News archive from 4 July 2015

Independence Day celebrations cancelled over security concerns

Independence Day celebrations cancelled over security concerns

The US Air Force has cancelled Independence Day celebrations at a base in Norfolk, citing security concerns. The public event at RAF Feltwell would have featured a display from the Red Arrows. Col Robert Novotny, commander of the 48th Fighter Wing,...

BBC, 00:04 in Regional
 

Lewis Hamilton spurred on by Nicole Scherzinger heartbreak ahead of British GP

Speaking openly and in-depth about former girlfriend and pop star Nicole Scherzinger, Hamilton said: "I don't really know how I've done it [got over the break-up]. It has been wobbly. Things were very, very tough." For a man with a...

 

Liverpool eye Brazil ace as Barcelona star confirmed and Luis Alberto is shown the door

The 18-year-old midfielder plays for SC Internacional and would require a work permit before the transfer can be completed. Liverpool played in the Frenz International Cup in Malaysia and Indonesia at the start of the year and it is understood he came...

 

'Heartbroken' Laura Bassett discusses own-goal that saw England crash out of World Cup

The Lionesses were defeated 2-1 by Japan after Bassett's unfortunate injury-time own-goal. And the England defender admits he has been so emotional since, she hasn't even been able to talk to her parents. "I couldn't breathe, my heart was out my...

 

UK exporters feeling the heat from eurozone crisis

The CBI has issued a call on eurozone leaders to quickly resolve the Greek debt crisis, whatever the outcome of Sunday’s referendum, after the British business group’s latest poll highlighted mounting pressure on exporters. The lobby group said its...

Guardian, 00:07 in Business
 
Will Young back after a vital break from music

Will Young back after a vital break from music

WILL Young took four years between albums, but says the break did him good. It gave the singer time to reflect on his life, get more comfortable in his skin and start to look at the world beyond the pop star bubble H ow many pop stars do you know who...

 
Greece debt crisis: Voices from a small island

Greece debt crisis: Voices from a small island

As Greeks decide how to vote in Sunday's referendum on the terms of the country's international bailout, the BBC has asked four islanders who run businesses on Democracy Avenue on the island of Aegina how the country's financial woes have affected...

BBC, 00:07 in World News
 
Adam Matthews seals £2m switch from Celtic to Sunderland

Adam Matthews seals £2m switch from Celtic to Sunderland

The Black Cats confirmed the move last night, with the Welsh internationalist finalising a four-year deal a little more than 24 hours after the two clubs had agreed a fee. Head coach Dick Advocaat said on the club's website: "We know that we need...

The Herald, 00:09 in Sport
 
BREAKING: Enstone aircraft crash kills two people

BREAKING: Enstone aircraft crash kills two people

Two people have died in a light aircraft crash at Enstone Airfield this evening (Friday). Thames Valley Police officers are currently at the scene after receiving reports of a microlight having crashed at about 7.20pm. The pilot, a man aged in his...

 

Queen Mary 2 returns to Liverpool

Queen Mary 2 has returned to the Mersey – to mark 175 years since the first ever transatlantic ocean liner set sail. The return of the flagship ocean liner recreated the first ever Cunard transatlantic crossing. The visit comes six weeks after Queen...

 
Michael Fallon sparks row with SNP over Trident

Michael Fallon sparks row with SNP over Trident

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned that the UK government needs a veto over the use of Crown Estates land to prevent the SNP "playing political games" with the future of Britain's nuclear deterrent and other key military sites. His...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
Lifeline for Scots at risk of being radicalised

Lifeline for Scots at risk of being radicalised

YOUNG people at risk of being radicalised and groomed for acts of terror should be offered help through a new national help-line, according to a charity. In a report due to be submitted to the Scottish Government next week, the Glasgow-based group...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 
CBI says UK economic growth slowed in second quarter

CBI says UK economic growth slowed in second quarter

Surveys for business lobby group the CBI suggest that manufacturing, retail and services growth slowed in the second quarter of the year. This was largely due to a fast pace of growth in business and professional services in the first quarter not...

BBC, 00:13 in Regional
 
Nick Baines: Inspiration to defeat lure of terrorism 10 years after 7/7 bombings

Nick Baines: Inspiration to defeat lure of terrorism 10 years after 7/7 bombings

I REMEMBER the traumatic events of July 7, 2005, very clearly. I was in my office in Croydon when a friend phoned to say she couldn’t meet me in the capital later because “London is closed”. She said the train from Leicester had been stopped at...

 

Children 'in complete meltdown' over exams

Teachers in England are seeing unprecedented levels of school-related anxiety, stress and mental health problems among pupils of all age groups and abilities, particularly around test or exam time, according to a new report. Children aged 10 or 11 are...

Guardian, 00:17 in Learning
 


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