Public trust in Facebook and Twitter has fallen to new low, study finds

Trust in social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter has reached a new low, a major credibility survey has warned, over concerns they do not do enough to tackle bullying, illegal activities and the spreading of extremist content on their sites.

United Kingdom

Chancellor's plan to solve housing crisis will fail - MPs

A new report says abolishing stamp duty on homes under £300,000 will not tackle the housing crisis.


Engineering giants pledge to attract more diverse staff

A group of Britain’s biggest employers of engineers, including the bosses of BP, Shell, BAE and Rolls-Royce, has pledged to tackle the profession’s lack of diversity.


Sundance: 'Hamilton' stars take Utah with timely Black Lives Matter dramas

'Hamilton' vets reunite in Sundance films 'Monsters and Men' and 'Blindspotting,' which tackle systemic racism and police brutality.        


Ask The Taxgirl: When Do The New Tax Law Changes Go Into Effect?

It's Ask The Taxgirl! Today, we tackle the new tax law and the effective dates.


Crews tackle early morning blaze in Dunfermline

The blaze was discovered in the hallway of a detached property in Dunfermline.


Facebook plan to combat fake news draws skepticism

Social media giant plans to survey users on which news sources they find trustworthy in effort to tackle fake news.


We asked 3 top biotech VCs what kinds of companies they’d like to fund, and they all had the same answer

BI PRIME: VCs wanted to find companies that could tackle neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, though not much has caught their eyes so far.

United Kingdom

Brexit: Government faces inquiry into gender pay gap laws

Exclusive: 'The Government must not use Brexit to wriggle out of its responsibility to tackle the pay gap'


A psychedelic trip could tackle depression in a way that antidepressants can't

Psychedelics like mushrooms and LSD have been studied with renewed attention in recent years for their potential to help treat depression and anxiety.

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Talented teen rugby league star died of a brain injury after a TACKLE as he tried to win ball

A TALENTED teenage rugby player died of a brain injury after being struck in the head during a tackle, an inquest was told. Evan Hawksworth, 14, was 20 minutes into the second-half of an under-14s rugby league match when he tackled an opponent in possessi


Hungarian plans to tackle illegal immigration are from 'Putin playbook', rights group claims

A leading human rights group in Hungary has attacked Hungarian government proposals to tackle illegal immigration, claiming they are from the “Putin playbook” and an attempt to intimidate groups helping refugees.


UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction "seems to be gathering force" and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions.


Is Twitter doing enough to crack down on porn links?

Last year Twitter took steps to clamp down on tweets featuring non-consensual explicit sexual images and videos, but experts say that the platform still needs to tackle the issue of porn links.

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UK to boost Calais security funding as it prepares to welcome Macron

The UK government is preparing a new £44.5 million package to bolster UK border controls in France to help tackle illegal immigration.


Scientists Watch DNA Being Read In World First

This 'incredible' achievement could lead to 'new ways to tackle cancer'.


Britain gets first-ever 'minister for loneliness' to tackle isolation

The government said about 200,000 seniors have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in over a month.        


To Woo Amazon, Cities Tackle Everything From Traffic to Housing

Amazon’s contest to find a place for its second headquarters is spurring civic leaders around the country to confront municipal problems that have confounded lawmakers and local leaders for decades.


Minister Appointed To Tackle Loneliness Issues Raised By Jo Cox

Husband of late MP welcomes effort to combat 'crisis' affecting millions.

United Kingdom

Theresa May to unveil new plans to tackle loneliness

Prime Minister commits to implementing recommendations of commission set up by murdered Labour MP Jo Cox


Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch loneliness minister as she vows to tackle the misery endured by nine million Brits

THERESA May last night appointed a minister for loneliness as she vowed to tackle the misery endured by nine million Brits. Tracey Crouch will take on the role along with her current brief as Sports minister. The PM accepted a raft of recommendations by t

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UK to join forces with France to fight Islamist militants in north Africa

The UK will send military helicopters to help the French tackle Islamist extremists in Africa. These will include


Student leaders to be taken to Auschwitz in bid to combat campus anti-Semitism 

Student union leaders are set to be taken to visit Auschwitz to tackle anti-Semitism on campus, the Government has said.


This Mum Is Using Her Voice To Battle A 'Hidden Disability'

'I may look like a normal person, but my disability is hidden.'


China builds world’s largest air freshener to tackle dangerous pollution

Gigantic clean machine stands 100 metres tall and filters the filthy air

Life & Style

This Former Pro Athlete Wants To Tackle The Laundry Industry

Former pro lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt, skipped the sports drinks TV hosting careers to tackle the dirty business of laundry.


Marcus Williams owns up to costly mistake on Saints' last-second lapse vs. Vikings

The rookie went low on an attempted tackle of Stefon Diggs rather than trying to make a play on the ball, and the whiff paved the way for the winning TD.        


6 insider tips to avoid travel exhaustion, according to flight crews

Tackle your next trip with more energy using these tips from experienced fliers.

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