News archive from 1 October 2016

BMW says it plans to offer electric X3 SUV and Mini models

German luxury auto maker BMW AG (BMWG.DE) said on Friday it will offer all electric versions of its next generation BMW X3 compact sport utility vehicle and electric Mini models, expanding its entries in the emerging electric luxury vehicle market....

 
Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'

Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the Syrian opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman has said. Mark Toner said renewed Russian and Syrian air strikes were making a...

BBC, 00:02 in World News
 

Harry Redknapp claims players in his team bet on match

Harry Redknapp has claimed that players at a team he managed gambled on the result of one of their matches. Betting on football by current professional players in England is prohibited by the Football Association, with a worldwide ban on doing so...

Belper News, 00:04 in Sport
 
Virgin Media to open store in Carlisle

Virgin Media to open store in Carlisle

TELECOMS giant Virgin Media is set to open a store in Carlisle. The company has plans to set up shop in The Lanes Shopping Centre on Friday. It will take up residence in a unit opposite Muffin Break and close to the soon to open Primark store. The...

 

Two-try Alex Lozowski leads Saracens to victory

Alex Lozowski marked his England elite player squad call-up by scoring two tries as Saracens inflicted a fifth successive Aviva Premiership defeat of the season on Bristol. The Saracens fly-half, who has impressed this season as deputy for an injured...

 
Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors

Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors

Animal tuberculosis, which is spread through contaminated food, is a greater threat to human health than previously realised, leading doctors and vets have warned. The disease can be more serious and harder to treat than conventional, human...

BBC, 00:12 in Health
 

Monarch gets extension from aviation regulator to secure operating licence

Monarch has been granted an extension on its licence to operate, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said. The firm has been given 12 more days to meet the requirements of an Atol licence, the government-backed scheme which compensates travellers...

 

Watch hilarious X Factor audition from Ottavio and Bradley

Outrageous duo Ottavio and Bradley make a real splash on X Factor tonight – when Brad gets pushed in the pool. The pair have only just made up after ‘chickengate’, when Bradley was upset that he cooked his friend chicken and he didn’t even say thank...

 

Look familiar? Facebook tests 'Messenger Day' with disappearing filters to take on Snapchat's stories

It appears Facebook hasn’t given up on being a Snapchat copycat just yet. Two months after releasing Stories to Instagram, the social media giant has added a new format to Messenger that lets users share photos and videos with illustrated filters that...

 
Now THAT'S a cliff-hanger! Spectacular new footage shows China's notorious mountain tunnel carved by 13 men with bare hands

Now THAT'S a cliff-hanger! Spectacular new footage shows China's notorious mountain tunnel carved by 13 men...

This might be one of the most dangerous yet breath-taking car journeys in the world. A new drone video has emerged showing the dangerous mountain tunnel chiselled out of a vertical cliff in Taihang Mountains. The footage, posted to Youtube by CCTV...

 

British Museum ‘broke own rules’ to grab BP cash

by Our News Desk OIL activists accused the British Museum yesterday of breaking its own rules to stitch up a sweetheart sponsorship deal with energy transnational BP. Documents newly released by campaign group Art Not Oil under the Freedom of...

 

Virgin Trains workers set for one-day walkout

EAST COAST rail workers will walk out all day on Monday in an attempt to secure jobs, safety and working conditions, their union RMT confirmed yesterday. Nearly 200 jobs are on the line at the franchise operated by the Virgin Trains brand. If those...

 

Homeowners warned of more flooding this winter

by Peter Lazenby Northern Reporter HOUSEHOLDERS were warned yesterday to prepare for more flooding this winter. The alert follows last year’s storms which devastated 15,000 homes and businesses, particularly in northern England, and comes from the...

 

Russia to ramp up air strikes a year after joining

by James Tweedie RUSSIA announced that it is sending more warplanes to Syria on the anniversary of its military intervention. A military source said the planes were heading to Russia’s Hmeimim air base in Syria’s Lattakia province to bolster the...

 

EU patrols accused of firing at refugees

IRISH Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson called on the European Union yesterday to clarify “deeply concerning” reports of border patrols firing on refugee boats in the Mediterranean. Ms Anderson and other MEPs wrote to senior EU officials including the...

 


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