November 19, 2018 10:37 AM World Toilet Day: Many UK workers 'lack decent facilities'
Tens of thousands of UK workers do not have access to decent toilets, Britain's biggest trade union has said. According to Unite, workers in one small bank branch were encouraged to use a bucket in a neighbouring room. And other examples included bus drivers not being given a break for five hours and a construction worker who said the women's toilets 6
November 19, 2018 9:11 AM Woman who gave up sugar decides that all savoury things are healthy
A WOMAN who gave up sugar for health reasons thinks cheese is a good replacement because it is savoury. Nikki Hollis, 29, decided she was going to quit sugar because it can cause heart disease and obesity, and is stuffing her face with Camembert instead, claiming it’s fine because it ‘isn’t sweet’. Hollis said: “I wanted to go on a health kick before 7
November 15, 2018 5:13 PM The Welsh town hoping to avoid a 'no-deal' Brexit
Many people in Port Talbot, which is home to a Tata steelworks, are anxious Theresa May's draft Brexit deal will be voted down. It is a town where 13,000 people were once employed at the steelworks. Now, it is less than half that. Despite receiving millions of pounds in EU development money over the years, 52% of people who voted in the referendum opted 7
November 14, 2018 3:49 PM Agnieszka Radwanska: Wimbledon finalist retires from tennis aged 29
Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29. The former world number two was runner-up to Serena Williams in 2012 and won 20 WTA titles in her 13-year career. She finished every season between 2008 and 2016 ranked inside the world's top 15, but is currently ranked 75th and has not won a title since 7
November 13, 2018 10:11 PM 'Superwoman' Lilly Singh to take a break from YouTube
YouTuber Lilly Singh, also known as Superwoman, has announced she is taking a break from the video platform. The Canadian-born content creator is stepping away from YouTube after eight years for her mental health. She promised fans she will "be back happier and healthier" after her time off. A prolific and popular YouTuber, Ms Singh has over 14 million 7
November 13, 2018 2:12 PM A ‘freakshake’ is not Rees-Mogg being tasered, stress health campaigners
HEALTH campaigners have stressed that a ‘freakshake’ is not Jacob Rees-Mogg juddering uncontrollably as hundreds of volts surge through his body. A spokesman for Action on Sweetness said: “After we put out the press release we realised that a lot of people had absolutely no ideas what a ‘freakshake’ is and may be forced to come up with their own definition 6
November 12, 2018 2:02 AM US economic CRISIS: US will spend more on debt than the MILITARY by 2023, report reveals
THE US will spend more on interest payments for its colossal debt than the military by 2023, according to shocking new figures, raising questions about the long-term stability of the American economy. The worrying figures were released by the Congressional Budget Office which tracks spending by the US government. Last year the US spent $263billion (£203billion) 11
November 11, 2018 7:48 PM 'Log off and talk to your children'
EDUCATION Secretary Damian Hinds has issued a "must do better" note to parents who spend too long staring at phones and tablets at the expense of caring for their children. Mr Hinds is launching an initiative to support parents to teach their children to read and write before they go to school. The summit is part of Mr Hinds's plan to support parents 9
November 11, 2018 1:51 AM DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Death toll passes 200
More than 200 people have now died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to health officials. About half the victims were from Beni, a city of 800,000 in the North Kivu region, the national health authority said. However, health minister Oly Ilunga said armed rebels were continuing to harass medical teams 8
November 7, 2018 11:40 AM Should there be a tax on red meat?
A "meat tax" could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK, according to researchers, but should politicians be telling people what they can and can't eat? Scientists at the University of Oxford say governments should consider imposing price hikes on red meat - such as beef, lamb and pork - to reduce consumption. They say it would save lives and more than £700m in UK healthcare 11