News archive from 4 May 2018

Rangers set to announce appointment of Steven Gerrard as manager after he accepts the job during fresh talks

Rangers were on the brink of a confirming Steven Gerrard as their new permanent manager on Thursday night. The Liverpool and England legend has verbally accepted the post following fresh talks with the Ibrox hierarchy. And, barring a late hitch,...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
MH370 search reveals clues to 19th century shipwreck mysteries

MH370 search reveals clues to 19th century shipwreck mysteries

A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the sonar seabed hunt for the missing airliner might be close to solving two 19th-century mysteries the locations of two sailing ships that...

 

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal (agg 2-1): Diego Simeone is left out of the technical area and team sheet while...

Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Europa League final after they saw off Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side at the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday evening.  Diego Simeone's men will go on to face Marseille in Lyon after beating the Gunners 2-1 on...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 

Train provider releases timetable for strike day next week

0 Have your say A rail company which operates across the county has announced its full timetable of service for next week’s union strike. Northern says it expects to run more than 1,300 rail services on Wednesday, May 9 during the RMT’s industrial...

 

University of Central Lancashire receives national acclaim following support for Hurricane Irma victims

0 Have your say A plan by university bosses to help out hurricane victims in the Caribbean has received national acclaim. When Hurricane Irma struck the island of, the University of Central Lancashire opened up its campus, and homes, to students from...

 

Missing man from Sedgley Park, Prestwich, was convicted for wife's manslaughter

POLICE are searching for a missing man who was convicted for the manslaughter of his wife nine years ago. Michael Smales, aged 54, has been missing from his home in Sedgley Park since Monday. He was last seen wearing camouflage jacket, jeans and...

 
Islamic State assassin: How I killed more than 100 people

Islamic State assassin: How I killed more than 100 people

Syria has been at war for seven long, deadly years. President Bashar al-Assad's government is fighting both rebel groups and the jihadists of Islamic State. The northern city of Raqqa has been a key battleground for many factions in the conflict. This...

BBC, 00:10 in World News
 
Rolando fires Marseille to Europa League final and breaks Salzburg hearts

Rolando fires Marseille to Europa League final and breaks Salzburg hearts

Marseille scored a dramatic extra-time decider against Red Bull Salzburg to earn a Europa League final showdown with Atlético Madrid in Lyon on 16 May. The substitute Rolando volleyed home from a corner in the 115th minute to snatch a 3-2 aggregate...

Guardian, 00:10 in Sport
 

Highways England: Get your load home in one piece

Highways England has launched a campaign ahead of Bank Holiday Monday to encourage drivers with bulky items to make sure they are properly secure. 40 beds, 96 chairs, 49 cushions, 163 mattresses, 52 sofas and 17 tables were all found by Highways...

 

Train provider releases timetable for strike day next week

A rail company which operates across the county has announced its full timetable of service for next week’s union strike. Northern says it expects to run more than 1,300 rail services on Wednesday, May 9 during the RMT’s industrial action. The...

 
Skripals poisoned by novichok in liquid form, watchdog says

Skripals poisoned by novichok in liquid form, watchdog says

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a dose of liquid nerve agent as large as 50-100 grams, according to the director general of the international chemical weapons watchdog. Ahmet Üzümcü, of the Organisation...

 
Brexit 'impossible challenge' for environment and trade departments

Brexit 'impossible challenge' for environment and trade departments

The departments run by Michael Gove and Liam Fox are facing an “impossible challenge” as they prepare for Brexit, parliament’s spending watchdog has warned. The environment and trade departments do not have a clear plan of Brexit priorities and must...

 

Delay over NHS report into killing of two hospital patients by man taken off anti-psychotic medication

NO DATE can yet be set for the long-awaited inquests into the deaths of two men killed at a Yorkshire hospital more than three years ago, because of delays to a crucial NHS report. Harry Bosomworth, 70, attacked fellow patients Ken Godward, 76, and...

 
UK growth prediction for 2018 scaled back to 1.4% by thinktank

UK growth prediction for 2018 scaled back to 1.4% by thinktank

One of the UK’s leading economic thinktanks has slashed its forecasts for 2018 following evidence that growth almost came to a halt in the first three months of the year. The National Institute for Economic and Social Research said it expected...

Guardian, 00:25 in Business
 
Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam

Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam

A senior Volkswagen executive was sentenced to seven years in prison by a US court on Wednesday after being found guilty of concealing software used to evade pollution limits on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. Oliver Schmidt, a German national who was...

Guardian, 00:25 in Business
 


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