News archive from 3 June 2018

Video emerges of Wigan Warriors stars in abusive bar altercation

A video has emerged of Wigan Warriors stars Joel and Sam Tomkins being abusive and threatening to bar staff. In the video, which has circulated on social media today, the rugby ace brothers were seen in the midst of a confrontation with staff at...

 

Council services will suffer under fresh Scottish Government strategy

Frontline services including schools and social care are facing a fresh wave of cuts under Scottish Government spending “scenarios” over the next five years, it has emerged. It is likely that future budget cuts will increase pressure on ministers to...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

SNP’s Ian Blackford warns May over ‘new Windrush generation’

Theresa May has been warned she risks creating a “new Windrush generation” by charging undocumented children living in the UK lawfully thousands of pounds. The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford has written to the Prime Minister urging her to...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Self-harming in Scotland’s prisons ‘almost doubled in four years’

Self-harming in Scotland’s prisons has almost doubled in the past four years, it has emerged. Urgent action is now being demanded from the Scottish Government to tackle the problem amid concerns that prison staff are not getting proper support. The...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Politics
 

Antibiotics usage concerns for cancer patients

Antibiotics may significantly shorten the lives of cancer patients receiving immunotherapy treatment, a United Kingdom study has shown. Taking the pills to treat minor infections could be unnecessarily affecting length of survival, it was warned as...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 
Observer killer sudoku

Observer killer sudoku

Click here to access print version Normal sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within dotted lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within each shape formed by dotted lines. For a helping hand...

 
Katharine Whitehorn: This is how you changed our view of the world

Katharine Whitehorn: This is how you changed our view of the world

Yvonne Roberts Facebook Twitter Pinterest Former Observer journalist and friend: ‘We became mates over long lunches’ Katharine is 20 years older than I am. When I was a novice in journalism, she had been writing a weekly column for the Observer for...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 
Antibiotics greatly reduce effectiveness of cancer treatment – study

Antibiotics greatly reduce effectiveness of cancer treatment – study

Cancer patients who took antibiotics during immunotherapy treatment lived about half as long as those who avoided the drugs, a new UK study of more than 300 people has found. Researchers said the new work underscores the importance of taking...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 
Memorial to be projected on London Bridge to mark one year since terror attack

Memorial to be projected on London Bridge to mark one year since terror attack

London’s resolve against terrorism has never been stronger, Theresa May has said, ahead of a national minute’s silence to commemorate the victims of the London Bridge attack. The words #LondonUnited will be projected onto the bridge today, marking the...

Metro, 00:14 in Hot News
 
Britain ‘faces two more years of severe threat from Islamic terrorism’

Britain ‘faces two more years of severe threat from Islamic terrorism’

Britain could be facing another two years of a severe threat from Islamic terrorism, the Home Office has warned. Security agencies are also confronting a rising risk from extreme right-wing violence as the potential sources of attacks becomes more...

Metro, 00:14 in Hot News
 

Letter from Africa: Mali 'Spiderman' is the superhero of our modern age

In the latest in our series of letters from Africa, Sudanese cartoonist Khalid Albaih says the Malian migrant who scaled a building to save a child in Paris is the kind of superhero the world's migrants need. As a child growing up reading translated...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 

Jack Catterall jumps at chance to fight on big Belfast fight night

Chorley star Jack Catterall will return to the ring at the end of the month. ALSO READ: Jack Catterall to cheer on Terry Flanagan ahead of potential world title clash After two first-round wins in 2018 the 24-year-old will defend his WBO...

 
Five Star and the League: can Italy’s ‘odd couple’ last?

Five Star and the League: can Italy’s ‘odd couple’ last?

To his many critics, Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League, is a racist opportunist who is about to take Italy down a dangerously confrontational and xenophobic path. To his supporters, in the League’s northern heartlands, he is a...

 
UK spies ‘still share intelligence gained abroad by torture’

UK spies ‘still share intelligence gained abroad by torture’

Britain’s spies stand accused of continuing to share intelligence obtained under torture, in breach of official guidance. The damning claim, outlined in a letter to the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, is made by his Labour shadow, Emily Thornberry,...

 
Tchaikovsky and the secret gay loves censors tried to hide

Tchaikovsky and the secret gay loves censors tried to hide

The words are tender and passionate, describing in raw detail the powerful emotions felt by one of the world’s best-loved composers. But until now some of the letters of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, in which he tells of his sexual desires, have been...

 


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