News archive from 4 January 2014

Wigan's cup defence can put midfielder McCann on the attack for an Ireland cap

As Roy Keane likes to slip quietly into the DW Stadium between official engagements, Wigan midfielder Chris McCann could find himself coming under the regular scrutiny of the Republic of Ireland assistant manager. Keane admired the cut of the jib of...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack 'overdosed on drugs'

Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack 'overdosed on drugs'

A world-renowned hacker, who died in San Francisco in July, overdosed on a mix of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, a leaked coroner's report shows. New Zealand-born Barnaby Jack was found dead in his bed a week before he was scheduled to give a talk...

 
Mental health nurses to be posted in police stations

Mental health nurses to be posted in police stations

Norman Lamb, care and support minister, said: 'Too often people with mental health illnesses who come into contact with the criminal justice system are only diagnosed when they reach prison.' Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association...

Guardian, 00:23 in Health
 

I was sworn at by an official but kept quiet... if Clattenburg has an annoying style as a referee, players...

Swearing is always a difficult issue and the language on a football pitch can be industrial, but the incident between Mark Clattenburg and Adam Lallana could have been handled better. If Clattenburg did swear at Lallana, and it must have been...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 

Refs like Webb and Clattenburg need support to deal with sensitive players and divers like Oscar

If there is one section of the UEFA courses every potential coach dreads it is when he is handed the whistle to referee the eight-a-side training matches. Every contentious decision is contested, usually with a torrent of foul-mouthed abuse. And in my...

Daily Mail, 00:27 in Sport
 
Only Fools and Horses sketch to appear on Sport Relief

Only Fools and Horses sketch to appear on Sport Relief

Dodgy dealers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter are to return to British TV screens for the first time in more than 10 years, the BBC has confirmed. The much-loved south Londoners, played by David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, will feature in "a short...

BBC, 00:37 in Art & Culture
 

Nordic convoy heads for Syria on delayed chemical weapons mission

"The four ships have now set a course toward a holding area in international water outside Syria, so we are most ready to enter the port of Latakia when the order arrives," he said. The original deadline was missed because of poor weather,...

 

Splash swimsuit ordeal for Strachan

A raft of celebrities will take the plunge tonight as they line-up on the diving board in the new series of TV diving contest Splash. Dancer Perri Kiely from Diversity, The Only Way Is Essex's Gemma Collins, former EastEnders actor Ricky Groves and...

 

Murder charges after party death

Two men will appear in court today charged with murder after a gifted former amateur boxer died following an attack at a New Year's Eve party. Mark Denton, 31, died in hospital after he was seriously injured at a party in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool....

 

Pickles defends weekly bin pick-ups

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has continued his assault on councils that try to end weekly rubbish collections by issuing a "bin bible" to put a stop to the "barmy" policy. The new guidance for local authorities exposes the...

 

Handcuffed celebs enter BB house

The latest edition of Celebrity Big Brother took a new twist as the 12 contestants went into the house handcuffed together in pairs. First to go in was the unlikely couple of comic Jim Davidson and Linda Nolan of the Nolan Sisters - who had announced...

 

Del Boy's back for charity special

The familiar faces of cockney wheeler dealers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter are to return to British screens for the first time in a decade, the BBC has confirmed. The sitcom is set to be aired as part of a one-off charity special for Sport Relief in...

 

Mental health nurses to help police

Mental health nurses are to be posted in police stations and courts in a bid to reduce reoffending by mentally ill criminals. The £25 million pilot scheme, which is to be tested in 10 areas across England, will mean that people with mental health...

 

First-time house buyers rise by 22%

The number of first-time buyers grew by around one fifth in 2013, marking the strongest annual increase in more than a decade. There were around 265,000 first-time buyers in the UK in 2013, showing the highest annual total since 2007 and lifting by...

 

Mourinho insists Oscar isn't a diver and tells FIFA boss Blatter to deal with the problem

Manager Jose Mourinho insists there are no divers at Chelsea and that Oscar made a mistake at Southampton on Wednesday when he was booked for simulation. Oscar became the latest player to be shown a yellow card for diving in a series of high-profile...

Daily Mail, 00:57 in Sport
 


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