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May 18, 2018 2:14 PM York Against Cancer charity honoured in NHS 70th birthday awards

THE co-founder of a cancer charity which has been shortlisted for a national award says the organisation's achievements have gone "beyond our wildest dreams". York Against Cancer was chosen as a finalist for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards after it was nominated by Nigel Adams, MP for Selby, Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer and Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central 11

May 13, 2018 8:40 AM Hawaii volcano latest: New fissure on Kilauea volcano puts lives at risk from molten lava

FRESH alerts have been issued after ANOTHER fissure opened up at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano – with residents living further down the mountain warned they were at risk from molten lava. The United States Geological Survey reported that the latest outbreak of lava had been identified at 5am GMT (6pm local time). A spokesman said: “Lava from this latest outbreak 16

May 12, 2018 5:02 AM Memorial fund set up after death of Horwich teenager nears £80,000 as family marks 10th anniversary

A MEMORIAL fund set up after a 19-year-old died from cancer has almost reached £80,000 just 10 years after his death. Dean Thompson, who lived in Horwich, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma,bone cancer, in April 2007. He received treatment at the young oncology unit at the Christie Hospital but died on May 12 2008. The Dean Thompson Memorial Fund was set up following 8

May 11, 2018 4:28 PM WH Smith is slammed for selling an 80p tube of Colgate toothpaste in hospital shop for EIGHT POUNDS

WH Smith has been slammed after it was spotted selling a single tube of toothpaste in a hospital shop - for £7.99. Critics accused the retail business of cashing in on the sick by hiking up prices at the shop in Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The same 75ml tube costs just 80p at Tesco - 898 percent cheaper - and a £1 in Boots 5

May 11, 2018 2:15 PM Grammar schools: Is selection good for social mobility?

As the government reiterates its pledge to provide £50m to expand existing grammar schools in England, Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has criticised the plans as "absurd". She said that the evidence was "clear they do nothing to improve social mobility". The Department for Education said grammar schools will only get a share of this money 30

May 11, 2018 8:49 AM Grammars to be handed £50million cash boost to build extra classrooms... but schools must prove they're doing enough to help poorer families

Thousands more places at selective schools are to be created in a new revolution for grammars. Making good on the Tories’ pledge to increase choice for parents, Education Secretary Damian Hinds today approves a £50million fund for selective schools to build extra classrooms. However, grammars bidding for the money must be able to prove that they are taking 4

May 10, 2018 2:16 PM BBC review will look at transparency around employee pay

The BBC will examine its “approach to transparency around employee pay” in a new review. The review will compare the corporation to “best practice” in the public sector and against other broadcasters. The terms of reference for the review have been published after BBC stars signed an open letter calling for “full pay transparency” at the corporation 9

May 8, 2018 8:48 AM University of Bolton is number one amongst its students

THE University of Bolton is a hit with students, according to new tables published. It has placed it number one in the Complete University Guide 2019 for overall student satisfaction amongst the Greater Manchester institutions and joint 18th position within the 131 national universities’ league. The university’s English and maths courses took first place 9

May 7, 2018 2:54 PM Global warming to wipe out 'many' animals in protected oceans

Fish, mammals, birds and invertebrates living in parts of the oceans will be "devastated" by global warming, say researchers. Projections suggest that by the year 2100, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will be 2.8C (37F) warmer than they are today if the levels of emissions carry on as expected. A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change 16

May 7, 2018 10:14 AM US, Philippines launch largest military drills under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - U.S. and Philippine forces on Monday began their largest annual military exercises since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power and vowed to scale down America's military presence in the country as he sought closer ties with China and Russia. The Balikatan exercises opened with a ceremony at the main Philippine military camp in Manila 1