Wandsworth Guardian

‘Significant’ fall in net long-term migration to UK

Net long-term migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in nearly three years as arrivals from eastern and central European countries plunged dramatically.

The overall measure – the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Computer wins second game against Chinese Go champion

A computer has beaten China’s top player of Go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time in a competition authorities have limited the Chinese public’s ability to see.

Ke Jie lost despite playing what Google’s AlphaGo indicated was the best ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
28,000 fewer young people not in education, employment or training

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) has fallen by 28,000 to 800,000, official figures show.

The figure for the first quarter of 2017, covering 16 to 24-year-olds classed as Neet, is down by 68,000 from a year ago.

The percentage of all young ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
‘No terror links’ after men held for ‘acting suspiciously’ outside barracks

Police say there are no links with terrorism to the arrest of two men after a car was left unattended outside a barracks in Windsor.

Officers were called to the home of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards at Victoria Barracks at 9pm on Wednesday after receiving reports of two men ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
UK economy suffers steeper slowdown in first quarter

The UK economy suffered an even deeper slowdown at the start of the year as the services sector came under pressure and inflation dealt a blow to household spending.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2017, ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Fact check: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Medicaid is clearly in line for cuts under US President Donald Trump’s budget despite assurances to the contrary from his budget chief.

.@POTUS Donald J. Trump & @VP Michael Pence meet with Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in the Oval Office of the @WhiteHouse today. ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
BCCI posts advertisement for India head coach role

India have invited applications to take over from head coach Anil Kumble, who will also be considered for a contract extension.

Kumble’s current deal comes to an end after next month’s Champions Trophy and the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to advertise for ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Champions Trophy in numbers

Ahead of the Champions Trophy starting on June 1, we take a numerical look at the tournament.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is the leading run scorer in the Champions Trophy (John Walton/EMPICS)

New Zealand’s Kyle Mills is the competition’s leading wicket taker (Rui ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Five-year-old girl takes on the role of Headmistress for the day at Falcons School for Girls

Have you ever wondered what would happen if children were allowed to run schools? One five-year-old got the chance of a lifetime at a Putney primary, taking on the role of headmistress for a day.

Jemima Appleton arrived at Falcons School for Girls dressed for business in a smart outfit ...

2017-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Ukip more important than ever, says Paul Nuttall ahead of manifesto launch

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has insisted his party is “more important than it has ever been” despite concerns that it could be heading for disaster in the polls.

The party, which is the first to begin campaigning in the wake of the Manchester bombing, will launch its manifesto at ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Police ‘stop sharing Manchester bomb intelligence’ after series of leaks

Police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing have stopped passing information to the US on the investigation as a major transatlantic row erupted over leaks of key evidence in the US, according to a report.

The police, Downing Street and the Home Office refused to ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Lenin Moreno sworn in as Ecuador president vowing to heal divisions

Lenin Moreno has been sworn in as Ecuador’s president, promising to try to heal divisions stirred by a decade of polarising leftist rule.

He assumed the presidency during a ceremony in Ecuador’s congress before 12 heads of state from around Latin America.

His cabinet, ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Champions Trophy talking points

England go into the ICC Champions Trophy on home soil as favourites despite having never won a global 50-over tournament.

This is the third time England has staged the event, and the hosts have been beaten finalists on the last two occasions in 2004 and 2013.

Here, we look at the big ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Paul Gascoigne at 50: His career in numbers

Paul Gascoigne celebrates his 50th birthday on Saturday, May 27.

Here, we take a look at his career in numbers.

Paul Gascoigne was named Tottenham’s player of the year in 1990 (John Stillwell/PA)

The age of which Gascoigne wrote in his autobiography “when I had a ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
The players to watch at the Champions Trophy

All eyes will be on the likes of Ben Stokes, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli when the Champions Trophy gets under way next week.

While those leading lights will be expected to shine on English soil, we look at those who may not be the star attraction in their team, but may prove to be just ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Steve Cook signs new four-year deal at Bournemouth

Bournemouth centre-back Steve Cook has been rewarded with a new four-year deal after an impressive campaign for the Cherries.

The 26-year-old had been linked with a summer move, with reports of interest from clubs including Everton, but he has committed himself to the club he joined from ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
188,000 abusive tweets sent to MPs over three-month period, research shows

MPs received almost 190,000 abusive tweets over a three-month period, new research has shown.

One in 20 tweets to MPs were abusive, analysis by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and the independent think tank Demos found.

They looked at tweets sent to or from a UK MP between ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Network Rail renewals cutbacks threaten jobs and safety, RMT warns

A rail union is warning of cuts to renewals work for Network Rail which it says threatens jobs and safety.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said it has been presented with a consultation document from contractor Carillion indicating possible job cuts and ...

2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Man with head injury missing from St George's hospital

A man with a head injury has gone missing from St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Concerns are growing about John Ryan, 51, who has been missing since May 24, as he needs medical help.

If you have seen him please call 07920205857.

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2017-05-25 11:29 open_in_new
Pair held for ‘acting suspiciously’ outside barracks

Two men have been arrested after “acting suspiciously” outside a barracks.

Thames Valley Police sent officers to Victoria Barracks in Sheet Street, Windsor, at 9pm on Wednesday where the two suspects were detained.

A force spokesman said no-one had been injured and ...

2017-05-25 10:23 open_in_new
Ukip to launch manifesto after campaigning paused due to Manchester bombing

Ukip are stealing a march on their General Election rivals by resuming national campaigning a day ahead of the other main parties following the pause due to the Manchester bombing.

Leader Paul Nuttall will launch Ukip’s manifesto at a Westminster press conference shortly before a ...

2017-05-25 10:23 open_in_new