One Direction lead UK global sales

Brentwood Weekly News: One Direction led UK sales on the global market

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Chart-toppers One Direction led the UK's global sales charge last year which ensured home-grown acts accounted for one in every eight artist albums sold around the world, according to new figures.

Murdered DJ's family's fresh appeal

Brentwood Weekly News: Carl Beatson Asiedu's family made an emotional appeal for information

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

An appeal has been launched to trace a man wanted in connection with the murder of a talented DJ five years ago.

Hammond welcomes ceasefire deal

Brentwood Weekly News: A joint statement by America and the UN said they had received assurances that all parties to the conflict had agreed to an unconditional ceasefire  (AP)

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has welcomed the news of a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, but stressed the need to "redouble efforts" to bring about a lasting solution.

Project maps 100,000 DNA sequences

Brentwood Weekly News: Nothing on the scale of the 100,000 Genomes Project has ever been attempted anywhere before

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

A "landmark" project to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences is destined to make Britain the world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the Prime Minister has said.

Many Tory voters 'favour Ukip deal'

Brentwood Weekly News: Some 30% of Tory voters would favour the party going into coalition with Nigel Farage's Ukip party, if they did not win next year's general election outright

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Nearly a third (30%) of Conservative voters would prefer their party to form a coalition with Ukip if it fails to win next year's general election outright, according to a new survey.

Report reveals immigration impact

Brentwood Weekly News: The report cast doubt on the likelihood of Theresa May reducing net migration to "tens of thousands" by the next election

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Large-scale immigration will have a negative effect on standards of living as any economic benefits will be outweighed by pressures imposed by a much bigger population, a think-tank has warned.

Ministers 'failing whistleblowers'

Brentwood Weekly News: Margaret Hodge has called for a positive approach to whistleblowing

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Ministers have been accused by MPs of failing to put in place effective policies to protect whistleblowers in the public services, despite their role in exposing a series of major scandals.

Broadband customers 'held captive'

Brentwood Weekly News: Broadband users are being charged huge cancellation fees when they try to switch provider, Citizens Advice says

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Broadband customers are being "punished" with average cancellation fees of £190 to escape unsuitable or sub-standard contracts, a consumer group has claimed.

50p rate 'targets heavy drinkers'

Brentwood Weekly News: The introduction of a 50p minimum unit price on alcohol would target heavy drinkers and have little impact on low-risk ones, experts said

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Only patients with liver problems who are the heaviest drinkers would be affected by a minimum price for alcohol, experts have said.

Gay sex 'linked to drink and drugs'

Brentwood Weekly News: A survey has shown that gay and bi-sexual men regularly have sex while under the influence of drink and drugs

12:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Almost half of gay and bisexual men frequently have sex while drunk , a new survey suggests.


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