News archive from 1 August 2017

Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Sarah Harding reveals REAL reason she’s going in

Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Sarah Harding reveals REAL reason she’s going in

While the alleged fall-out between Sarah and the other girls, particularly Cheryl Tweedy, has been extremely public by nature, the 35-year-old has promised not to cause any further bad blood in the Borehamwood bungalow with gossip, instead using the...

 
Game of Thrones season 7: Gwendoline Christie hints at Brienne of Tarth DEATH?

Game of Thrones season 7: Gwendoline Christie hints at Brienne of Tarth DEATH?

Gwendoline Christie, who stars as the heroic knight, has revealed that she’s been desperate to play something different to her Game of Thrones heroine; just as she stars in the BBC drama Top Of The Lake: China Girl.  Beaming over her new role as...

 

Stobart Group sign £40m aircraft deal

Carlisle Airport owner Stobart Group has signed a new deal aircraft deal, worth more than £40m. Its aircraft leasing division, Propius, has made an agreement with GOAL (German Operating Aircraft Leasing) for three Embraer E195 jet aeroplanes. These...

 
Bank of England urged to share Brexit plan details

Bank of England urged to share Brexit plan details

The Bank of England has been urged to share details of how prepared banks and insurance firms are for Brexit. Newly-appointed Treasury select committee chairwoman Nicky Morgan demanded the information, in one of her first moves since taking on the...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Today is Lammas in the UK – but do YOU know what that is?

Thousands will celebrate Lammas today – marking the first harvest of the season. The date is usually celebrated in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and other countries in the Northern Hemisphere by baking Lammas bread, making corn dollies,...

Metro, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Twin to twin skin transplant hailed as a success

Twin to twin skin transplant hailed as a success

The 66-year-old Fields twins, from Missouri, have lived together all their lives - now they are even closer after sharing their skin. Marian Fields had an aggressive and very rare form of skin cancer, which left her with large, open wounds around her...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 

Peak trains running 200% over capacity

Overcrowding hits record high on Britain’s failing privatised lines by Felicity Collier COMMUTERS are facing the worst overcrowding on railways since records began, with many peak-time routes running at nearly 200 per cent over capacity. Passengers on...

 

Activists acquitted over Trident block

Christian protesters pledge to continue to fight biggest ‘crime against humanity’ CHRISTIAN activists who were arrested after blocking a nuclear base were acquitted in the High Court yesterday — and vowed to continue the fight against the “evil of...

 

Scotland: Thousands to face ‘cruel’ disability tests due to SNP delay

TENS of thousands of disabled Scots will be forced to go through “cruel” Tory assessments because the SNP delayed the transfer of social security powers to Holyrood, according to new data from Scottish Labour yesterday. The party’s figures show that...

 

Manchester United fans should start appreciating Marouane Fellaini as much as Bastian Schweinsteiger

It was half-past midnight at Manchester Airport when Marouane Fellaini strolled across the terminal with some incongruous footwear. Unlike his Manchester United teammates, Fellaini appeared to be in holiday mode as he sported a pair of flip flops upon...

 

South Africa: Miners march to fight for 20,000 jobs under threat

SOUTH AFRICAN miners will march today to urge government action to prevent almost 20,000 job losses. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced the protest in Matlosana near Klerksdorp in North West Province in a statement yesterday. Earlier...

 

Venezuela: 8 million vote ‘for peace’ and new assembly

VENEZUELA’S’s anti-imperialist government claimed victory on Sunday night after eight million citizens cast their votes “for peace.” National Electoral Council (CNE) president Tibisay Lucena announced the turnout in elections to the new national...

 
How 'centaur teams' are speeding up drug discovery

How 'centaur teams' are speeding up drug discovery

Scientists working in tandem with artificial intelligence (AI) could slash the time it takes to develop new drugs - and, crucially, the cost - say tech companies. Developing pharmaceutical drugs is a very expensive and time-consuming business. And as...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 

Somalia: US rubs out al-Shabab leader

THE US claimed yesterday it had killed a Islamist leader in the same region of Somalia where 12 Ugandan troops were attacked and killed on Sunday. Ugandan troops are part of the peacekeeping African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), set up in 2007...

 

Passchendaele: They lied then, they lie now

ONE hundred years ago today, Daily Chronicle war correspondent Philip Gibbs recorded events on the first day of the third battle of Ypres, otherwise known as Passchendaele. An Irish soldier had gone over the top to attack the German lines in atrocious...

 


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