News archive from 3 February 2018

Carlisle drink-driver's excuse for failing to give breath sample

Carlisle drink-driver's excuse for failing to give breath sample

A suspected drink driver refused to give a breath sample at Carlisle's police HQ, telling officers: "It's because of my anxiety." But that explanation cut no ice with magistrates, who gave 31-year-old Bryan Donald a 36-month driving ban,...

 

Chris Froome could be hit with a provisional ban by UCI if anti-doping case is thought to drag on too long 

Cycling's world governing body the UCI could impose a provisional ban on Chris Froome if it feels his anti-doping case is dragging on too long, it is understood. The 32-year-old Briton is soon expected to announce where he will be racing for the first...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Sport
 
Holocaust law wields a 'blunt instrument' against Poland's past

Holocaust law wields a 'blunt instrument' against Poland's past

In 2012, Barack Obama made an uncharacteristic gaffe that set off a small diplomatic crisis - he referred to the "Polish" - and not "Nazi" - death camps of the Second World War. For Poles, it was an acutely painful faux-pas. The...

BBC, 00:12 in World News
 
Trump releases memo Democrats wanted SECRET accusing FBI of BIAS in Russia probe

Trump releases memo Democrats wanted SECRET accusing FBI of BIAS in Russia probe

US President Trump Friday escalated a feud between the FBI and Republicans over the probe into Russia by releasing a classified memo which the law enforcement agency had tried to keep under wraps. The document, which was put together by congressional...

 
Putin, power and poison: Russia’s elite FSB spy club

Putin, power and poison: Russia’s elite FSB spy club

FSB. The letters are not just familiar to fans of spy thrillers. They have come to symbolise Vladimir Putin's grip on power in Russia. Russia's secretive security agency has gained notoriety around the world with its intelligence and counter-terror...

BBC, 00:25 in World News
 
Barclay believes Scarlets’ scheme doesn’t fit for Wales

Barclay believes Scarlets’ scheme doesn’t fit for Wales

Wales may have ten of them, but Scotland’s Scarlet doesn’t think they’ll play like the West Walian team in form in the NatWest 6 Nations opener in Cardiff. With so many of their frontline players injured, Warren Gatland has turned almost wholesale to...

The Courier, 00:27 in Sport
 
Scotland’s next step forward has to be victory in Cardiff

Scotland’s next step forward has to be victory in Cardiff

It seems like now or never. 16 years without a win in Cardiff has to end today. If Scotland’s potential is to be fulfilled, if they’re where we all believe – it’s gone beyond just hope – they are in terms of development, it’s time to knock off another...

The Courier, 00:27 in Sport
 
How Kenyans are coping with a TV shutdown

How Kenyans are coping with a TV shutdown

With Kenya's most popular television stations off-air for five days running, many people are finding alternative ways to spend their time. At a bar in Nairobi's Kibera neighbourhood, Maurice chats with his friends over a beer. He says he has no reason...

BBC, 00:28 in World News
 

China applauds ‘Auntie’ Theresa May for sidestepping human rights issue

While Theresa May may be persona non grata among members of her own party, she appears to have won dubious praise in China. This week the Prime Minister used her first state visit to the Asian superpower to sell “Global Britain”, the Government’s...

The Week, 00:30 in Auto
 
Emmerdale spoilers: Killer Lachlan White’s exit confirmed as he is caught?

Emmerdale spoilers: Killer Lachlan White’s exit confirmed as he is caught?

It could be the end of the line for Lachlan White in Emmerdale as Rebecca is set to finally come out of her coma – and it could finally trigger his exit and downfall as the truth about Chrissie and Lawrence’s deaths comes to light.  Rebecca has been...

Metro, 00:33 in Showbiz
 

Scotland captain John Barclay says it's time to roar as he insists his side must start with a win over...

Scotland captain John Barclay has laid down the gauntlet to his side ahead of the Six Nations kick-off — declaring they must win in Cardiff if they are to be considered serious title contenders. Ahead of Gregor Townsend's first Championship as head...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Celtic new boy Jack Hendry will be a star for Scotland too, claims Brendan Rodgers: 'He can go a long way'

Brendan Rodgers has tipped Celtic new Bhoy Jack Hendry to fill the void at the heart of Scotland’s central defence. The 22-year-old secured a £1.5million move to Parkhead in the final minutes of the January transfer window. Poised to go straight into...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

St Helens 40-6 Castleford: Mark Percival scores hat-trick as Saints thrash Tigers

St Helens got their Betfred Super League campaign off to a blistering start with a 46-6 destruction of a Castleford team that looked a shadow of the one that dominated the 2017 season. England centre Mark Percival scored a hat-trick of tries and Ben...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 

Ireland must put Best foot forward in Six Nations opener as captain Rory looks ahead to France clash in Paris

Rory Best is hoping the title-clinching spirit of 2014 can help Ireland stay in the fight and swoop for an opening day Six Nations win in Paris on Saturday. Joe Schmidt's side dramatically sealed the Championship four years ago by beating France away...

Daily Mail, 00:33 in Sport
 
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather 2: 'Money' speaks out on fight, drops another hint

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather 2: 'Money' speaks out on fight, drops another hint

On Tuesday night, the legendary boxer suggested that he could swap the ring for the Octagon in posts on his Twitter and Instagram pages.  The posts in question saw the 40-year-old enter a cage and look menacingly at the camera.  Mayweather's video...

 


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