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Gove apologises for ‘clumsy’ Weinstein joke

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 28, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionMichael Gove makes a Harvey Weinstein ‘joke’ on the Today programme Michael Gove has apologised “unreservedly” after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme. The environment secretary compared being interviewed by presenter John Humphrys with going into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom. He added: “You just hope you emerge with your [...]

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Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont vows to resist takeover

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 28, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EVN Image caption Mr Puigdemont spoke in a pre-recorded TV address Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has called for “democratic opposition” to direct rule from Madrid. He condemned the suspension of Catalonia’s autonomy and promised to continue to “work to build a free country”. He made the call in a pre-recorded TV address [...]

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M1 minibus crash: Ryszard Masierak and David Wagstaff deny dangerous driving

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image caption Two lorries and a minibus were involved in the crash during the August Bank Holiday weekend Two lorry drivers have denied a string of charges following a crash on the M1 that left eight people dead. Six men and two women died in the crash involving two lorries and a minibus near Newport [...]

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NHS ‘could have prevented’ WannaCry ransomware attack

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WannaCry was the biggest cyber-attack that has affected the NHS to date NHS trusts were left vulnerable in a major ransomware attack in May because cyber-security recommendations were not followed, a government report has said. More than a third of trusts in England were disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware, [...]

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Catalans declare independence from Spain

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Catalan parliament votes to declare independence from Spain, just as Madrid looks set to impose direct rule This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You [...]

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Mental health sees 300,000 people leave their jobs each year

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionJames Tringham, who has bipolar disorder, explains that being at work has a “normalising effect” Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says. It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. Prime Minister Theresa May, who [...]

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People-smuggling raids lead to 11 UK arrests

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Sky pool Police have arrested 11 people in the UK after overnight raids, as part of a Europe-wide investigation into people smuggling. Those arrested were detained in London, Birmingham and Gateshead. They are alleged to be part of an organised crime gang that used vehicles with secret compartments to transport people to the [...]

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Pregnant woman found guilty of aiding knife terror plot

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

A pregnant woman has been found guilty of helping her husband buy a knife to carry out a terror attack in Birmingham. Madihah Taheer, 21, from the city, denied preparing an act of terrorism by assisting her husband Ummariyat Mirza earlier this year. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-41763408

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China congress: No heir apparent as Xi reveals top leadership

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionChina congress: The precision of the party China has revealed its new senior leadership committee, breaking with tradition by not including a clear successor to President Xi Jinping. The omission cements Mr Xi’s grip on China for the next five years, a day after his name and his teachings were written into the constitution. [...]

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Growth figures raise chances of rate rise

Posted by Warren Fyfe on October 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mark Carney and his team meet next week to decide on interest rates The UK’s economy had higher than expected growth in the three months to September – increasing the chances of a rise in interest rates in November. Gross domestic product (GDP) for the quarter rose by 0.4%, compared [...]

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