News archive from 3 January 2018

Eddie Jones defends Dylan Hartley despite England captain's poor run of form for Northampton... but coach...

Eddie Jones backed his under-fire captain Dylan Hartley, confident he is still the man to lead England. Hartley, 31, is enduring a terrible run of form at Northampton Saints and has not won a club game since September 9. In his last two Premiership...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 
Boob job ad banned for ‘making new mums dwell on their insecurities’

Boob job ad banned for ‘making new mums dwell on their insecurities’

A TV advert for cosmetic surgery has been banned by watchdogs for exploiting new mums’ insecurities about their bodies. The advert featured mother Lou Newton, 34, who said she used breast enhancement surgery as a way to return to her pre-pregnancy...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Queen reveals memories of her coronation in rare interview

Queen reveals memories of her coronation in rare interview

The Queen is making a rare appearance in a BBC documentary about her coronation nearly 65 years ago. The programme tells the story of the crown jewels and features the Queen chatting with royal commentator Alastair Bruce. In the hour-long film The...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
eHarmony ad banned for claiming to use ‘scientifically proven system’

eHarmony ad banned for claiming to use ‘scientifically proven system’

An ad for eHarmony has been banned for claiming to use a ‘scientifically proven matching system’. A billboard ad for the dating site on a London Underground platform, first seen in July, said: ‘Step aside, fate. It’s time science had a go at love.’ It...

Metro, 00:04 in Hot News
 
Inside No.9 review: Deliciously creepy with an all-star cast

Inside No.9 review: Deliciously creepy with an all-star cast

It was good, for that reason, to see a new series of the deliciously creepy Inside No.9 (BBC2) putting in a late appearance last night, with an all-star cast and story with the exotic title of Zanzibar. This, it emerged, was the name of a London hotel...

 
Game Of Thrones stars including Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow to feature on new stamps

Game Of Thrones stars including Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow to feature on new stamps

Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and Arya Stark are among 10 main protagonists from the hit HBO fantasy programme, based on the books by George RR Martin, who feature in the set that goes on sale on January 23. The set of 15 first class stamps is being...

 

Cumbrians in line for council tax rises in bid to increase police officers on streets

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall is proposing funding 25 additional officers "visible and present" in the local community, as well as 95 PCSOs and more armed officers in the county. A public consultation has been...

 

Barrow police officer speaks of Hurricane Irma relief efforts on Cumbrian return

Anthony Ainsley was sent to the British Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma last year. The response officer joined colleagues from forces across the UK in a number of roles on the Caribbean island. Mr Ainsley said: "I was...

 
Cumbrians in line for council tax rises in bid to increase police officers on streets

Cumbrians in line for council tax rises in bid to increase police officers on streets

A BID to increase police officers on the street could see residents charged an extra £1 every month. Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall is proposing funding 25 additional officers "visible and present" in the local...

 
Conor McGregor sends chilling message to Floyd Mayweather after boxer pulls UFC U-turn

Conor McGregor sends chilling message to Floyd Mayweather after boxer pulls UFC U-turn

Late last month, Mayweather teased combat sports fans across the globe by suggesting that he could come out of retirement for a second time.  The former five-weight world champion boxer even hinted that he could have a mixed martial arts fight in the...

 

Think the wolf moon was impressive? 'Super blue blood moon' to be visible for the first time in over 150...

At the end of January, stargazers are set to witness a trio of lunar phenomena, all aligned to create an incredible view. The second full moon of the month will occur on January 31, marking the first of two ‘blue’ moons in 2018 – and, this will line...

 

Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit over its use of artists including Tom Petty and The Doors

Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher. Wixen, an...

 

Are you a 'cyberloafer'? Experts warn employees are spending over two hours a day slacking off online - and...

The biggest threat to an organisation's cyber-security comes from within, according to a growing body of evidence.  Employees are frequently putting their companies at risk of hacking by sharing their passwords, using public WiFi networks to send...

 

Ancient Roman temple built by the mystery cult of Mithas aligns with the sunrise on the birthday of Jesus

An ancient temple constructed by a mysterious cult in northern England may have been built to align with sunrise on Dec. 25, to ‘recall the birth’ of the light god Mithras. A new analysis using satellite maps and a software that can plot the direction...

 

Big four banks expected to cut 20,000 jobs in 2018 as technology replaces humans

Australia's big four banks will slash 20,000 full-time jobs throughout the year in an effort to cut costs and make way for new technology, experts predict. NAB got the ball rolling in September when it announced it will cut its job force by 6,000 to...

 


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