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January 15, 2017 6:32 PM New project looks at York women and children in WWI

A NEW project will be launched this month to explore how York women and children dealt with the First World War. The Home Front Project will feature in the Clements Hall Local History Group event on Friday, January 27, and will look at how women worked on munitions, how Scarcroft schoolchildren got involved in the war, and what made some men refuse to fight 24

January 14, 2017 6:07 PM SpaceX launches first Falcon 9 since explosion and lands rocket stage on ocean platform

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The launch of the 230-foot (70-meter) rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) aimed to deliver 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc. SpaceX’s founder 78

January 14, 2017 5:37 PM Ex-doctor Tory MP launches blistering attack on Theresa May’s health policy as she says Prime Minister has ‘moved the goal posts’ on £10billion NHS pledge

The Tory MP who chairs the Commons health select committee has lashed out at her own party leader, saying Theresa May is being dishonest with her £10billion pledge for the NHS. Sarah Wollaston, who spent 20 years working in the health service before becoming a politician, accused the Prime Minister of 'moving the goalposts'. The former GP, 54, stated 49

January 14, 2017 9:40 AM Trump suggests US sanctions against Russia are unnecessary if Moscow is 'really helping us'

President-elect Donald Trump seemed to offer more detail about his positions on Russia and China under his incoming administration. The policy was established decades ago, in part to support diplomatic ties between China and the US. Trump told The Journal any new developments between the US and China might hinge upon China's trade and currency practices 29

January 13, 2017 11:56 PM DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Sorry, but dry January is actually bad for us

Please, will someone save me from the dry January bores? I'm fed up with their sanctimony whenever having an alcoholic drink is mentioned. Sure, it's important to realise that we don't need alcohol to have fun. But at this time of year it goes too far. People seem to convince themselves that the antidote to festive over-indulgence is abstinence in one punishing 55

January 13, 2017 7:37 PM British Ex-Spy Behind Trump Dossier Seen as a Cool Operator

The dossier was reportedly produced as opposition research for the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and was being discussed in Washington as early as October, even though its details weren't widely reported until this week. The report contains unproven information on close coordination between Trump's inner circle and the Russians about hacking into Democratic 35

January 13, 2017 11:37 AM Labour facing by-election as MP Tristram Hunt steps down for V&A director role

One of Labour's most prominent moderates, Tristram Hunt, has announced he is standing down from Parliament to become director of the Victoria & Albert museum in London. The former shadow education secretary's departure will trigger a potentially awkward by-election for Labour in Stoke-on-Trent Central, with immediate speculation that Ukip leader Paul Nuttall 27

January 13, 2017 11:16 AM Brexit uncertainty could hit UK pay growth, warns Bank of England rate-setter

"These changes probably imply greater downward pressure on pay growth for any particular jobless rate than previously. "It is also possible that Brexit-related uncertainties will reinforce other factors dampening pay." Average weekly earnings growth in the UK "remains modest" at around 2% to 3% year-on-year. Mr Saunders - a former economist at Citigroup 40

January 13, 2017 11:05 AM 'I can't believe I came f***ing second!' The sweariest MPs on twitter are revealed... and most are Jeremy Corbyn's Labour opponents

The most foul-mouthed MPs on Twitter have been revealed - and the top ten is dominated by Labour MPs opposed to Jeremy Corbyn. That was Labour's MP for Barnsley East Michael Dugher, who was sacked from Mr Corbyn's shadow cabinet last year because he was too disloyal. He was beaten into first place by another staunch critic of the Labour leader, the outgoing 23

January 13, 2017 7:52 AM With image aides and viral tweets, France's Le Pen targets power

PARIS: Every week, a small group of Marine Le Pen's aides brainstorm on how to achieve what many say is impossible: change how most French people view her to get her elected president in May. The "Idea-Image" committee of Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) consists of about 10 party officials and supporters. It held its first meeting in October as the party 33