News archive from 3 February 2015

Start a new chapter for 1,000 Leeds pupils

Almost 1,000 pupils left primary schools in Leeds last year without learning to read properly. In 2014, 998 children did not reach the expected standard – that’s close to one in seven of the 11-year-olds who took standard assessment tests (SATS) last...

 

West Ham "see moves for EIGHT players including Emmanuel Adebayor collapse late on transfer deadline day'

West Ham are believed to have seen transfers for no less than eight players, including Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, collapse late on deadline day. The Hammers were linked with a loan move for Adebayor on Monday after reports claimed Spurs...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 

Robbie Savage dons yellow suit in BT Sport's transfer deadline day parody advert of rivals Sky Sports News

BT Sport have proved once again that they are not afraid to take on Sky Sports after having Robbie Savage don a yellow suit in a parody advert mocking Sky's deadline day coverage. Sky Sports News are famed for having their male presenters wear a...

Metro, 00:03 in Sport
 
Osborne appeals to Greeks over financial risk

Osborne appeals to Greeks over financial risk

George Osborne has appealed to Greece's new anti-austerity finance minister to act "responsibly" and not trigger a new financial crisis in Europe. In Downing Street yesterday, the Chancellor warned Yanis Varoufakis that the stand-off with...

 
Strauss-Kahn ‘pimped for international sex ring’

Strauss-Kahn ‘pimped for international sex ring’

Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in court yesterday to face accusations of taking part in an international prostitution ring set up to provide him with prostitutes for orgies at luxury hotels in France and the US. The former head of the International...

 
Lawyers scour Kobane for evidence of IS war crimes

Lawyers scour Kobane for evidence of IS war crimes

The mortar bomb stands in the street, its tip embedded in the Tarmac, its fins inviting passers-by to pull it out. Kurdish fighters walk past with nonchalance. They have seen many pieces of unexploded ordnance from Islamic State, the militia group...

 
I won’t rest until colleagues are free, vows Greste

I won’t rest until colleagues are free, vows Greste

Freed Australian journalist Peter Greste "won't rest" until his colleagues are released, his family has said. Mr Greste’s deportation from Egypt after 400 days in prison has been greeted as a “welcome relief” by human rights campaigners. The...

 
Hillary Clinton bides time in presidential race

Hillary Clinton bides time in presidential race

THE challenge ahead for Hillary Clinton is one faced by few White House hopefuls - running a primary campaign in which she faces little competition, if any at all. Still not officially a candidate, the former New York senator, secretary of state and...

 
Wife of Kenji Goto tells of ‘grief and pride’

Wife of Kenji Goto tells of ‘grief and pride’

THE wife of murdered Japanese hostage Kenji Goto yesterday said she was devastated after her husband was beheaded by Islamic State extremists - but was proud of him. In a statement issued through British-based journalist group the Rory Peck Trust,...

 
Man Utd transfers: Januzaj must learn from Fletcher and flops Anderson and Zaha

Man Utd transfers: Januzaj must learn from Fletcher and flops Anderson and Zaha

Adnan Januzaj was the survivor in Louis van Gaal’s second United clearout as the Dutchman prepared the way for another potential bank-busting transfer summer. The Reds’ January deadline day transfer activity centred on the contrasting stories of a...

 
Man Utd transfers: Four out as Louis van Gaal continues his clear-out

Man Utd transfers: Four out as Louis van Gaal continues his clear-out

Louis van Gaal’s United cull continued on deadline day as four players were offloaded. Darren Fletcher, Wilfried Zaha, Anderson and Under-21 defender Marnick Vermijl all left permanently on a day of outgoings at Old Trafford. But LVG, who desperately...

 

CONFIRMED: Man Utd sign Bolton defender as Darren Fletcher moves to West Brom

Scotland captain Fletcher moves to the Hawthorns after a 12-year professional career in Manchester. Fletcher, 31, was expected to sign for West Ham United on deadline day but the deal fell through. He is one of four exits from Old Trafford as United...

 

Celtic snap up Dundee United duo Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven for £2m

Parkhead chief executive Peter Lawwell had been in negotiations with Dundee United for several weeks, and finalised the deals and registered them with the SFA just before last night's deadline. Celtic also made an offer for young striker Robbie...

 

Hampden chiefs regret state of pitch

Players and managers from all four League Cup semi-finalists hit out at the state of the turf after it churned up badly over the weekend. Stadium officials claimed the winter weather had hampered efforts to knit the relaid surface together, with the...

 

Aberdeen snap up Kenny McLean from St Mirren

The move was greeted with delight by the Dons support and anger from their Saints counterparts, who feel their club have sold off their crown jewel as they battle for Premiership survival. However, the Buddies claim they had no option but to accept...

 


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