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Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Technology
The Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon - a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was "leeching off the taxpayer".The Church Times has revealed Amazon was among the 20 biggest global investments by the Church last year. A statement from the CofE said it considered the most effective way to seek change was to be "in the room with these companies" as a shareholder.Amazon has repeatedly said it pays all taxes required in the UK.Archbishop Justin Welby, in a speech to the Trades Union Congress on Wednesday, said: "When vast companies like Amazon and other online traders, the new industries, can get away with paying almost nothing in tax, there is something wrong with the tax system."They don't pay a real living wage, so...
Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Health
The key cancer target has been missed by a record margin in England, figures show.Patients who are given an urgent referral by their GP are meant to start treatment within 62 days.But in July, 78.2% were seen in that timeframe, the worst performance since records began in October 2009. It means more than 3,000 people waited longer than two months for treatment to begin.The target for the NHS is 85%, which was last hit in December 2015. The target is also being missed elsewhere in the UK.NHS England said there were rising numbers of cancer cases being referred - over the past years there has been a 5% increase alone.The past three months in particular have seen a significant increase in total cases.Planned surgery waitsIt comes as...
Rashford gives England win over Swiss in scrappy friendly

Rashford gives England win over Swiss in scrappy friendly

Sports
England returned to winning ways after three successive defeats as Marcus Rashford's second-half volley gave them victory over Switzerland in a scrappy and subdued friendly at Leicester's King Power Stadium.Manager Gareth Southgate made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Spain in the Uefa Nations League game at Wembley on Saturday - and for long periods it showed.Switzerland were the better side in the first half and Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri should have given them the lead early on, only to strike the post after England goalkeeper Jack Butland's poor clearance played James Tarkowski into trouble. England, as they had to do, improved after the break and the decisive goal came in th...
England facing 'changing health needs'

England facing 'changing health needs'

Health
England is facing changing health demands due to an ageing population and the NHS must quickly adapt, says Public Health England. It has compiled what it calls "the most comprehensive picture" of the nation's current health and future fitness. It shows England's population is growing in size and people are living longer but not all in good health.While smoking rates may be decreasing, diabetes, obesity, dementia and mental health issues are on the rise.How fit is England?The Health Profile for England report shows average life expectancy has reached 79.6 years for men and 83.2 for women. In 2017, there were 1.35 million people aged 85 and over in England - nearly three times more than in 1971.By 2031, it could exceed two million, says Public Health Englan...
Wales Women 0-3 England Women: Phil Neville’s side book their place in World Cup with commanding win

Wales Women 0-3 England Women: Phil Neville’s side book their place in World Cup with commanding win

Sports
MATCH REPORT Goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Nikita Parris means England will finish top of their group while Wales need to rely on other results to get into the play-offs England booked their place at the 2019 World Cup finals in France with a brilliant 3-0 victory over Wales. Goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Nikita Parris in a stunning second-half display also dealt a huge blow for Wales’ ambitions of reaching the tournament. Phil Neville celebrates with Toni Duggan, who scored the opening goal This is the first time Wales, who went an incredible 687 minutes without conceding in Group 1, have lost in the campaign. However, Phil Neville’s side did the business tonight in a game where they initially struggled to ...