News archive from 5 June 2015

Sports minister Tracey Crouch ‘appalled’ by Premier League avarice

The new sports minister, Tracey Crouch, has said she is “genuinely appalled” by the proportion of the Premier League’s TV income that is invested in grassroots football and will demand it contributes “much more” than it does currently. In the wake of...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 

Tom Lineham scores three tries to guide Hull FC past Widnes

He may not be the most high-profile winger in Super League, but Hull FC’s Tom Lineham might just be the luckiest. Lineham, who infamously nicknamed himself ‘The Flying Pig’ last year, wasn’t even supposed to be in Hull’s side this week after what he...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 

Grieving Germanwings families devastated after admin error forces funerals to be scrapped

Scheduled funerals for some of the those on board the stricken jet have been cancelled after bungling officials failed to secure the correct paperwork. The remains were due to be flown from Marseille, France, to Dusseldorf on June 9 and 10. But now,...

 

Owais Shah’s half-century helps Hampshire beat Middlesex in T20 Blast

Michael Carberry and Owais Shah scored half-centuries as Hampshire eased past Middlesex by 19 runs to rise to second in the T20 Blast south group. Hampshire had been on the way to posting a low score on a sluggish pitch but a 65-run partnership...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
 

Fresh appeal for information on fifth annivesary of Paul Pike's death

Merseyside Police has issued a fresh appeal for information about the murder of 23-year-old Paul Pike, on the fifth anniversary of his death. Paul Pike, who was from Belle Vale, was shot on Saturday, June 5 2010 as he sat in the driver’s seat of a red...

 
Heathrow bosses confident of SNP runway backing

Heathrow bosses confident of SNP runway backing

heathrow Airport is confident of winning potentially-crucial SNP backing for a third runway if it is recommended in the forthcoming report by a UK government commission. Chief executive John Holland-Kaye told The Scotsman he could persuade the 56 MPs...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 
Lloyds hit by record fine for insurance mis-selling

Lloyds hit by record fine for insurance mis-selling

PARTLY taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group is reportedly set to be hit with a record fine of more than £100 million for mishandling complaints linked to the payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal. The fine from the Financial Conduct...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 

Sharp drop in number of new blood donors puts UK stocks at risk

The number of new blood donors has plummeted by 40% in the UK, leaving health chiefs worried about blood shortages. NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed that 40% fewer new volunteers have come forward to give blood in the last year compared with a...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 

'I'm a nightmare to date!' Alexa Chung dazzles in a plunging floral dress for new magazine shoot as she...

Alexa Chung considers herself 'a nightmare to date'. The TV presenter and fashion icon, who has dated Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner, The Hurts singer Theo Hutchcraft and is rumoured to be going out with True Blood actor Alexander Skarsgard,...

 
Prince Charles defends latest letters to ministers

Prince Charles defends latest letters to ministers

Clarence House has made another robust defence of the Prince of Wales's right to write to ministers as a second batch of his private correspondence was published yesterday. Six letters written by Charles published by the Government will throw further...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Hot News
 

Daisy Lowe flashes her underwear in sheer lace dress with daringly high split as she helps Nick Grimshaw...

She's close friends with Nick Grimshaw so when the Radio 1 DJ threw a party on Thursday night to celebrate his new Topman collection, Daisy Lowe pulled out all the stops. The 26-year-old model stole the spotlight in a racy lace dress which featured a...

 

Shirtless Tom Cruise takes on more death-defying stunts in brand new trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue...

He's 52-years-old but Tom Cruise isn't letting a little thing like age stop him when it comes to performing more action-packed stunts in the latest Mission: Impossible trailer. A brand new teaser for the fifth Ethan Hunt adventure, titled Rogue...

 

'I regret not coming out earlier': X-Men star Sir Ian McKellen, 76, says revealing he was gay at the age of...

Sir Ian McKellen wishes he had come out earlier because it made him a better actor. The 76-year-old star said that he had been using acting as a 'disguise' to hide his sexuality and that he was ashamed of who he was. But when acting became about...

 

It's all going swimmingly! Rita Ora displays some serious cleavage in VERY revealing one-piece... after...

It's been almost a year since she released her last solo single. And Rita Ora is certainly intent on grabbing attention as she promotes new track Poison. The 24-year-old pop star has jetted off to Indonesia to perform to her fans in Asia, but couldn't...

 

She's a long way from Downton Abbey! Jessica Brown Findlay turns dowdy to make her theatre debut in Greek...

She played Lady Sybil for two years on Downton Abbey, but following her character's untimely death actress Jessica Brown Findlay has moved onto another tragic tale. The 25-year-old makes her theatre debut in a new production of Oresteia at London's...

 


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