a host of weaponry

Husnain Rashid, 31, made the post about the young royal's school on messaging app Telegram

Man accused of Prince George message to face terror charges

Man accused of Prince George message to face terror charges

An alleged Islamic State (IS) supporter accused of sharing details of Prince George's school on social media will now face trial in May

The US administration is giving alarmingly contradictory signals, says the Labour leader

Syria: Corbyn accused Government of ‘waiting for instructions’ from Trump

Syria: Corbyn accused Government of ‘waiting for instructions’ from Trump

Further UK military intervention in Syria's multi-sided war risks escalating an already devastating conflict, says the Labour leader

The Government has said 300,000 new homes need to be built each year in England to meet demand

Green belt development slammed as 'unacceptable' by campaigners

Green belt development slammed as 'unacceptable' by campaigners

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said the threat of houses being planned and given the go-ahead on the green belt had increased since 2012

Nearly 40% of apprenticeship standards approved by the Government in the past six years don't meet the international definition of such a scheme

Low skill jobs being ‘relabelled’ as apprenticeships

Low skill jobs being ‘relabelled’ as apprenticeships

The introduction of a levy on apprenticeships has reduced their quality according to a think tank

The Health Secretary has come under fire for not declaring business interests

Jeremy Hunt's failure to declare plush property purchase was 'honest mistake'

Jeremy Hunt's failure to declare plush property purchase was 'honest mistake'

The Daily Telegraph said Mr Hunt failed to notify Companies House of his 50% interest in Mare Pond Properties Limited

The west has blamed President Assad for the attacks

Former Naval chief: Syria chemical attack 'could be propaganda'

Former Naval chief: Syria chemical attack 'could be propaganda'

Retired senior Naval Officer Lord Alan West has questioned whether the chemical attack in Syria was the work of President Assad’s troops

The report concluded there are no real health benefits to drinking

Ignoring alcohol guidelines cuts years off UK lives

Ignoring alcohol guidelines cuts years off UK lives

Limits should be lowered further, concludes research in the Lancet

There are more than 1,400 empty beds across the UK, according to new stats

‘Ghost wards’ with empty hospital beds a scandal, says Labour

‘Ghost wards’ with empty hospital beds a scandal, says Labour

82 wards - the equivalent of two entire hospitals - have been shut

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks over data and privacy issues

Cambridge University criticises Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook data claims

Cambridge University criticises Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook data claims

University wrote to CEO last month but is 'yet to receive a response'

Farmer Joe Nesbitt on the border separating the north and south of Ireland

Farms straddling Irish border could get tax-free status, says Davis

Farms straddling Irish border could get tax-free status, says Davis

Small businesses straddling the border an 'area of difficulty'

The Superman costume as worn by Christopher Reeve

Superman actor Christopher Reeve's son to open spinal cord rehabilitation clinic

Superman actor Christopher Reeve's son to open spinal cord rehabilitation clinic

Matthew Reeve to attend launch of first clinic of its kind in the UK

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Donald Trump's rhetoric

'Whole world should be alarmed' – Corbyn condemns Trump tweet

'Whole world should be alarmed' – Corbyn condemns Trump tweet

Labour leader speaks out on US president's 'instant reaction' on social media

March statistics 'the clearest indication yet of the eternal winter we now face in the NHS'

A&E waiting time performance for March worst since records began

A&E waiting time performance for March worst since records began

Long, cold winter and high rates of flu and norovirus have contributed to hospitals’ problems

Jeremy Fleming's first speech was at the CYBERUK 18 conference, hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre

Salisbury poisonings show how 'reckless' Russia can be, says GCHQ chief

Salisbury poisonings show how 'reckless' Russia can be, says GCHQ chief

New boss of intelligence agency gives first speech in Manchester

Spacey was one of the first to face public allegations following Harvey Weinstein's downfall

Prosecutors in Los Angeles considering sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey

LA prosecutors considering Kevin Spacey sexual assault case

First known sexual assault charge outside the UK against the actor

Sir Cliff Richard, pictured performing at the Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012, has sued the BBC

Trial due in legal battle between Sir Cliff Richard and BBC

Trial due in legal battle between Sir Cliff Richard and BBC

Singer sues over coverage of a police raid at his home

Some EU nationals could inadvertently become illegal UK residents following Brexit

Thousands of EU citizens 'at risk of losing legal status after Brexit'

Thousands of EU citizens 'at risk of losing legal status after Brexit'

People often don't apply for things in their interests, says Oxford University’s Migration Observatory

The prime minister has summoned ministers to No.10 for an emergency Cabinet meeting

May to chair emergency Cabinet meeting on Syria 'chemical attack'

May to chair emergency Cabinet meeting on Syria 'chemical attack'

Prime minister summons ministers to No.10 amid calls for Parliamentary vote on any military action

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