Year: 2018

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them. BBC News – Home

First Carillion task force meeting ‘constructive’

The group will co-ordinate efforts to support business and workers affected, government says BBC News – Business

Uber agrees investment deal with SoftBank

Founder Travis Kalanick is set to sell more than $ 1bn worth of shares, according to reports BBC News – Business

Reducing drunken-driving tragedies

Sobering statistics tell the story of how alcohol and driving combine in a tragic mix. Alcohol-impaired drivers in the United States cause more than 10,000 road deaths each year – about a third of all traffic deaths. Nearly 40 percent of the victims are people other than the drunken drivers themselves. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Italy's migrants teach themselves to stand up for themselves

It used to be that when a migrant here was the victim in a car accident – a fender bender or such – the local police would still end up blaming them for the collision. “I’ve been teaching them to stand for their rights and told them to keep evidence when they interact with the authorities. For more than a decade, the Refugees and Asylum Seekers Movement in Caserta (MMRC) has been helping migrants stand up to exploitative employers and appeal effectively for documents that allow them to find legal jobs and houses. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Santander boss named in RBS scandal

Nathan Bostock was responsible for controversial GRG division during scandal, MPs are told. BBC News – Business

UK ‘in grip of worst flu season since 2011’

Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital. BBC News – Home