United Kingdom

Chingford fire: Woman dies in Connington Court blaze

More than 70 firefighters were called in to tackle the blaze in Chingford, north-east London.

Health

Proposed Illinois ban on youth tackle football dead for now

A proposal aimed at delaying the effects of helmet-banging head trauma by banning Illinois children younger than 12 from playing tackle football lacks the votes this spring, its sponsor said Wednesday.

Football

Mark Hughes welcomes FA decision to charge Chelsea's Marcos Alonso

The Spaniard initially escaped punishment from referee Mike Dean after appearing to stand on Long's calf during Saturday's clash at St Mary's

World

India vows to fix cash crunch as ATMs run empty — again

India is ramping up its printing of new banknotes, as the country attempts to try to tackle its latest cash crunch.

Scotland

Firefighters tackle Aberdeen tenement blaze

About 25 firefighters - with four appliances and a height vehicle - are sent to the scene in Aberdeen.

Health

Novo Nordisk, Red Cross team up to tackle chronic diseases in conflict zones

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk and aid agency Red Cross have teamed up to try to improve the treatment of chronic diseases among the millions affected by conflicts and humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria and Yemen.

World

NHS accused of 'alarming' failure to tackle cyber security despite growing Russian threat

The NHS has shown an “alarming” failure to tackle cyber security despite growing concerns about threats to the UK, MPs have warned.

Business

'Homeland' Continues To Tackle The Complicated Question: What Keeps You Up At Night?

Still going strong in its seventh season, Showtime’s No. 1 drama series 'Homeland' averages 4.9 million viewers across platforms. As it currently stands, 'Homeland' ranks as the top scripted show on premium cable.

World

Britain's Corbyn under fire over anti-Semitism in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's governing Conservative Party took aim at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday, blaming him for fuelling anti-Semitism in his opposition party by failing to tackle a culture that has led to threats against some of his lawmake

Wales

Public tackle man with knife after Cardiff police chase

Muaz Tarafdar was being pursued by police through Cardiff when three men stepped in to help.

United Kingdom

Pedestrians rugby tackle knifeman after he tries to flee police on his bike

He probably didn't think this would happen but he was near two rugby stadiums.

Business

Employ out-of-work young people to tackle labour shortage, companies say

British companies should do more to employ marginalised young adults if they want to arrest the looming labour shortage, a new coalition of major businesses will say on Tuesday.

United Kingdom

Dramatic moment pedestrians tackle knifeman off getaway bike as he flees police in city centre chase

A KNIFEMAN was thrown off a getaway bike by brave do-gooders as he tried to flee from cops in a chase through a city centre. Drug addict Muaz Tarafdar, 20, was smashed to the ground by bystanders after he tore away from the scene of a fight outside a hote

Science

BP aims to keep carbon emissions flat into 2025

LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Monday it will keep carbon emissions flat over the decade to 2025 even as its oil and gas ouput is set to grow, responding to rising investor pressure to help tackle climate change.

World

Firefighters tackle high-rise blaze in Stratford, east London

Some 58 firefighters were called to a blaze in a 17th-floor flat in east London on Sunday night.

World

Merkel looks at ways to tackle Germany's east/west disparities

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said government subsidies were needed to address lingering disparities in the quality of life in the states of former Communist East Germany and West Germany 28 years after unification.

Australia

Firefighters tackle bushfire in Sydney's south-west – pictures

The ‘volatile, dynamic, and dangerous’ fire is posing a serious challenge for the 500 firefighters tackling it Continue reading...

World

May announces £60 million fund to tackle scourge of  plastic in world's oceans

THERESA MAY will this week urge Commonwealth leaders to join together to tackle the scourge of discarded plastic in the world’s oceans, as she announces £60  million-worth of funding to develop new ways to address

Celebrity

Holly Willoughby breaks silence on Ant McPartlin's drink-drive shame and says she still 'loves and respects' BGT star

The This Morning star confessed she and Phil Schofield didn't know how to tackle the subject the day after Ant's arrest

Food

The missing ingredient in fighting Africa's malnutrition problems

There have been a variety of approaches to tackle malnutrition. The continent needs to learn from past mistakes across the world

World

New EU tests to tackle 'rip-off' food complaints

Eastern Europeans complained that some Western brands in their shops were of inferior quality.

Business

Use inheritance tax to tackle inequality of wealth, says OECD

Wealth inequality is even greater than income inequality and is on the rise, says new reportGovernments should consider using the tax system to reduce wealth inequality, with inheritance tax the favoured route, according to the west’s leading economic t

Northern Ireland

Up to 50 offenders challenged to tackle drug abuse

A pilot court scheme offers offenders an intensive programme to tackle their drug and alcohol abuse.

Health

CVS rolls out new tool to combat rising drug prices

(Reuters) - Drugstore chain CVS Health Corp on Wednesday launched a new tool that will allow pharmacies help customers tackle the soaring cost of drugs by comparing prices of medicines.

World

Unruly German cabinet ready to tackle bulging inbox, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - We will argue, but we are ready to get on with governing Germany: that was Chancellor Angela Merkel's take on her new cabinet after a "get to know you" retreat for ministers.

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