April 2017 / 139 posts found

Line of Duty: series creator Jed Mercurio interrogated – BBC News

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Keeper of secrets: Jed Mercurio Is it true a sixth series is not confirmed? We definitely have a fifth, not a sixth... but we haven't started working on it yet. I need to think what the character is first. Image caption Thandie Newton as DCI Roz Huntley How do you come up with the plots for Line of Duty? I come up with the story ideas on my own. I like to sit at my desk... sometimes I get inspiration when I'm going about my normal day-to-day life. Then when I've come up with [...]

‘Our family’s housing market generation gap’ – BBC News

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At first glance he appears to have everything going for him; he and his new wife both have stable jobs - his in a Liverpool lettings agency, hers in a local hospital. But for the last few years, they've been living with his parents, trying to save enough for a deposit on a house.

Tour de Yorkshire 2017 to get under way – BBC News

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The race is jointly organised by Welcome to Yorkshire, the region's tourism agency, and French company Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO), which organises the Tour de France and other prestigious races in the European calendar. Welcome to Yorkshire said the 2016 race attracted about a million spectators, generated about 60m for the local economy and was watched by 11.4 million TV viewers in 178 countries. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption2017 Tour de Yorkshire route maps As in previous years, many of the towns and villages along the route have entered into the spirit of the race and [...]

At what age do you feel you have reached adulthood? – BBC News

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Image copyright Lisa Daisy/Facebook Image caption Lisa Daisy said she felt like an adult when she got married 'Earlier than my peers' But 42-year-old Carole Lutringer said she felt like an adult when she was very young. "I had to cook from an early age, because my mother worked as a head teacher," she said.

New museum shows migration is ‘everyone’s’ story – BBC News

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Image copyright Christian Sinibaldi Image caption Cazenove Road in Hackney, East London is "a fantastic road because it shows such diversity," says curator Sue McAlpine For at least a year the Migration Museum is to benefit from free premises while plans are developed for the total redevelopment of the LFB site. The project's director, former judge Sophie Henderson, is leading the task of finding a permanent home. "We discussed whether we could go outside London but eventually we decided getting the footfall and the international visitors means this is the city to be in. We'd love to find somewhere by [...]

Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

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Brain boost Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain's natural decline as we enter middle age. The theory is that through exercise the brain receives a greater supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients that boost its health as well as a growth hormone that helps the formation of new neurons and connections. In this analysis of previous studies, researchers from the University of Canberra looked at the effects of at least four weeks [...]

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

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But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on women. Women in this country already face a well-documented motherhood financial penalty. Research shows, for example, that mothers are less likely to be hired for jobs and they are offered [...]

GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care

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Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) told the mother of a service industry worker who has benefitted from the Affordable Care Acts Medicaid expansion that her son should get a better job if he wants decent insurance when Obamacare is repealed. The woman, a constituent of Davidsons in former House Speaker John Boehners old district, explained to Davidson at a town hall in Enon, Ohio on Tuesday night first covered by ShareBlue that her grown son lacked health insurance for four years, because his job in the service industry did not provide it. He received coverage through Medicaid when Obamacare expanded the [...]

Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

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Pete McCloskey, who co-chaired the original Earth Day celebration in 1970, said theres little to celebrate this year as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress set out toslash budgets for environmental agencies and undermine laws that protect water, air and wildlife. The first Earth Dayis credited with galvanizing public support behind sweeping changes to how the government managed natural resources. Months later, Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency. The Clean Air Act was also passed in 1970, while the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972. McCloskey co-authored the Endangered Species Act in 1973. McCloskey pointed to a recent [...]

Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

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The president is trying to make good on that pledge. Nearly two months ago, Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to review and reconsider the Obama-era regulation that was widely celebrated by environmentalists and panned by industry groups and politicians in some states. The Supreme Court this month denied the administrations request to delay a case intended to sort out which court should handle litigation over the rule.Environmental advocates said they plan further efforts to challenge Trumps efforts. Trumps administration is preparing to repeal the rule and replace it with [...]