News archive from 4 March 2017

Peugeot 'set to unveil deal to buy GM's Opel on Monday'

Peugeot 'set to unveil deal to buy GM's Opel on Monday'

France's PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, has reached a deal with General Motors to buy its Opel and Vauxhall brands, according to reports. PSA's board agreed the deal on Friday, and an official announcement is planned for Monday, said...

BBC, 00:00 in Business
 
Fillon’s campaign suffers another blow as more senior aides QUIT following controversy

Fillon’s campaign suffers another blow as more senior aides QUIT following controversy

The centre-right Les Republicains candidate is facing increasing calls to drop out of the race following allegations he paid his wife more than half a million euros for a fictitioud job as his parliament assistant. Now with just weeks to go until the...

 
Steven Gerrard: Why Liverpool might find it tough against Arsenal without this star

Steven Gerrard: Why Liverpool might find it tough against Arsenal without this star

Liverpool host Arsenal tomorrow (5.30pm) in what looks set to be a pivotal showdown at Anfield. The Reds will be desperate for a win for twofold - they have had a poor start to 2017 and a top-four finish is a must. Skipper Henderson, who missed the...

 
Emily Blunt is looking every inch the nanny in this first look at Mary Poppins Returns

Emily Blunt is looking every inch the nanny in this first look at Mary Poppins Returns

If you’ve been wondering just how Emily Blunt might look as Mary Poppins, your patience is about to be rewarded. Because the first image of the actress as everybody’s favourite singing, flying nanny in the reboot Mary Poppins Returns has just been...

Metro, 00:02 in Showbiz
 
Rory McIlroy leads WGC event in Mexico at halfway after round of 65

Rory McIlroy leads WGC event in Mexico at halfway after round of 65

The prospect of Rory McIlroy being restored as the top ranked golfer in the world by Monday morning is suddenly a live one. A stunning performance from the Northern Irishman in recording 65 on the outskirts of Mexico City on Friday assured him of a...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 
UFC 209 Main card preview: Woodley vs Thompson & Hunt vs Overeem

UFC 209 Main card preview: Woodley vs Thompson & Hunt vs Overeem

The so-called “people’s main event” had been the highlight of an already stacked fight card at the T-Mobile Arena in Los Angeles. But it was scrapped after 24-0 Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov fell ill while trying to make the 155lb limit, forcing...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

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WATCH: Live coverage of UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II weigh-ins

WATCH: Live coverage of UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II weigh-ins

We are a little over 24 hours away from UFC 209, the promotion’s second pay-per-view card of 2017. UFC 209’s showpiece fight of the card, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, will see Tyron Woodley defend his welterweight title...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

Shoreham crash caused by pilot flying too low – probe

THE Shoreham air show disaster was caused by the pilot flying too low and slow during a manoeuvre, investigators announced yesterday. The 2015 incident, which killed 11 people, occurred in West Sussex when a vintage plane flown by former RAF pilot...

 

BA strikers take fight to Brighton seafront

STRIKING British Airways cabin crew are to take their fight against low pay to Brighton today with a protest at the BA-sponsored i360 attraction on the town’s seafront. The protest is part of a seven-day strike action which commenced yesterday....

 

Equality chief who slammed school’s headscarf ban quits

A COUNCIL equality chief who criticised a Catholic school for banning a four-year-old girl from wearing a headscarf has quit, it was revealed yesterday. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for transparency, openness and equality Waseem Zaffar has...

 

Syrian Kurds ‘fight off’ Turks’ Manbij attack

SYRIAN Kurdish militia said yesterday that its forces had fought off the latest attack on the northern Syrian town of Manbij by Turkish troops and their allies. The Manbij Military Council — allied to the US-backed Kurdish YPG militia — claimed it had...

 

US: Sessions sits out of probe into election

ATTORNEY GENERAL Jeff Sessions has rescued himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump’s links with Russia after revelations that he held two undisclosed meetings with Moscow’s ambassador last year. Mr Sessions announced on Thursday...

 

Privateers out of our NHS

LONDON’S streets must be filled today in a mass mobilisation of people’s anger at Tory government’s mismanagement that has brought the NHS in England to its knees. The Tories must be told bluntly: “It’s our NHS — not the plaything of private health...

 
BBC investigates how intruders gained access to studio

BBC investigates how intruders gained access to studio

The BBC is investigating after several people gained unauthorised access to one of its studios during a live broadcast at Broadcasting House. A group of five entered the studio at the building in central London at around 19:30 GMT on Friday. The BBC...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 


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