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Measles warning: New York in 'largest outbreak of recent history' – is the UK at risk? – Express

Measles warning: New York in 'largest outbreak of recent history' – is the UK at risk? – Express

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can lead to some deadly complications, warned the NHS. The infection caused around 110,000 deaths around the world in 2017 – mainly children under five years old. New York state is currently in the middle of a measles outbreak that started in September. At least 160 people […]

Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU – BBC News

Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU – BBC News

Image copyright EPA/BBC Image caption Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Jens Lehmann are among the letter’s signatories Leading German figures have written to the UK asking it to stay in the EU. The letter, published in the Times, is signed by 31 people, including the leader of the Christian Democratic Union – and likely successor to Angela […]

UK visitors spend 15% less in third quarter – Financial Times

UK visitors spend 15% less in third quarter – Financial Times

Visitors to the UK spent 15 per cent less in the third quarter than they did during a record period the previous year, according to new data released on Thursday. Estimated spending by overseas visitors came to £7.2bn, from £8.4bn the same quarter in 2017, the provisional figures showed. Compared with the three months to […]

How a British Dirk Nowitzki or Tony Parker could transform the NBA in the UK – ESPN

How a British Dirk Nowitzki or Tony Parker could transform the NBA in the UK – ESPN

London calls once again for the NBA this week, with the New York Knicks facing the Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena. A cursory glance at the league standings illustrates the low stakes at play, and with the faces of each team, Kristaps Porzingis and John Wall, sidelined by injury, genuine star power will be […]

Brexit: Reaction to Brexit deal rejection – BBC News

Brexit: Reaction to Brexit deal rejection – BBC News

Brexit: Reaction to Brexit deal rejection  BBC News Reaction as MPs vote to reject Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union, by 432 votes to 202. Source link

Rich students save by paying fees up front – BBC News

Rich students save by paying fees up front – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The wealthiest students are going to university in England for the lowest cost, by paying their tuition fees up front, say researchers. About 10% of students are not taking out loans and so avoid interest rates of 6.3% paid by other students, says the Intergenerational Foundation. The think tank says it […]

Brothers of Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold robbed in cafe – BBC News

Brothers of Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold robbed in cafe – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marcus Rashford is a striker for Manchester United while Trent Alexander-Arnold plays for Liverpool in defence The brothers of England footballers Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold were attacked in an armed robbery at a restaurant. Dane Rashford and Tyler Alexander-Arnold, who also act as the players’ representatives, were at […]

The women fighting fast fashion waste – BBC News

The women fighting fast fashion waste – BBC News

Are you a fast fashion victim? Claire and Emily run a hub in Manchester that takes old clothes and fabrics and transforms them into new garments. They teach upcycling, mending and ancient Japanese dyeing techniques at the hub, with the hope people will stop buying new. An estimated 235 million items of clothing were sent […]

Village churchgoers lose savings over failed musical – BBC News

Village churchgoers lose savings over failed musical – BBC News

Image caption The International Church encouraged members to give to the musical Parishioners of a village church lost hundreds of thousands of pounds after the collapse of a religious musical that was supposed to tour arena venues. Members of The International Church’s congregation said they were told giving to Heaven on Earth was “giving to […]

How is Dublin preparing for a possible no-deal Brexit? – BBC News

How is Dublin preparing for a possible no-deal Brexit? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Standing on top of the roof of the Dublin Port Company’s headquarters, you can see lots of building work amidst all the docked ships at the River Liffey’s mouth. And while that construction is not entirely Brexit-related, management at the port says it has to be prepared for the possibility of […]

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