News archive from 1 April 2016

Coach: Why Conor McGregor lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196

Coach: Why Conor McGregor lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196

'The Notorious' suffered a sensational second-round submission defeat to the Stockton slugger, who was a late replacement for lightweight Rafael dos Anjos. Diaz, 30, forced the Irishman to tap out for the third time in his career after sinking in a...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 
UK aid budget swelling coffers of private firms, claims campaign group

UK aid budget swelling coffers of private firms, claims campaign group

The British government is undermining its commitment to tackle poverty in the developing world by spending hundreds of millions of pounds of aid through a handful of UK-based consultancy firms, according to a report from the campaigning group Global...

 
Exclusive: royal family considering dramatic Brexit intervention

Exclusive: royal family considering dramatic Brexit intervention

The royal family is seriously considering making a dramatic intervention in the referendum debate with an announcement that it supports Britain remaining inside the European Union. That the royals are prepared to risk provoking a potential...

 
California lawmakers approve $15 minimum wage, the highest in the US

California lawmakers approve $15 minimum wage, the highest in the US

California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it was hailed by Democrats as an example to the nation as it struggles with a growing gap between rich and poor. Related:...

 
Federal judge overturns Mississippi's adoption ban on same-sex couples

Federal judge overturns Mississippi's adoption ban on same-sex couples

A federal judge has overturned Mississippi’s ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt. US district judge Daniel Jordan, in a preliminary injunction issued Thursday, ruled for four couples who had sued, saying the ban is unconstitutional after recent...

 

Are you one of the 5% that can find the troll in this picture of frogs?

You’ve seen the panda hiding in the snowmen. And you might have even picked out the panda from a maze of Star Wars Storm Troopers. But are you among the highly-observant 5 per cent who can locate the troll among these frogs? Go on, stretch your...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Jose Mourinho stunned as Manchester United approach Premier League boss

Jose Mourinho stunned as Manchester United approach Premier League boss

Van Gaal's future remains in doubt after a disappointing campaign which he is trying to save with a top-four finish and FA Cup glory. And while Jose Mourinho has long been the favourite to succeed the Dutchman, The Sun claim that Pochettino has...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 

Amazing footage of Klopp and Martinez in dance-off battle leaves revellers looking on in disbelief

This video captures the moment high-street shoppers were left looking on in disbelief as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Everton manager Roberto Martinez compete in dance-off battle. The footage, shot inside HMV by Joe King shows Klopp and Martinez...

 
National Living Wage comes into force

National Living Wage comes into force

The new mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) has come into force, requiring employers to pay workers aged 25 and over at least £7.20 an hour. It is expected to give 1.3 million workers an immediate pay rise. The policy was announced in last summer's...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
No joke on 1 April: It's national 'price hike' day

No joke on 1 April: It's national 'price hike' day

While more than a million workers will be celebrating a pay rise as a result of the National Living Wage, 1 April will see a raft of price rises too. Council tax payers in England will see their bills rise by an average of 3.1%, or £46 a year, while...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 

Manchester beer, fresh pork pies and free travel for jobseekers — 10 things you’ll notice on the trains...

From today, Greater Manchester’s major train companies begin a new era. And the two companies running Northern and TransPennine services - Arriva and FirstGroup - have promised a rail revolution. But what differences will you notice TODAY? 1....

 
Giant inflatable rooftop slide coming to Manchester city centre

Giant inflatable rooftop slide coming to Manchester city centre

Feeling brave? Then how about sliding down the top of the National Football Museum? Thrill-seekers are being asked to step up and take the plunge down the six-storey sloping glass building - formerly Urbis - before landing on a giant crash pad in...

 
More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Watch touching Paige Doherty balloon tribute as football match raises over £500 for family

DOZENS of pink balloons were let off into the air in memory of murdered Paige Doherty at a charity football match tonight. Relatives and friends of the tragic 15-year-old attended the match at Glasgow Green Football Centre, where a one minute silence...

 
Does 'pay by app' mean an end to shopping queues?

Does 'pay by app' mean an end to shopping queues?

Contactless payments may be all the rage these days, but you still have tap your smartphone, smartwatch or card on a terminal of some kind. And at busy times, this can mean standing in queues or hanging around for ages waiting for the restaurant bill...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 


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