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Time spent frail in old age ‘doubles’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 16, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images The amount of time spent needing daily care at the end of life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests. The Newcastle University study found men spent 2.4 years on average needing regular care and women three years. This includes everything from help with washing and [...]

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Trump again blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 16, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at [...]

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Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 16, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The future management of the Irish border is one of three main priorities in UK-EU Brexit talks The government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in its new position paper on Brexit. It suggests a “new customs partnership” [...]

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Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6%

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 15, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Train operators can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%. Passenger groups said commuters [...]

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N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 15, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean state media released photos of Kim Jong-un apparently reviewing military documents North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it would [...]

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Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 15, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with [...]

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World Championships 2017: Great Britain win relay silver & bronze

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 14, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media playback is not supported on this device GB women claim silver in 4x400m final Britain’s 4×400 metres women won a brilliant silver and the GB men bronze as the host nation finished the World Championships on a high. Behind a superlative US performance for gold, the British quartet of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh [...]

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Drunk air passenger arrests up 50%

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 14, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A House of Lords committee report called for tougher rules on the sale of alcohol at airports Arrests of passengers suspected of being drunk at UK airports and on flights have risen by 50% in a year, a BBC Panorama investigation suggests. A total of 387 people were arrested [...]

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Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 14, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionThe events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white supremacists The White House has defended President Donald Trump’s reaction to deadly violence over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, amid criticism he did not explicitly condemn far-right groups. But a spokesman said his condemnation included white supremacists. A woman was [...]

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CCTV to be compulsory in all abattoirs in England

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 11, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Science Photo Library Slaughterhouses in England will have to install CCTV as part of government plans to monitor animal welfare. Under rules being phased in over the next year, Food Standards Agency vets will be able to ask to see footage of all areas where livestock are held. Slaughterhouses found to be failing [...]

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