Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… for Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said any extra money for Northern Ireland was a good thing, and the restoration of power-sharing was the only way to ensure it was fairly distributed. “We may be able to say well done Arlene, when we have the executive in place,” he said. The DUP and Sinn Fein have been holding talks at Stormont in attempts to restore power-sharing, with negotiators working into the night on Monday. The leaders of all the main political parties …

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Wales teacher recruitment levels ‘bordering on crisis’ – BBC News

June 25, 2017

The government said, compared to overall graduate entry figures, teacher training recruitment remained strong and it was working closely with partners to identify and address issues. “We want teaching in Wales to be a first choice profession so we attract the very best,” the spokesman said, adding new rules announced in spring are a key part of the drive. Mr Hathway said pressures in the job were putting people off – with figures obtained by the NUT showing nearly 50,000 …

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

June 19, 2017

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Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

June 18, 2017

Image copyright Peter Rhys Williams Image caption Ken and Margaret Harris celebrated their oak anniversary at their Powys nursing home But after spending a month in hospital, Mr Harris was given the all clear to leave and was found a room in the same care home as his wife in the Brecon Beacons. “Ken went to war and Margaret stayed home working as a doctor’s secretary but he always had her photo in his wallet,” added Mrs Harris. “When Ken went into hospital he …

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

June 16, 2017

… which “met all required building regulations as well as fire regulation and health and safety standards”. The tower is managed by the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation on behalf of the council. In its latest statement, it offered its “sincere and heartfelt condolences” to those affected and said its immediate concern and focus was working with the council to assist the residents of the tower block. Media playback is unsupported on your device …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… protection equipment suit (PPE), when working amidst the crisis gripping the country. The nursing staff had their names written on their suits, so they could identify one another and it is for that reason, and not Pauline’s face, that Mbalu, now 17, remembers her. “The first time I saw Pauline, she looked like a devil,” Mbalu says, referring to the PPE suit. Image caption Mbalu says that after being cared for by Pauline Cafferkey, she too wants to be a nurse Image …

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Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… for removing a political sign. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, a university professor, was detained in Pyongyang in 2017 and accused of attempting to overthrow the government. Kim Hak-song, a native Korean born in China (Jin Xue Song is the Chinese version of his name) and professor working at the same university as Tony Kim was detained May 6 on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the regime. Madeleine Albright, the US Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, …

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London attack: Three arrested in east London – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… Meanwhile, the prime minister of Spain said Ignacio Echeverra, 39, who died defending a woman with his skateboard, should be given a posthumous award – the Silver Cross of the Order of Civil Merit. Mr Echeverra was from Madrid and was working for HSBC bank in London. Another victim was named as Sebastien Belanger, from France. Mr Belanger worked at the Coq d’Argent near Bank. He had been watching the Champions League final football match with friends at a nearby pub before the …

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

June 6, 2017

… opportunity for public and private sectors to define a new way of working together in order to drive further economic growth. “Business investment is imperative to the long-term health and growth of the Scottish economy but is currently subdued. “Government can help de-risk investment by supporting the development of skills and infrastructure that businesses need so that companies can feel confident they can maximise their investment.” Labour market ‘improving’ …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… monocultural towns are not safe places to be immigrants. EU migrants didn’t vote in the referendum either. I feel like this whole situation has happened because of how disenfranchised immigrants are. The person who has been given the biggest voice and listened to the most is the small-town working-class person who doesn’t like immigration. I remember feeling angry when Russell Brand was saying: “I can’t be bothered voting.” As someone who couldn’t vote, I …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Edge of Time, a 1976 story by Marge Piercy that’s considered a feminist classic. It tells the story of a working class Mexican-American woman living in a rough area of New York. Ms Wood has said reading it was “as though someone had removed a blindfold”. Nicola Sturgeon names Sunset Song, a story of a young woman’s struggles growing up in a dysfunctional family in a farming community in Scotland, published in 1932, as her favourite book of all time. She also says James …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Jess Phillips Describe yourself: I am Jess Phillips and I was the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley – and now I’m the candidate in the election. I think people probably best know me as a women’s rights, equality activist with a big gob. I’m a difficult woman with a dirty laugh. Political background: My political ambition came about when I was working at Women’s Aid, watching how government decisions – both poor and good decisions – …

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Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 1, 2017

Mary Beard Describe yourself: I’m Mary Beard and I am a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge. My day-job is working on Roman history and ancient Roman history. A few years ago now, I started doing Roman documentaries on both BBC Two and BBC One. It’s got my face out there – for better or worse. Political beliefs: I would summarise my politics very simply as the maverick left and proud. How was your date?: I had a good time. He’s an engaging old …

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Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… background and when I decided to continue my career I was looking for an opportunity with flexible working hours,” she says. “It was really hard to find that in the IT industry because it’s very rapid, so this was a great opportunity for me to return to the industry.” ‘Good for both sides’ And not all returners are sitting behind a desk. Engineer Kate Young, 37, took a seven-year career break before starting her placement at Skanska last year when her younger …

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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

… brothers wrapped around her little finger. “She loved shopping and she loved to spend money. She loved clothes, shoes and make-up and was planning on working this summer so she could spend more. “She had told her brothers she planned on buying a new pair of shoes and expensive make-up every two weeks. ‘First pop concert’ “Nell was a great friend and listener, she always put everyone else before herself. She had been trying to get Harry Styles tickets for her …

May 28, 2017
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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel Law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

May 26, 2017
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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… faced. He said the “fast-moving investigation” was now working to establish whether the attacker “was acting alone or as part of a network”. Eyewitnesses described seeing metal nuts and bolts among the debris, and spoke about the fear and confusion that gripped those caught up in the events. Andy Holey, who had gone to the arena to pick up his wife and daughter, said: “An explosion went off and it threw me about 30ft from one set of doors to the other set of doors. …

May 24, 2017
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Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said. Mr Corbyn said he was “horrified” by the incident. “Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives,” he said. The Labour leader said he had been briefed about the operational response by Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham. “I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for …

May 23, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… September 2009. Obama — working with both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in his first term and Secretary of State John Kerry in his second — tried to advance the peace process in two rounds of negotiations. Read: Israel was source for some of the information shared with Russian officials The most recent negotiations fell apart in April 2014 after nine months of talks, with both sides blaming each other. Two months later, the Gaza war started, causing a further deterioration in …

May 23, 2017
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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

… difficult it is to break the voting habits of a lifetime in this part of the world when she stood for election in North West Durham in 1992. (By a strange coincidence, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was also standing for Parliament for the first time that year in the same constituency.) They still remember Mrs May at Consett working Men’s Club – because, claims the barman, they wouldn’t let her through the door. It had nothing to do with her politics, he adds, it’s just that …

May 21, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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