News archive from 4 October 2015

RFU loth to make quick decision on Stuart Lancaster’s England future

The Rugby Football Union is determined not to make a knee-jerk decision on Stuart Lancaster’s future, with the chief executive, Ian Ritchie, hoping to conduct a post-World Cup review before coming to any decisions. But a stricken Lancaster said after...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Said & Done: Coca-Cola; Ronaldinho’s exit; and what Fifa needs next

Man of the week “Fifa’s not fit for practice. It needs a whole reclean, perhaps a look at the location, the people, the staffing, certainly the transparency and the governance. The money that Fifa has got is off the back of players” – PFA head Gordon...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 
Coventry Sainsbury's bus crash: Shocking video shows wreckage of double-decker vehicle after horror smash

Coventry Sainsbury's bus crash: Shocking video shows wreckage of double-decker vehicle after horror smash

This is the horrifying wreckage of a bus that smashed into a Coventry Sainsbury's supermarket, leaving two dead including an eight-year-old boy. Screams can be heard as witnesses repeatedly say: "Oh my god, oh my god." A woman then says in a...

 
Bill ‘threatens independence of Scots universities'

Bill ‘threatens independence of Scots universities'

THE leading academic behind a contentious overhaul of university governance has raised concerns that aspects of the plan could be seen as "compromising" the institutions' independence. Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, principal of Robert...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Russia ‘making Syria crisis worse', says Cameron

Russia ‘making Syria crisis worse', says Cameron

RUSSIA'S military intervention in Syria is making the situation worse and helping to support the "butcher" president Bashar al-Assad, David Cameron claimed yesterday. The Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin’s forces were not...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Wisdom teeth: The truth about 10 popular myths behind children's dental care

We all like to think we know how to look after our children's teeth, but shocking figures showing that a third of children start school with visible tooth decay reveal we may not be as knowledgeable as we think. Tooth decay is now the biggest cause of...

 
Guatemala landslide deaths rise to 56, with hundreds missing

Guatemala landslide deaths rise to 56, with hundreds missing

Image copyright Reuters The Guatemalan authorities say the number of people killed when a hillside collapsed on houses in the village of El Cambray, 15km (nine miles) outside the capital, has risen to 56. They said another 350 people were still...

BBC, 00:06 in World News
 

Laurie Lee’s daughter on her discovery of his unseen essays: ‘I fought the tears’

Laurie Lee’s classic memoir Cider with Rosie established him as one of England’s best-loved writers, selling more than six million copies worldwide and winning new admirers with a fresh dramatisation last week. He wrote some of the most popular nature...

 

As Matt Damon was saying to me...

Oh Matt Damon, I never expected it to end this way. After all, The Departed is one of my favourite films. So is The Talented Mr Ripley. You are one of the only A-list stars whose mere presence in a movie will persuade me to buy a ticket (except for We...

 

Arsenal v Manchester United: Team news, injury news, team line-ups TV times

In previous years, this fixture was a case of unstoppable forces versus immovable objects. Nowadays, the forces are more stoppable and moveable, but less predictable in Arsenal’s case. Nine scored and six conceded in their past three matches makes...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: We really shook Manchester City in the first half but we let ourselves down in the second

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: We really shook Manchester City in the first half but we let ourselves down...

It was the most modest of touchline celebrations, a clenched left fist kept firmly at waist level. Steve McClaren has been at Newcastle long enough to know not to get carried away. Even he could never have imagined, though, as he greeted Aleksandar...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 

Tragic tales of loss that gave voice to quiet woman of British TV

When Hollywood hosts the American premiere next month of this autumn’s hit weepie, Miss You Already, its stars Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette and Jacqueline Bisset will be at the centre of the usual whirlwind of flashing cameras and TV microphones. But...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

Everton v Liverpool Premier League: Team news, injury news, team line ups and TV times

This is a fixture that Brendan Rodgers could do without. It’s the emotional equivalent of a six-pointer. Losing derbies doesn’t actually cost you any more points than other matches, but they are the defeats that will get you sacked. Daniel Sturridge...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 

Ireland’s Rory Best: ‘Italy can steamroller us. They hit probably harder than anyone’

‘Italy are going to come at us,” warns Rory Best, his sonorous Ulster accent rising and falling like a seesaw. “We know it’s going to be physical. And if we don’t prepare ourselves for that, they’ll steamroller us. This is not just one step up, it’s...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 
Sunday Mail opinion: The First Minister must shut down the Michelle Thomson case as a matter of urgency

Sunday Mail opinion: The First Minister must shut down the Michelle Thomson case as a matter of urgency

NICOLA Sturgeon will be holding on to one small comfort this morning. Surely, the First Minister will be thinking, this week cannot be worse than the last. One of her ministers forced to publicly address the rumbling concerns of cronyism around her...

 


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