‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… Find out more Cara Mair and Sarah Clarke-Kent encourage bereaved families to get involved in every aspect of the funeral process. Their company features in a forthcoming documentary called Dead Good. In this clip, a woman has chosen to help prepare a dear friend for his funeral. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSarah and Cara help a woman to bathe and dress her friend for burial In 1998, Gilli lost a second child, Robbie, who was still-born. She had learned some …


London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… Friday. Boy, 6, donates pocket money Father’s day cards among fire tributes Stars gather for charity single Details of how the government’s 5m emergency fund have been outlined, including: Funding will be made available for people staying in temporary accommodation A discretionary fund is available to help meet funeral costs There will also be funding for legal representation for residents involved in the public inquiry An extra 1.5m will pay for mental health support for the …


Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …


UK wealth gap ‘widening over past decade’ says report – BBC News

June 19, 2017

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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… told BBC Newsnight the government was doing all it could to help. The PM said: “I’ve heard stories yesterday from the emergency services about the issues around the fire. “That’s why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry. “And we’ll make sure that takes place as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says 5m will be available for …


London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… visiting survivors. Challenge for fragile government Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals By Laura Kuenssberg, BBC political editor Any government trying to deal with a terrible event like the Grenfell Tower disaster needs sensitivity and nimbleness. Ministers have a complicated “to do” list – make sure help gets to where it is required, turn on the taps for emergency cash and show that …


Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption The market is positioned on the south end of London Bridge A trader support fund has been set up to help those who suffered financially because of the closure. Opening hours have been extended over the next two weeks, with shoppers able to visit on 18 and 25 June to further help businesses. Some traders have also created special dishes which they will be selling in exchange for donations to the fund. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messages …


UK police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack

June 11, 2017

(CNN)Three pink ceramic kitchen knives found on or near the assailants who killed seven people in the London Bridge terror attacks have investigators seeking the public’s help for clues. “Where have they come from? Where might the attackers have bought them from?” he asked through a news release that included photos of one of the knives used by the terrorists. …


Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

… depends on doing business with Qatar. Tillerson said that the US will throw its weight behind efforts by the Emir of Kuwait to act as a mediator to bring about a resolution to the crisis, which was reportedly sparked by an interview with the Qatari leader that Qatar said was a false news story. CNN is reporting that US investigators believe Russian hackers may have been behind the effort, and the FBI has been sent to Qatar to help probe. US officials: Russia behind Qatar crisis …


EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… and smarter to achieve sustained growth. “The economy has to rebalance and shift away from a reliance on public-funded major infrastructure projects. “Sector diversification is also required to help move away from an over-reliance on the oil and gas, construction and financial services sectors.” He added: “Stimulating business investment in Scotland both in terms of physical assets and skills could deliver extensive, long-term economic benefits. “This presents an …


Producer’s childhood helped ‘inspire’ Harry Potter play – BBC News

June 5, 2017

She told Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young: “I will never understand what it would be like to have a dad, and so I’m always looking for stories that might help me understand.” Friedman this year topped the Stage 100 list of the UK’s most influential people in performing arts while Harry Potter And The Cursed Child won a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards. The play was written by Jack Thorne after Rowling gave Friedman her approval to create a theatre …


Fresh bid to oust Unite union boss Len McCluskey – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… call out that activity and the use of that machine to an independent arbiter.” The timing of the challenge was dictated by legal requirements, not the general election, he said. But a Unite spokesman said: “Unite members will be deeply disappointed that Mr Coyne has chosen this critical moment in the fortunes of the labour movement to launch an unnecessary attack on his own union, something which can only help the floundering Tories.” …


Liam Gallagher: ‘I love you Manchester…’ – BBC News

June 1, 2017

Image copyright PA Gallagher once said that he would never go solo, as he was not an idiot (shall we say, as we can’t bring you the actual naughty word here). But things change, and eight new solo tracks from forthcoming album As You Were, like Wall of Glass – which was partially leaked last week – were greeted with warm cheers and applause. The most rapturous noises of the night were, of course, reserved for the epic Oasis songs that helped the snarling singer make …


Small firms hit by rates relief delay – BBC News

May 30, 2017

‘A real impact’ These are the so called “cliff edge” businesses which Philip Hammond promised to help. He announced that firms losing small business rate relief – a discount given to businesses with properties below a certain rateable value – would not see their bills increase by more than 50 a month. The government set aside 25m this year to pay for the pledge. Whitstable florist Jane Antoniades felt a huge wave of relief when she heard her rates bill …


Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

… introduce five-year leases to give tenants more security. Labour promises Image copyright Getty Images Rent rises to be inflation-linked Cap for upfront deposits Rent-to-own model, giving tenants ownership after 30 years Tenants get first refusal to buy property when landlord sells New loans to help first-time renters under 30 with a deposit Reverse cuts to housing benefit Liberal Democrat manifesto Image copyright Getty Images Likely to promise reintroduction of housing …

May 28, 2017

Manchester Attack: Eilidh MacLeod’s family pays tribute – BBC News

… well-wishers in Scotland, Manchester, and across the world had brought them “great comfort”. “The offers of help and support have been truly overwhelming and greatly appreciated,” they said. They also thanked emergency services for doing “everything in their power to help following the explosion”. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsProfit Tab (Commercial) Profit Tab is the first traffic “retention” tool of it’s kind. Use the web browser tab …

May 27, 2017

Josephine Bowes: The forgotten ‘pioneer’ of the art world – BBC News

Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption The Bowes Museum is celebrating its 125th anniversary Her journey from Parisian clockmaker’s daughter to wealthy wife of a British aristocrat began in 1847, when she was introduced to John Bowes, the illegitimate son of the 10th Earl of Strathmore and a distant ancestor to the Queen Mother. Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption John financed the Bowes Museum while Josephine filled it with works of art Josephine’s …

May 27, 2017

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 23, 2017

Conservative manifesto: No timetable for migration pledge – BBC News

… a “double lock” with the state pension to rise by the higher of average earnings or inflation – but to no longer go up by 2.5% if they are both lower than that An extra 4bn for schools in England by 2022 – partly funded by an end to the current provision of free school lunches for all infant pupils in England Scrapping the ban on setting up new grammar schools Universities charging maximum tuition fees will have to sponsor academies or help found free schools A free vote …

May 20, 2017

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017

GCSEs: A revision guide for anxious parents – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Stress, anxiety and late-night cramming can all affect appetite, but parents can help to ensure children maintain a well-balanced diet and aren’t missing meals. Exams generally start at either 09:00 or 13:30 – allowing plenty of time for breakfast and lunch. Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens recommends making breakfast the most important meal of the day, filling up on energy-giving oats and eggs, which contain a nutrient called choline – …

May 17, 2017

1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

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May 16, 2017

NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

… asked people to think about the services they needed. “Remember that [people] can seek help and advice from a range of other sources, such as pharmacies and NHS 111,” Dr Rainsberry said. “Bearing in mind the impact of the global cyber-attack, I would urge people to be patient with staff.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow to protect yourself online There is particular concern about the possibility of further infections at GP surgeries, …

May 15, 2017