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Government to ‘push ahead’ with Brexit

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionTheresa May addresses cabinet at the start of their Brexit brainstorm meeting The government will “push ahead” to triggering Brexit without Parliamentary approval, Downing Street says. In a statement after Theresa May’s cabinet gathered at Chequers, Number 10 said ministers agreed on the need for a “unique” deal for the UK. Mrs May told [...]

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Junior doctors plan week of all-out strikes

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Junior doctors in England will take part in five consecutive days of strikes next month as they ramp up their opposition to a new contract. The all-out strikes will take place from 08:00 BST to 17:00 BST from 12 to 16 September with more dates to follow. The British Medical Association took [...]

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Woman and boy killed in police car chase

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Shulem Stern Image caption The car crashed into pedestrians walking along the pavement in Lennard Road, Penge A woman and a boy have been killed after a car being chased by police mounted a pavement and crashed “into a family” in south-east London. The car was being pursued along Lennard Road, Penge, when [...]

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England set record cricket total

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media playback is not supported on this device Hales hits highest ODI score by an Englishman England posted the highest ever one-day international total and Alex Hales struck a record 171 in the third ODI against Pakistan at Trent Bridge. The hosts hit 444-3, beating the 443-9 posted by Sri Lanka against the Netherlands in [...]

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Southern Health NHS Trust boss Katrina Percy resigns

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

The chief executive of a troubled NHS trust has quit over “media attention”. Katrina Percy said “the effect ongoing personal media attention has had on staff and patients” had made her position as boss of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust untenable. Ms Percy had faced calls to quit after the trust was criticised over the [...]

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Europe’s ‘unfair’ Apple tax ruling sparks US anger

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images There has been widespread criticism in the US of the European Commission’s ruling that Apple should pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes. The US Treasury said that such tax investigations were “unfair” and undermined the tax rules of individual states. Charles Schumer, a senior Democrat senator, called the move [...]

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Early human ancestor Lucy ‘died falling out of a tree’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Marsha Miller, UT Austin Image caption The famous fossil was scanned during a break on a US museum tour New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed “Lucy” by scientists died falling from a great height – probably out of a tree. CT scans have shown injuries to her bones similar [...]

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Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey says it will not tolerate Kurdish forces operating west of the Euphrates The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is “unacceptable” and must stop. Clashes in places where so-called Islamic State (IS) was not present were a “source of deep concern”, the [...]

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Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AP US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his namesake role in Willy Wonka the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed. The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and director [...]

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Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 27, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS Image caption Juno spied Jupiter from 4.5 million km on 23 August. Left is a full colour composite; right uses the camera’s infrared filter A probe flown by the US space agency Nasa has made its first close approach to the planet Jupiter since going into orbit in July. Juno was commanded [...]

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